Eight Crazy Nights (Adam Sandler's) (2002)

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Released 17-Nov-2003

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Animation Main Menu Audio & Animation
Scene Selection Audio
Dolby Digital Trailer-City
Audio Commentary-Cast commentary
Audio Commentary-Technical commentary
Deleted Scenes-13
Music Video-"Chanukah Song Part 3"
Gallery
Featurette-" A Day With The Meatball"
Featurette-HBO First Look Special
Theatrical Trailer-Anger Management, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Big Daddy
Trailer-Anger Management
Trailer- Big Daddy
Trailer-Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Trailer-Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2002
Running Time 73:08
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 2,4,5 Directed By Seth Kearsley
Studio
Distributor

Sony Pictures Home Entertain
Starring Adam Sandler
Jackie Titone
Austin Stout
Kevin Nealon
Rob Schneider
Norm Crosby
Jon Lovitz
Tyra Banks
Blake Clark
Peter Dante
Ellen Albertini Dow
Kevin P. Farley
Lari Friedman
Case ?
RPI $34.95 Music Teddy Castellucci
Marc Ellis
Ray Ellis


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Russian Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English
Italian
Dutch
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Finnish
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Norwegian
Polish
Russian
Slovenian
Swedish
Turkish
Arabic
English for the Hearing Impaired
English Audio Commentary
Italian Audio Commentary
Dutch Audio Commentary
English Audio Commentary
Italian Audio Commentary
Dutch Audio Commentary
Smoking Yes
Annoying Product Placement Yes
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

Eight unwise reasons why you may enjoy "Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights":

  1. Adam Sandler stars as Dave Stone, the human incarnation of the Grinch. Stone is a delinquent, he is vicious and a drunken mess who enjoys ruining the holidays for everyone in the fictional small town of Dukesberry.
  2. Sandler also provides perhaps two of the most irritating character voices in animation with the weird twin brother-sister duo of Whitey and Eleanor. Whitey looks like a 'yoda-fied' Mr Magoo and speaks incessant nonsense while his sister is incredibly paranoid. "This is the happiest seizure of my life! "
  3. The typical self loathing humor is followed by some tasteless yet absurd gags: but that does not mean they are not funny. The situations are ludicrous and without the restraints of live action filmmaking, Sandler's imagination runs wild. "Smell ya later, Poopsicle!"
  4. The numerous minimalist styled Sandler musical numbers are envisaged as lavish and archetypal onscreen and the songs themselves are irreverently amusing. A sample lyric:

    I can't believe I haven't killed myself
    Here with Wigs McGee and a furry elf
    She's neurotic and he's a troll
    How did I get stuck in this --------?
    Guess I'll have to deal with your demands
    But please don't touch me with your alien hands.

  5. The animation is clean and uncluttered; it is quite pleasant to view.
  6. The animated film also stars the voices and likenesses of narrator Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz and Allen Covert who all deliver some of the better lines of the film. "Ha! I love it! Now you go to jail and marry big smelly man! "
  7. It is not for young children as the film features frequent crude humour, sexual references and brief drug references.
  8. It runs for 73 minutes and 8 seconds.

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Transfer Quality

Video

The transfer is excellent. It is clean and without fault and it is presented in 16x9 enhanced 1.85:1 widescreen.
The colour scheme is perfect with excellent rich shadow detail.
The transfer has been encoded at the average bitrate of 5.51 Mbps.

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Audio

The 5.1 Dolby Digital English soundtrack is also commendably produced, with encompassing surround sound especially during the musical numbers.
Dialogue is clear and audible. The grand and classic original soundtrack is composed by Teddy Castellucci, Marc Ellis and Ray Ellis.
A number of the songs are also performed by Adam Sandler, Alison Krauss and Eight Crazy Nights Cast.

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Extras

Eight Crazy Extras are on offer

    Audio Commentary-Cast commentary

  1. The cast audio commentary features Sandler as Whitey and Eleanor and Allen Covert as the voice of reason. It is somewhat useless, simply reinforcing the onscreen jokes.

    Audio Commentary-Technical commentary

  2. The technical audio commentary features a discussion of the action without humour. The group of animators (Seth Kearsley, art director Philip A. Cruden, head of animation Stephan Franck, effects supervisor John Bermudas and executive producer Ken Tsumura) speak about the animation industry at the time (Iron Giant (1999) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Osmosis Jones (2001)), multi-tasking, production on an animated feature, creating personality through drawings, deadlines and special effects. A nice commentary for those interested in the issues surrounding animated features.

    Deleted Scenes

  3. The 13 deleted scenes are shown as animated black and white storyboards with voice over. Most are extensions and alternative versions of existing scenes.

    Music Video-"Chanukah Song Part 3"

  4. A music video of a live performance of Adam Sandler's The Chanukah Song Part 3 with a choir and Rob Schneider as a special guest. The song was featured on the closing credits of the film (4:03).

    Gallery

  5. The Image Gallery features 35 stills shots of background art and storyboards.

    Featurette-" A Day With The Meatball"

  6. A Day with Meatball: Those of you familiar with the official site of Adam Sandler and Happy Madison will know of Sandler's beloved English bulldog named Meatball. The short feature (1.57) shows what Meatball gets up to during the day -school, skateboarding, baseball practice, visiting the library, boxing practice, a hair cut, walking the beach, eating spaghetti and devouring a Chihuahua - or so it is implied. Meatball unfortunately passed away in 2004.

    Featurette-HBO First Look Special

  7. A standard promotional feature which recounts the story with interviews from the cast and crew (12:42).

    Trailers

  8. A selection of trailers including Eight Crazy Nights, Anger Management, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Big Daddy and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

The special features can be viewed with the following subtitles: Russian, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew and Norwegian.

R4 vs R1

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Summary

A perverse tale of redemption which has received excellent treatment on DVD.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Vanessa Appassamy (Biography)
Saturday, August 19, 2006
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