Pierre Morel's latest neo-Eurospy movie, From Paris With Love, is out today on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate. And it boasts plenty of extras tailor-made for spy fans! Besides a commentary with Morel (whose previous neo-Eurospy effort was Taken) and a making-of featurettes ("The Making-of From Paris With Love"), we also get the intriguing "Spooks, Spies and Special Ops: Life Under Cover" and "Secrets of Spy Craft: Inside the International Spy Museum." Those both sound pretty cool! A look at "Charlie Wax's Gun Locker," the theatrical trailer and a trivia game called "Friend or Foe" (Huh? From Paris With Love trivia? Really?) round out the special features. Oh, and the Blu-ray also includes that idiotic but ubiquitous digital copy of the film, for those of you who care about that. (Anyone? Really?) From Paris With Love isn't as good as Taken or the Transporter movies (previous neo-Eurospy efforts from producer Luc Besson), but it's pretty fun nonetheless. From the trailers, I thought I was going to hate Travolta and his Charlie Wax persona, and for the first twenty minutes I did. But then suddenly I went from cringing at his bad one-liners and miles-over-the-top delivery to laughing at them. And in the end, he kind of made the movie rather than ruining it!
Fun trivia: According to a thread on the Commander Bond.net forums, Christian Burgess was once considered as a possible 007 for one of Kevin McClory's many attempts to make another rogue Bond movie in the 1990s.