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Re: Easter Eggs

#51 Post by tenia » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:23 pm

On Samurai Spy :

In the Index menu for the Shinoda Interview, highlight "Main" then go the right. You will make a flower appear.
When clicking on the flower, you access to a 2 min interview of Shinoda discussing the realism of sword battles in samurai movies.

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#52 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:53 am

On White Dog, in the "Four-Legged Time Bomb" interview section, push down until Jon Davison's name is highlighted. This leads to a one minute long clip from Davison's interview, where he threatens the Criterion producers with a mauling from another animal!

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#53 Post by dwk » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:51 pm

Someone on the Blu-ray.com forums posted how to access the Tony Leung music video on the In The Mood For Love Blu-ray:
Go to the TV Spots and Trailers menu and press the blue button on the remote, and the music video should play.

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Re: Easter Eggs

#54 Post by zedz » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:06 pm

Interesting! Is this the first known Easter Egg on a Blu-Ray? I'd assumed the rigid menu format precluded such skullduggery.

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#55 Post by dwk » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:45 pm

There is an Easter Egg on Island of Lost Souls but I don't think anyone has figured out how to access it. (Now I suspect that the blue button will probably be the key to that as well.)

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#56 Post by PfR73 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:26 am

Finding the blue button secret apparently unlocks the door to Easter Eggs on Blu-Rays.

I just checked The Royal Tenenbaums & there are 4:

1) The main menu: Ben Stiller Introduction
2) Chapter menu: Bill Murray talking about mice & snakes
3) Interviews menu: Angelica Huston's hair catching on fire
4) Scrapbook menu: Kumar spinning plates

Videodrome has 4:

1) Forging the New Flesh menu: Betamax clip
2) Transmissions From Videodrome menu: Spectacular Optical logo
3) Fear on Film menu: Preview cards
4) Marketing menu: TV spots

Chungking Express has 1:

1) Supplements menu: Trailer

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#57 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:56 am

Some more Blu-ray easter eggs:
Harakri:
Donald Richie Introduction menu: Richie talks about the music.

Island of Lost Souls:
Casale and Mothersbaugh menu: Ernie Anderson chats with Ghoulardi.

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#58 Post by editman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:10 pm

Another Blu-ray easter egg:

In the Mood for Love:
TV Spots and Trailers menu: 'Hua Yang Nian Hua' music video sung by Tony Leung and directed by Wong Kar-Wai.

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#59 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:21 pm

Repo Man Blu-ray:
select the Supplements menu and then press the blue button on your remote to play the 11 minute featurette The Secret Truths of Repo Man.

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#60 Post by PfR73 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:03 am

Kiss Me Deadly has 1:

1) Mike Hammer’s Mickey Spillane menu: Cavalier magazine article about the actresses

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Re: Easter Eggs

#61 Post by PfR73 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:37 pm

A Woman Under The Influence has 1:

1) Gena Rowlands & Peter Falk menu: Discussing John Sayles

The DVD of The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie had an easter egg that was a trailer. The Blu-Ray now has a trailer as a standard supplement.

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#62 Post by richast2 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:05 pm

Matt wrote:The Killers (1964) "Go to the biographies section and select Clu Gulager. on the screen that shows Gulager's photo, press up and a box will appear next to Gulager's name. Press enter to see a video of Gulager reading a section of Siegel's autobiography (some of the section read in the 'official' autobiography section) and commenting on it.
This is on the blu-ray as well. From the main menu, go to the 1964 version, supplements, Reflections with Clu Gulager, then hit the blue button on your remote.

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#63 Post by richast2 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:36 pm

another one on the Killers blu-ray: Go to the 1946 version, Supplements, Source and Adaptations, then press the blue button on your remote to see
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the trailer for Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

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#64 Post by djproject » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:27 pm

The Life Aquatic Blu-ray has carried over the DVD easter eggs (I forget exactly what menu selections get you what).

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Re: Easter Eggs

#65 Post by PfR73 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:33 pm

Blow Out has 1:

1) Supplements menu: Exploitation film poster gallery

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#66 Post by colinr0380 » Wed May 04, 2016 5:41 am

richast2 wrote:another one on the Killers blu-ray: Go to the 1946 version, Supplements, Source and Adaptations, then press the blue button on your remote to see
SpoilerShow
the trailer for Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Whilst casually browsing through the old DVD edition of the 1946 Killers disc, I found where the button to play the Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid trailer is hidden - go to the page of Siodmak trailers and press down to the Cobra Woman trailer and then press left. The white button moves slightly to the left and clicking at that point makes the Plaid trailer play.
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Re: Easter Eggs

#67 Post by manicsounds » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:59 pm

"Carnival of Souls" Blu-ray easter eggs via DVDCompare:
"Shake Hands with Danger" song from the Herk Harvey directed Centron film (3:02)
- Go to "The Centron Corporation" menu, highlight "History", press the blue button.
"Footage of the fire that destroyed Saltair" (7:26)
- Go to "Saltair: Return to the Salt Queen", highlight "Play" and press the blue button.

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#68 Post by Minkin » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:22 am

manicsounds wrote:"Carnival of Souls" Blu-ray easter eggs via DVDCompare:
"Shake Hands with Danger" song from the Herk Harvey directed Centron film (3:02)
- Go to "The Centron Corporation" menu, highlight "History", press the blue button.
Oh shit! That song + its accompanying short is absolutely hilarious. I really wish they would've included it as part of the shorts collection on here, but they must've known the song itself is half the fun.

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Re: Easter Eggs

#69 Post by PfR73 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:24 pm

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button has 1:

Disc 2

1) First Trimester menu: Featurette about the baby

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#70 Post by richast2 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:30 am

Ghost World blu-ray:

From the Supplements menu, go to "Art As Dialogue" then press the blue button on your remote for a brief behind-the-scenes clip with Bob Balaban and Terri Garr.

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#71 Post by giovannii84 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:17 pm

richast2 wrote:Ghost World blu-ray:

From the Supplements menu, go to "Art As Dialogue" then press the blue button on your remote for a brief behind-the-scenes clip with Bob Balaban and Terri Garr.
Is this on DVD as well?

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Re: Easter Eggs

#72 Post by PfR73 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Sid And Nancy has 1:

1) Sid Vicious, 1978 menu: Sid's clothing gallery

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