A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Special Edition

A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Special Edition

Submitted by Keith Ishihara

On the 2-disc Special Edition of “Lemon Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events” Paramount Home Entertainment has also hidden some little bonuses for you to discover.

Insert the first disc of the DVD set in your player and on the Main Menu select “Special Features.” On the following menu, select “Orphaned Scenes” and in the next menu highlight the menu entry “Special Features.” Now press the “Left” arrow key on your remote control to highlight a star which will take you to “Count Olaf’s Ghastly Ghost Stories,” a clip of screen test footage of Jim Carrey adlibbing as Count Olaf.

Another interesting feature of the menu is found when you select the eye that is located between the “Set Up” and “Special Features” menu entries on the Main Menu. Selecting it will rotate through a series of different menu versions, all inspired by scenes from the film.

Now insert the second disc of the DVD set and from the Main Menu go to the “Sinister Special Effects” section. Here highlight the menu entry “Main Menu” and then press the “Right” arrow key on your remote control. This will highlight the big swirl, giving you access to “Very Finicky Director,” a clip about Brad Silberling coming up with an idea for the teaser trailer after not being creatively satisfied with the trailer department’s ideas.

Now go back to the Main Menu and select the “Gruesome Galleries” menu entry. On the next screen highlight “A Woeful World” and then press the “Right” arrow key on your remote control. This highlights the yes in the portrait of Count Olaf. Press “enter” and you’ll be able to watch “Eyes Are Everywhere,” which explains the significance of the eyes in the film.

Now back at the “Gruesome Galleries” section highlight the “Main Menu” menu entry and then press the “Right” key and the swirl will be highlighted on th screen. Now press “enter” and you will be treated to “Portrait Of The Artist As A Bad Man,” which discusses getting ideas of Olaf’s look from old pictures of actors.

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