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The Mask
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05.17.2005 By: Adam J. Hakari
The Mask order
Director:
Chuck Russell

Actors:
Jim Carrey
Cameron Diaz
Peter Greene

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
1994’s THE MASK revolves around one Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey), a nice guy who can’t seem to catch a break, who one day comes upon an ancient mask that transforms him into a cartoonish wild man upon donning it. Although the mythical mask brings out his innermost desires, including his love for a gorgeous club singer (Cameron Diaz) Stanley finds his alter ego getting him in trouble with mobsters and the police.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
THE MASK was one of the flicks I grew up on, so revisiting it eleven years after first seeing it in the theatre with my brother was pretty fun. Over the years, the catchphrases and mannerisms of the character have become a little dated, but overall, THE MASK still retains the edge that made it such a cool flick in ‘94, a goofy sense of humor with the slightest hint of darkness mixed in. Looking back, it was definitely a big chance that New Line took on a high-concept comedy with two then-unknowns (some dude named Jim Carrey and some actress named Cameron Diaz…feh, whoever they are…), but it paid off by helping introduce to the world the living cartoon that was Jim Carrey and by just being an all-around entertaining, energetic, and insane flick (for its time).
THE EXTRAS
THE MASK

Two deleted scenes: an alternate opening and the death of a supporting character, both of which you can play with or without commentary.

Two commentaries: the original commentary recorded in 1996 and a new one with director Chuck Russell and various crew members.

A number of documentaries: “Return to Edge City,” a half-hour look back on the making of the movie; “Introducing Cameron Diaz,” in which crew members suck up big-time to Cameron Diaz and remember what an impression she made in her first movie role (though I’d sell my soul for clips of them ranting about how much “The Sweetest Thing” sucked); “Cartoon Logic,” which discusses the influences Tex Avery cartoons and such had on the flick’s style; and “What Makes Fido Run?”, which covers the topic of animal actor training.

The theatrical trailer, plus ads for other New Line releases.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
New Line did a pretty good job resurrecting THE MASK and giving it a scant but pretty decent DVD release.
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