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Bottoms Up/Knifed Up: The Evolution Of Cosmetic Surgery (2014/Cinedigm DVDs)

Picture: B-/B Sound: C+/B- Extras: C-/C Main Programs: C/B-

Bottoms Up was actually pretty easy to watch, because I only like certain types of documentaries and this fit the bill. It was roughly only 45 minutes in length and the content helped me focus along the way. However, when a documentary that claims to discuss the "rise of the backside" you think that it is going to discuss more in depth how the backside that we know now came to be. It seemed to only be about how African-American women and how their bottoms have always been, well, up.

The content of Bottoms Up seems to have some value as we see a girl, Alicia Ortiz, from start to finish as she goes in for surgery to have a more rounded backside. When we get to some of the commentators in the film, the film loses me again, because the people they have speaking on the subject matter do not appear to have any credibility, this is due to the fact that they are supposedly just entertainers and different B celebrities. Never once did we hear from an actual doctor/surgeon or anyone in the medical field, except briefly when a doctor told Ortiz getting the surgery what was wrong with her butt.

Bottoms Up was easy to watch and not terrible, but when I hear documentary I think I will be getting factual information and not opinions from people trying hard to be funny. It was presented in standard definition in widescreen 1.78 X 1 anamorphically enhanced format. The reason it was so easy to watch was due to the fact it was short and felt like a fun YouTube video you can watch when you are bored or even with some friends. So, in that sense, it was decent.

The extras included a deleted scene, Alicia Learns to Pole Dance and extended interviews: Amanda Seales, White Women Like Butts, Best Butts, and Why Men Like Butts.

Knifed Up was basically about the same topic as Bottoms Up, which was released the same year, but it had a little more credibility. They discussed more than just the need to get a sizable bottom, they went further to explain why women do it. In addition to the backside, they also talked about the entire body and had doctors, surgeons, professors, etc. discussing the topic of plastic surgery and body disorders that cause women to want to change the way they look to feel better about themselves.

In this one, they would give us some knowledge of the idea of beauty and how the idea begins at an early age with playing with Barbie dolls, they also wanted us to see the influences that inspired so many women and the repercussions of plastic surgery by showing us some health risks. The movie itself was also presented in the theatrical widescreen format and was in anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 standard definition, which was fine due to the content it provided; Blu-ray is unnecessary.

Each scene of Knifed Up gave me what I wanted, which was information from a credible source. The movie seemed to grab my attention, but then as I became invested ended at approximately 45 minutes. It felt more like a documentary and not a YouTube clip that I would click on when I was bored and wanted to see if Nicki Minaj would be mentioned, which she is in this one.

The Extras on this disc included extended interviews from Dr. Andrew Jimerson, Aziza Jimerson, Ebony Steele, Charlotte Scott, Dr. Kanika Bell, and Class Discussion.

- Jordan Whiteko


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