Taking Lives DVD Features & Review
That said, this cynical director's cut is the only version worth buying if you're looking to fill out your serial-killer-thriller collection (or your movies-in-which-Jolie-gets-naked collection), and you might as well enjoy the gag reel outtakes because they contain the only footage on the entire DVD in which Jolie cracks a genuine smile.
The four featurettes are really just one standard-issue promo reel chopped into thematic categories with a pretentious CSI vibe, and while they offer little of substance, seasoned film buffs will welcome the appearance of veteran British editor Anne V. Coates, who briefly explains her approach to cutting high-tension scenes.
The rest is routine at best, but given the choice between the full-screen DVD and this steamier, more gruesome widescreen version, well, it's no contest. Jolie and her breasts await you.
- Unrated Director's Cut contains six additional minutes of footage
- Gag reel
- 4 making-of featurettes:
- "The Art of Collaboration" - cast and crew
- "Profiling a Director" - interview
- "Bodies of Evidence" - cast secrets
- "Puzzle Within a Puzzle" - with editor Anne V. Coates
- Widescreen anamorphic format