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"The Explosive Stunts" is another 15-minute featurette, revealing Howard's decision to avoid digital technology (because computer-generated fire still looked "phony" in 1991) and focus instead on authentic, practical fire effects, with actors Kurt Russell, Scott Glenn, and William Baldwin performing many of their own stunts under potentially dangerous conditions. (Glenn describes one incident where fire burned through nearly three layers of his Nomex fire-retardant underwear!) "Creating the Villain: The Fire" shows how the still-impressive infernos in Backdraft were achieved, and this is a fascinating featurette given that Backdraft was a one-of-a-kind production, filmed before the advent of sophisticated and real-looking digital fire effects. "Real-Life Firemen, Real-Life Stories" is a 10-minute tribute to a group of Chicago firemen who praise Backdraft for its realism while pointing out some of the differences between the film and the real-life details of firefighting. Of course, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 weigh heavily on these men, who acknowledge Backdraft as the first film to honor the bravery of firefighters prior to their news-making heroism in the wake of 9/11. --Jeff Shannon
This does for fire what "The Abyss" does for water.
Howard has a great supporting cast-including:Scott Glenn, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Jason Leigh, J.T. Walsh, Rebecca De Mornay and Donald Sutherland.
I found it very engaging, and came away from it wanting to know much more about what a "backdraft" it (look on wikipedia - it is a real.
the digital copy expired a long time ago. When I bought it, I thought it expired way in the future.Published 5 days ago by Jonathan P. Mccary
My son is a retired Fire Engineer. These men put their live on the line every day, and are well respected. This movie made me glad my son is retired, without injury.Published 8 days ago by Mary Moore
When it plays the pictures doesn't fill the screen it's a small box in the middle of the screen.Published 24 days ago by Andra Wilt
Awesome movie! Awesome story line all time favorite movie. I grew up watching this movie glade to be able to finally add it to my collection again.Published 1 month ago by Michael Langoski
Not a firefighter training video by any means, but I enjoyed watching the movie.Published 1 month ago by Billy Crump
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There is no "Uncut" Version of BACKDRAFT; There's the version that it was intended to be (as seen on the DVD/VHS) and then there's the Network TV Version, which is, ironically, butchered (for airing Purpouses) and uses the Deleted scenes from the Special Edition for whatever reason.
Jul 9, 2009 by P. Hardy | See all 2 posts