Brick | Steelbook (Autobahn #2)

 Product Details

Product Type
» DVD

Origin
» Germany

UPC/EAN/Barcode
» 886970400695

Distributor
» Autobahn / Senator

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Steelbook

Out of Print
» Unknown

Still in Collection
» Yes

Purchased At
» shop.dtm.at


 Disc 1

Contents
» German start-up trailers for Hard Candy and Shortbus (can be skipped)
» Brick (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Rian Johnson and various cast and crew
» Trailer (in German)

Type
» DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
» 1.85:1 Anamorphic

Audio
» English DD 5.1
» German DTS 5.1
» German DD 5.1

Subtitles
» English, German


 Disc 2

Contents
» Building Brick (46m)
» Featurette (no, it doesn't have an actual title!) (07m 57s)
» Interview with Director Rian Johnson (32m)
» Junkyard Score - Making of The Soundtrack (11m 12s)
» 8 Deleted Scenes (with introductions by Rian Johnson) (22m 36s)
» Chickscratch Storyboards (Storyboards with forced Commenary by Rian Johnson) (01m 30s)
» Casting Laura & Dode (Auditions) (03m)
» Costume Design (Sketches with forced commentary by Rian Johnson)
» Origami Master (Short film by Rian Johnson) (04m 02s)
» German Bonus Trailers
» - Hard Candy
» - Shortbus
» - High School Confidential
» - Session 9

Type
» DVD, R2, PAL

Subtitles
» German (optional)


 Movie Details

Original Title
» Brick

Year
» 2005

Director
» Rian Johnson

Cast
» Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt OŽLeary, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Segan, Richard Roundtree, Meagan Good, Brian J. White, Jonathan Cauff, Reedy Gibbs, Lucas Babin, Tracy Wilcoxen, Ari Welkom

IMDb
» http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393109/


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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

Just another steelbook, with a nice clean look to it. It looks good but the Autobahn framing feels a bit odd... but I guess it's easy to get used to. I'm just glad it looks as nice as it does. Long live the steelbooks! (but hopefully at a cheaper price next time)


Disc contents / Extras

Even though we're just talking two discs here, I think they really did a great job with the extras. There's a number of lengthy features. Building Brick concist of a lot of on set photage (or rather on location as a lot of the movie takes place outside).

The Junkyard Score featurette is a nice little piece about the soundtrack of the film. It's basically a slideshow following various aspects of the film and the soundtrack. This featurette runs for a little over 11 min and features an audiotrack by composer Nathan Johnsson (yes, he is related to the director).

The Chickenscratch Storyboards is a very short featurette just showing director Rian Johnsons terrible storyboards (no, that's HIS opinion) as he talks about how much they suck. I rather like this featurette but I really wish it was longer so we could get to see more of these his doodlings... not because they're good storyboards, because they really aren't but it's just very interesting to see how much you can do even if you're not the artistic type.

Finally, I'd like to take a moment and mention the short Origami Master film towards the end of my list. Now, this is not you're classic final film-school project as one would expect, but rather a VERY early production that the director did in high school. Now I find this kind of amusing, I mean, it's all handheld cameras, ninja costumes and brightly coloured toy guns. I mean ok, it's not really related to Brick but it's just humoures to see a director with such a wonderful self-distance, who can just take these (presumably) embarassing memories (and storyboards alike) and show em off as a curiousity even when he doesn't have to.


Sidenotes

One thing that really strikes me as visually interesting with this set is actually the subtitling. It's surprisingly smooth with a very fast fade-in/fade-out look to it. It's subtle but I really like it for some reason.


 Visitors Comments

Posted 2011-08-14 (16:37)

Thanks Lafar. I never noticed the spanish one :)

Lafar | Location: Poland Posted 2011-08-13 (20:55)

Hey there Discjunkie, I don't know if you're aware of it or not but there's another interesting release of this movie. It's R2 Digipack from Spain. It includes thick booklet, filmcell and overall look of the digipack is really cool. I think you should check it out.
Cheers from Poland!

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