Point Break DVD - Pure Adrenaline Edition
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  • Unfortunately, there is no commentary, and that's a shame
  • Three trailers are included and a gallery, but the best part of the DVD package are the four featurettes
  • I know it sounds repetitive, but really it's just a different concentration for each featurette, and all of the participants are in most of the four short documentaries on the DVD
  • There really are a lot of fun things discussed, some great little stories, and I really enjoyed viewing them

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      Point Break was the movie Patrick Swayze did right after Ghost. He wanted something totally different from the leading man persona he’d been in that film, and boy did he get it. In Point Break, Swayze stars as Bodhi, a surfer guru, who comes in contact with an ex-football jock who is now an FBI agent. Since Bodhi robs banks, the friendship is not the easiest.

      The movie is a DVD success and very popular. What makes this pure adrenaline, widescreen edition special are the extras.

      Unfortunately, there is no commentary, and that’s a shame. Several of the folks used in the extras could


      have done magnificent commentary for the production. Oddly, the director, Kathryn Bigelow has no part of the extras. Perhaps she was out of the country or something when the DVD extras were being done, but it seems glaring not to have any comments from her at all.

      The extras include 8 deleted scenes, most of Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty in their scenes together. Reeves plays Johnny, the FBI agent, and Petty is Tyler, Bodhi’s ex and Johnny’s new love. There is just one deleted scene with Swayze and Reeves. These scenes, too, are very short, almost just a few lines that ...


      • were taken out of the original because of its length.

        Three trailers are included and a gallery, but the best part of the DVD package are the four featurettes. The first includes interviews with Swayze, Petty, and others, such as the producer and screenwriter. Of course, they discuss the scene where Swayze falls back out of the plane, and it really was him. I’ve heard much of this story before, Swayze versus the studio over the skyjumping because of the insurance, but it’s the first time I’ve heard the producer talk about it and virtually admit that even while telling Swayze he couldn’t do it,

        they were driving to where he was going to do it. It was a great moment.

        The other featurettes focus on the location shoot, surfers, and surfing. I know it sounds repetitive, but really it’s just a different concentration for each featurette, and all of the participants are in most of the four short documentaries on the DVD. There really are a lot of fun things discussed, some great little stories, and I really enjoyed viewing them.

        The dvd case comes with one of those slip on covers. Also, inside is a little pamphlet on the movie that has even more information.

        This dvd is a winner!




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