What are the best making-of docs ever included as DVD supplements? At the top of my list is Laurent Bouzereau‘s two-hour-long “making of Jaws” doc that was originally included on a Jaws special edition laser disc in the ’90s and re-appeared on the 30th anniversary DVD that came out in ’05. Second is Charles Lauzarika‘s Tricks of the Trade, an innovative 71-minute doc about the making of Ridley Scott‘s Matchstick Men, which was more or less inspired by Project Greenlight. The list could go on and on.
But here’s the real question: what major films that have come out on DVD need a first-rate, multi-chapter doc about their creation? I’ll tell you two right now — Woody Allen‘s Annie Hall and Manhattan. And one about Hal Ashby and Warren Beatty‘s Shampoo. And one about the calamitous making of the 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty.