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davids

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« on: 07-23-2003 05:07 »

which films have good audio commentarys? so far i've watched cats and dogs, the mask and all the futurama ones. what should i watch next?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #1 on: 07-23-2003 05:41 »

I find all movie commentaries a bore to sit though. Too long. And boring.
Gocad

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« Reply #2 on: 07-23-2003 05:55 »

It's hard to compare audio commentaries. They do target different audiences with them. If you have a large group of participants, like in the Futurama commentaries, then you can expect them to be entertaining, but in some case you just have the director of the movie.
However, most commentaries I've heard so far were informative. But you got have an interest in making films for that...
Arcarsenal
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« Reply #3 on: 07-23-2003 06:05 »

Fight Club
Word.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #4 on: 07-23-2003 06:14 »

Donnie Darko's commentaries are really good. X-men 1.5 is pretty good as well.
fromage

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« Reply #5 on: 07-23-2003 07:02 »

Usual suspects has a really interesting commentary track.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #6 on: 07-23-2003 08:01 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
I find all movie commentaries a bore to sit though. Too long. And boring.

They're generally as long as the film.

My most disappointing one was Back To The Future - it was just a Q&A session, not like a usual commentary, and finished about ten minutes early.

The best one I've heard is probably Used Cars, it's hilarious.

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #7 on: 07-23-2003 12:32 »

Evil Dead II had the best commentary I've heard.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #8 on: 07-23-2003 14:25 »

Second. Plus, Army of Darkness' is great too.

I dunno, I love just about every audio commentary I listen to. A lot of the time whether a film has AC sways my purchasing decision. The commentaries for the American Pie films are funnier than the movies. Kevin Smith films are guaranteed to have brilliant ACs.

But of course Futurama outstrips them all. Simpsons ain't too bad either.

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« Reply #9 on: 07-23-2003 16:00 »

Fellowship's cast commentary was ok or was that the 'Fellowship of the Cast' feature on the Appendices disk?
Futurama's is good too: "NOBODY CARES, NOBODY CARES!!!"
Stuart B

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« Reply #10 on: 07-23-2003 16:02 »

The only commentries greater than those of the Futurama DVDs that I have encountered are those on the Spaced DVDs
savefuturama

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« Reply #11 on: 07-23-2003 16:53 »

"Kevin and Perry go large!" has quite a good AC as does "Thers somthing about Mary", "Dude wheres my car", Some wrestling DVDs have okay commenteries i suppose but my favourite movie with audio commentery is my friends ripped version of CKY doccu i dunno how but it has Bam and Brandon doing commentery
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #12 on: 07-23-2003 17:39 »
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Which episode was the nobody cares nobody cares bit again I blacked out laughing when I first heard it.
M Jackson
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« Reply #13 on: 07-23-2003 19:03 »

Fight Club
Ocean 11
Futurama
The Fellowship of the Ring.
Solaris

I just wish that Spielberg would change his no commentaries policy! Apparently he may do one for the upcoming Schindlers List DVD.
And you're right about Back to the Future Barney. Although the Q & A sesssion was decent enough, the fact that it finishes just before the famous clock tower scene really pissed me off.
canned eggs

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« Reply #14 on: 07-23-2003 19:13 »

"This is Spinal Tap" has the best commentary ever.  All the actors do the commentary in character.  It's like having a whole new Spinal Tap movie.  "The Goonies" is another one of my favorites, but I'm biased because I'm obsessed with that movie.
Cube_166

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« Reply #15 on: 07-23-2003 19:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:
Which episode was the nobody cares nobody cares bit again I blacked out laughing when I first heard it.

The Luck Of The Fryrish, where they return to Old New York and look in the record colletcion. I think.

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PCC Fred

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« Reply #16 on: 07-23-2003 19:37 »

Futurama has the best DVD commentaries.  Period.

Also funny is the B5 actors' commentary for "The Geometry of Shadows".  Claudia Christian sounded like she was tanked!
Metdude
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« Reply #17 on: 07-24-2003 03:59 »
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All the Evil Dead films have great commentaries. The commentary for Re-Animator is also pretty good. Most of John Carpenter's commentaries are good as well especially if he's with Kurt Russel. I also like the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez commentary for From Dusk Till Dawn.
davids

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« Reply #18 on: 07-24-2003 04:30 »

does anyone know if there will be AC on the upcoming indiana jones DVDs?
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #19 on: 07-24-2003 05:51 »

No, because Steven Spielberg hates them.

Or at least something like that.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #20 on: 07-24-2003 09:08 »

Canned Eggs: Ah! Yes! How could I forget?

People, go buy This Is Spinal Tap on DVD. You get a fantastic movie, an hour's worth of additional footage, and an absolutely brilliant AC. You'll barely regret it.
Ssarl
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« Reply #21 on: 07-24-2003 10:12 »

The only audio commentaries I have ever heard are those on Doctor Who and Futurama DVDs.
Doctor Who's vary from story to story, because the memories of the cast and crew vary wildly!  Peter Davison (the fifth Doctor) knows EVERYTHING about his 19-22 year old episodes, and points out every mistake, including several fans never found!  He also refuses to take it seriously and takes the mickey out of everything, including his own performance.   smile

Of the Futurama ones, I've found them all entertaining and informative, and they point out lots of little things I'd never noticed before...
boingo2000

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« Reply #22 on: 07-24-2003 12:38 »

Election
Boogie Nights
Brazil: Criterion Collection
Armageddon: Criterion COllection (Ben Affleck: I asked the director why it was easier to train drillers to be astronauts then astronauts to be drillers, and he told me to shut the f**k up.  So that was the end of that conversation.)
Blood Simple: Funniest comentary since Spinal Tap
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (both the Paul Rubens/Tim Burton track and the Danny Elfman track)
Fight Club (the Chuck Palahniuk/Jim Uhels track)
Se7en (all tracks)
American Beauty

Don't necessarilt buy all these discs, but at least rent them and listen to the commentaries.
BNLbum

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« Reply #23 on: 07-24-2003 12:47 »

The Onion's Commentary Tracks of the Damned

The Onion's Curse of the Commentary Tracks of the Damned

The damned good looking! ...Pharaoh commanded me to tell that joke at his funeral.

While I've never actually seen the movie (much less the commentary), I've heard good things about Donnie Darko's commentary.

Although I never finished the commentary tracks, I remember Clerk's being amusing because Jay Mewes was completely smashed and passed out about ten mintues into it.

Of course I'm biased, but the commentary by the band on Barelaked Nadies (The Barenaked Ladies collection of music videos) is the funniest and most entertaining commentary this side of Futurama.
Melllvar

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« Reply #24 on: 07-26-2003 12:44 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
"This is Spinal Tap" has the best commentary ever.  All the actors do the commentary in character.  It's like having a whole new Spinal Tap movie.

Damn right.  Nothing comes close to this commentary, one of the greatest comedies of all time, and the commentary track to match.  Pure class.

I love the fact they spend half the movie pointing who's living or dead.
XxPYROxX

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« Reply #25 on: 09-24-2003 20:35 »
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   up yours    up yours
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #26 on: 09-24-2003 22:02 »

Dude, Where's My Car?=best commentary ever!!!
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #27 on: 09-24-2003 22:52 »

Can I kill you now or later?

"Dude,Where's My Car?" is the worst movie ever!
newhook_1

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« Reply #28 on: 09-24-2003 23:03 »

"Cannibal The Musical" has the best commentary ever! Trey Parker and Co. just sit around and get loaded drunk while they talk about the movie, by the end they are so drunk that talking about how hot the boom girl was and trey's ex- girlfriend.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #29 on: 09-25-2003 00:04 »

There are some directors who don't like doing commentaries, maybe because even they know that it will be very boring.
But it can change, James Cameron refused to make commentaries, but after he did one for Solaris with Steven Soderbergh, he said he would keep doing them, as long as he's not alone. And he did one for the Extreme Edition of Terminator 2 with the co-writer.
So there's hope that Spielberg will change his mind and do one at least for Schindler's List (I'm sure he has a lot to say about that film)

Oh, and my favorite commentary is The Director and Writers of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Jeremy

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« Reply #30 on: 09-25-2003 04:54 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
"Dude,Where's My Car?" is the worst movie ever!

 cry She's right again! I'm scared.

Someone said Fight Club. I thought that commentary sucked. That chick wasn't even in the same room with the guys. It gets annoying. They should have had them all together or just left her out.

All of Kevin Smith's movies have great commentaries. Making fun of eachother = funny.
boingo2000

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« Reply #31 on: 09-25-2003 13:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Jeremy:
Someone said Fight Club. I thought that commentary sucked. That chick wasn't even in the same room with the guys. It gets annoying. They should have had them all together or just left her out.

I said Fight Club, but I specified the commentary with Chuck Palahniuk and Jim Uhles.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #32 on: 09-25-2003 14:52 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
I find all movie commentaries a bore to sit though. Too long. And boring.

Same here with most, although that'll change, if a Futurama movie comes out.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #33 on: 09-25-2003 15:16 »

I've never watched a commentary of a movie yet, I'm too lazy. But I've watched every single Futurama one  smile
mazaite

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« Reply #34 on: 09-25-2003 18:20 »

Many I like were mentioned already also Ghostbusters has a pretty good AC. And Young Frankenstein was pretty good.
SumOfTwoCubes

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« Reply #35 on: 09-25-2003 18:57 »

"Mallrats" is my personal favorite commentary, "Dogma"'s is great, too. I gotta agree with Jeremy, all the Kevin Smith films have good commentaries.
boingo2000

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« Reply #36 on: 09-26-2003 11:39 »

 
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Originally posted by mazaite:
Young Frankenstein was pretty good.

Really?  I found that what Mel was saying wasn't as interesting as the movie itself, and kept switching the commantary off.  Came to the conculsion that the movie's too funny to support a commentary.
Ranadok

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« Reply #37 on: 09-26-2003 15:43 »

The most disappointing commentary that I have come across has been the one for Cast Away. I was expecting some good insight from the director and cast and whatnot, but it ended up being mainly the lighting guy blabbing on for the whole time... I was glad I only rented it.  I don't know if lighting guys are interesting to each other, but I just don't care.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #38 on: 09-26-2003 21:13 »

Fight club has 2, I only listened to one.

Chcuk Palahniuk, you're the man.  I love the segement when he gets pissed off because the movie screenwriter made a connection that he didn't make in the book.

"This must have been what all those people felt like, just before I filed them as statistics in my reports."
mazaite

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« Reply #39 on: 09-27-2003 01:49 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
 Really?  I found that what Mel was saying wasn't as interesting as the movie itself, and kept switching the commantary off.  Came to the conculsion that the movie's too funny to support a commentary.

When you've seen it as many times as me you already know what's coming. wink

Michael Zaite
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