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phil marlowe

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« on: January 29, 2003, 12:57:07 PM »
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As i am fairly new to the medium of DVD i have only heard few witch was for Boogie Nights, American Beauty, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Dancer in the Dark. The first three were very good but the von Trier one had a bit of that annoing inside stuff, which is not to be understood.

I'm just curious about witch ones are really great, and which ones are to be avoided.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2003, 01:19:43 PM »
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sex lies, limey, in the company of men, maniac... just to name a few

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2003, 02:58:23 PM »
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i like the CHASING AMY, BOOGIE NIGHTS and TAPE commentary tracks.  also any kevin smith commentary tracks cuz he's just too funny.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2003, 03:12:56 PM »
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Cameron Crowe and his mom on the "Almost Famous: Bootleg Edition" and Crowe, Ione Skye and John Cusack on "Say Anything..." (commentary starts 30 min. before they start the movie)
Roger Ebert on "Citizen Kane" and "Dark City"
Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn on "Swingers" and "Made"
Any of the "Fight Club" tracks
Soderberg and Scott Frank on "Out Of Sight"
Tarantino on "True Romance"
Atom Egoyan and Russell Banks on "Sweet Hereafter"
Coppola and Walter Murch on "The Conversation" and Coppola on all three "Godfather" films
Cast and crew on any of the "Evil Dead" films
Spinal Tap (in character) on "This Is Spinal Tap"
The Wachowski Bros. and sex consultant Susie Bright on "Bound"

Avoid: "The Matrix" - boring FX talk and Carrie Anne Moss stays silent for most of the film
"Jerry Maguire" - Only interesting when Crowe talks
Any Rob Reiner tracks - looooong pauses
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2003, 03:19:17 PM »
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I enjoyed the Superman Commentary.

It's like listening to your sweet old grandpa tell stories about his favorite job.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2003, 03:44:24 PM »
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I've heard two different ones for Clerks. It teaches you a lot about filmmaking on a budget. The one with the whole cast and crew is funny too. Before I heard it I hadn't known that yes, Jason Mewes is just like his character(he passes out and wakes up every half an hour to make some slurred remarks).

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2003, 10:32:42 PM »
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Spinal Tap (in character) on "This Is Spinal Tap"


Is this only on the Criterion or is it on the one MGM put out as well?
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2003, 10:41:21 PM »
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I really enjoyed Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko commentary.

It was full of great things of interest to wannabe filmmakers regarding how he set up certain shots and techniques he used. More importantly, it explained the movie in greater detail. After the commentary, the movie becomes much, much clearer.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2003, 10:43:56 PM »
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most soderburgh ones are good.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2003, 12:46:17 AM »
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Spinal Tap (in character) on "This Is Spinal Tap"


Is this only on the Criterion or is it on the one MGM put out as well?


The MGM release only has this commentary track; made for this release specifically.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2003, 05:36:33 AM »
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Great Commentaries
American Beauty with Sam Mendes and Alan Ball
Boogie Nights with Paul Thomas Anderson
Dark City with Roger Ebert (incredible!)
The Godfather Trilogy with Francis Ford Coppola
Hard Eight with Paul Thomas Anderson
Wall Street with Oliver Stone

Hilarious Commentaries
Blood Simple with Kenneth Loring
Out of Sight with Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank

Disappointing Commentaries
Best in Show with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Blow with Ted Demme and George Jung
Contact with Jodie Foster and the one with Robert Zemeckis and Steve Starkey
Jerry Maguire with the Cast and Cameron Crowe

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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2003, 08:51:51 AM »
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Contact with Jodie Foster


there was this one genius moment in the contact commentary where jodie foster starts talking about ghostbusters.  really, it's worth renting the movie just to see that part of the commentary.

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2003, 03:30:14 PM »
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In the disappointing category I'd like to add all of Tim Burton's. You watch them and he'll go for about twenty minutes without saying anything so you get into watching the movie without it and suddenly he'll say "he has a silent movie quality" and ruin a moment you're really into. I guess he's just shy.

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2003, 09:40:34 AM »
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i like the TAPE commentary


did TAPE have a commentary?!
didn't know that... guess I'm gonna buy it then..!

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2003, 12:33:07 PM »
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The Goonies carries a video commenary of richard donner and the kids watching the movie as they talk. It's pretty hilarious, Corey Feldman is at his self-centric best, and Sean Astin mysteriously leaves halfway through the movie. Probably due to Corey Feldman.
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