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Jumper

While "Jumper" was Doug Liman's first real box office disappointment, DVD release offers this pic a second chance to reach its target young male audience, with plenty of features for them to explore -- in the present, future and past.

While “Jumper” was Doug Liman’s first real box office disappointment, DVD release offers this pic a second chance to reach its target young male audience, with plenty of features for them to explore — in the present, future and past.

Behind-the-scenes material works hard to spotlight the intense development that went on behind the scenes, from the thorough reinterpretation of novelist Steven Gould’s original mythology to the creation of the “jumping” effect. Liman’s personal involvement with these featurettes is evident, with a commentary track on top of the usual interviews detailing his vision for a realistic approach to the superhuman genre: “If I could have cast someone who could teleport, I would have. We’re not showing off the jumps.”

“Doug Liman’s ‘Jumper’: Uncensored” is the highlight featurette, offering a candid look at the production, with documentary footage capturing not only of the shoot, but the behind-the-scenes tension resulting from Liman’s disorganized production style. Jamie Bell’s increasing frustration with frequent script changes and massive scheduling mishaps is put center stage; “Billy Elliot” has grown up, and he’s got a bit of a potty mouth.

Pic remains a fairly minor superhero entry, but disc gives viewers a chance to appreciate the effort behind its often difficult creation.

Jumper

$29.99; Release Date: June 10, 2008

  • Production: 20th Century Fox
  • Crew: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen. Running Time: 88 minutes
  • Cast: <B>Cast:</B> Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse James.