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» Large Cardboard Box
» Red Stapler
» Pen & Pencil
» Magnetic Picture Frame
» Coffee Mug
» Initech Notepad
» Chapter Index
» Office Space (movie)
» Out of the Office: An Office Space Retrospective with Mike Judge
» 4 Deleted Scenes
» Thearical Trailer
» DVD-ROM (audio and Visual downloads)
» DVD, R1, NTSC
» 1.85:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1
» French DD 2.0 surround
» Spanish DD 2.0 surround
» English, Spanish
» Office Space
» Mike Judge
» Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Richard Riehle, Alexandra Wentworth, John C. McGinley, Paul Willson, Kinna McInroe
I was really excited to get this set all the way from the exlusive shelves of Best Buy, USA. However, looking at it now, with some distance, I must say that it really does have it's ups and downs. First of we have the casing itself. There's a regular keepcase with an outer sleeve. The sleeve is nicely detailed and embossed with some clever artwork resembling creases and marks, chewing gum and such (it's just a really nice touch that gives it a very 'office' like feeling). The big box is made in the same and comes with pretty much the same kind of marks, as well as a big shoe-print on it. To sum it up the case has a really "smart" design but it does feel a bit cheap. The big box is made from very very thin cardboard (pretty much the same as the slipcover) and even though the design does give it the advantage of allmost looking even "better" (half-joking) if damaged a bit here and there, it's not too sturdy at all and really feels like cheap way to exploit a good idea.
Inside the box they're a bunch of goodies to keep you occupied. There's a nice coffee-mug with the dvd/movie-logo and a picture of Lumbergh on the back. This is a nice mug but I feel that it would have been a lot nicer if they'de done the whole kit in IniTech-style; you know, like an actual office gift-pack (wow, that'd been sweet. Damn screw-ups!). There's a magnetic picture frame, an IniTech notepad (with a picture of fish-guts on it), a red pen and a pencil (with office space logo, a mouspad (resembling a shirt from Chotchkies. WTF?! I mean hey, it's mousepad! Just put an IniTech-logo on it!!!) and finally the red stapler (!).
All in all this set was such a nice idea to begin with. But the producers just really messed it up by going for the wrong designs here if you ask me. And the stapler is the biggest let down of all! This is NOT a swingline stapler (which would have been so cool to get included) but a cheap PLASTIC miniture staple (it IS a real stapler but it's pretty small actually) made in China with an Office Space logo on it. It's just sad to see such a great idea get totally wasted because of big companies just don't care. This is still a very nice set and I do rate it as high as an EIGHT purely for the fact that it's a great idea... And there really is a lot of stuff included here...
Hmmm. If they'de bothered to through in the cheapest and smartest thing which would have been PINS, BUTTONS AND BADGES (!) as well as a genuine SWINGLINE, I would have rated this a clear 10 on my scale. But I hate to say it. Someone fucked up the top-score on this one.
This film has been dying for a special edition update since it was first released. So what can we say when it finally got here? Well. I guess it's about a good an update as your company bringing in some outside consultants to take over your job!
Sorry. To be honest I must say that the extras are a bit slim. The Out of the Office: An Office Space Retrospective with Mike Judge featurette is up first. It's a mixed bag of the cast and crew talking about the movie combined with some clips of the films' highlights. We get some very interesting little camera-moments with the cast and crew as well as some quick clips of the "lost" animated Milton shorts (this was rumored to be included in this set at one point but it sadly wasn't) as well as some deleted footage (not included with the other deleted scenes). Mike Judge is also here (of course) and he talks about the choices of casting among other things. This feature runs for 27 minutes and is overall a pretty good feature. In short: It's a fine 27 minutes.
Apart from this there's 8 deleted scenes (running a time total of 5 minutes 25 sec) and a theatrical trailer. There's also some dvd-rom content but I just don't care about these extras as I just find them to be stupid. The deleted scenes are a little lousy in video-quality but they're still ok. They feel a bit short but this is probably just because you know you've almost goen through the extras by now and you're starting to feel dissapointed. So to summarise: I know this is the best version of Office Space so far buy to go as far as to call it Office Space - Special Edition 'WITH FLAIR' ??? I'm sorry, I just can't see the extra flair on this one.
This box set was exclusive for BestBuy stores in the US and is now OOP. The dvd included is however the regular special edition. As far as I know, there's no official info as to how many of these sets were made.