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Bags

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Best DVD extras and features
« on: June 08, 2005, 11:37:00 am »
Thinking of this because I see an extended cut of Stripes has just been released (it's only $14 on Amazon.com), and some folks were talking about this legendary, hysterical commentary for "Dude, Where's My Car?"  I personally love the commentary for "Say Anything," -- Cusack, Ione Skye and Cameron Crowe.
 
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 Stripes (Extended Cut) (1981)
 
 Rated:  Not for sale to persons under age 18.
 DVD Release Date: June 7, 2005
 Run Time: 107
 
 DVD Features:
   - Features 18 extra minutes, including 6 never-before-seen deleted scenes
   - Hour-long documentary
   - Interviews with Bill Murray and the cast

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005, 11:44:00 am »
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Originally posted by Bags:
  Thinking of this because I see an extended cut of Stripes has just been released
 
    Interviews with Bill Murray and the cast
Maybe they could ask Bill Murray and Harold Ramis what they were doing in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam war?  I'll bet it wasn't making lame, screwball military-themed farces.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2005, 12:45:00 pm »
What is the commentary for Say Anything like?

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2005, 12:51:00 pm »
I find that the commentaries for the Kevin Smith movies are, at times, funnier than the movie.  Chasing Amy in particular, when they're in the lesbian bar explaining Jason'Lee discovering he's in a lesbian bar after 45 mintues.  Classic.
 
 And yes, I did enjoy the Say Anything commentary.  But then again, I enjoy Cameron Crow's writing so listening to his commentary is as enjoyable.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2005, 02:20:00 pm »
As my 100th post, I will point out that the Spinal Tap commentary is pretty damn great.  They are all in character the whole time and complain (much like David Brent in The Office) that the whole thing was a 'stitch-up'.

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2005, 02:58:00 pm »
the commentary by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church for Sideways is quite enjoyable. they play off each other very well, just like in the film.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2005, 03:12:00 pm »
I don't know the best, but The Onion AV section's Commentarys of the Damned are pretty brilliant.
 
 Like the extra shorts that come with the Incredibles.

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2005, 04:20:00 pm »
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  As my 100th post, I will point out that the Spinal Tap commentary is pretty damn great.
i agree with that ... great DVD, i love the opening sequence when you first put it in ...
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2005, 04:43:00 pm »
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Originally posted by LonnieBeale:
  the commentary by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church for Sideways is quite enjoyable. they play off each other very well, just like in the film.
This is almost like having another "film within the film"......excellent......

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2005, 04:55:00 pm »
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Originally posted by bearman:
  What is the commentary for Say Anything like?
It's very funny -- them in a room talking about making the film, remembering stories (the commentary was taped years after the album came out, so it was a reminiscent road trip for them to all be together watching the movie).
 
 During the driving lessons scene, Ione and Cusack talked about the fact that if they didn't each have significant others during the filming, they definitely would have hooked up at that point.  
 
 Cameron Crowe is just a very engaging, natural, interesting personality, so I always enjoy his commentary (even on Vanilla Sky with the annoying Tom Cruise...).

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2005, 05:01:00 pm »
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Originally posted by vansmack:
  I find that the commentaries for the Kevin Smith movies are, at times, funnier than the movie.  Chasing Amy in particular, when they're in the lesbian bar explaining Jason'Lee discovering he's in a lesbian bar after 45 mintues.  Classic.
If you enjoy Kevin Smith's movies and his sensibility, you should love the two-disc DVD "An Evening with Kevin Smith."  I just watched disc one, and while some of the audience antics and questions drove me nuts, Kevin's stories are great.  He tells a great story about being commissioned to write the new Superman movie, being produced by Jon Peters, uber-producer and former Streisand hairdresser.
 
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2005, 05:06:00 pm »
And don't forget the Clerks cartoon DVDs.
 
 The extras for Spinal Tap are almost a movie in length.

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2005, 05:56:00 pm »
the criterion edition of brazil. Two versions of the movie on the discs. One is brilliant, the other will show you why studios should always be left out of the decisions on the tone and story of a film.