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Free Enterprise

Discussion in 'DVD' started by kathy_el_ma, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. kathy_el_ma

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    Free Enterprise is coming out on DVD this month and I'm thinking, though I already have it on VHS, that I'm going to pick up the DVD... I'm curious to hear the cast commentary, I want to know if Shatner et al are as entertaining unscripted as they are when given a decent script. [​IMG]
     
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    I have the old DVD...this new version will include some of the old deleted scenes into the new cut.

    I understand Shatner's part of the commentary is recorded separately and intercut in.

    This movie rules.
     
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    I'm a little disappointed to hear his commentary is seperate and intercut in... but he probably has a busy sched. doing Boston Legal and the other actors are probably working as well... hmm, will be a little more interesting to hear knowing that Shatner isn't there... wonder if the others will pretend to be intereacting with him... could be fun! [​IMG]
     
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    I am just stoked that we get commentary from Shatner. I have had this movie in my collection for a long time and I cant wait to hear the insights. I am really excited about the vollume of deleted scenes! I hope there are some more dream and fantasy sequences.
     
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    I wasn't that impressed with the Shatner commentary. There were more than a few times when I wanted to scream at the television: "What the fuck does that have to do with the movie, Bill?!"
     
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    That is the point of a Shatner Commentary!
     
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    I was inspired to see Free Enterprise (1999) for the first time recently; I was never even aware of this movie until just this year. Great film! The movie was very relatable to me since I'm a big pop culture/movie/comic book fan & also since I'm a member of Gen X, i.e. I was in my late 20's in the late '90's (roughly the age of the main characters in the film). I'm not as much of a Trek fan as these guys were, but there were also a lot of references to the Star Wars Original Trilogy (OT) films (I'm a huge fan of those), as well as many other well-known movies/TV shows.

    The scene in the very beginning of the film when Mark was talking to his agent?! about making a stupid suspense film involving "The Brady Bunch" cast was hilarious. It was a terrible idea, but he was right that '70's nostalgia was popular at the time. I.e., in the late '90's you did start seeing a lot of '70's nostalgia in both films & TV shows (That '70's show, Ang Lee's The Ice Storm film, etc.).

    It was also funny that the music for the film was composed by "Scott Spock" - this sounds like an "In" joke - LOL.

    Some of my favorite sequences:

    -When the two leads first spot Shatner @ an LA bookstore, reading/paging through a s*&% magazine - LOL.

    -The 30th birthday celebration for Mark, featuring an Orion slave girl (w/green skin) jumping out of a birthday cake.

    -The flashback showing the friends lining up to go see Star Trek: The Motion Picture in '79 and not being able to get in because they weren't old enough - LOL. As it turns out, I saw this film in the theater back when I was in Elementary school, and thought it was crap. Even years later, I still feel it's one of the worst films I've ever seen, and also definitely the worst Trek film (featuring the original cast).

    -The "Logan's Run" references were funny, but this is another case where I hated the film - poor effects, and a very watered-down version of the original novel - which was far superior.

    -The sequence when Shatner was recognized in a pool hall not as Captain Kirk, but as his "TJ Hooker" persona - a TV show he did in the '80's where he played a LE officer - ha ha. This was also referenced when he said he knew Heather Locklear - she co-starred with him on the show.

    -The last scene, featuring Shatner & others dancing & rapping to the song "No Tears for Caesar" - hilarious.

    On a more serious note, I could also relate to the idea of people falling away from their friends as they get older (as seen in the film). In my mid-late 20's, I started to notice that the group of friends I used to hang out with started to break apart, due to some getting married, increased responsibilities, career moves (I myself moved halfway across the country for work around this time), etc. So, this was definitely relatable as well.
     

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