Reviewer's Rating 5 out of 5   User Rating 4 out of 5
Y Tu Mamá También DVD (2002)

If ever a DVD perfectly reflects and enhances a movie, then "Y Tu Mamá También" is it. This disc is a riot, and fans of the movie absolutely must own it without question.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Picture The sun-baked cinematography sizzles on disc with bright vivid tones.

Sound There are some great funky numbers on the soundtrack to this movie, and they benefit from a punchy 5.1 sound mix.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Audio Commentary Steel yourself for what could be the filthiest commentary on DVD, as director Alfonso Cuarón is joined by his two male leads for an experience that at times makes the film look tame. Often outrageously funny, and risque in the extreme, they collectively rip the heart out of the movie, stomp on it, and then have a laugh about it. Expect constant feedback on breasts, who was shaved and not, who had a zit on their ass, impromptu arousal problems, and so much more. A key scene is derided as no better than a Penthouse letter, and there's no shortage of insults flying for everything else that goes on. If you're wondering if you're ready for this track, the test is to get beyond the masturbation sounds that open this commentary. If you can do that then you should survive.

You Owe Me One "What do they owe one another?", wonders the simple DVD reviewer, as he innocently selects another 12 minutes of FILTH FILTH FILTH. Actually it's a short naughty film made by Cuaron, and it plays rather like a French farce. The setting is a large house, and concerns the members of the family creeping around thinking that they're getting away with illicit sex.

No One Under 17 Admitted This is the three-minute cut of the film made in response to the heavy certification the full-length movie attracted. Don't watch it if you haven't seen the film, as it's basically a snatch from an end scene complete with the end credits.

Making Of Featurette Cuarón speculates that this featurette will be nothing but 'beeeeps' throughout as we descend into the depraved dealings of a cast obsessed with swearing. Even the voiceover guy swears for this film entitled, "Behind Your Mother Too". There's a lot of messing about that seems to play like an extension to the movie. A piglet in a scene ends up as dinner for the wrap party, Maribel Verdú is set up for a prank where the boat she's on apparently breaks down, and phrases like "The director is a bastard" is one of the few cleaner quotes we can share with you here.

Deleted Scenes There's some good material on offer here, including more rudeness!

UK Interview You can listen to a radio interview conducted on the radio with Cuarón. It's a little disturbing by this point not to be drenched in verbal filth from the man. Once you're over that, you can find out what kind of film he was trying to avoid making, and just how long it took him to get this project off the ground.

Colour Bars Unlike the Colour Bars featured on the "Magnolia" DVD, there is no extra footage to be gleaned, but these bars do swirl and dance for your pleasure.

Additional Extra Features Also on the DVD is a feature to browse through songs from the soundtrack, two trailers, three must-see TV spots, a radio spot, awards list, and poster gallery. Special mention goes to the super-chunky animated menu system on this DVD, which is the icing on a fun-filled disc.

Region: 2
Chapters: 27
Ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0
Technical Features: Scene selection, animated menus, and English subtitles.

This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.

End Credits

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón

Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú, Diana Bracho, Emilio Echevarría

Genre: Comedy, Drama, World Cinema

Length: 105 minutes

Cinema: 12 April 2002

DVD: 07 October 2002

Country: Mexico