Trust No One: Insight from the Creators takes a little over twelve minutes to hear more from the creators about their creation. Again we get a few too many final episode clips, interspersed by mere sound-bites, but eventually we get into the meat of the story, looking at the big case at the centre of it all. The best moment is when they discuss the major plot moments that they always had in mind. Still, I think perhaps commentaries on a couple of the episodes would have felt more substantial than these Featurette (as were provided on the US release) although they're certainly far better than nothing.
Understanding Class Action is a three-stage Interactive Guide, split into Terms, Basics and Class Action Cases. Within each of these branches, we have various sub-sections, so in Terms, we get Class Action Lawsuits, Numerosity, Tort Law, Compensatory Damages vs. Punitive Damages and Criminal vs. Civil Trials, and for each of these we get various Legal Personnel talking about the relevant subjects. There are also brief clips from the specific moments in the show itself that relate to the topic. Under Basics, we get Types of Class Action Lawsuits, Certification, Notice of Class Action, Joining a Class Action, Opting Out and Suing the Government, and under Class Action Cases we get three big ones: Agent Orange, Tobacco and Exxon Valdez. Although I found this particular Extra personally quite interesting because of my profession, there's a lot of informative stuff here, some of which is historically intriguing, and it is all tied in nicely to the series itself, so this comes as something of a gem.
Finally we get a bunch of Previews for Upcoming Blu-ray releases, including The Jane Austen Book Club and Across the Universe, as well as the Ultimate Edition of Close Encounters.
Damages is quite an unusual legal vehicle - a Class Action lawsuit followed across an entire (albeit short) TV season. Packed with drama, backstabbing and Machiavellian machinations, it is thoroughly engaging and, for the Home Cinema audience, it may be so compelling that you just have to watch it back-to-back across the course of a few days. The Blu-ray presentation here is spectacular, with a superb video rendition and a surprisingly good audio track, as well as a few nice extras to round off the disc. Recommended viewing, and I personally can't wait for them to get their act together and provide us with the next season.
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