It’s easy to call A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas the best of the ramshackle series. The franchise has been defined by stoner humor and gross out gags that work as often as they don’t, but here the filmmakers –energized by the absurdity of making the film in three dimensions – have their best hit to miss ratio yet. John Cho and Kal Penn returns as the titular heroes who are no longer best friends but must save Christmas by getting a perfect tree for Harold (Cho) and his wife’s family (headed up by Danny Trejo). If it were easy, there’d be no movie. Our review of A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas on Blu-ray follows after the jump.
At this year’s Comic-Con, I was able to talk with John Cho before the Total Recall panel in Hall H. Cho told me that he plays someone who works at Recall and he explains his bizarre look. He also said the Recall in director Len Wiseman’s film is a lot different than Paul Verhoeven’s, as Wiseman’s Recall is more of a “den of sin” and less of a business. In addition, Cho talked about American Reunion, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, and Star Trek 2. Regarding the Trek sequel , I asked if he knows when they might start filming and how often do people ask him about it? Hit the jump to watch.
If you’re a fan of the Harold and Kumar movies, you probably know Kal Penn, John Cho and the rest of the cast are currently filming the third installment, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D, in Michigan right now. As you most likely noticed from the title, the third installment is being filming in 3D (NOT post converted) and I’m sure the filmmakers are going to offer many new and innovative ways to watch smoke being inhaled and exhaled in 3D. As a big fan of the franchise, I can’t wait to see it.
Anyway, I was able to get on the phone with Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!, The State, Night at the Museum) yesterday to talk about a few of the projects he working on and of course we talked about his work in Harold and Kumar. While I knew his character was named Todd, he revealed he’s Harold’s new best friend and “the best way to describe him is he’s the anti-Kumar in every way.” He went on to say “he is a douchey, uptight white person.” He also confirmed the movie gets released Christmas of 2011 and they’re using the double Genesis camera system for the 3D.
But the best news he told me was “there’s a tremendous amount of pot in the movie and a lot of nudity.” When pressed for more…he told me they were filming naked nuns taking a shower yesterday. While we all knew there would be no shortage of weed in the film, I’m very happy to hear this isn’t going to be a soft R. For a lot more info on Harold and Kumar, hit the jump: