There are four Featurettes - It's Make or Break, Ride the Wave, Adrenaline Junkies and On Location: Malibu - which divulge snippets about the production, as well as contain some Behind the Scenes footage of the movie being shot - but much of it is promotional. The Featurettes all accompany one another well, done in the same style and potential edited from one complete Documentary. There are also some 2006 interviews for the relatively new release, with all the major actors - Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty and Gary Busey - contributing, alongside the Director Kathryn Bigelow and s ome of the other crew members. Their insight is limited, but it is still nice to hear them look back at this classic after all these years. Finally there are some disappointing stills in a lacklustre gallery to round off the proceedings, along with three of the movie's original trailers. There are also some previews/trailers on disc startup, including the disappointing Jumper (Anakin is officially the new Orlando Bloom in the wooden actor charts) and the superior Denzel Washington thriller Man On Fire.
Point Break is an all-time classic. It has been borrowed and stolen from countless times since its creation but nothing can take away from the enjoyment of the original. As individual elements, it is almost impossible to understand how it works, to even justify its very existence, but as a whole it is a work of genius, one of the best action thrillers ever made, up there with the likes of Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. This new Blu-ray release really does the movie justice as well, with superior video and audio that presents the movie better than ever before. And whilst the extras offer nothing new, at least we get all those present on the relatively recent DVD special edition. Overall, fans should have no hesitation in picking this up for their collection. Newcomers, if there truly are any, should definitely check it out, although your opinion may be tarnished by having no doubt seen some of the numerous imitations that have been made since. Nevertheless, this classic comes highly recommended.
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