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The Killer (Fox Lorber/Winstar) (1989)

NOTE: This commentary is available only on the Region 1 Fox Lorber/Winstar DVD. Different commentary tracks are available on the Criterion Collection DVD of "The Killer", as well as the Honk Kong Legends region 2 version.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director John Woo Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 2nd, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
The track is often poignant, sometimes funny, always insightful and never a waste of time. He talks about the movieís conception, its symbolism, his style and method of shooting, his relationship with the stars and the rest of the crew, and tells a few stories from the set. The track isnít original in its content, but what sets it apart from others is that you can feel Mr. Wooís love for this movie. Every word he speaks is drenched with passion. He speaks of Chow Yun-fat, and how on screen Mr. Chow personifies Mr. Wooís beliefs about humanity and his values. He addresses why every gun seems to have so many bullets. Itís apparently a question of mood over reality. Itís supposed to be more surrreal than real. He often says that he always looks for the emotions of the characters over plot or anything else, so thatís why his shootouts are the way they are. I could listen to this track over and over. Itís not as easy or as funny as others, but itís a lot more fulfilling; thereís just a lot more behind the words than any other Iíve heard.