Friday, 17 July 2015

Master and Commander (2003)

Full title - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd and James D'Arcy.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004
Blu-ray bought in 2014
138m 20s


DVD extras -

The Hundred Days (69mins)
In The Wake Of O'Brian (19mins)
Cinematic Phasmids (30mins)
On Sound Design (18mins)
Interactive Sound Recording Demo
HBO First Look (25mins)
Deleted Scenes
Multi-Camera Shooting
Split-Screen Vignette
Still Galleries

The Last Samurai (2003)

Directed by Edward Zwick and starring Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly and Tony Goldwyn.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004
Blu-ray bought in 2014
154m 11s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary with director Edward Zwick
Deleted scenes
Bushido: The Way Of A Warrior
Imperial Army Basic Traning
History Vs Hollywood: The Last Samurai (22mins)
Tom Cruise: A Warrior's Journey (13mins)
Director's video journal (26mins)
A World Of Detail: Production Design With Lilly Kilvert
Silk And Armor: Costume Design With Ngila Dickson
From Soldier To Samurai: The Weapons
Making An Epic: A Conversation With Edward Zwick (18mins)
Japan Premiere Footage
Theatrical trailer

Open Range (2003)

Directed by Kevin Costner and starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening 
and Michael Gambon.

DVD bought in 2006

Audio commentary with director/co-producer/actor Kevin Costner
America's Open Range (20mins)
12 deleted scenes (25mins)
Storyboarding sequence
Broken Wagon -: music video montage

Cold Mountain (2003)

Directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, 
Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Donald Sutherland.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004

Audio commentary by Anthony Minghella and editor Walter Murch
Climbing Cold Mountain (74mins)
A Journey to Cold Mountain (30mins)
Deleted scenes (21mins)
Words & Music of Cold Mountain - Royce Hall Special Concert (93mins)
Sacred Harp History - musical influences and roots (4mins)
Three scene-to-storyboard comparisons (10mins)

Tears of the Sun (2003)

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser and Tom Skerritt.

Director's Cut DVD bought in 2004


Journey to Safety: The Making of Tears of the Sun (15mins)
Voices of Africa - featurettes (21mins)
Interactive Map of Africa (text)

Identity (2003)

Directed by James Mangold and starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina and Rebecca de Mornay.

DVD bought in 2006

Audio commentary by director James Mangold
Audio commentary by screenwriter Michael Cooney
Exclusive Branching version (with alternative ending and additional scene)
Deleted scenes
Storyboard comparisons
STARZ - On The Set (15mins)
Theatrical trailer

The Recruit (2003)

Directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan 
and Gabriel Macht.

DVD bought in 2004
110m 20s

Audio Commentary with director Roger Donaldson and actor Colin Farrell
Spy School: Inside The C.I.A. Training Program
Deleted Scenes

Dark Blue (2003)

Directed by Ron Shelton and starring Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Brendan Gleeson 
and Ving Rhames

DVD bought in 2004

Audio commentary by director Ron Shelton
Code Blue (18mins)
By the Book
Necessary Force
Photo gallery
Theatrical trailer

Basic (2003)

Directed by John McTiernan and starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, 
Tim Daly and Giovanni Ribisi.

DVD bought in 2004
94m 08s

Audio commentary by director John McTiernan
Basic: A Director's Design (22mins)
Basic Ingredients: A Writer's Perspective (17mins)
Theatrical trailer

S.W.A.T. (2003)

Directed by Clark Johnson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, 
LL Cool J, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner.

DVD bought in 2004

Audio Commentary with director Clark Johnson and stars Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Michelle Rodriguez, Brian Van Holt and Josh Charles
Audio Commentary by writers Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Ayer and David McKenna
Anatomy Of A Shootout (9mins)
S.W.A.T.: TV's Original Supercops (7mins)
The Making Of S.W.A.T. (22mins)
6th Bridge Street: Achieving The Impossible
Sound And Fury: The Sounds Of S.W.A.T.
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
Theatrical Trailer