I mentioned Sky Captain when I saw it in the cinema last year, so this is just a quick update on the DVD. There are some nice extras – the usual “behind the scenes” stuff (lots of shots of actors strolling around blue screen sets), some deleted scenes, and a moderately silly gag reel.
Perhaps the most interesting extra is the original six-minute short film that was created something like five years before the movie was released – it’s presented as the first chapter in a serial, very much in the Flash Gordon style. Most of it appears virtually unchanged in the final movie, but it’s an entertaining little piece.
It’s also interesting to learn how this developed from a very low budget project into a major production. And the movie’s a lot of fun, too. As I said last time I mentioned it.