London To Brighton

London To Brighton

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Caro Ness

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The extras include out-takes from the movie, largely scenes where the actors were letting off much-needed steam, there is an alternative ending which perhaps fits more neatly with the tone of the movie than the ending that was chosen and there are a number of deleted scenes, which were probably cut in the editing process to speed the film along and make it more seamless.

Then there is a Behind The Scenes look at the making of the film and a Question and Answer Session both of which prove quite illuminating on the making of the film, the constraints of the budget, the writing and casting process, how the cast only had three hours at the most to rehearse and how the film evolved from being linear in time to the use of flashbacks to heighten the tension. London to Brighton is adapted from Paul Williams short “Royalty” which features some of the same actors. This short is shown as part of the extras and it is clear how the film evolved from this kernel of an idea.

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Blink and you might miss the director's commentary because you'll find it under the Scene Setup section. Having said that, I was a bit disappointed.

This is an anecdotal account rather than the director informing you as to why he chose to do a shot a certain way, or to use particular lighting, he just tells you that he likes it, or loves it or that it is his favourite. OK if you want some commentary from the actors/director/producer but it isn't much more than that.

Reviewed on: 15 May 2007
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Product Code: MP725D

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35:1

Sound: Dolby Digital

Extras: Interactive menus, Bonus footage, Deleted scenes, 'Making of' documentary, Commentary (Director's), Alternate ending; Georgia Groome audition tape

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