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MPAA Rating: PG-13 (For Some Sexual Language and Thematic Elements)
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Starring: Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George Mackay, Nicholas McAnulty
Screenplay by: Alan Cubitt
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Retail Price: $29.99
Features: The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey with Optional Commentary by Director Scott Hicks, A Father And Two Sons On Set
Specs: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Scene Selection (18 Scenes)
Released: January 26th, 2010
Subtitles in English and Spanish are included, as well as a Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 track.
The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey is a 16 minute montage of photos taken on the set by the unit photographer Matt Nettheim. You can watch this with some soft music, or with Commentary from director Scott Hicks. This is an interesting approach in lieu of a feature length commentary. While there is some stuff on specific scenes, much of the narration is made up of assorted production tidbits — how the film was ultimately shot in the part of Australia where Hicks grew up, how actress Laura Fraser is actually Scottish, locations, cut scenes, birds, working with young chilren and a lot on artistic touches (which are pretty insightful). There are plenty of great photos, and Hicks comments are enlightening. Worth checking out if you liked the movie, and certainly an original approach for a director to speak about his experiences making a movie.
The only other extra is A Father And Two Sons, On Set. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, this very short piece has footage of Simon Carr (his memoir inspired this movie) and his two sons on the set. Hicks chimes in, as does Carr on the experience of real people seeing their lives portrayed by actors. Short and sweet.