There are three Deleted Scenes, including an Alternate Ending which I think is arguably better. I understand that perhaps the ending used is more appropriate given that the movie is probably trying its best to avoid the very Hollywood stereotypes that it showcases, this Alternate Ending is far more satisfying and basically gives you a closing coda that tells you what happened to all of the key characters further down the line. The other Deleted Scenes are pretty unnecessary.
The Making of What Just Happened: from Book to Script to Screen is a twenty-four minute Featurette that charts the story of how this film came to screen, with plenty of interview footage from the original book and screenplay writer Art Linson, who guides us through how the movie about his book got made, with (extremely rare) contributions from DeNiro himself relating how he was approached for this production and his thoughts on the material, as well as comments from the Director Barry Levinson, who talks about the challenges of making this kind of movie exciting. Never duplicating the trivia already offered by the Commentary, this is an interesting making-of featurette that fans will be keen to check out. We also get an extremely brief three-minute “Behind the Scenes Featurette” which offers up a glimpse at a couple of the scenes being shot, and have a couple of alternate lines. This is the closest you are gonna get to a gag reel for this movie.
There's half an hour of Casting Sessions - 12 in total - all of which are with unknown actors who are casting for the roles. Oddly, they are quite compelling, including Laura (the chica adorning DeNiro on the back cover of the Blu-ray) and they are made yet more accessible by being immediately followed by the relevant scene from the movie. Finally we get No Animals were Harmed in the Making of this Movie, which is a brief and rather odd two-minute Featurette about the dog depicted in the movie. It includes a mock dog-voiceover, giving us vaguely humorous discussions on faking animal cruelty in movies, which is actually trying to show just how well treated these animals are.
After being disappointed by much of what DeNiro's come out with recently, not least his abysmal re-teaming with Pacino on Righteous Kill, it was nice to find a new movie which actually gives him some room to remind us of just how good an actor he was - and perhaps still is. Poignantly entertaining, and eye-opening to those who perhaps don't really know about what really goes on in Hollywood, this is a satirically funny affair with an all-star cast that is well worth checking out. The Blu-ray release makes the best of the relatively low budget (but reasonably stylish) material that is on offer, with decent enough video and audio and a quality set of extras that will certainly prove intriguing to those who enjoyed the film. Recommended.
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