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Relentless: The Making of Elektra: Production and Post-Production
Elektra in Mythology
Elektra in Comics
Showdown at the Well: Multi Angle Dailies: Take 3, Take 5, Take 7, & Take 9
Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by Rob Bowman and Kevin Stitt): Sai Approach, “Come Back To Me”, Rounding Up The Troops
Alternate/Extended Scenes: Alternate Opening (with optional commentary by Rob Bowman and Kevin Stitt):Young Elektra Throws Coin Into Wishing Well, Young Elektra Buries Sais, Sais Out Of Ground, Alternate Elektra & Abby, Go Game
Galleries: Costumes, Production Design, Weapons, Unit Photography
Storyboards: Elektra in Pool, Mark’s House, Alley / Hawk, Abby in the Woods, In the Maze, Kirigi’s Death, & Natchios Estate
“More eye-popping action, added visual effects, and a rocking sound remix for the ultimate home theater experience make this unrated Director’s Cut of Elektra a must-own Collector’s Edition DVD! Packed with hours of in-depth extras, this 2-disc set includes an all-new audio commentary track, production and mythology documentaries, deleted/extended scenes and much more.
Jennifer Garner “electrifies” as the sexiest action hero ever to burst from the pages of Marvel Comics. Restored to life after sustaining mortal wounds in Daredevil, Elektra now lives only for death as the world’s most lethal assassin. But her latest assignment will shape her final destiny in the climactic battle between good and evil!”
The Elektra: Unrated Director’s Cut is not rated.
I’ll be quite honest with you I couldn’t tell what was added to this movie. I watched it in theaters and on DVD, but when I watched this version I had no idea what was new. I thought it might possibly be some footage of Elektra as a child or a little more banter between our heroine and McCabe, her “agent”. Whatever the case, the new footage doesn’t modify Elektra enough to make it noticeable. In fact, the movie is only 3 minutes longer than its previous release. So if you’re only buying this movie for the extra footage, you’re probably better off passing on it.
Next up is “Showdown at the Well: Multi Angle Dailies”. You can watch footage from several cameras that shot the final fight between Elektra and Kirigi. You hit the angle button to toggle between cameras. There are then three deleted scenes with optional commentary by Rob Bowman and Kevin Stitt: Sai Approach, “Come Back To Me”, Rounding Up The Troops. These were seen on the earlier Elektra DVD. However, a second batch of Alternate/Extended Scenes offers up some new footage. One features an alternate opening sequence in which we see Elektra being revived and then training with Stick. (This footage was used elsewhere in the film.) A couple of other scenes feature the young version of Elektra throwing a coin in the wishing well and burying some sais. Most interesting is a final scene in which we see Stick and the leader of the Hand playing a board game, thus implying that everyone in the film was a pawn in the battle between good and evil. It’s an interesting twist on the events of the film.
There are two other large documentaries included. The first discusses Elektra in mythology and literature. A scholar discusses the namesake of the comic character and her appearance in ancient Greek plays. If you’re interested in the history of the character, this will be right up your alley. The second documentary discusses Elektra in comics. It features interviews with Frank Miller, Brian Michael Bendis, Greg Rucka, and others involved in landmark stories featuring the character. Miller discusses her origins, his thinking behind the character, and more. This is a great documentary for comic fans.
The bonus features are rounded out with standard extras like Galleries (featuring Costumes, Production Design, Weapons, Unit Photography), Storyboards, and trailers.
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