DVD Easter eggs are simply special features on DVD movie discs that are hidden or not plainly visible and not documented. Like a traditional Easter egg hunt, these hidden gems need to be searched for. The Easter eggs are usually accessible through the main menu or submenus on a DVD movie disc. Easter eggs can also be found on various gaming software discs.
The type of hidden material varies from DVD movie to DVD movie and not all DVDs have them. Various websites have appeared on the internet where people who find DVD movie Easter eggs can post the information for all to see. While some find this useful because they cannot find the hidden features and prefer not to search for them, others prefer to look for themselves to see if an Easter egg exists or not.
Hidden material can include outtakes, concept art, deleted scenes, music videos, movie soundtracks not in the original movie, interviews, and other bonus features.
A couple of examples of DVD Easter Eggs are provided below in order to give you some idea on how to go about finding this hidden material.
In the Fast & Furious 2 Disc Special Edition DVD there is a behind the scenes type Easter Egg. To find it, on the special features disc of the two disc set, go to the second page. Highlight the title “South of the Border: Filming in Mexico” and then press the left arrow of your remote and follow this by pressing the down arrow. When you do this a broken camera mysteriously appears. At this point, pressing enter will take you to the hidden material.
In the DVD Sister Act you can find hidden interviews by following this procedure. At the main menu page, go to the bottom part where it says to play the movie. When the title “Play the Movie” is highlighted, click the left arrow and Whoopi Goldberg’s red shoe turns to green. Clicking on that highlighted green shoe takes you to the hidden interview.