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Napoleon Dynamite

There's certainly nothing conformist about Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a Preston, Idaho high school student with a curly red Afro, oversized glasses and moon boot footwear. But this quirky movie full of peculiar characters has managed to capture a cult following. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 11 Jun 2004
Video Release: 03 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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Like Pedro and Napoleon, two teens who are outcasts among their schoolmates become friends in The Mighty when they discover their combined strengths. A young boy with an amazing talent to play chess faces pressure from his father to achieve more and more success in Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Home Video Extra Features

Hey, all you Napoleon Dynamite fans! This 2-disc DVD release is Like the Best Special Edition Ever, and it’s full of sweet features like commentary on the movie by director/co-writer Jared Hess, actor Jon Heder and producer Jeremy Coon and some deleted scenes, as well as a cast commentary by Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirz, Jon Gries and Tina Majorino. You can also go On Location: Napoleon Dynamite, watch the documentary World Premiere Jared Hess, catch The Wedding of the Century! featurette, or scan through the Audition Tapes, Utah State Fair Ads, and some MTV on-air Promos. Don’t forget to be on the look out for Napoleon Sightings, Outtakes and Extended Alternate Scenes, and the Stills Gallery. Almost more fun than you thought could be packed into an Idaho school bus, this widescreen presentation comes with audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.1 Surround), and French (Dolby Digital 2.1 Surround). Subtitles are available in Spanish and French.

Home Video Notes: Napoleon Dynamite (Blu-ray)

Release Date: 3 February 2009

Napoleon Dynamite explodes on Blu-ray in widescreen, with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Surround (French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish. This edition offers the following bonus extras:

- Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Jared Hess, Actor Jon Heder and Producer Jeremy Coon.

- Cast Commentary by Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries and Tina Majorino.

- Documentaries (World Premier Jared Hess and On Location: Napoleon Dynamite).

- Four Deleted and Extended Scenes.

- Four Extended/Alternate Scenes.

- 3 Outtakes

-Featurettes (Casting Napoleon Dynamite- An Interview with Jory Weit, Audition Videos, Napoleon Sightings, Utah State Fair Ads, TV Spots, MTV On-Air Promos and The Wedding Of the Century!)

- Peluca- The 2002 short film by Jared Hess that inspired Napoleon Dynamite.

- Still Gallery.

- DB Live Bootstrap.

Napoleon Dynamite releases as a DVD/Blu-ray Combo on 6 April, 2010.

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