I kinda wish they'd have some gag reels, deleted scenes, and commentaries. The extras just don't seem to be as good in general as they were in the good old days (like 5 years ago)
I agree . Based on this list, the extras sound very consistent with how they marketed the movie--as "realistic"--as though the highlight of the movie was how it wrestled with moral-technological dilemmas that we'll be facing soon. Like what some critics meant, I guess, when they said it would have worked better as a TED talk. For me, the movie was much richer than that and was about more than that. For the actors, too--it sounded like what drew them to the movie wasn't necessarily all this realism that the junkets and now the extras seem to be emphasizing. I'd have loved to see gag reels and interviews that addressed the movie's other themes. It wasn't only about technology.
According to blu-ray.com, these are the extras that will be on the Transcendence blu-ray:
What is Transcendence? - The concept of "transcendence" is discussed by cast and filmmakers as we look inside the film's exploration of Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity. Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision - Step inside the creative process of director Wally Pfister to see how he juggles the dazzling, technologically advanced visuals along with guiding the cast through their intense character arcs. Guarding the Threat - Join the debate on the benefits and dangers of "transcendence." The Promise of A.I. - Learn about the amazing potential of A.I. from scientists and the filmmakers. Viral Videos - "It's Me," "Singularity" and "R.I.F.T." Trailers
There might be some interesting CGI stuff on how they make Johnny look "uploaded", but I kinda wish they'd have some gag reels, deleted scenes, and commentaries. The extras just don't seem to be as good in general as they were in the good old days (like 5 years ago)
I wonder if anyone can help. I am getting a blu ray player soon and am no sure which of Johnny's movies have extras on that are not on the dvd version, region 2 ones. Can anyone advise please? I'm having trouble finding info on extras on his Blu ray releases. I'm getting a new TV which means I can have blu ray player as my current one does not have hdmi socket. Thanks xx
Yikes, I'm probably no help for several reasons- I'm in the US and don't even really know the differences in Region 1. The only thing I can think of is that maybe Amazon UK might list the features of each release (blu ray and DVD, and you'd just compare the lists), but perhaps you've already thought of that and they don't have all the detail. Or, perhaps try to visit a real store (Do real stores even sell DVDs and blu-rays anymore?? Here in the US, I was shocked when I stopped in the DVD department in a Best Buy (big electronics store chain here) and it had become soooo small they barely had anything. Half the store used to be DVDs and CDs, but nope, no more!
Thanks. Amazon don't list extras on everything though I have found that Dark Shadows DVD has one extra and the blu ray has about 5 so that's definitely top of my list. With some of Johnny's movies I have the US and UK DVD versions as the extras sometimes vary. I have heard of Best Buy as I have a Dead Man's Chest bonus DVD from there that a friend got me. A lot of our supermarkets sell blu rays so I'll go an see if I can find them and do some research. I'm off work on Wednesday as it is my birthday, that will be a good day to do it. Some of our stores don't stock blu rays and dvds any more, I think Amazon have taken over. It's still good to go and have a browse the old fashioned way. Thanks again.
Can someone in the US please confirm the extras for the DVD and blu ray versions. We in the UK have to wait until 25 August. My sister is in the US at the moment and, depending on the extras, I may ask her to get the dvd for me whilst she is there!! She is not back until 10 August though.
Also, does anyone in the UK know what extras will be on the UK version, as can't find anywhere that lists them for DVD or blu ray. It's very frustrating - I want to make sure I don't miss out on any Johnny!!! Thanks.