Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
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  • Don't hate on this funny movie!
    Everyone loves to take a shot at light hearted stoner movies. But, let it go, chill out and watch this movie!
    It's not as original as the first movie, because it's a sequel! That doesn't mean it;s not cool, silly, filled with a great cast, and did I mention N.P.H. and the rainbow unicorn? Great times! Loved it enough to buy the movie poster!
    M.Luck, NorCal...more info
  • I loved it
    This is one of those kind of comedy films that goes SO far in the gross department, and features a storyline that is definitely NOT believable in any way, that you have no choice but to just let loose and have fun watching it.

    That's exactly what this Harold and Kumar movie does. How SHOCKING was it that freakin' Doogie Howser makes an appearance, and is actually very offensive with his words and his actions. I can't tell you how many times I laughed while watching this outrageously over the top comedy.

    Sure, there's some offensive lines in the movie, but it's all in... bad taste, haha. I love these kind of comedies.

    A couple of my favorite moments-

    - One of the friends brings weed on an airplane, and starts smoking it in the bathroom, and people think he's a terrorist planning to attack. The two friends get thrown to the ground with guns pointed at their heads and look at each other.

    - The two guys meet a guy while visiting the south, and they nearly get shot when deer blood splashes on their face!

    - In the beginning one of the friends was doing a naughty thing in bed, and his face gets... I can't say because it's gross!

    - When they go to prison and have to eat meat sandwiches, lol.

    - When they break out of prison and happen to see a boat waiting to take them back to America.

    - Doogie Howser unicorns!

    - Just UNBELIEVABLE seeing Doogie Howser act COMPLETELY different than you'd ever expect him to act, haha.

    - Doogie Howser dying in a dramatic way.

    - No panties at the party. YES!...more info
  • Decent sequel!

    After the events of "Go to White Castle", our two stoner heroes Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are on their way to Amensterdam but during their flight, Kumar makes a mistake that makes them both look like terrorists and thrown into Guantanamo Bay in Cuba where they will suffer the most horrible and most homoerotic torture they would endure. Luckily during a prison riot, they escape and head back to the U.S. where they go on a journey to clear their names, do battle with the KKK, meet Neil Patrick Harris again and also head to Texas to stop the wedding of Kumar's ex-lover who is about to marry a scumbag.

    Nicely done sequel to the brilliant 2004 cult stoner comedy! it's not as excellent as the first installment but this still does offer un-Politically Correctness throughout, sleaze and some good laughs. The film does co-star Danielle Harris, Roger Bart, Beverly D'Angelo and Rob Cordry in this wild and riotous follow-up with sexy hotties that both topless and bottomless too and offers a good message on racism but in a comical kind of way.

    This Blu-Ray offers quality picture and sound that includes Unrated and Theatrical versions with great extras like two audio commentaries, deleted scenes, Bush PSA, Trailer and Featurette....more info
  • Finally a sequel worth seeing...
    Harold & Kumar is back again, and this time... even funnier than the 1st movie. Both of them are going in Amsterdam but during the flight people think that Kumar (Kal Peen) have a bomb. So, they are trying to escape to get back their freedom. You are gonna laught during the whole film. I own the Blu-ray version, and I was suprised that the picture and sound are top notch. Very good quality. This blu-ray have a lots of special features... and also one that is exclusive. It's called (Dude, Change the Movie) feature. While you are watching the movie... you gonna have many choices what do to next that is going to effect the current scene that you are watching. (just like the movie: Return to House on Haunted Hill [Blu-ray]). Overall this movie is great & I believe the Blu-ray version is a must if you own a BD Player. ...more info
  • Decent, Mindless, Toilet Humor That Almost Hits A Home Run
    If you saw the first Harold and Kumar movie and liked it, you are bound to like this one. The first one was kind of under the radar until it did well in rentals and made its way onto cable. This one was obviously given a bigger budget, and they not only kept all the raunch of the first movie, but expanded upon it. Neil Patrick Harris was a scream in the first movie as it was totally unexpected to see him act like a drug-taking, alcohol swilling, sex fiend. He shows up in this movie as well, but the shock of seeing Doogie Howser in such a manner has kind of worn off. The movie is still funny, albeit stupid. The jokes are rather easy to see coming, but that doesn't matter. If you like Rated R comedies like they used to make in the early 80's, you'll enjoy this movie. The situations Harold and Kumar wind up in are unlikely, but who cares? How likely were the situations in Animal House?

    The Blu-ray has a rather cool feature where you get to pick the outcome of some scenes. ...more info
  • It was bad!!!
    This movie was bad. It's not fun at all. The movie script was bad. The casting was not bad. But movie scene was no good at all....more info
  • H&K are back again and better than ever
    There's no question Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay is arguably one of the dumbest comedies you will ever see. Little of it makes sense and none of it is actually possible. Well, I can't say none of it, but most of it is highly unlikely. And yet, the movie has some of the funniest (and most disturbing) scenes you'll ever see on screen. There's what has to be the film world's first bottomless party. There's a 3-way between Kumar, his ex-girlfriend and a large bag of weed (which, like most of the movie, starts of funny, gets funnier, then turns exceedingly disturbing). And there's President Bush toking up with our two anti-heroes. And in between there's all sorts of humor, much of it drug or race related.

    Rob Corddry plays an FBI agent hunting down Harold and Kumar, and he may be the most racist person you'll ever see in a movie. Everyone who isn't white (and Catholic) is a suspect, and the manner in which he goes about trying to get information is painfully racist and funny. Whether it's grape soda and a black witness, or nickels to a Jewish pair of friends (who you'll recognize from the original film), he'll do whatever it takes to get Harold and Kumar and send them back to prison.

    Yes, the movie title involves them escaping from the notorious prison in Cuba, but that portion of the film lasts all of five minutes. And even though the movie starts 5 minutes after the first one ends, the movie isn't really about them going to Amsterdam to find Harold's love. The movie really turns into a cross country trip to Texas to try and clear their names. From Cuba to Miami, through Alabama and Louisiana, the potheads we love to love have to get through all manner of obstacles to try and get to a former classmates wedding, so he can use his connections to save them. Along the way Kumar sees an ex-girlfriend, who coincidentally is getting married to their classmate. He realizes on the spot he's still in love with her, so getting to the wedding now has more purpose. Oh, and of course, Neil Patrick Harris is still driving aimlessly around the country and runs into the guys again. This leads to a scene at a whorehouse, and a shocking conclusion. By the way, don't leave the theater too quickly when the movie ends. Stay for the credits so you don't miss the very end of the film.

    I laughed throughout most of the film, groaned in a couple of places, and had to say 'Oh God!' a couple of times as well. The people in the theater were a strange mix because while most loved it, there were a few who just sat there stonefaced. Why would anyone go to this movie and sit there with a blank look on their face? What did they expect? An Oscar-worthy film? This movie is rude and crude, disgusting and hilarious. It's the kind of movie you go to with a blank mind and have a good time. ...more info
  • Disappointing
    I enjoyed the first Harold and Kumar a lot and was really looking forward to this sequal. After 4 years they DEFINITELY could have made the plot a lot better. This movie was too disgusting, too politically driven, and frankly, too similar to the first one! They got into a situation that was almost identical to the situation with "Freakshow" in the first one, and revolved it around chasing a girl--only this time Kumar was doing it. There were a few good jokes and scenes, but for the most part this sucked. ...more info
  • Sequel is even better.
    Ok so it is sort of a guy's movie. I, however, am female, but still LOVED this movie.

    I really enjoyed the first one, and the second (Guantanamo) is far funnier. I rarely buy movies (since I don't usually watch them more than once) but I bought this one.

    Not really for those with weak stomachs. Also, Neal Patrick Harris's cameo in this - incredibly enjoyable.

    Rent it first, but seriously, if you liked the first one, you'll LOVE this one.

    I <3 Kal Penn. ...more info
  • Harold & Kumar Make aTerrible Sequel
    Okay.......we have ALL been warned about "Sequels" and just how disappointing they can be, but this one takes the cake!

    Between the gratuitous sexual scenes which were neither erotic or sexy but rather a nightmare from a maladjusted twelve year old's mentality, to some Government official wiping his bum with the Bill of Rights [just plain gross and not at all funny]; this so called feature film rests at the very lowest of the bottom feeders from greedy film studios to make a quick buck off a substandard sequel to an originally creative effort.

    I thought "Harold & Kumar go to White Castle" was a well written contemporary "young" comedy which actually displayed some wit at times as well as good comedic acting [loved the racoon attack in the car].

    But this movie is just plain embarassing and has NO REDEEMING QUALITIES on ANY LEVEL, despite your age, gender, or cultural background. It is toilet humour at it's worst, and would make the most obnoxious elementary schoolyard jerk you can remember back then just plain blush.

    Such an opportunity to something truly creative with an established fan base was literally "flushed down the drain" by the Producers and the Writers of this rediculous crap. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    Save your money, Pleeeeease! Don't waste it on this!...more info
  • Protecting this country is not a joke
    If you like anti-american films, then this movie is for you. I am sure the Al-Jerrzia networks shows it all the time....more info
  • Wet Dreams and Nightmares/ Or An Acquired Taste, Like a "Slider"
    I must admit I've never seen `Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle'. Because of it's cult classic status, I have some real regrets. Except as I go into `Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanomo Bay,' I can at least evaluate this movie without being biased by the former film.

    I found this sequel to be repulsive, so I'll try to be as brief as possible. I first want to say that I've seen, reviewed, and/or recommended `Superbad,' 'The Road to Guantanamo,' and `The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair'. I've also highly recommended `A Mighty Heart,' `The War Tapes,' and `Operation Homecoming - Writing the Wartime Experience,' so it doesn't matter what political spectrum the movie plays. If it's a good movie, it's a good movie.

    Plot: Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) go to Amsterdam while lusting for two beauties: Vanessa (Danneel Harris), a college sweetheart with whom Kal split two years earlier, and Maria (Paula Garc¨¦s), Harold's model interest. On the plane, Kumar, who can't wait to get to where the grass is green and flowing, lights a "smokeless" bong to share with Harold in the airplane bathroom. When caught, "racial profiling" makes the people on the flight panic, thinking the bong is a bomb. Diverted back to the U.S., both face imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay. From there they escape and episodically travel from Miami to Texas hoping to stop Vanessa from making her vows to pure-bred overbearing bore, Colton (Eric Winter).

    Execution: As original as `Borat - Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Full Screen Edition)' was, `...Escape from Guantanamo Bay' is a slap-in-the-face imitation, a stoner road movie without all the impromptu filming of real people.

    A conservative objection: This is all blather, tongue-in-cheek anger dressed up as comedy.

    A liberal objection: "Imagine" a 1:40 comedy with Archie Bunker (Home Security Agent Fox [Rob Corddry]) yelling most of the time with very few funny jokes. This is deadly for our issues. Al Franken didn't become a #1 best-selling author for nothing!

    A humorist objection: If 80% of your material is angry sarcasm, can it still be funny?

    Example: Agent Fox uses the Fifth Amendment as toilet paper. Wha Ha Ha! (Yes, this movie's a satire.)

    Redeeming Traits: There's a funny scene where a woman on the airplane distorts seeing Kumar as an Arab jihadist. There's another funny scene after they condemn the Ku Klux Klan as "racist dogs," we see a Spuds MacKenzie look-alike in a white hood. The themes are laudable. "Racial profiling" is not acceptable. There are tender moments, but while they're more sincere than `Shallow Hal,' they're also about as exceptional.

    Trying to be consistent, I must say the timing of `Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay' is measurably better than `Meet the Spartans,' but at least that parody rendered a few more laughs.

    A J.P.'s Pan 1.5 *'s=Poor-Mediocre

    (*Sorry for the `Bullwinkle' inspired title. I couldn't make up my mind.)...more info
  • Not as good as the first
    Although there are several really, funny moments in the movie, overall I would have to say this movie was a big step down from "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle." Now, I will say I wish I could see the "rated" version, or have had it included on the disc as well, because if it got rid of the "gratuitous" sex and nudity scenes, it would probably been more watchable. Most of the gratuitous scenes aren't really funny and are very awkward. The funniest moments are the cleanest, although they really seem to want to beat you over the head with dispelling racial stereotypes while making fun of them.

    Kal Penn and John Cho perform admirably with the material provided, and, although I was glad to see Neil Patrick Harris again, his part was more shock value than funny this time around....more info
  • not as funny as the first, too political.
    The movie just like the title is too political, it tries hard to be funny. part 1 is way better....more info
  • Disappointing Follow-up
    The original Harold and Kumar wrapped insightful satire of the ethnic stereotypes and prejudices in American society with lowbrow humor and absurdly over-the-top situations. The result was a sleeper hit and a cult phenomenon.

    This movie focuses mainly on zany antics and (especially in the unrated version) extremely low-brow humor. Is there satire of our cultural stereotypes and preconceptions? Yes, there are ham-handed and obvious swipes at "issues." In this movie, however, rather than being a thoughtful subtext, they seem to be a desperate attempt to redeem a movie that is otherwise not worth watching.

    This movie has its moments, but way too few between the fart jokes....more info
  • Movie: 3.5/5 Picture Quality: 3.5~4.5/5 Sound Quality: 3.75/5 Extras: 3.75/5
    Version: U.S.A / Region-A
    Title: Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
    Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
    VC-1 BD-50
    Running time: 1:47:42
    Movie size: 21,80 GB
    Disc size: 48,79 GB
    Average video bit rate: 19.01 Mbps

    DTS-HD Master Audio English 5294 kbps 5.1 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 5278kbps (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 1536kbps)
    DTS-HD Master Audio English 745 kbps 2.0 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 760kbps (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 256kbps)
    DTS Audio English 256 kbps 2.0 / 48kHz / 24-bit / 256kbps

    Subtitles: English SDH / Spanish
    Number of chapters: 22

    #Audio Commentaries
    #Deleted Scenes/Extras (HD, 26 minutes)
    #Featurette: "Inside the World of Harold and Kumar" (HD, 22 minutes)
    #"Dude, Change the Movie!"
    #Digital Copy (SD)
    ...more info
  • Very disappointing
    I really enjoyed the first Harold and Kumar movie. This one was a complete disappointment. Filthy, vile, disgusting -- moronic at best. I very much like Kal Penn as an actor (esp. in "the Namesake"). He has already made a name for himself and has a bright future. I have no idea why he would agree to do a movie like this. I now have zero regard for him as an actor....more info
  • Escaping From Guantanamo Bay Was Pretty Funny!!!
    But it's not the best sequel I've seen. Right after returning from White Castle, Harold and Kumar try to go to Amsterdam to see Harold's girlfriend. During the flight, Kumar whips out a home-made bong and some racist old girl thinks he's a terrorist setting off a bomb. After they arrive in G.B. some real terrorists try to escape, and Harold and Kumar try to break out too. During their adventures, the dumb Government people try to get them back, they end up at a KKK meeting, meet Neil Patrick Harris again, smoke weed with George W. Bush and more. If you like Harold and Kumar, you might like HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY!!!...more info
  • No Habeas for Harold and Kumar
    This movie was far better than I expected it to be. The critics did not give it its just desserts largely because of its use of many of the same themes and gags from their first movie, i.e., a supposed lack of originality. I disagree. The sequel builds on and successfully uses what it created in the first movie. It is essentially about how bad things constantly happen to two well-meaning but chemically challenged bunglers, who despite their many flaws, are the good guys in the movie. It is underrated as a satire as it pokes fun at the sheer boneheadedness of those responsible for such moral and legal travesties as Gitmo, instead of simply portraying them as wrong. It is ultimately meant to be funny, not a political lesson, however, and it usually achieves its goal, although it does rely more on the use of nudity and graphic "shock and awe" techniques than the previous movie. I disagree with those characterizing it as advocating drug use. No one could see how these two goofballs screw up their lives (such as getting sent to Gitmo because of Kumar's hi-tech bong) and rationally want to emulate them, anymore than watching a trainwreck would make one want to be in one. It is satirical slapstick that is both funny and ultimately goodhearted as it drives home the inner goodness of its unlikely heroes after they find two strong women to help straighten-out the messes they have created of their lives! ...more info
  • Plenty of laughs if you aren't uptight...
    Harold & Kumar are the Y2K+ equivalent of the 1970's stoner's Cheech & Chong. Harold & Kumar are more obviously intelligent than their predecessors, and Kumar has a bad attitude and smart mouth that gets he and his friend into much more trouble than C&C could ever seem to find, but the parallels are there to easily be drawn.

    Escape from Guantanamo Bay, (H&K2 for all intents and purposes), picks up where the first movie (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle or H&K1) stopped, almost literally. As the film starts 'rold-y is in the shower cleaning up and preparing to take a flight to Amsterdam to go chase down the gal of his dreams. As that goes on, well, let's just say that Kumar isn't shy about using the facilities at the same time.

    Before going further, understand what you are getting if you pick up this film -- it's not meant to be high society artistic genius, it's lowest common denominator humor and it hit's that target fairly well.

    The humor is stereotypical and telegraphed from miles away, but is still funny if you aren't too uptight to appreciate and/or acknowledge it. There are visual gags (sayings on T-shirts and such), verbal gags and more, misunderstandings that lead to problems, and then there are more misunderstandings on the part of the clueless government employees involved in dealing with the initial misunderstandings. There are plenty of drug references and portrayals of drug usage, and plenty of gratituitous nudity thrown in as well -- both male and female.

    Watch it if you can lower yourself to the right level. Otherwise skip it and consider yourself too intelligent for something so low brow....more info
    Great DVD. Arrived in great condition and got it at a fraction of the cost....more info
  • Yuck.
    I want the time in my life back wasted on this horrible film. What a waste of everyone's time and money. Can Hollywood come up with anything but sex and poop jokes? Is this how far we have come as a people? We once created art and now people are setting for this garbage. ...more info
  • harold and kumar 2
    you might want to rent, some laughs here and there but it's missing that special magic the first one has....more info
  • Very Fun for Everyone (Mature Rating)
    Reading the back cover of the movie made me push this move aside at the rental store for over a year until I saw it on television one night and knew I had to buy it.

    It is a great comedy and keeps your laughing at all of the crazy things these guys go through!

    I dont favor their "Pot" and "Drug" humor, but through all of the comedy, I looked past that.

    Buy it! Laugh it up!...more info
  • This sequel does NOT have the charm and comedic timing of its predecessor
    After thoroughly enjoying their mission to White Castle, my girlfriend and I were so excited that Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Unfortunately, we are disappointed. The director of White Castle, Danny Leiner, isn't the director of this project. Instead the writers from the first installment, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, also tackle the directing. Within the first five minutes of the movie, it is obvious the new directors aren't as good as the first. Between watching Kumar reach a very productive climax to seeing Neil Patrick Harris gruesomely gunned down, I have to recommend not watching the Unrated Version. What made White Castle such a good movie was the comedic timing of Kal Penn and John Cho; their facial expressions to the ridiculous lines or situations they encountered were priceless. White Castle was funny without having cringe moments. In Guantanamo Bay, it seems the writers/ directors were more focused on showing body parts and waste than allowing Harold and Kumar have a funny and crazy time getting out of their most recent jam.

    ...more info