No Arnold on Collateral Damage

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  1. Adam_WM

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    DVD.IGN.COM has a preview up today of Collateral Damage. They have scans of the front and back of the box and guess what? NO ARNOLD COMMENTARY! IT'S JUST ANDY DAVIS FLYING SOLO! DAMMIT!
     
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    Probably because Arnold was charging $75,000 or so for his last DVD commentary.
     
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    Here are some would be excerpts from the Arnold commentary:

    "Dis is where I shot dat guy."
    "Here is da scene where I blow stuff up."
    "Here I am very mad."
    "Hey! I know dat extra!"
    "Here is where I fall down wata fall..."
    "Look! Dey killed my wife an kid!"

    Just having some fun. I thought his commentaries on Total Recall and Conan were entertaining, if a bit light on substance.

    Arnold is probably pretty tied up with Terminator 3 right now.

    Too bad, as Andrew Davis's commentaries seem to be a bit bland.
     
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    I agree with Jason, I was looking forward to the commentary or Conan, but when I listened to it, I got really bored by 30 minutes into it. He gave no decent information, and his "humour" got dull pretty quickly.

    I'm not terribly upset!

    Chris.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    For the commentary, they could have just stuck in all of Ahnuld's lines from Total Recall and have a pretty entertaining commentary.

    "Geoghehan, give them some ay-er!"

    "Blondes"

    "Who arr you?"
     
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    Arnold is enthusiastic, but he stinks at commentary. "Yeah" is about 60% of what he says. That and laughing
     
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    The same thing happened with the End of Days DVD - they also announced that it would have Arnold's commentary along with the director... but it ended up with neither.

    I am really tired of studios making premature commentary announcements in their press releases. This has bugged me for a long time, but there is nothing we can do about it. It would be correct for the studios to announce that commentaries are 'planned' or 'tentative' if they haven't been recorded yet.

    This happened with Blood Simple (Coen bros. commentary - we got the fruitcake instead), O (Julia Stiles commentary), Willow (Ron Howard commentary) - just to name a few. Of course, the studios won't put out correction press releases... go figure.

    It's not too big of a deal, but I find it pretty disappointing. I'm the type of person that gets pretty excited about commentaries, so this is yet another letdown. I won't be buying Collateral Damage - but I would have if it had Arnold's commentary on it.
     
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    Yup. And Peter Hyams did do a commentary track for End of Days that IS on the DVD.
     
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    Arnold's comentary on Conan made me chuckle a bit,but I must admit he sounds like hes thinking about somewhere else hed rather be.Kinda out there if you will.BTW anybody in South Florida looking to pick this one up,Resident Evil,Simpsons season 2,or Sanford and Son,Email me and Ill let ya know where I saw them at.

    Later,
    Luis S
     
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    I'd much rather listen to a commentary by the director of the film than the star of the film. This isn't 100%, of course. I have heard some pretty interesting commentaries by cast (not necessarily by Arnold, though). But the director has to be so involved on so many different levels of the film that they usually have some tremendous insight on the story and production of the movie. Actors, on the other hand, spend allot of time getting into the role they will play, making their insight more one sided - focusing on the relationship of the film to their character. Interesting to prospective actors, perhaps, but not to me.
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    Some of the best, most amusing commentaries I've listenned to have been on decidedly B movies--Joyride and Final Destination are good examples.
     
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    Peter,where did you hear that info regarding T3? I thought I had low expectations before,but from what you say this could be a giant disaster!!! [​IMG] I mean comon 200 million what are they doing?!?
     

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