Fast Break at Richmond High lasts for about 12 minutes and is a behind the scenes look at the choreography of the basketball games. It's semi interesting but is only worth watching once, due to the nature of the featurette - once you know how they trained/prepared for the games, you don't really need to see it again.
6 Deleted scenes are up next, which last for a total of 12 minutes and you can view them either all together or you can choose them individually. What was unusual here, was all the scenes were anamorphic and only slightly worse quality than the main feature, so why not offer seamless branching? Anyway, the scenes are obviously cut for running time issues, but I think 2 of them should have made it to the final cut, even if it was for a moment more of schmaltz.
Next to last, we have a music video by “Twista” featuring Faith Evans - sorry I didn't even look as the last time I heard the name Faith Evans, it was a massacre of a good Police song. Finally the Previews and we have trailers for “Bad News Bears” with Billy Bob Thornton (think Bad Santa with Baseball) - with a superb line “Baseball's hard. You can love it, but believe me it don't always love you back. It's kinda like dating a German chick, y'know.” Oh that made me laugh (as did the reference to how “good” their bat swinging is), “The Longest Yard” DVD, a terrible looking show called “Laguna Beach” and “Sahara”. You can easily spot my favourite.
If it wasn't for the lead performance, this would have been a very much a by-the-numbers-seen-it-all-before movie, but Jackson is always watchable and this is no exception. However it does have a good transfer, an adequate soundtrack and some nice extras (plus the Bad News Bears trailer). Jackson fans should get this and it's definitely worth a rent at the very least.
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