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Overrated discs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jon Robertson, May 11, 2002.

  1. Jon Robertson

    Jon Robertson Screenwriter

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    Fight Club - the commentaries are pretty sound and interesting, and I can't fault the transfer or sound on any level, but the second disc is just repetitive filler. It's always nice to give the Angle button a workout, but I found it annoyingly bitty and very unfulfilling.

    The Abyss - after the initial WOW factor of the sheer amount of material, very little of it is of any real interest, not to mention possibly the most user-unfriendly disc I've seen in quite some time

    Magnolia - the much-lauded documentary felt very scatty and unfocused to me, much Vivian Kubrick's documentary on The Shining; it wasn't so much of a production diary as a rough scrapbook
     
  2. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

    Bjorn Olav Nyberg Supporting Actor

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    Big trouble in little china disappointed me. The new commentary is entertaining I suppose but in general they talk very little about the movie. The deleted scenes on disc 2 is very extensive as well, but the disc is still a gathering of old material. A good documentary was the one thing I missed the most.

    Requiem for a dream as well dissappointed me for pretty much the same reasons as Magnolia.
     
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  4. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    I agree partially with the opinions here about Fight Club. While I don't find any fault whatsoever with the audio/video presentation (I can't see any EE at all), I think the extras, besides the commentaries, are way overrated.
     

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