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The Jackal (1997)

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Commentary 1: Director Michael Caton-Jones Rating:8.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on August 1st, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Director Michael Caton-Jones has a nice Scotish brogue, and he rarely lets a moment pass without giving the listener some insight into the making of "The Jackal." This DVD stood in my collection for nearly a decade before I noticed the track. Back to the commentary: tons of shooting location information, the idea of using specific dialects to mask certain actors' weakness with accents (Gere), and his desire to combine a classic score with Tri-Hop (how late '90s!). I wish some of the track covered the director's thoughts on remaking such a classic thriller, but nothing's perfect. For Willis' fans out there, you will enjoy many stories regarding our man Bruce. I especially enjoy the tales of his many dsguises, and his refusal to travel to Finland for a mere Airport scene. What a Diva! 7/10 Track
Reviewed by grimjack on January 11th, 2015:Find all reviews by grimjack
I always thought this movie was unfairly reviewed only in the context of the original, and wish the director touched upon that a bit. It's not a bad movie at all, and this track is very good, adding a lot to the film. The director loads us up with information about how things were made, why they were made, alternate storylines, as well as lots of good insights into what was going on. This track definitely adds to the understanding and appreciation of the film.