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Sunshine (2007) Amazon Director: Danny Boyle I love this movie. The imagery is fantastic, the storyline is fascinating, the acting is incredible, the directing is spot on, the production is perfection. The casting is great. It stars: Cillian Murphy as Capa, Chris Evans as Mace, Michelle Yeoh as Corazon, Hiroyuki Sanada as Kaneda, Cliff Curtis as Serle as more. Anything Danny Boyle directs is way up there for me. This movie did not do well at all at the box office. Too bad. I think it was just not marketed correctly.

    • Deleted Scenes with Danny Boyle
    • Alternate Ending
    • Web Production Diaries
    • Two Short Films with Intro by Danny Boyle
    • Audio Commentary by Danny Boyle (Director)
    • Audio Commentary by Dr. Brian Cox (University of Manchester)

Man, Danny Boyle LOVES movies. This guy is really enthusiastic . . . or may be just a few too many espressos. But, seriously, the running commentary by Danny is rich with insight into the craft of directing.

The deleted scenes are terrific. There are several scenes shown and discussed. Danny narrates each scene with details about the making of the scene, how it was to fit into the movie, and why it was eventually cut. Including an alternate ending. You also have the option of turning off the commentary for these deleted scenes.

As much as I liked the running commentary with Danny Boyle, the second running commentary with Dr. Brian Cox is even more fascinating. Did you know that the Sun burns 600 million tons of fuel per second!?!? For me this extra feature is worth the price. Separating science fiction from science fact gives you a whole new appreciation for this movie and every other science fiction movie you’ll ever see.

The two short independent films are introduced by Danny and he explains having them on the extra features of the DVD allows such films to be distributed where they would not see any sort of distribution at all. A really nice concept.

Now. The best extra feature is the Web Production Diaries. Here you get to watch interviews from several of the cast and crew. Some are funny, revealing, educational, all are very interesting. Danny introduces this extra feature and it includes, amongst others, Hiroyuki, Cillian, a piece about Pre Visualization techniques, the Science of the Sun with Brian, Zero Gravity Flight, etc…

This DVD has something for everyone. From students of directing, production and actors, it is a must have DVD.

So, I’d say you have to check out the extras on this DVD.

I give it ★★★★★