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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams' quirky, creative and cheeky novels have been amusing sci-fi fans for years. Now Buena Vista Home Entertainment puts all of his out-of-this-world silliness onto DVD, so you can curse the whole universe without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 28 Apr 2005
Video Release: 13 Sep 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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Some unusual movies garner their own kind of fame among viewers who appreciate the quirky humor. Galaxy Quest (also starring Alan Rickman) pokes fun at Trekkie fans and former stars that appear to have lost touch with reality. Napoleon Dynamite became a kind of iconic champion for kids who had to endure the hazards of high school. Johnny English is another example of British comedy.

Home Video Extra Features

If you’re planning to catch a ride through the solar system, make sure you don’t leave home without The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Available in either wide or full screen versions, both offer deleted scenes, fake deleted scenes (way, way too-far-out outtakes), The Making of The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and 2 Wholly Remarkable Audio Commentaries (featuring the executive producer and Sean Solle—a colleague of the book’s author, Douglas Adams—as well as the producer and actors). For a true out-of-this-world experience, the audio tracks are recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1.

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