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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer, Romany Malco, Nick Swardson, Rob Corddry, Craig T. Nelson
Director: Will Speck, Josh Gordon
Rating: PG (Some Sexual References)
Year Made: 2007




- Return to Glory: The Making of "Blades"
- Celebrities On Thin Ice
- Cooler Than Ice: The Super-Sexy Costumes of Skating
- Arnett & Poehler: A Family Affair
- 20 Questions with Scott Hamilton
- Hector: Portrait of a Psychofan
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video - "Blades of Glory" by Bo Bice
- Gag Reel
- Alternate Takes
- Moviefone Unscripted with Will Ferrell, Jon Heder and Will Arnett
- MTV Interstitials
- Photo Galleries



Languages: English/Thai
Subtitles: English/Thai
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 33 mins
Region Code: NTSC 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




Bitter figure skating rivals Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy brawl after tying for the gold medal at the world championships. Banned for life from men's competition, these archrivals beat the system thanks to a loophole that allows them to skate again - in pairs' competition!


One look at the DVD cover and I know this isn’t an intelligent movie. You probably know that too – we didn’t think you were that stupid. Directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon probably didn’t expect viewers to think that this is a movie which involves lots of character development, plot twists and innovative storytelling.

And they got what they wanted – a movie that is wildly entertaining that guarantees barrels of laughs.

The story is silly enough: Two male figure skaters get disqualified from competing on the world stage for unruly behavior. A loophole is found and the two men get together to compete in pair skating instead. From the initial enmity, they eventually become buddies to win the championship, gay jokes notwithstanding.

Why would we provide the ending here? Because you’d have seen the predictable conclusion 15 minutes into the 93-minute comedy. But why do you still find yourself guffawing at every single juvenile joke that takes place?

Is it because funnyman Will Ferrell (Curious George, Stranger Than Fiction) is spot-on as a rude and brash macho skater? Is it because floppy-haired Jon Heder (Napolean Dynamite, Surf’s Up) is spot-on as a delicate and whiny mild-mannered skater? Or is it the inerasable image of Ferrell clutching Heder by his crotch in an unimaginably hilarious skating sequence?

Yes, everyone loves a childish joke every now and then.

Other than the several practice sequences, the tournament scenes are surprisingly engaging, with cameos from several real-life skating champions to add to the fun of the entire movie. Throw in a few good jokes about North Korea, sex addiction and the Black Eyed Peas, and any good-humored viewer would be laughing his head off throughout.

And in the name of good fun, look out for Luke Wilson’s amusing cameo as a support group leader.

The digestible movie may not be one of the most important movie of all time, but if you find yourself smiling at the thought of two grown men skating to Aerosmith’s catchy tune of “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”, this movie is for you and your friends during a weekend stay-over.


So many bonus features, so little time – the featurettes on this Code 3 DVD actually look more fun than the movie itself – as if the crazy flick isn’t fun enough already!

In the 15-minute “Return to Glory: The Making of Blades”, producer Ben Stiller talks about how he has always wanted to make a movie about male figure skaters since he was eight years old, and approached Ferrell to play the part. It’s nice having friends who are willing to sacrifice for your art.

Coach Sarah Kawahara talks about how she trained the two leads in the six-minute “Celebrities on Thin Ice”. Having trained Michelle Kwan the acclaimed skater, it’s quite something when Kawahara is impressed with how Ferrell can turn and twist his hips, while thinking that Heder is “quite fearless”.

With a title like “Cooler Than Ice: The Super-Sexy Costumes of Skating”, you can expect some funny moments in this five-minute clip where you’ll see the silly costumes designed for the characters in the movie. We can’t help chuckling at Heder’s elegantly-designed peacock-inspired outfit.

“Arnett and Poehler: A Family Affair” is a six-minute clip where you’d see real life husband and wife Will Arnett and Amy Poehler (who play siblings in the film) humorously talk about how they got the villainous roles in the movie. We have a feeling they aren’t taking the interview too seriously, but heck, they are funny to listen to.

“20 Questions with Scott Hamilton” is a five-minute clip with the real-life skater about his life as, well, a skater. The poor guy often got mistaken for Mark Hamilton (Luke Skywalker in Star Wars) when he was younger. Frivolous stuff, but we like it.

“Hector: Portrait of a Psychofan” starts out innocently enough with the fanatic Jimmy (Heder) fan talking about his fetish for the male skater. As the three-minute progresses, you just laugh at how someone actually took the effort to produce this silly three-minute clip interspersed with scenes from the movie.

Nine minutes worth of “Deleted Scenes” are included, where you’d see four scenes that didn’t make it to the final cut, the best being Ferrell recommending a leather-skinned outfit to Heder, and recommending a hairbrush for his floppy hair.

A five-minute “Music Video: Blades of Glory by Bo Bice” sees the long-haired American Idol contestant playing the piano in an unusually restrained manner.

A two-minute “Gag Reel” sees the actors falling down while trying to look graceful. We laugh, and then we feel bad for being so cruel.

In “Alternate Takes”, we laugh at the actors repeating their lines, and in one instance, doing push-ups and sit-ups non-stop. We never knew nine minutes of this would actually amuse us.

“Moviefone Unscripted with Will Ferrell, Jon Heder and Will Arnett” is a 10-minute talkshow where the three hilarious actors answer questions from the viewers. We learn that Arnett enjoys being rude playing the antagonist, Ferrell’s favorite costume is a Steven Seagal-inspired leather jacket, and Heder thinks that the bonding on the movie is similar to the fellowship on Lord of the Rings.

Three creatively-produced “MTV Insterstitials” running at a total of two minutes made us realize how these spots influenced television viewers to go watch the movie.

Also, check out “Photo Gallery” where you can “Kick Some Ice” and “Capture the Dream” with the skaters, while ogling at their “Costume Glory”.


The disc’s visual transfer makes figure skating look spectacularly exciting (even if it’s between two men), and there are audio options of English and Thai Dolby Digital 5.1.



Review by John Li


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This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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