August 28th, 2009 |
- “Toy Story 2”: Binford Tools: When Buzz and Woody get taken back to Sid’s house for certain death, the toolbox that holds all of Sid’s tools has the name Binford Tools stamped on it. This is a reference to Tim Allen, who does the voice of Buzz, and his TV show “Home Improvement,” which was sponsored by Binford Tools.
- “Shrek”: That’ll Do Donkey: A donkey is just as good as a pig in this reference to the movie “Babe.” During the part when donkey goes through the bridge, Shrek walks up to donkey and says, “That’ll do Donkey, that’ll do.” The farmer at the end of “Babe” says the same thing.
- “2010“: Using the Zero-Gravity Toilet: In the movie “2010,” the movie crew and director honored the first movie by creating references to using a zero-gravity toilet. All the technical-looking writing on the wall in “2010” that looks is actually the same instructions for using a zero-gravity toilet. If you watch the movie, you will see them everywhere.
- “Nacho Libre”: Legend of Francois: Check out the deleted scenes. Click the Left button, and an eagle will appear on Nacho Libre’s chest. This will open a special behind-the- scenes story.
- “Fight Club”: Hidden Message at Start: Look at the Attention warning followed by the signature FBI warning to read a special message from the main character of the movie.
- “The Ring”: Deadly Tape: If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the main menu screen, the cursor will disappear. Hit Select, and it will start showing the infamous videotape from beginning to end, uncut.
- “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: “Ed Wood” Reference: When Wonka and the others are in the elevator touring rooms, they pass a room with a bunch of pink sheep. Wonka says “I don’t want to talk about it.” The statement is a reference to “Ed Wood,” another Tim Burton film in which Johnny Depp starred as a cross-dresser with a penchant for pink angora — material made from sheep — sweaters.
- “Eyes Wide Shut”: Masked Ball Song — What’s Behind?: During the opening of the masked ball, an odd, indecipherable song called “Masked Ball,” by Jocelyn Pook, plays. Play the piece in reverse, and you’ll hear an Eastern European prayer song.
- “Shaun of the Dead”: “A Clockwork Orange Tribute: The choreographed pool-cue beating of the zombie in the Winchester is an homage to the assault on the homeless man in “A Clockwork Orange.”
- “The Little Mermaid”: Nasty Cover: This well-known egg regards the insertion of male anatomy on the movie’s cover.
- “X-Men”: David Hayter: David Hayter, who wrote the film’s screenplay, appears toward the end as a police officer who gets killed by one of Magneto’s goons.
- “Three Amigos”: Reference to Previous Incarnation: This egg is yet another reference to Steve Martin’s character in “The Man with Two Brains.” Each amigo must say a chant to summon the invisible swordsman. At the end of Steve Martin’s chant, he shouts, “Hfuhruhurr”, the name of his character in the other movie
- “Blow”: The “Real” Kristina Jung Is in the Movie: George Jung’s real daughter, Kristina, is in the movie as a bank clerk.
- “RoboCop”: Ed Solomon: A series of hexadecimal numbers appear at the bottom of the screen when the film is first turned on. If you convert the numbers into ASCII, they spell “Ed Solomon,” one of the film’s producers.
- “Godzilla”: Armin Tamzarian the Taxi Driver: In the scene where Matthew Broderick is being chased by Godzilla in a taxi, he throws a taxi-driver identification plate out of the cab to alert the big Army guy. The name of the taxi driver is Armin Tamzarian, which is Principal Skinner’s real name in “The Simpsons.”
- “The Outsiders”: S.E. Hinton Appearance: The precocious teenage author who penned the book that spawned the film actually appears in the movie as the nurse that tells Johnny that his mother is there to see him.
- “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”: A Beatle!: As Brian is being pushed through the crowd of his new believers, he is introduced to George Harrison from the Beatles, who mutters a quick “hello.”
- “Back to the Future”: Clock Tower: When the camera sweeps past the clocks in the opening credits, one of them is a model of the Hill Valley clock tower and includes a Christopher Lloyd action figure hanging from the minute hand.
- “The Silence of the Lambs”: Cover Art: If you look closely at the picture of the death’s-head moth on the cover of the movie box, the skull is actually made up of naked women that represent the killer’s victims.
- “Three Men and a Baby”: A Ghost and Rifle: When Ted Danson’s character’s mother picks up the baby in the bedroom, a figure of a boy, and in the next frame, a rifle, can be seen in the window.
- “Cadence”: It’s a Family Thing: The military policeman manning the reception desk to the psychiatric ward has the name “Estevez” on his uniform, a nod to Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen’s son and Charlie Sheen’s brother. (Both Sheens are in the film, while Estevez is not.)
- “Adaptation”: Adaptation Answering Machine: Highlight Play on the main menu, hit the Up button and a red telephone will appear. Click the red phone and a separate screen will pop up that reads “Adaptation Answering Machine,” followed by a phone number. Call the phone number and leave a message with your opinion of the movie.
- “Freaky Friday”: Hidden Jamie Lee Guitar Solo: On the DVD’s main menu, go to Bonus Material, then to Freaky Music Videos. Highlight the first Option button and press left on your remote control. Two blue guitars will appear on either side of the picture of Jamie Lee Curtis’ head. Select to watch a short video of the actress playing guitar, which was cut from a scene in the movie.
- “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”: Extra Animated Sequence: Visit the Outer Planets menu on the second DVD and turn on the Subtitles option. Then, go to the Inner Planets option and press left. The words “Don’t Panic!” will appear on the screen. Press Enter to see an animated sequence that appeared on the screen of the Heart of Gold in Episode Three.
- “Insomnia”: Avalanche: This Al Pacino thriller makes it snow if you choose Production Diaries from the Special Features menu. Scroll down and highlight Features at the bottom of the screen, hit the left arrow button and choose Enter. You will then see footage of an actual avalanche that occurred during filming.
- “Jerry Maguire”: Hangover: Go to the section for video commentary and spell out “Maguire” using the cursor on the keyboard in the background. The keys will light up, and you’ll see a special feature of the three main actors preparing for audio commentary.
- “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”: MTV Parody: Go to Select A Scene and scroll to the last scene. Press down once, and you should see a little ring next to New Scene. Select it, and you’ll have the Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar Lord of the Rings parody performed at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
- “Mallrats”: How Dare You!: Highlight the toy robot’s eyes and press Play in the menu. Director Kevin Smith will appear and start yelling at you for trying to find an Easter egg on the disc.
- “Ocean’s Eleven”: Sands Implosion: Go to Special Features and click the map of Las Vegas. There will be a list of different casinos. Select the Sands and watch the segment. Then click it again to watch a clip of its 1996 implosion.
- “Predator”: Don’t Drink the Water! Go the photo gallery on the second disc and scroll to the 16th photo of Hawkins with his glasses on his head. Highlight the predator-targeting triangle on the right-hand side of the screen and click it to view a hidden documentary about the cast getting sick after drinking water in Mexico.
- “Reservoir Dogs”: Hidden Tarantino Interview: In Special Features, hit left so that the option is over the policeman’s ear. Click the bloody ear that appears. A menu appears saying that you have found the Hidden Features, where you can view a Tarantino interview.
- “10 Things I Hate About You”: Detention Sign-In: Watch the detention sign-in board at the start of the Heath Ledger detention scene. The third name from the bottom of the board is Ross Fanger, whose name appears in the credits as unit production manager.
- “Spiderman”: Spiderman CGI Bloopers and Gag Reel: On the first disc, click Commentaries. Click the picture of actor James Franco on the left-hand side of the screen, and a new screen appears with bloopers. You’ll see real parts of the film but with video-game characters and other funny additions.
- “The Karate Kid”: Hidden Survivor Video: Insert the disc, go to Scene Selection, press up twice until the first scene is highlighted, press once to the right to light up scene two, then press up. A pair of chopsticks will light up to the right. Press Select.
- “Thirteen”: Thirteen Easter Eggs: Visit the Making Of menu item and hit right on your remote control to access a hidden menu item labeled 13. Click it to see a racy deleted scene from the movie.
- “Unbreakable”: Hidden “The Sixth Sense” Trailer: Watch the credits for Comic Books And Super Heroes on the second disc. Press Angle Change to watch the trailer for director M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense.”
- “Vanilla Sky”: Outtakes and Screwups: Select the Photo Galleries tab on the Special Features menu and select Special Features. Press the right button to illuminate the mask on the right-hand side of screen. Then, press Enter to enjoy the outtakes.
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