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Comedian Eddie Griffin delivers a set of his outrageous standup comedy and introduces his fans to the family who helped inspire his work in this documentary. In DysFunKtional Family, Griffin talks about race, sex, cats, dogs, slavery, terrorism, Michael Jackson, and several of the more eccentric members of his family during a sold-out live show. In between bits, Griffin takes us on a tour of his home town of Kansas City, where we get to meet his mother, who has a remarkable enthusiasm for corporal punishment; his uncle, who discusses his remarkable enthusiasm for pornography; and another uncle, who proved to be an invaluable help to Griffin's early career despite his drug habit and career as a pimp. DysFunKtional Family was directed by George Gallo, who previously worked with Griffin on the comedy Double Take.

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Eddie Griffin's biting standup comedy film DysFunktional Family comes to DVD in a fairly packed release from Miramax. It comes in a 1.85:1 widescreen image (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and a clear Dolby Digital 5.1 track audio-wise. Bonus features include the featurette "A DysFunkional Premiere," which hands the spotlight over to Griffin's featured relatives from the film (including an acidic uncle who refused that courtesy because he "does not mess around") and friends, such as Andrew Dice Clay, as they discuss Griffin's talent and their own dysfunctional families at the film's premiere party. The other big feature of the disc comes with a whopping 35 minutes of deleted scenes, most of which are split between expanded jokes from the concert, extra scenes with the family, and some extended moments between Griffin and people on the street in Kansas City. Of the bunch, the "Sports" gag falls a bit on the lame side, but the rest are spot on, with extra attention given to the people you've grown to know and care for over the course of the film. Finally, there are a few sneak peeks waiting for you after you've dug into the meat of the disc, which include a hilarious trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's Comedian documentary, one for the George Clooney-directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and a throw-away clip for the Alicia Silverstone thriller Cool and the Crazy.

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WD31551 Dysfunktional Family DVD (2003/Eddie Griffin) $14.99