As good as the movie was, it did have some problems. I found it to drag on at times and there were a lot of shots that just lasted too long. The performances were great, but at times I felt the camera kept rolling after they were done acting.
Overall though, the movie works. With all the talent involved, how couldnít it? Itís a very interesting story with good visuals and good direction. Itís also a movie that many of us can relate to. The characters are real and that really comes through on film.
Commentary with James Gray and Steven Soderbergh: This commentary wasnít featured on the original release. Steven acts almost as an interviewer here and keeps the track rolling. He doesnít really serve any other purpose because he doesnít really have much to do with the film.
Commentary with James Gray: This track is more detailed and film-specific than the previous one. I enjoyed it and James Gray does a really good job on his own.
Deleted Scenes (6:28): I felt the movie had many slow parts as is and these deleted scenes were worthy of being left out. However, they were pretty good by themselves.
Roundtable discussion with Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, James Caan and James Gray: (30:49): The gang gets together and talks about the movie. Itís been about five or six years since the movie came out, but itís nice to hear them reminisce about the movie. I also enjoyed James Caan talking smack on everyone.
Visualizing The Yards (12:03): James Gray and others talk about the movie and various pieces of concept art that inspired them.
Behind the Scenes Featurette (12:04): This is a fluff piece about the film. It features interviews with various cast members. Not a whole lot of behind the scenes stuff, but itís decent.
There is also Original Concept Art and Previews.