Plot: What’s it about?
Ron (Josh Cooke) is about to walk down the aisle and leave behind his days of bachelor bliss. He and his love Melinda (Sara Foster) couldn’t be happier about the pending nuptials, but not everyone is as thrilled. No one would like to see the wedding called off more than Todd (Warren Christie), Melinda’s brother-in-law who sees Ron as a threat to his ascension with his new family’s business. So when Ron’s friends throw a wild bachelor party for him, Todd steps in to make sure things get out of control, so he can incriminate Ron and terminate the engagement. Soon enough, Ron and the others are in one wild situation after another, with more naked women than they ever imagined. But will this insane bachelor bash prove to be the end of Ron’s true love, or can he and his friends outsmart Todd and his bitter plan?
I’ve read a lot of harsh reviews on Bachelor Party 2, but I have to admit, I didn’t think it was that bad. Good? No, but it was just what I expected, a fun, but dumb comedy with a lot of topless babes. To expect more than base humor is a stretch and asking more from the movie than it promises. Bachelor Party 2 has a lot of crude humor, but stays within reasonable levels and provides a decent amount of laughs. I wouldn’t call the movie hilarious, but it did make me laugh and of course, the beautiful woman without clothes never hurts. At the same time, don’t expect more than a passable experience, as Bachelor Party 2 breaks no new ground and never gets a great comedic run going. But if you’re after a few laughs and a chance to let your brain rest, Bachelor Party 2 would make a fine rental.
Video: How does it look?
Bachelor Party 2 is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. This is a good visual presentation and try as I might, I could find very little wrong with it. The black levels look sharp and well balanced, blacks are deep & rich, while white seem bright & bold. This ensures a nice balance of contrast for the colors, which emerge here in vibrant form and free from all smears & bleeds. This is also a very smooth overall transfer, with minimal print debris and no signs of compression problems I could detect. Another impressive treatment from Fox.
Audio: How does it sound?
You wouldn’t expect much from a raunchy comedy in terms of audio and this proves to be no exception to that assumption. I do think the music sounds very good in this mix, but no other elements seem to touch the surround channels. But then again, this film uses a massive amount of dialogue and little else, so there’s no real call for frequent surround use. The dialogue is what counts here and in this case, it sounds clean and shows no real issues at all. The vocals are crisp and consistent, with no volume problems to spoil the good time. This disc also includes subtitles in English, French, and Spanish.
Supplements: What are the extras?
A drunken audio commentary starts us off, as director James Ryan is joined by the film’s prominent male stars. The track isn’t technical by any means, with more of a focus on the nude talent on showcase, as well as production anecdotes. Even so, it is a fun session to listen to and is well worth the time to check out. This disc also includes a brief promotional featurette, some deleted scenes, a eel of outtakes, and the film’s trailer.