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If you didn't get the chance to see The Green Hornet at the cinema, now is the time to grab the DVD and plan a night of fun at home.

But don't expect the usual superhero pitch with a dramatic storyline and traditional roles. As in most of Michel Gondry's films, the key element of the story springs from a zany idea. In the Green Hornet this idea is thought up by the equally zany character of Britt Reid (Seth Rogen).

Reid - also known as the Green Hornet - finds himself alone after his immensely rich, but difficult, father (Tom Wilkinson) dies.

This dramatic event leads him to rediscover his father's most prized employee Kato (Jay Chou). Kato's amazing superhero skills and Reid's thirst for fun and action lead the pair to embark on the craziest of missions: to get rid of the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.

But The Green Hornet's fun doesn't lie in its storyline; it lies in the dialogues and the characters. Take these out, and you would be left with well executed, but slightly clumsy and nonsensical action scenes.

Rogen, Chou and Christoph Waltz, who plays the dangerous Benjamin Chudnofsky aka Bloodnofsky, all give great interpretations of their hilarious characters and make this movie a must-see.

And as a bonus, the DVD also offers two behind-the scenes features, a collection of bloopers and a filmmaker's commentary.