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Feature 7.0
Video 8.8
Audio 8.8
Special Features 6.0
Total 7.0
Distributor: Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time:
106 minutes
Classification:
M15+
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

7.0


Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Yeehaw! 

It’s funny you know, I was apprehensive when I got this disc as the movie got a slapping when it was at the cinemas, and I thought that it would be crud. However…. What we did wind up with was a neat little movie that was pure fluff but I enjoyed it the whole way through. 

For those of you who might not have seen the original TV series, the Dukes of Hazzard was a show based around the misadventures of cousins Bo and Luke and their fight against the evil Boss Hogg. Each episode would involve driving around in their car, the General Lee and it was all pretty straight forward and very enjoyable. Step to the movie that we’re checking out here and everyone has been modernised and the boys are a lot quirkier which I found a lot more enjoyable with Bo Duke almost having an unhealthy relationship with the General Lee.  

The storyline here is that Boss Hogg wants to strip mine Hazzard County in order to exploit the coal resources that lie underneath to line his own pockets of course. The boys have to stop that plus Bo has to win the Hazzard Country rally as well, as you do! 

Ably assisted by the gorgeous Daisy Duke played by Jessica Simpson and loveable Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), the boys are on a zany adventure with the odds against them growing by the minute as Hogg (Burt Reynolds) works his machinations against them. The quality of the video is great, audio is great and anything with Black Betty in it is generally pretty damn good too. 

Fans of the series will be rolling in their graves most likely and if you were expecting a continuation of the show that you loved, forget about it. There is not a lot of filler here but you know what? For mindless fun this did the job for me. 106 minutes of non stop action, fun, thrills and spills and one of the best muscle cars ever to grace a movie screen! Well worth the watch if that is your cup of tea and I think that we all enjoy some mindless fun at times. 

Rounded out with some extras that are a bit of fun, my personal favourites were launching the General Lee and the blooper reel.  I think they could have played it up a bit more and I noticed that the bloopers had a PG13 rating (United States). Upon further checking online I see that the USA scored a unrated version that included nudity and different bloopers. Let’s see what happens here. 

I can recommend this one for a good bit of fun.






 
 



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