Jojo Rabbit: Oscar-Winning Satire Comes Home

First still from the set of WW2 satire, JOJO RABBIT. (From L-R): Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (Writer/Director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlet Johansson). Photo by Kimberley French. Courtesy of Fox.

Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning anti-hate satire, is now available for audiences to relive at home and add to their home video collection.

There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way.

Very few films are able to tackle the subject through humor and get it right.  Or at least in way that isn’t tacky.  Making fun of the Nazis is something addressed through Ferne Pearlstein’s Solzy Award-winning documentary The Last Laugh.  It’s hard to think of the subject without thinking of Mel Brooks.  Brooks is one of the masters when it comes to poking fun at Nazis.  Taika Waititi is also a member of the tribe so he’s able to get away with the satirical approach here.  Granted, it’s more than just humor because I found myself trying to contain emotions late in the film.  The ability to tackle our pain through humor is something that bonds Jews across the world.

I am very happy to report that the heavily anticipated film from Taika Waititi lived up to expectations.  It’s so funny to watch the filmmaker essentially make fun of Hitler.  Overall, one of the best scenes comes very late in the room.  I’ll spare the fine details but it received the biggest combined laughs and applause during the premiere in Toronto.

Ignore the online discourse surrounding the film.  The fact that it’s now apart of the USC Shoah Foundation curriculum says everything you need to know about the film.  I said it when I saw the film during Toronto and I’ll say it again, Jojo Rabbit is right up there with the greatest satires poking fun at the Nazis.

After being available on Digital since February 4th, the Oscar-winning film is now available for viewers to watch on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

JOJO RABBIT Digital and Blu-ray Bonus Features

  • Deleted Scenes:
    • “Imaginary Göring”
    • “Little Piggies”
    • “Adolf Dies Again”
  • Outtakes
  • Inside Jojo Rabbit
  • Audio Commentary by Taika Waititi
  • Theatrical Trailer
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer

JOJO RABBIT 4K Ultra HD Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary by Taika Waititi


Jojo Rabbit is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.