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Old 12-24-03, 09:27 AM   #1
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What Commentaries Should I Watch?

Well, I've actually never sat down and watched the commentary for any DVD That I own. Mostly because I barely have time just to watch the movie, but with Christmas break here I have some extra time on my hands and was wondering if anyone could recommend which commentaries I should watch. You can see my collection in my signature, thanks.
 
Old 12-24-03, 09:46 AM   #2
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I looked through your collection on DVDAf (nice collection, by the way!) and while I'm sure you've got some great commentaries in there, and there are some that I've been meaning to listen to myself, the only ones I've actually listened to personally are the ones on Family Guy, which I'd highly recommend. There are two on each disc; I found all of them to be extremely informative and entertaining. Oh, and I also listened to the one on Liar Liar, but I thought that one was just okay.

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Old 12-24-03, 09:48 AM   #3
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12 Monkeys
Lord of the Rings EE
Any of the Kevin Smiths
X2 is pretty good, don't have the X 1.5 but probably good
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Old 12-24-03, 10:21 AM   #4
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I personally havent Watched any commentary.

I have listened to a few, though.

Terry Gilliam's commentaries are always great (12 Monkeys, etc.).
 
Old 12-24-03, 10:25 AM   #5
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12 Monkeys
Apollo 13
Donnie Darko (was just ok but if you like the movie it may be interesting)
X-Men

If you subscribe to Netflix it's probably worth it to get the SE versions of Black Hawk Down and LotR and listen to those as well.
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Old 12-24-03, 10:33 AM   #6
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Both Fight Club and Seven have multiple commentary tracks that are excellent.

Phone Booth has a fine Joel Schumacher commentary.

And check out Jerry Maguire where you can watch the participants as the commentary unfolds - unusual and fun.
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Old 12-24-03, 10:37 AM   #7
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Almost Famous
Boogie Nights
Fight Club--the Cast Commentary
Any of your Kevin Smith movies
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Old 12-24-03, 10:52 AM   #8
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If you subscribe to Netflix it's probably worth it to get the SE versions of Black Hawk Down and LotR and listen to those as well.
FYI: Netflix does not carry these SE titles.
 
Old 12-24-03, 10:56 AM   #9
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Almost Famous is definitively worth your time.
So is Natural Born Killers.
If you want to kill some time, I'd say listen to all commentaries of Fight Club.
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Old 12-24-03, 11:18 AM   #10
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Old 12-24-03, 12:14 PM   #11
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Ah, that's easy -

Back to the Future. Bob Z is a intresting commentator, and it's a question/answer format instead of him just talking. And it doesnt go for the entire movie, so they're easy to sit through.

The Family Guy commentaries are funny as hell because sometimes the cast members start ripping on each other in character.

Gov'ner Ah-nold is a laugh riot on any commentary he's done, including Total Recall. Not quite as good as his Conan commentary, but still a great listen.
 
Old 12-24-03, 12:41 PM   #12
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I suggest:
Fight Club
Jackass
Ocean's Eleven
Old School
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Old 12-24-03, 12:48 PM   #13
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Rules of Attraction with the Carrot top commentary track is hilarious i highly reccomend it
 
Old 12-24-03, 02:41 PM   #14
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"Cannibal, the Musical" - Best commentary ever.
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Old 12-24-03, 04:51 PM   #15
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You want to know what commentaries are the worst? The 9th Gate and the Simpson's. God awful! The Simpson's spend all there time laughing and never saying anything-- like the Chasing Amy one but without any enjoyment. And the 9th Gate was 90mins of a guy smoking. Oh and Frankenmiller was a disapointment for me as well.

The best one I've found are any ones that Rodger Ebert does. These guy really knows his stuff and you get a real sense that he loves movies. I didn't like him reviews much and I liked him even less, but after the first time I heard one of his comantaries I took it all back.
 
Old 12-24-03, 11:59 PM   #16
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Good Will Hunting I thought was good, but that might be just because it's my favorite!
 
Old 12-25-03, 02:52 AM   #17
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I know I'll flamed for even mentioning it, but I like the commentaries by Michael Bay on the Rock, Armageddon, and Bad Boys. Ben affleck on the Armageddon commentary is funny.
 
Old 12-25-03, 09:09 AM   #18
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Old 12-25-03, 06:43 PM   #19
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This Is Spinal Tap has one of the best commentaries I have ever heard. Aside from it being a very funny movie with very memorable characters, the commentary is done by the 3 main actors, in character!

It makes for hilariously refreshing take on commentaries, and is just as, if not more funny than the original movie.
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Old 12-26-03, 04:40 AM   #20
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any Kevin Smith
Fight Club all
Se7en
LOTR all
The Mummy (Fraser)
any Schwarzennegger
Something About Mary
any Ebert
any Jim Cameron
any Coppola
any William Friedkin
Apollo 13 both
The French Connection both
Black Hawk Down all
any Oliver Stone
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Old 12-26-03, 05:14 AM   #21
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Old 12-26-03, 06:07 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by vegasbaby
I personally havent Watched any commentary.

I have listened to a few, though.
Well, there are a few you can watch:

Ghostbusters
The Goonies
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Old 12-26-03, 06:12 PM   #23
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This Is Spinal Tap has one of the best commentaries I have ever heard. Aside from it being a very funny movie with very memorable characters, the commentary is done by the 3 main actors, in character!

It makes for hilariously refreshing take on commentaries, and is just as, if not more funny than the original movie.
I cannot agree more, it's like watching another 'Spinal Tap' movie

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Old 12-26-03, 06:30 PM   #24
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PS: Is your nickname refering to the grindcore band from relapse ?
Why yes it is, Im a big fan.
And your nickname?
Is it refering to this Sade?


and Edit: to stay on topic, I second "Cannibal! The Musical"
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Old 12-26-03, 06:40 PM   #25
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