There is a DVD Introduction by Paul Haggis, but it is almost not worth mentioning, running at barely fifteen seconds in length and not containing anything worth even that much of your time.
The Behind the Scenes Documentary is ten minutes in length and features plenty of behind the scenes footage, with the Director and the Screenwriter, along with the Producer Cathy Schulman, all in interview talking about how they wanted to paint a ensemble morality play about racism and prejudice, but without any of the characters really knowing one another - just strangers interacting with strangers. Thandie Newton, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle and Brendan Fraser also all make their points about the production and there is plenty of background footage spliced in with clips from the final film. It is an interesting offering that is worth your time.
There is a Music Video for the track “If I...” by Kanasascali, with contains audio and visual excerpts from the movie and there is also a trailer for the main movie, cheekily set to Adagio for Strings (which well never be more poignant than when it was used in Platoon) and which does give away a little bit too much from the movie.
Crash is a tough but rewarding drama about the intersecting lives of a group of interesting, if almost all prejudiced, people living in Los Angeles. With its ensemble cast who all provide stellar performances, it is surely one of the must-see movies of the year. The DVD release gives it a distinctly average transfer (although that is probably more indicative of the method of filming than of the transfer itself) but a superior Dolby Digital 5.1 track, which is not only a high point of the disc but also of the movie itself. Adorned with a wealth of extras, some of which are well worth a look (particularly for fans), this is a recommended rental or even a potential blind-buy for those who like the sound of it.
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