Q&A with ''Sin City'' director Robert Rodriguez -- The moviemaker explains why helps create content for DVDs of his films

By Gregory Kirschling
Updated April 11, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Q&A with ”Sin City” director Robert Rodriguez

No director puts the TLC in DVD like Robert Rodriguez, who actually prefers the DVDs of his movies to their theatrical versions.

If somebody said to you, ”Hey, no one watches extras, why bother?”. . .
I’d say, ”Well, it’s important as a filmmaker to have some closure over your movie.” That’s your last record of your statement, the DVD.
So that’s why you put together your own extras?
That’s so they’re from the moviemaker, as compared to the traditional making-of, which is usually fluff put together by marketing departments. [Laughs] A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not moviemaking, then creativity in general. So I try to lean it in that direction.
That explains the random cooking lesson you give on the Once Upon a Time in Mexico disc.
[Laughs] I have so many friends who don’t know how to cook. Whenever I make something for my kids, they’re always so appreciative. They go, ”This is the best hamburger.” And I’m like, ”That’s because I made it with love.” I’m not making it for profit or for money. They can taste the difference.