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Austin Powers
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

New Line Home Video
95 minutes
Widescreen 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Interactive menu
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Extras: Audio commentary, deleted scenes, behind the scenes features, music videos, DVD-ROM enhancements.
Suggested Retail Price: $24.98
Director: Jay Roach
Cast: Mike Myers, Mike Myers, Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Seth Green, Rob Lowe, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Robert Wagner

Description: The further adventures of that throwback to the 1960s, photographer-cum-spy Austin Powers, with more really really really bad and stupid jokes and gags -- but audiences love it. Powers' nemesis, Dr. Evil, returns to Earth from the frozen recesses of space and time travels to 1969 to steal Powers' power -- his mojo. Naturally Powers journeys after the evil Evil, re-encountering the swingin' London scene and super-sexy spy Felicity Shagwell. Along the way there's love (between Austin and Felicity and between Dr. Evil and his sidekick Mini-Me), swingin' parties, and lots of off-color and scatological jokes (including the bizarre and evil Fat Bastard.

New Line, as is its wont, has loaded this DVD with features galore. There's nearly 20 minutes of deleted scenes; animated menus featuring original material filmed by Myers; a 30-minute behind the scenes documentary; commentary by Myers, co-writer Mike McCullers and director Roach; Dr. Evil's "Hidden" Special Features Page, accessible through an inventive "Easter Egg" that contains Comedy Central's Canned Ham: "The Dr. Evil Story" (a spoof of A&E's Biography series), funny text-based menus on famous film villains and their plots to take over the world, and a jump to the Dr. Evil song; multiple music videos (Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger," Lenny Kravitz' "American Woman" and Mel B (Scary Spice)'s "Word Up"); a "Jump to the Cameo" menu that allows viewers to be launched to cameo sequences; and three theatrical trailers. DVD-ROM features include screen savers, a sample round of the "Austin Powers Operation: Trivia" computer game; e-mail postcards, three interactive Austin Powers episodes from Togglethis; and the entire "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" Web site.

All DVDs are screened on a reference Onkyo DV- S717 third-generation DVD player.

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