Steven Soderbergh on The Underneath

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Mar 12, 2014

Rarely does a director go into much detail about what he thinks doesn’t work about one of his own films, but Steven Soderbergh got candid with us in an interview about his disappointment with his 1995 film The Underneath—which he calls “dead on arrival.” Available as a supplement on our special edition of Soderbergh’s King of the Hill, The Underneath is a neonoir Soderbergh made between 1993’s King and 1996’s more personal experiment Schizopolis. In this excerpt from that interview, also available on the King of the Hill release, Soderbergh reveals that The Underneath came at a difficult point in his career and that his “heart wasn’t in it.”