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Double Dip or: How Four Discs of Pearl Harbor Ruined My Life (2005)

Jeff is swayed into buying the Pearl Harbor four disc edition DVD even though he already owns the two disc edition. Soon after making the fateful purchase, his life begins to spiral out of control.

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Chris Holly ... Jeff's boss
... Prostitute
Steven LaChioma ... Douchebag Steve (as Steve Lachioma)
... Girlfriend
... Recovering DVD Addict
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Jeff is swayed into buying the Pearl Harbor four disc edition DVD even though he already owns the two disc edition. Soon after making the fateful purchase, his life begins to spiral out of control.

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1 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Won Best Film, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Editing, and Best Leading Actor (Jeff Schine) at the 2005 Brooklyn Midnight Run. See more »

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Jeff: You don't have a goddamn idea of what Dan Aykroyd is capable of!
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Clever and funny short film that hits every one of its targets
16 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Jeff is waiting for his friend at the video store and is debating whether or not to buy the four-disk edition of the movie Pearl Harbour as he does already own the two-disk version. His friend convinces him that the four-disk set will in every way justify the expense and that he deserves to double-dip into Pearl Harbour. He does so and looks forward to the many extras that will soon be coming his way but almost instantly his life takes a turn for the worse across the board.

A wonderfully amusing short film that appealed to me because it makes fun of the film Pearl Harbour but mostly because it mocks the world of DVD's being released in many different version that people actually buy. I rarely buy DVD's and even when I rent I would rarely bother going as deep into the extras as listening to the commentaries. I do see people buying copies of crap films and I wonder why – what about them appeals to them enough to want to make them a permanent part of their home? Jeff can see a reason for adding Pearl Harbour twice though and his obsession with the film and the many wonderful bonus features sees his real life crumble. It is a really well written short film that efficiently hits its targets in the people, the films and the absurd editions of DVD's.

The cast work really well within the script and they convince while also never taking it seriously. Schine is good and leads the cast well, with only Holly outshining him with a great character. Roth, Markowitz, Kearns and others all do well also with Tsapelas' script and Amyot's direction being better than I expected. Overall a clever and funny short film that chooses its targets well and hits them every time. I will watch more of the Ragtag films me thinks.


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