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As far as the performances, Harlin did have some great talent to play with. Val Kilmer and Christian Slater, the most charismatic of the bunch, have few scenes, leaving us with an empty hole that the others just couldnít fill. LL Cool J seems to have now become the new Geena Davis for Harlin, and his performances have the same effect that hers did on CUTTHROAT and LONG KISS. (aka not good!) With this cast, Harlin had a real shot to create something unique, but like a dwarf in a 100 meter dash, just falls short. Harlin is like a top notch surgeon, he belongs in the operating room, not sweeping up the mess left afterwards. Is MINDHUNTERS a film worth renting if everything else is out? Sure. Is it worth buying? Surely not.
Commentary (with Director Renny Harlin): The best thing about a Renny Harlin film, be it good or bad, is always the commentary. Harlin has the gift of gab and not just stuff you donít want to hear. He does something that few filmmakers can do - he makes the commentary interesting for both the fan and aspiring filmmaker. Not many directors can keep your attention for the duration of a film, especially a bad one, but Harlin has a gift for vocalizing what others cannot. Well worth a listen.
Profiling Mindhunters (7:53): This one shows why Harlin is a great director, attention to detail. He takes us through the making of the film, casting, story, ect. Be warned this one is more interesting than the film itself!
Stunt Sequence (4:34): Here we get a blow by blow look at some of the filmís fight and stunt sequences, cutting back and forth between film footage and stuff shot on the set. This is the way it should always be presented. Short and sweet.
A Walk Through Crimetown (3:48): Renny takes us on a tour of the Crimetown set, showing us all the detail. And yet again, real on set footage, not just movie footage! (all DVD programmers take note!) Quirky, cool, and fun to watch.