- Feb 23, 2006
Does anyone know why the audio commentary recorded with Janet Leigh, Charlton Heston and Rick Schmidlin was not released with the 1998 restored version DVD? Listening to the track it is obvious that it was recorded at the time the Restored Version had a theatrical run, so why wasn't it included in the DVD release later that year? Seems strange that this commentary has been locked away for 10 years. On a side note, Re-Edit Producer Rick Schmidlin states that Welles' 58-page memo was written after Orson viewed a cut once WITHOUT taking any notes, but on page 32 of the memo Orson refers to writing a note in the dark projection room while viewing the film. So it appears that Rick's comment seems to be wrong.