MrMockle Posted April 12, 2006 Share Posted April 12, 2006 All, I buy a good number of DVDs and like to get my money out of them buy watching all of the added material, deleted scenes, "making-of" documentaries and interviews. But a particular pleasure is watching the feature with a commentary track, usually by a combination of the actors, directors, producers and others involved in the production. This got me thinking - can any of you recommend any DVDs featuring good commentary tracks? The film or tv shows themselves don't have to be especially good but just the commentary from those involved. Also, have any of you listened to commentary tracks that you found awful - either dull or adding little to the viewer. A quick list of some titles I would recommend for their commentary tracks are: - Big Train (starts slowly with just the writers but is very lively when the actors join in) - Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell's is good; I've still to listen to Sam Raimi's) - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the actor's commentary has some great anecdotes) - The Mighty Boosh (a bit rambling but enjoyable) - Phoenix Nights (tremendous commentary by Peter Kay and friends - argueably as funny as the show itself) - Shaun of the Dead (four commentaries and the one from the five leading actors is particularly good) - Star Wars Episodes IV to VI (good range of paticpants but would have been nice to have featured more of the cast) - That Peter Kay Thing (as for Phoenix Nights; Peter Kay and friends on top form) I just picked up Doctor Who - Genesis of the Daleks on DVD and am gearing up for a long afternoon watching it with commentary by Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen. Tom has a wonderful autobiography (Who on Earth) and is a fantastic raconteur; I remember one great radio interview where his first line was "I remember the first time I was knocked out by a priest." Should be a belter. Any other recommendations are welcome. Regards, Mr Mockle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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