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Face/Off (1997)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the September 2007 Special Collector's Edition DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director John Woo Rating:7.0/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on September 18th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
There are actually two commentaries for this edition. One with Woo and screenwriters Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, and another one with just the screenwriters. Woo says that he initially passed on the project because he didnít think that he could do a science fiction film, but after working with CGI on Broken Arrow, felt more comfortable with the idea. Also, later drafts removed most of the SF elements and emphasized the thriller aspects. The writers say that Woo concentrated on the characters and their emotions in their conversations together.

The second track features a lot of repeated comments from the previous one so you might want to skip this. Werb and Colleary stress that they wanted to write an action film with a villain that was just as interesting as the hero.