Eye For Film >> Movies >> Seed (2007) DVD Review
Reviewed by: Jonathan MeltonRead Jonathan Melton's film review of Seed
Along with a trailer for the film, as well as a few others put on the start of the disk (which thankfully can be skipped), the only extra is a ten minute behind the scenes feature entitled Executing Seed. Rather than an (almost) clever title for a doc covering the production of the film, in actuality it's nothing more than a feature entirely about the execution scene. And, almost by accident, it manages to tell you more about a film set than dozens of other behind the scenes features on better films.
With no voiceover or text to explain context, the feature consists solely of 10 minutes of people preparing for the scene. Which, of course, is mainly just standing around. Everything has already been planned and put in place, all that's left to do is make minor adjustments.
"Shave those legs," an anonymous crew member demands, providing a line more quotable than anything that appears in the film itself. Boll appears, supervises a quick walkthrough of the scene, before retiring in front of a monitor to see it filmed. And that's it. Professional filmmaking in all its dull glory.
Of course, on a film like this, further features would only exist as a form of torture for film critics. I can't imagine anyone would sit through a Seed commentary by choice, and thankfully the filmmakers recognise that.Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2009