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#1 of 78 OFFLINE   DeathStar1

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Posted July 19 2003 - 04:43 AM

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 of 78 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted July 19 2003 - 04:53 AM

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

Worst: Any Mel Brooks commentary

#3 of 78 OFFLINE   Josh Sieg

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Posted July 19 2003 - 04:52 AM

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

best text commentaries: Back to the future, T2 Extreme

My favorites:

#4 of 78 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted July 19 2003 - 05:09 AM

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 of 78 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted July 19 2003 - 05:17 AM

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 of 78 OFFLINE   Terry Flink

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Posted July 19 2003 - 05:38 AM

LOTR EE commentaries...especially the cast

#7 of 78 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted July 19 2003 - 05:53 AM

Task force veterans on the Black Hawk Down SE.

#8 of 78 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted July 19 2003 - 06:11 AM

Best: Graham Yost and Mark Gordon on Speed. Never laughed this hard from a commentary track before.

Worst: Any Tim Burton commentary track...
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#9 of 78 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted July 19 2003 - 06:11 AM

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)
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The Royal Tenenbaums
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#10 of 78 OFFLINE   Nick TH

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Posted July 19 2003 - 06:16 AM

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 of 78 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted July 19 2003 - 06:34 AM

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
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#12 of 78 OFFLINE   josh4040

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Posted July 19 2003 - 06:41 AM

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

#13 of 78 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted July 19 2003 - 07:42 AM

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

#14 of 78 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted July 19 2003 - 07:47 AM

Third vote for:

Task force veterans on the Black Hawk Down SE.


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

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.

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#15 of 78 OFFLINE   ace peterson

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Posted July 19 2003 - 07:44 AM

My favorites:

The Ghostbusters
The Goonies
LOTR: cast
Castaway

#16 of 78 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted July 19 2003 - 07:58 AM

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)
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#17 of 78 OFFLINE   Eric-S

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Posted July 19 2003 - 07:57 AM

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.

#18 of 78 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted July 19 2003 - 08:28 AM

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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#19 of 78 OFFLINE   Tim Ke

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Posted July 19 2003 - 08:31 AM

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Best: Graham Yost and Mark Gordon on Speed. Never laughed this hard from a commentary track before.


Agreed. This one is bloody hilarious...

I've been listening to a few commentaries lately and some other good ones are:
- Insomnia (in shooting order!)
- Swordfish
- Old School
- X-men 1.5
- Bound

Unfortunately, and I hate to say it because its one of my favourite films, but the commentary for Memento pretty much sucked. I had to force myself through that one.

#20 of 78 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y

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Posted July 19 2003 - 08:45 AM

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