Special features include audio commentary by director Mark Waters, screenwriter and actress Tina Fey, and producer Lorne Michaels; three featurettes (the 25-minute Only The Strong Survive, the 11-minute The Politics Of Girl World, and a 10-minute look at Plastic Fashion); a six-minute Word Vomit gag reel; nine deleted scenes with optional commentary; three interstitials; and the theatrical trailer. There are also up-front ads, with could be described as
After being home-schooled in Africa for 12 years by her research zoologist parents, 16-year-old Cady (Lohan) finds herself entering high school in the United States. Anxious to make friends, she is thrilled to be included as one of The Plastics, the most popular girls in school. But it isn't long before Cady sees what "Mean Girls" they can be, and in turn discovers something new about herself. Based on the book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman. (Tricia Littrell)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is expectedly bright and colorful with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with well-balanced contrast and shadow delineation. The picture is mostly smooth and clean, although there are some instances in which pixelization is noticed. There is no obtrusive edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)
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