God, Sex & Apple Pie

God, Sex & Apple Pie (2003)
Vice Films
Cast: Greg Wrangler, Penelope Crabtree, Mark Porro, Katy Kurtzman
Extras: Deleted Scenes, Interviews, Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Don’t let the poorly done, nerdy cover of ’God, Sex & Apple Pie’ ‘mislead you. This is actually a very funny and smart film with great performances and truly poignant dialogues. The story revolves around a group of friends getting together for a weekend of fun. But, of course, things don’t go exactly as planned as the partying is taking unexpected twists and turns in this sexy comedy.

The film is presented in a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio on this DVD in a transfer that is enhanced for 16×9 TV sets. The print is generally clean and free of defects and the transfer is stable throughout. The compression rate seems a bit low and as a result the image is a bit blurry at times, washed out with dot crawl artifacts. The transfer also appears a bit dark for my taste, though blacks are deep and solid and never break up. Colors are natural and rich and no edge-enhancement is evident.

The audio comes as a 5.1 channel Dolby Digital mix that is very clean and clear and makes surprisingly good use of the surround channels, rendering a wide sound field as a result. Dialogues are well integrated and always understandable without being drowned out.

A selection of deleted scenes and bloopers are included on the DVD as extras, though their presentation quality is rather poor – though the scenes are hot.
Two interview clips are also included, as well as a small segment on the making of the ’Drinking Pictionary’ scene with on-set footage. All these clips are very short however.

I really believe that the amateurish cover will hurt the film quite a bit – sadly so – because here we have true independent film highlight. Witty, funny, entertaining and steamy, this is a film you should check out some time if you want to break away from the mainstream Hollywood fare some time.

For more information on the movie, please visit its original website at http://www.godsexapplepie.com/in.html