Another thing ROUNDERS has going for it is the relationships of the people Damon’s character surrounds himself with. You have the girlfriend (who just really got on my nerves the whole flick, but maybe that’s the point), his relationship with his law professor (played with ever loving respectability by Martin Landau) who share a few tender “mentor” moments with each other, the “what passes for a friend” relationship with Famke Jansen’s character and John Turturro’s character. And then there’s Worm, which I think the majority of people can relate to. That friend your constantly bailing out of trouble, who’s always looking for trouble. That self-destructive kind of personality friend. Having just seen and reviewed MEAN STREETS, the relationship between Keitel and De Niro’s character in the film is strikingly parallel to the relationship between Damon and Norton. Both De Niro and Norton consistently find themselves getting deeper and deeper into trouble they can’t get out of by themselves. And being childhood friends with someone like that, it's hard to turn your back on them. That is until it comes to head and reaches a violent point. And that’s when you finally realize that what this person is, is not a friend, not a buddy, what they are and what they’ve become is a liability.
Feature Commentary with Poker Players: Once again, this commentary was recorded with pro players Johnny Chan, Chris Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth, and Chris Moneymaker all in one room and you know what? Poker players are funny ass people, constantly ripping on each other, they could be the guy sitting right next to you. Only their rich and you’re not.
Behind the Scenes: Your standard behind the scenes featurette. The screenwriters talk about how the script started and finally took shape, John Dahl the director speaks about the performances from the cast as well as trying to maintain some authenticity in the look and tone of the film and the terminology and lingo used.
Professional Poker: A featurette on poker, professional players and how to them it isn’t about gambling or luck, it’s a straight business. They work at it. It’s not only their money their playing with...it’s their livelihood. My livelihood is amateur porn, which isn’t much at all.
Tips From Champion Poker Players: Pretty cool feature with the aforementioned pro players. No "play all" feature which really sucked since there are a bunch of tips under each player and you have to go back to choose the next one.
Heads Up Texas Hold 'Em: Interactive feature with a tutorial on how to play and actually lets you play. Fun…for two seconds.