Great track

Posted by · 11:53 am · January 12th, 2010

“The Hurt Locker” hits shelves today on DVD and Blu-ray and I’ve been meaning to mention the film’s commentary feature, which I gave a listen over the weekend.  It’s an awesome track, wall-to-wall info and plenty of insights from director Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal throughout, who never let off the throttle.  Boal adds a number of wonderful notes from his own experience, how he came around to certain scenarios on the film that are based in real life, etc.  Anyway, just thought I’d mention it.  It’s well worth a look, though unfortunately, there are no other extra features besides a flimsy 12-minute behind-the-scenes featurette.  But anyway, go get it.

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  • 1 1-12-2010 at 12:01 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    The UK version doesn’t have the commentary, sadly. Only a bunch of interviews with the actors.

    Anyhow, I watched the film for the first time, and I’ll need to see it again to view how it really works but the action was great but the plot left me desiring a bit more from it, but became more apparent towards the end. Top notch performances all around though and certainly some amazing cameos too.

  • 2 1-12-2010 at 12:06 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Oh, I’ll definitely be getting it.

  • 3 1-12-2010 at 12:19 pm

    aspect ratio said...

    Yeah it’s a bummer that the UK release doesn’t have the commentary track. I was tempted to get the UK Blu-ray but hearing the US release had a commentary track made me hold of to see if the future local release will come with the commentary, since the US release for some reason is region A locked.

  • 4 1-12-2010 at 12:30 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Ah, that sucks. Sorry to the UK folks.

  • 5 1-12-2010 at 12:44 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    I bought the DVD at Wal-Mart at midnight (to be fair, I was at work until about 11:45PM, so I figured what the hell–why wait?), and I gotta say, in general, I think that skimpy features are a real gip. Frankly, I don’t think a DVD’s worth $20 if all you’re gonna give me is the movie and MAYBE a trailer. And yet you can get away with it on some DVDs. Frankly, this hasn’t been able to cut it for the whole decade; after Fight Club redefined the format and how much extra stuff you could put on a DVD, that should be the standard. The standard, I say!

    Though I’m willing to bet money that they’re just waiting for a few months until they can release the Super Ultra-Maxi “Look at all the Oscars we won!” Edition.

  • 6 1-13-2010 at 3:40 pm

    Zac said...

    If I could find the damn thing at Best Buy. I want the exclusive steelbook and am willing to pay $25 for it.

    I looked on eBay and it’s already over $30. One guy has it for $50 Buy It Now. Damn leeches.

  • 7 1-13-2010 at 7:44 pm

    Anna said...

    are there no plans to re-release it in theaters?

  • 8 1-13-2010 at 9:29 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    @Anna: I think they already did do a brief re-release, but now that it’s on DVD, I imagine it’s run its course.