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Crank (2006)

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Commentary 1: "Crank'd Out Mode": Collection of video interviews played over the film, by screenwriters/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, actors Jason Statham, Efren Ramirez, and Jose Pablo Cantillo, director of photography Adam Biddle, and other crew members Rating:9.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
With this, high-definition exclusive extras arenít exclusive anymore. This is what youíd find if youíd watch ĎConstantineí or ĎThe Bourne Supremacyí HD-DVDs. Itís basically a picture-in-picture commentary. Itís a combination of audio commentary, video commentary, interview footage and behind the scenes footage. The directors, a guy at Lakeshore Entertainment, a guy at Lionsgate, the DP and the actors contribute to this thing. It plays like an 88-minute documentary, talking about all the aspects of the movie: script, stars, shooting, action. Itís starts off pretty general, but it gets pretty specific at times. Itís no surprise the directors talk most of the time, and they show their sense of humour and their filmmaking theories. They tell you how they shot some scenes, while the little picture show you how they shot it. Itís actually really interesting to watch. Thereís some dead time in here, though itís not too much. Itís quite interesting and Iíll be glad to see more of these things.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on March 29th, 2015:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
This is not a commentary, but I will review it anyway.

This is quite interesting. Neveldine and Taylor talk about how they wanted to use HD camcorders for shooting this movie, how when characters are talking on the phone, the actors are actually speaking on the phone, the actor playing Chev's boss couldn't swim, Efren playing against type (every role he was offered was exactally like Pedro), Jason talks about the action he had to do, the actor playing the business man in the elevator had to speak in different accents for Chev's hallucination and that 3 scenes were shot with an actual movie camera.
Reviewed by grimjack on September 5th, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
This is actually a great commentary. Especially for this film. It is mostly a picture in picture, with pop-ups by various actors and crew, going over each scene. It is not as funny or insane as the film, but still one of the funniest and most clever commentaries I have ever heard.

Too many interesting things are brought up to list them all, but when they say something like "That was really Statham hanging off out of that car", and the picture in the corner shows footage of Statham doing the stunt while it is also on the big screen gives us something that no ordinary commentary track could ever do.