The best guilty pleasure DVDs
Neither American Anthem nor Gymkata exists on DVD. But fortunately for those of us who celebrate the craptacular, these inferior films have made superior digital offerings.
SHOWGIRLS: V.I.P. Edition
Designed for group viewings, it’s both interactive, with five drinking games and a lap-dance tutorial, and informative, with third-party commentary and a full-length trivia track. Lesson: ”Talent” involvement isn’t mandatory.
THE TOXIC AVENGER: 21st Anniversary Golden Edition
Troma-tizing moments include original Toxie Mitch Cohen, now president of a copy machine company, asking his salesmen questions like ”Were you high when you saw the film?” Lesson: Let the fans speak.
THE BEASTMASTER: Special Edition
Commentary by a director banned from the editing room + Marc Singer on learning that he’d be saved by ferrets = something special. Lesson: Produce new making-ofs for older films — cast and crew may be ready to dish.
YOU GOT SERVED: Special Edition/TAKE IT TO THE STREETS
Two commentaries mean you’re not the only one chanting ”Served! Served! Served!” And thanks to the dance instructional, you too now have a routine in which you ”pants” someone. Lesson: Bring on Breakin’ + Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo — The Ultimate Collection.