Spieldauer: ~ 137 Minuten
Regie: Vin Diesel
Cast: Vin Diesel, Phillip Jones, Cheryl Adam, Kalimi Baxter, Cara Gaffen, Richard Width, Ruth Otero, Ivan Jordain, Emilie Daveyac, Nancy Alison, August Roc, Colette Duvall, Lewis Steidl, David Rainey, Barry Burns, Erik Stephen
Kurzbeschreibung: The "diversity" in this edition of Short refers to ethnic diversity, not a diverse array of films on view. Unfortunately, this batch isn´t nearly as compelling as the previous DVDs in the series. Of the six shorts presented, the most intriguing are "Buy My Film," a 1995 mixed-media contribution from director John Schnall, and Saving Private Ryan actor Vin Diesel´s "Multi-Facial" are the most intriguing, clever, and palatable of the lot, though Diesel´s extra goodies--six interviews and a bit called "Vin Works on Iron Giant"--reek of commercialism and self-promotion. As is the case with all the Short editions, the Sound Bit section, here with jazz cellist Erik Friedlander, is a must-watch. But Short 5 is also plagued by the spate of consumer-driven spots and ads that open each film, and they taint the entire package with a television mentality, ignoring the real purpose of the series--to promote short films as an art form.