PopMatters reviews the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog DVD

PopMatters reviews the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog DVD. (You know you’ve got something special when the DVD’s commentary is a musical and demands a review all its own.)

So why, then, should we be interested in the copious ​“extras” usually tagged on to DVDs of this sort? First off, the bonus features here are both numerous and fun: the behind-the-scenes featurettes tell you everything you’d want to know about the creation of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in a breezy fashion, the commentary gives cast insight into the filming process, and the user-generated ​“application videos” for the Evil League of Evil are a delight (of particular note are the apps for Movie Monkey, The Reverend, and — best of all — the devious master of circumcision: Tur Mohel).

Yet there’s something special to be said for a group of people that can come together and create something like Commentary! The Musical. It’s exactly what it sounds like: though Commentary! The Musical is technically ​“just” a commentary track that plays over the film itself, the complete original cast and crew got together to do a series of new songs about the commentary track, which features such highlights like writer Zak Whedon’s rap song, Nathan Fillon’s loungey tune ​“I’m Better Than Neil”, and Felicia Day’s ballad about her ​“process” as an actress (which may or may not have been hindered by sharing screen time with the hunky Fillon).

What’s that you say? You’ve never seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog? Then stop reading Opus, for crying out loud, and click here right now!