DVD Review: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Movie •••• Picture •••• Sound •••½ Extras •••½
Substantial extras are packed onto this single-disc DVD. A 30-minute documentary details the hardship associated with making drag queens out of straight male actors (Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Guy Pearce). Six minutes of deleted scenes and 9 minutes of outtakes deliver a few extra laughs. Tidbits from the Set serves up 10- and 20-second interview snippets that, annoyingly, have to be accessed separately, but director Stephan Elliott compensates with a commentary full of tales from his epic struggle to get this audacious movie made. [R] English, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1; French, Dolby Digital stereo; letterboxed (2.35:1) and anamorphic widescreen; dual layer.