It’s a Disaster (Blu-ray Review)29 Jun, 2013 By: Angelique Flores
Box Office $0.06 million
$29.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray
Rated ‘R’ for language including sexual references, and some drug content.
Stars David Cross, America Ferrera, Erinn Hayes, Jeff Grace, Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Blaise Miller, Julia Stiles, Todd Berger.
End-of-the world movies are the trend lately, but this black comedy stands out for its unique approach and quirky comedy.
It’s a Disaster starts out like a dialogue-centric arthouse drama, with four friends and their respective men.
Seemingly perfect Emma (Erinn Hayes) and Pete (Blaise Miller) are on the verge of divorce and are hosting their monthly couples brunch. Lexi (Rachel Boston) and Buck (Kevin M. Brennan) are wild free spirits who will do anything, and Hedy (America Ferrera) and Shane (Jeff Grace) have been engaged for years with no plans for a wedding. Self-absorbed Tracy (Julia Stiles) has brought Glen (David Cross), and the two are on their third date.
Each has his or her own neurotic idiosyncrasies, and things get more hysterically interesting when Emma’s neighbor Hal (Todd Berger, who also wrote and directed the film) comes over and informs them that some dirty bombs have been set off nearby.
At first you’re not sure if Hal is crazy or if the disaster is real, but everyone in the house deals with the possibility of their impending death in their own very different, hilarious way.
The comedy group The Vacationeers — Berger, Brennan, Grace and Miller — have outdone themselves with this disc release.
In addition to the funny packaging related to the movie, the disc includes an entertaining behind-the-scenes featurette; the Comic-Con panel featuring The Vacationeers and actresses Boston and Hayes; a witty and revealing audio commentary with Berger, Cross, Brennan and Grace; and three of The Vacationeers’ most popular viral videos. And don’t miss the trailer on this one. In addition to the real one, they cut four different ones that each present the film in a very different light.