Rating Explanation: for mild language and some crude humor
DVD Features: Director Perry Blake and Dana Carvey commentary; Alternate & deleted scenes with all-new Turtle Guy intros; 3 DVD-exclusive featurettes: "Man of a Thousand Faces" (costumes/makeup), "The Magic of Disguise" (visual EFX), "Identity Crisis" (behind-the-scenes); Music video: "M.A.S.T.E.R. Part 2" performed by Play featuring Lil Fizz; Theatrical trailers; Animated menus; Scene selections; Full-screen presentation; Mastered in high definition; Digitally mastered audio; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French & Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, & Spanish.
The Master of Disguise
As Pistachio Disguisey, Carver plays a bumbling waiter in his family's Italian restaurant, who knows nothing about the family secret until the night his parents (James Brolin, Edie MeClurg) are kidnapped. That's when Grandfather Disguisey (Harold Gould) arrives and reveals the family history and so begins Pistachio's pained apprenticeship in the family's craft of disguise. After being threatened by a snake, punctured by a dart and repeatedly slapped in the face, the bespectacled grandson begins to unearth clues to his parents' whereabouts. With the aid of a lovely assistant (Jennifer Esposito), he closes in on the lair of his father's archenemy, Devlin Bowman (Brent Spiner). The only trouble is, surprisingly little of what happens is funny, or even interesting unless you think jokes about women's rear-ends and flatulance are hysterically amusing. Even the kids will wince at this one.