‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’ DVD features director Werner Herzog at his philosophical best

If there's one bonus feature sorely lacking on the newly released DVD for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, it's a commentary from director Werner Herzog. He's done them before, most recently on 2007's Encounters at the End of the World.

I haven't listened to that one but it seems superfluous. The film, about Herzog's trip to Antarctica, already plays like a weird monologue atop an otherwise typical antipodal documentary. The Bavarian-born director at one point remarks, "Human life is part of an endless chain of catastrophes," and later asks: "Is there such a thing as insanity among penguins?"

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