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This commentary is only available on the U.S. Blu-ray.
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Screenwriter/director Peter Hyams
Rating:7.0/10 (2 votes) [
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Reviewed by reidca on April 8th, 2015
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It starts out an excellent commentary but his silences increase over the course of the second half which is a bit disapponting so I'll knock a point off for that. I love it when a director is hands on (he is his own cinematographer) as he is generally not afraid to get quite technical on the track. Hyams covers lighting, focus pulling, model photography, mechanical effects, orchestration, designing. He also comes across as quite humble and often refers to little details he wished were done better. His other major discussion point are the actors, clearly he loved working with these actors (he thinks casting is vital, you don't direct actors, you just cast the best and they will bring something special to the role) and speaks a lot about how great it was to work with Connery. 7/10
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