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Discussion in 'General' started by Fistfuck, Aug 23, 2002.
Commentary for the first Ghostbusters movie is the best I've ever listened to.
Hunter S. Thompson's commentary for Fear And Loathing.
Blood Feast very informative r.e exploitation
Ilsa: She Wolf. Great info
Wall Street. Just to hear Stone slag off Hannah!
You know what, I've never watch a movie with Commentary... ever... :eek1:
Well, maybe a couple of frames but it kind of ruined it for me.
Maybe I should try it again.
Joe Bob's commentary on I Spit On Your Grave has to be my fav.
I was just about to mention that! So put another big vote on that one from me. I laughed my ass off. Especially when for whatever reason they burst into a spontaneous singing of "Fish Heads." They refuse to take that movie seriously even for a second. Which is so much more delightful than oh I don't know a commentary from Reese Witherspoon.
I liked that one a lot too. More than worth buying the DVD of the movie for. One note about that commentary: they incorrectly stated a fact about Return of the Living Dead. But they're definitely a bunch of horror fans in that commentary and name several. And they mention playing a Bruce Campbell video game on the set while making the movie. But why wouldn't anyone buy the movie anyway? It has Robert Englund, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris, and Loretta Devine in it.
One of the best ones I've heard if the commentary for Donnie Darko with Kevin Smith and Richard Kelly. Smith does a good job of keeping the commentary entertaining and not all 'look at this part look at that part'. Also all the commentaries on the Mr. Shows season sets are awesome.
Dont forget the Simpsons. Some of the episodes are excellent!
As this thread has devolved from the impossible task of selecting "Best DVD Commentary Ever" to lists and random recommendations, as to be expected, I would like to chime in with another suggestion, as I finally listened to Stallone's commentary track on First Blood. I had forgotten how great this film is, and the fun recollection by Stallone on the not always fun making of the film was icing on the cake. Check it out!
Night Of The Demons
The Deadly Spawn
The Forest - The director Don Jones and star Gary Kent do a great commentary that's fun as well.
i second codez comments
I agree. I also enjoyed the Evil Dead 2 commentary as well as the commentary on Type O Negative's "Symphony for the Devil." It's not informative in any way, but flat out hilarious as the band pokes fun at themselves constantly.
Funny thing Nems. I was on Amazon earlier and looking for the First Blood soundtrack, when I noticed that there was an earlier Special Edition, which features a commentary track by the author David Morrell! If you scroll down to the second user review, there is a glowing piece recommending said commentary and it goes on to list some of the topics Morrell covers.
So, damn, I'm off to ePay to see if I can find an ultra cheap used copy of this SE to go with my current "Ultimate" edition.
Not quite anyone's definition of best, but an amusing standout for me has to be the sheer stupidity of Joyride because it seemed to me to be mostly Steve Zahn making screeching car noises. Not sure I got through it all, and there obviously wasn't any insight, but I thought it a kind of amusing use of the technology...
Spinal Tap. No competition.
Oh yeah, Linklater's on Dazed is awesome. That whole Criterion Dazed is proof there is a god.
The commentary on Herzog's An Incident At Loch Ness was really funny.
I'm a big fan of Kevin Smith commentaries, my favorites being Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Vulgar (which he produced), Jersey Girl (both tracks) and the Clerks animated series.
Any Robert Rodriguez (but especially the Mariachi trilogy)
Any Quentin Tarantino (doesn't do the ones he directs, but does the ones he writes or produces)
Any Eli Roth (there are always a ton of commentaries on his discs, but I like his solo ones the best)
Any Peter Jackson
Any John Carpenter (especially when he's with an actor ie The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Ghosts of Mars)
Any Cameron Crowe
Any David Cronenberg
Any Frank Darabont
Any Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell
Any Joe Dante
Any Paul Thomas Anderson (who has unfortunately stopped doing them)
Any Judd Apatow (but especially the ones on Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared)
The Monster Squad (director and cast commentary)
The Karate Kid Special Edition
Dazed and Confused Criterion Collection
Bride of Chucky (writer and actors commentary)
One Crazy Summer
Donnie Darko (any of the tracks from the theatrical version and director's cut)
C.H.U.D. (one of the only commentaries I can think of which is vastly superior to the movie)
The Man Who Wasn't There (the only Coen Brothers commentary)
Halloween 4 Special Edition (writer commentary)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (on the original release only. one of the only chances to hear John Hughes talk about his work)
For great bickering between participants:
Charade Criterion Collection
Blade Runner (writers commentary)
Good TV show commentaries:
Early seasons of The Simpsons and Futurama (lots of dead space in later seasons)
Have to go with:
Evil Dead, both Bruce, and Rob and Sam
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
I could listen to the Re-Animator track any day, for me it's one of the best. After that I would have to say Mallrats and then Chasing Amy. Eli Roth makes pretty decent ones too.
I highly recommend the Chud commentary as well. Listen to it once and you'll never be able to watch the scene where John Heard is limping in the sewer again.
Also don't miss the moment where the cast members talk about money they never received. Classic stuff.