Blu-Ray Review: 'The Expendables'
The Expendables put together a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack jam packed with special features. You can read our review of the film here, but let’s get into the extras, which offer more than enough insight into the action and on-set camaraderie.
The Expendables: Ultimate Recon Mode
Audio commentary by Stallone mixed with behind the scenes footage. Interesting to see how some of the scenes came together, and perfect if you have A.D.D. At times there are four different things to watch up on the screen. Stallone also controls the action by ordering an off-screen person to stop and rewind footage.
Comic-Con 2010 Panel
Harry Knowles moderates a panel with all of the movie’s actors. Terry Crews kicks it off by taking his shirt off. But like most Comic-Con panels, it’s a lot of ass kissing.
Inferno: The Making of The Expendables
A 90-minute, four-part documentary on the making of the movie. If you didn’t already get you fill watching the Ultimate Recon Mode, then check this out. You’ll know more about The Expendables than you ever thought was possible. Be prepared for a plethora of veiny arms and cigars.
From the Ashes: Post Production Documentary
The most dramatic take on a post production behind the scenes look that I’ve ever witnessed. The way they score it, you’d think the editor had to put together a rough cut before a bomb timer attached to his Avid reached 0:00. No groundbreaking techniques are revealed, but Sly sounds like he knows what he wants and he usually gets it.
Actor break character, and Jet Li and Dolph try to not butcher the English language.
It’s hard to believe that this was the only deleted scene in the film. Either everything else was gold, or the other deleted scenes are so bad they didn’t want to include them on the Blu-ray.