Best Audio Commentary...

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    List your favorites or most informative ones here...

    'Fun Commentaries' Ghostbsuters, Roger Rabbit...
    Back To The Future.

    'Worst Commentaries' Masters of the Universe, so far, Trek: Nemesis"
     
  2. Josh Sieg

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    fun commentaries: Airplane!, all Naked Gun movies, Jackass The Movie, any Kevin Smith movie

    best text commentaries: Back to the future, T2 Extreme
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Best one this year: Joss Whedon, Marti Noxon, Seth Green: Buffy Season 4: "Wild at Heart".

    Worst: Any Mel Brooks commentary
     
  4. Scott D S

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    Best: Mallrats, Clerks: The Animated Series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Ghostbusters, Kentucky Fried Movie, the Q&A sessions on the Back to the Future films

    Best Text Commentary: The Abyss and T2: EE

    Worst Commentary: I haven't listened to any commentary so far that was truly God-awful but Star Trek: Nemesis and, to a lesser extent, Top Secret! have disappointed

    I'm only disappointed with Top Secret!'s commentary because the commentaries for The Naked Gun films and the aforementioned Kentucky Fried Movie were so hilarious; the ZAZ team needs someone like John Landis or Robert K. Weiss to play off of
     
  5. Jon Robertson

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    Best academic/scholarly ones: Stephen Prince on Red Beard and Straw Dogs, both All About Eve commentaries (full of juicy gossip - perfect for the film!)
     
  6. Terry Flink

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    LOTR EE commentaries...especially the cast
     
  7. Bill J

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    Task force veterans on the Black Hawk Down SE.
     
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    Best: Graham Yost and Mark Gordon on Speed. Never laughed this hard from a commentary track before.

    Worst: Any Tim Burton commentary track...
     
  9. Matt Stone

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    Off the top of my head...
    Mallrats
    Chasing Amy
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Silence of the Lambs
    Scream
    Halloween Criterion LD (Soon to be on DVD)
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell)
    Evil Dead 2
    LOTR:FOTR (All)
    Black Hawk Down (Task Force Veterans)
    Donnie Darko (Kelly & Gyllenhaal)
    Fight Club (All)

    I haven't really heard any that I would call the worst...but here are some bland ones:
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (Bland for a Kevin Smith movie, anyway)
    Traffic
    The Royal Tenenbaums
     
  10. Nick TH

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    I really liked the Pulp Fiction SE text commentary. Full of little bits of trivia and useful facts about the film, continuity actors and Tarantino.
     
  11. Jeff D Han

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    My favorite audio tracks-

    P.T. Anderson (solo) for BOOGIE NIGHTS
    Cast commentary for LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP
    Group commentary for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Criterion
    Garry Marshall for PRETTY WOMAN
    Fincher, Pitt, Norton and Bonham Carter for FIGHT CLUB
    Kurt Russell and John Carpenter for THE THING
    Milos Forman, Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas for ONE FLEW
    OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
    Danny DeVito for THE WAR OF THE ROSES

    Least favorite-

    Mel Gibson for BRAVEHEART
    Any Rob Reiner track
    William Friedkin for THE EXORCIST: THE VERSION YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
    Group commentary for THE MATRIX
    Group commentary for JERRY MAGUIRE
    Group commentary for THE GOONIES
     
  12. josh4040

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    What about the text commentaries by Micheal Okuda on all the Star Trek Special Editions? I think they are fantastic.
     
  13. Richard Kim

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    My favorite commentaries:

    T2: Extreme Edition
    The Goonies
    Ghostbusters
    Starship Troopers
    Kevin Smith films
    Evil Dead films
    Pixar films
    Star Wars Episode I and II
     
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    My favorites:

    The Ghostbusters
    The Goonies
    LOTR: cast
    Castaway
     
  15. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Third vote for:



    Also author, Mark Bowden and screenwriter, Ken Nolan commentary on BHD as well (Nolan does a pretty good Ridley Scott imitation [​IMG]).

    Lastly, if you haven't already you owe it to yourself to listen to the Larry the Cucumber & Mr. Lunt commentary to "Jonah - A Veggietales Movie." Hillarious moments dealing with George Lucas' underpants; the origin of hushpuppies; Whales that eat Krispy Kremes, etc.

    JKS
     
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    I have always been a fan of the Frank Oz commentaries...a good mix of cast stories and technical details. Seems very well put together.

    The Score and Little Shop of Horrors come to mind.
     
  17. Kevin M

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    I have little time so I will give just a few for now...

    Funniest commentary: it's a tie...Cannibal The Musical / C.H.U.D.

    Most interesting commentary: another tie...Apollo 13(The Lovell's commentary is as heartfelt as they come.) / Seven Samurai (although it is one of the earlier LD commentaries recorded (1988) & it borders on fan boyish gushing, it still stands out as a favorite because it has a wealth of fascinating info on not only Kurosawa and the film itself but also a background of Japanese culture to help a westerner better understand the subtext of the film)
     
  18. Marty M

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    The most informative: Kevin Costner & Jim Wilson in Dances With Wolves.

    The funniest: This Is Spinal Tap with the actors still in character 20 years later. A close second would be the commentary for Used Cars. The guys on this commentary are really having fun.

    The biggest waste of time: Barbra Streisand for What's Up Doc?.
     
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  20. Joshua_Y

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    Any Kevin Smith commentary is hilarious
    Old School
    Evil Dead 2
    T2: Extreme
    Dark City (Ebert)
    Superman
     

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