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24 Exposed – Feature Documentary

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“Fascinating… Marc Ostrick seems to have shadowed everybody here… Ostrick shapes the human story of the six-week shoot of the season’s final two hours.” – Newsday, Diane Werts

“24 Exposed… One of the best behind the scenes featurettes I have ever seen on a DVD of any kind, 24 Exposed is one of those bonuses that justifies the entire price of the set.” – DVD Talk.com, Shannon Nutt

“Freakin’ awesome!! This is the best special feature on a DVD I’ve seen since I started this site.” – TV SHOWS ON DVD.COM, by Gord Lacey

“This is one of the most thorough behind-the-scenes documentaries I have ever seen for a television series. It covers everything from the cut-throat casting process (Hollywood is rough even for bit players) to the producer’s efforts to keep secret the season’s final scene by shooting a fake sequence to throw off the extras who might blab.” – DVD VERDICT, Judge Mike Pinsky

ABOUT 24 EXPOSED – from Diane Werts

Crafting DVD extras is becoming an art form all its own, with creative filmmakers beginning to specialize in the genre. Fox TV’s thriller “24,” for instance, devotes an entire second-season disc to background features, led by a 90-minute cinema verite portrait of the month-long production process for the season finale.

Portrait director Marc Ostrick shadowed “24” producer-director Jon Cassar as his finale faced location problems, script modifications and other challenges. His lively movie echoes “24’s” visual style with split screens and time graphics, yet reflects a distinctive humor and the crew’s personalities. While casual fans can enjoy its fly-on-the-wall intimacy, information flows about details, down to color temperature in lighting.

In his “24” feature, Ostrick visits everybody from star Kiefer Sutherland to the costumer to the weapons expert showing off his stunt guns. “You never know who’s going to have the best story,” he says. “And all the jobs are really integral to the process.” DVD validates that.

AWARDS:

WINNER: BEST FEATURE ON DVD AWARD, TV ON DVD CONFERENCE
NOMINATED FOR BEST TV DVD SPECIAL FEATURE, DVDX AWARDS

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