"The Rock" DVD special features


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.45TCB
December 30, 2002, 08:57 PM
I got the Criterion Collection version of The Rock on DVD for Christmas. As you home theater buffs will know, this is a special edition 2-disc set with lots of extras. On disc 2 are two short features: "On the Range with Navy SEALs" and "The Do's and Dont's of Hollywood Gunplay"

The first shows a group of current and former SEALs conducting firearms training at a Gunsite/TR/etc-type school. The opening title of the segment says: "Ex-Navy SEAL Harry Humphries' company, Global Studies Group, Inc., employs former and active Navy SEALs to instruct novices and professionals in proper gun handling. He invited us to tape a typical class on December 18, 1996". There are also interviews with two active SEALs who were in the movie.

The second part is Humphries and actor Marshall Teague demonstrating typical hollywood screw ups with guns (gangster-style shooting, entering rooms, etc) compared with the proper way to handle firearms.

Overall, there's nothing earth-shattering in the features (total time for both is only about 15 minutes), but its refreshing to see something like this on anything that comes out of Hollywood.

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spacemanspiff
December 30, 2002, 09:15 PM
is there any way you could rip the two videos to an mpeg and upload it so we all can enjoy it?

Phyphor
December 30, 2002, 10:17 PM
It CAN be done, but it ain't legal, unfortunately....

Go to http://www.google.com and look for DVD ripper programs, you can then decode the streams off the DVD to files.

Razor
December 30, 2002, 11:35 PM
Another pretty good firearms Special Feature is on the Bad Boys-Special Edition DVD. The special effects guys use high speed digital cameras to record themselves shooting various objects with a variety of firearms. My favorite is the .50cal and the aquarium. :D



Wait...did I just admit to owning a copy of Bad Boys ?......Dang. :uhoh:

thumbtack
December 31, 2002, 02:03 AM
Wait...did I just admit to owning a copy of Bad Boys ?......Dang.

In the voice of Nelson from The Simpsons "Ha Ha" :D

Oh BTW Bad Boys 2 is coming out next year if your are interrested.

ahenry
December 31, 2002, 12:32 PM
Razor, if its any consolation I was going to start a thread on the cool special features from the Bad Boys DVD a while back (back on TFL). I chickened out though. :o

:D

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