Paul Thomas Anderson‘s 2012 film ‘The Master‘ was a strange and compelling film. It’s a love story or sorts between Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, where we watch as their characters fall into the spell of the other.
Hoffman’s Lancaster Dodd is both intrigued and frightened by Phoenix’s Freddie Quell, and its their relationship, that of mentor and mentee, gentleman and wild beast, that the film focuses on.
‘The Master’ pops into my head often, and I don’t know why. I’m looking forward to getting to watch again and I was excited to read about the treatment the film will be getting on its DVD / Blu-Ray release.
From what I’ve read the main bonus is twenty minutes of deleted scenes, strung together by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. SlashFilm saw the edit and wrote up a detailed timeline of what those twenty minutes look like. Also on the DVD will be the two John Huston documentaries that helped inspire ‘The Master.’
No word on if the release will have my favorite DVD extra — the commentary track. One of the best comes from Anderson’s own ‘Boogie Nights‘ where you listen in on Anderson watching the film with its star Mark Wahlberg. For THEE best DVD commentary track ever committed to plastic, go directly to ‘Conan the Barbarian‘ where Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about his muscles, that guys muscles, her muscles — just muscles for the full film*. Classic!
*This probably will not happen if ‘The Master’ gets a commentary track.