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Yoga Hosers (2016/MVD/Invincible Pictures Blu-ray w/DVD)

Picture: B/B- Sound: B/B- Extras: C Film: B

Kevin Smith has had a very interesting career as a filmmaker with his Clerks saga, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, studio-bound Cop Out, and more recently, his dive into horror with Tusk and Red State. Now comes Yoga Hosers, a B movie that isn't necessarily supposed to be ''good'' but more or less just an entertaining and silly ride that lovers of genre fandom will most likely enjoy or in many cases, love to hate.

Panned by critics and not really a hit with audiences, Smith himself even pokes fun at Yoga Hosers as not being a hit, but I think he's being a bit too hard on himself. Full of fun cameos (even Stan Lee makes an appearance!) and a tip of the hat to John Hughes films, Yoga Hosers will tickle your funny bone while leaving you scratching your head at times asking yourself 'did I just see what I thought I saw'?

The cast includes Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith (who isn't half bad!), Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny), Vanessa Paradis, Tyler Posey Austin Butler, Natasha Leone (who needs to be in more movies), Jason Mewes (of course), Justin Long (whose star seems to have dimmed over recent years oddly), Kevin Smith himself and even Johnny Depp himself in an almost unrecognizable yet effective role. Cameos range from Stan Lee as mentioned to Kevin Conroy (voice of DC's animated Batman series) and several other celebrity friends of Kevin's.

I would definitely suggest watching Smith's Tusk (reviewed elsewhere on this site) before watching this film for maximum enjoyment, though they are only loosely connected.

Colleen and Colleen (Smith and Depp) are 15-year-old Canadian high school students who are plugged into the PC reality of cell phones and tweets as most kids are nowadays. When they get asked to a party by a handsome fellow at school, Colleen's dad ends up leaving for a romantic trip with his girlfriend (Leone) for the weekend and leaves them stuck at the family run convenience store which they work together on a Friday night, causing them to miss the party. Well, they decide to have a party at the store themselves after hours when they are attacked by weird sausage-like Nazi people that are hell bent on bringing the Nazi party back to full effect in Canada. Yes, really. From there, the absurdity only continues.

The presentation here is nice with a 1080p high definition transfer and a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track that is standard for the Blu-ray format. While nothing special, there really isn't much to pick apart on the presentation here. Also included is a standard DVD version of the film with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track and a digital copy.

Special Features include...

Making of Featurette

If you're a genre fan and admire Smith's work, then I would suggest ignoring some of the negativity surrounding this film and giving it a watch.

- James Lockhart



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