The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

“Legally Blonde” DVD

cimg0957-1.JPG I usually don’t buy movie DVDs because there are very few films that I actually want to watch over and over again. Legally Blonde, the 2001 smash hit comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, fits this description. Yeah, it will never be mistaken for an Oscar contender, but I thought Witherspoon was awesome in her role as Elle Woods, and the script holds up even after repeated viewings.

Even though I liked Legally Blonde from the first time I saw it in theaters, I didn’t buy the DVD until a couple months ago. That’s when I learned about a campaign by MGM called DVDs For the Cure. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and during that month, MGM and Fox released special edition DVDs of some of their most popular “chick flick” titles.

For every DVD purchased during that time, MGM and Fox donated $.50 to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure organization. I liked that idea, and thought that would be a great way to get one of my favorite films on DVD and help out a worthy cause at the same time.

When I got the DVD, however, I was a bit disappointed to note that the only thing designating this version as one of the “Think Pink” special editions was a pink cardboard slipcover. Oh, I take that back: there’s also a thin pink line across the top of the DVD jewel case cover; otherwise everything looks exactly like the regular Legally Blonde DVDs you can get anywhere else.

There are just three extra features on this DVD: a Trivia Track that flashes little tidbits of information on the screen as the movie is playing (such as famous blondes, filming locations, actor bios, etc.); an audio commentary featuring Reese Witherspoon, director Robert Luketic, and producer Marc Platt; and another audio commentary featuring the screenwriters.

With this being a comedy and all, I figured there would be a bonus track of outtakes or bloopers, but I guess not. Bummer.

I paid $11.98 for this DVD at the Fox Store, and am happy that I got to help out a good cause. And of course I’ve got one of my favorite movies on DVD to boot, so that’s a pretty good deal all the way around!