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Old 03-10-12, 06:48 PM
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Commentary tracks with people that have no relation to the film?

The only one i can think of on the top of my head was Donnie Darko directors cut had Kevin Smith on it. I don't think he had any relation to the film. It was cool hearing his thoughts on the film though.

Any others out there?
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Old 03-10-12, 07:29 PM
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Kevin Smith and his producer Scott Mosier did one for Road House.
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Roger Ebert on Dark City.
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Re: Commentary tracks with people that have no relation to the film?

Define "relation." I have listened to several tracks that were done by a historian, scholar, or film critic who has studied the film or the film's subject matter. Would you consider these people as "related" to the film?

If not: Rebel Without a Cause; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; (I swear there is on on the Great Escape, but I don't see it listed on the case) ... I know I have listened to many others -- seems like the old war films have quite a few.
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Patti Smith on the Aqua Teen movie (She actually has a lot to say about a movie she's barely seen!)
The Interns on Bowling for Columbine
Local writers/reviewers on Unhinged
Johnny Legend and Eric Caidin on SWV's Mondo movies (They don't even watch the movies before the recordings. So they see if their memories of the 60's hold up---They usually do)
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Director's Adam Green & Joe Lynch did a "fan commentary" on FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER deluxe edition
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How about Lou Rawls in the Anchorman commentary?
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Camille Paglia on Basic Instinct.
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Old 03-10-12, 11:14 PM
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How about Lou Rawls in the Anchorman commentary?
Well, from what I've heard he helped Will Ferrell and the guys record "Afternoon Delight" and get the four part harmony going on it. So he was kind of involved.
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Old 03-11-12, 12:18 AM
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One of my favorite commentaries is Steven Soderbergh and Tony Gilroy on The Third Man.
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Quite a few of the film in the Warner Bros. Film Noir collections have commentaries by film historians and critics. Also, Roger Ebert did a wonderful commentary for Casablanca.
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On the Ultimate matrix sets there are Critic and Philosophy teacher commentary tracks which I quite enjoyed.
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The gay guy who does a commentary for Showgirls is hilarious and he had nothing to do with the film.
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I think Neil Labute was on Sex, Lies & Videotape, wasn't he?
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Joe Bob Briggs has done several commentaries including the original I Spit on Your Grave.
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John Waters does an amazing commentary for "Mommy Dearest" and for "Christmas Evil"
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Roger Ebert on Dark City.
...and Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Crumb, and Floating Weeds.
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Originally Posted by Lastdaysofrain View Post
John Waters does an amazing commentary for "Mommy Dearest" and for "Christmas Evil"
really? I bet that'd be a hoot.
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The gay guy who does a commentary for Showgirls is hilarious and he had nothing to do with the film.

His commentary is good and informative up to a point. When it gets to a certain part of the film he hates, he starts rattling off crime statistics and telling you to fast forward. And if your still watching then he says there must be something wrong with you. It's very odd and I'm surprised they didn't edit out his entire rant
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On the Ultimate matrix sets there are Critic and Philosophy teacher commentary tracks which I quite enjoyed.
Well, one of the philosophers was in the second 2 Matrix movies (or maybe it was just the last one) Cornell West played one of the senators that was in charge of sending ships out or not.
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Fincher on Chinatown.

Soon we'll have Gondry on Being John Malkovich.
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If we rule out historians or critics commentaries,


The Graduate: Steven Soderbergh

Hot Fuzz: one commentary with real Police Officers, another commentary featuring Quentin Tarantino

The King Of Kong: Chris Carle of IGN and Jon M. Gibson of I-Am-8-Bit

The Work Of Director Spike Jonze: Beastie Boys comment on many of the videos, not just their own

Once Upon A Time In The West: featuring fan John Carpenter

Panic Room: 'surprise guest'
Spoiler:
William Goldman


Step Brothers: NBA player Baron Davis

The Thing From Another World: director of the remake, John Carpenter

Transformers: The Movie: Fans commentary

The Simpsons discs have many tracks featuring people that didn't work on the specific episode, usually because they just happened to be there recording a different commentary earlier or later that day, and just stuck around. (Like Weird Al Yankovic on one other track on season 14)

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