DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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The Making Of is the most significant of the extras on the disc and is of a much higher standard than most. It takes the process of making Jindabyne through from the pre-production through the shoot and intot hte editing phase. All the main players are interviewed, inclulding the director Ray Lawrence - revealing that if he manages to get 30 per cent of what he aims for, he's a happy man - and stars Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney.

Thankfully, all those who feature talk about the making of the film itself, rather than the usual sticky gush-fests in which everyone slaps one another on the back. The comments about Lawrence's directorial style - his use of natural light, his quick working technique - are particularly interesting.

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There are three deleted scenes, one a scene of exposition between the men on their fishing trip, which was presumably cut so that their motives for staying rather than going retain more ambiguity, a second between little Caylin-Calandria and her Granddad, which doesn't seem to quite work and a third between Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney. It's just a shame there is no director's commentary with these scenes to explain Lawrence's thoughts behind their ommission.

The trailer completes a solid package, which would be worth buying for the film alone.

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2007
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A close-knit Australian community is rocked when four men discover a murder victim’s corpse and do nothing about it.
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Product Code: REVD2006

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen

Sound: Dolby Stereo 2.0 and Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Making of, deleted scenes, trailer

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