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|Directed By||Ralf Hat|
|Written By||Ralf Hat|
|Music By||Ralf Hat|
|Production Company||Deadpan Productions|
|Distributed By||Paramount Pictures|
Warner Bros. (Internationally)
|Release Dates||June 15, 2003|
|Running Time||95 minutes (99 extended)|
|Box Office||$90.6 million|
Chuck's father, a warlord from a small island country called "New San Francisco" attempts to invade America, in a seach for his son. Numerous attacks later, the New San Franciscans and the Americans declare war against each other. Things go at its worst when this eventually becomes a World War. Now it's up to the middle schoolers, Bucket Head, Pants, and Chuck to prevent the planet from worldwide destruction.
On a Sunny weekday in Mountain Creek, Bucket Head awakens and euphemistically prepares for the ongoing school day with his best friends: Pants and Chuck. On the bus, Bucket Head is confident to ask out his school crush Rachel to be his date for the following school dance happening the following day, only to be rejected and embarrassed by Rachel's boyfriend John. Drained of positivity, the friends head to science class. In class, teacher, Mr. Henry is educating the students, with the students hardly learning anything and misbehaving in drastic ways, a sudden burden to Henry. The class though softens down once an announcement for the school dance is heard. The announcement states that all tickets to the dance must be signed by a parent or guardian", and that "whoever has no parents or guardians is probably some failure with no life". Everyone turns to Chuck (including Pants; excluding Bucket Head), and they all begin to tease him for living alone with no family. Soon later Pants begins to revive the classroom's loud behavior by mocking the teacher only to be sent to detention by him. At the end of the class period and with the rest heading out to gym class, Bucket Head apologizes for laughing and curiously asks Chuck: "where his parents even are", with Chuck responding with "I'd rather not talk about it".
The setting alters to a fictional island country off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, only named as "New San Francisco", where the film's villain is finally introduced. At the top of a tall building lies the island's wrathful tyrant, a warlord named Gerald Darren The Third, and his personal favorite general, General Asshole. The two along with a couple others are conferencing about all their "wonders" they have done to "keep country life stable" including: Gerald throwing his own father in a shark tank, Gerald having group sex with a group of sex slaves, and more insane happenings.
Kitchen gained a sudden rise in popularity during its second season. However, the controversial aspects of the show resulted it being cancelled by FOX, which was the shows broadcast channel at the time. A week later, after the second season aired, Kitchen was soon revived on Kingson's late night block, SPEED. Production of the film started in 2001, but came to a forced hiatus for a few weeks due to the September 11 attacks. Production returned soon later, and few plot events where changed around, including a tower bombing scene.
The film used flash animation to animate. Animation took over three months to officially complete. Also, a written plot took nearly a couple weeks to fully complete overall.
The Motion Picture Association of America initially gave the film an NC-17 rating. Eight minutes of the entire film had to be cut in order for the film to receive the R rating. The scenes which were cut out included parts of a sex scene showing extreme BDSM, two minutes of bloody graphic violence, and more.
The film has been banned in countries including Italy, many emirates in the United Arab Nations, China and Brazil. It received an R18+ in Australia, and an 18A rating in all provinces and territories in Canada.
Hat admitted that the film's main goal was to "piss everyone off". The film was filled with sexual content and gore, but still received a positive reception from critics. Many critics admire the dark humor and story which builts up the movie.
Main article(s): List of Kitchen controversies
|Real & Raunchy: Kitchen's Official Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by various artists|
|Released||June 16, 2003|
|Genre||Film soundtrack, film score|
|Label||New Line Records|
The official soundtrack for the film was released on April 13, 2001, entitled, "Real & Raunchy: Kitchen's Official Soundtrack". The track is composed by Ralf Hat.
|1.||Bucket Head's Song||Ralf Hat||3:10|
|3.||New San Francisco Anthem||Ralf Hat||3:31|
|4.||Gerald Darren Explains It All!||Ralf Hat||2:13|
|5.||Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)||Billy Joel||3:26|
|10.||So What? (cover)||Metallica||3:09|
|11.||O Fortuna||Carl Orff||2:39|
|16.||Fate of the Gods||Steven Reineke||8:30|
|18.||Warfare Fanfare||Ralf Hat||3:37|
|25.||Real & Raunchy||Ralf Hat||3:19|
Kitchen: Real & Raunchy was first released on home video on October 5, 2003 in North America. The unrated version contains eight minutes of deleted scenes played in the film. A commentary of the film is also included in the home release (DVD).
The cut version of the film first aired on SPEED on July 4, 2006 at 12 AM EST. All profanity portrayed in the film were uncensored, while truly graphic imagery and scenes are edited. The film was given a TV-MA-LSV rating on SPEED and a TV-MA-LV rating on syndication.
In Canada, the film, when its release broadcasted on MUCH on April 2, 2007, holding an 18+ rating.
In 2013, the film was rereleased on home video for Blu-ray only. The Blu-ray offered an HD visual resolution.