The Cable Guy (1996) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Cable Guy (1996) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Cable Guy (1996) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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The Cable Guy (1996) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Ben Stiller
Starring: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann

Jim Carrey is Chip Douglas, cable intaller. Raised on television sitcoms, he want life to look just like My Three Sons. And when he meets single guy Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick), he sees his chance for some serious male bonding. But Chip’s idea of friendship-which includes physical assalt, a game of ‘Porno Password’ and a medieval joust-may be hazardous to Steven’s health. In Chip’s own immortal words, “I can be your best friend…or your worst enemy.”

Jim Carrey gives one of his most popular and infamous performances in the Ben Stiller directed, The Cable Guy. Going above and beyond to try to recapture TV magic, Carrey’s character goes on a stalking of a character played by Matthew Broderick and the performance he gives and what follows is listed as a comedy but we dip on over into the dark comedy and even a comedic thriller area with this one as he goes on and on making life all the more miserable for the poor guy who had to run across the path of this cable guy. It can make you laugh but it can also freak you out just a bit from time to time as you watch all of this unfold on the screen. It’s a good time and one of Jim Carry’s most popular films and for obvious reasons.

We have an all-star cast here with this one as well and you never know who will pop up and what part in this one they will have. I have always had a lot of fun with this one and that fun continues with this Blu-ray that even comes with more extras than I was actually expecting to go into it. Some might find Jim Carrey to be a bit over the top or too much at times in most of his performances and this is certainly another one of those movies where you could make that case. But I find it harmless enough and I also find this entertaining enough to warrant a watch. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you’ve never seen this one either.


  • Audio Commentary: Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, and Jim Carrey.
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Leslie Mann Audition
  • HBO First Look: The Making of The Cable Guy
  • Comedy Central Canned Ham Presents: The Cable Guy
  • Rehearsals
  • Nightmare Camera Test
  • “Leave Me Alone” Music Video by Jerry Cantrell
  • Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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