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The Wolf Man
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Film historian Tom Weaver
Rating:8.1/10 (19 votes) [
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Reviewed by Lurch on June 16th, 2004
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As usual, it's another solid commentary track from the Classic Universal Monster DVD line, but what sets this one apart from the others is the witty humor that Tom Weaver provides throughout. The only drawback I had with this track was that the comments about the makeup process went on a little too long.
All in all, a joyful and informative listen.
Reviewed by akela on August 2nd, 2007
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Tom Weaver is one of the finest providers of film commentary working today. His canny mixture of little-known facts and anecdotes combined with an irreverence regarding inconsistencies and gaffs, all squeezed as tightly as humanly possible, produce entertaining, highly informative, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny commentary tracks. Embedded permanently in my mind is his hilarious comment about a shot in THE WOLF MAN supposedly taken through a telescope from a second-story window early in the film - you'll know it when you hear it. He's absolutely nailed the Maria Ouspenskaya information, and always gleefully pronounces her name correctly without losing a beat. The guy does his homework - where he gets some of his facts and background information is unknown to me, but he must have an incredible number of resources, plus has interviewed just about every surviving cast and crew member involved with the films he does these tracks for. His non-stop delivery for THE WOLF MAN, often interrupting himself to shoehorn-in this fact or that when something on screen demands his attention, provides more information in 71 minutes than most commentaries could hope to deliver in twice that time. Whenever you see his name attached to a commentary, give it a listen!
Reviewed by aph86 on August 2nd, 2007
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One of the best historian commentaries out there. This commentary is surprisedly funny. Lots of info. Highly recommended if you like this movie.
Reviewed by captainsolo on November 22nd, 2015
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One great track. Warm, friendly, conversational yet extremely informative. So much information is present that at first Weaver sounds as if he's talking too fast! But you quickly get used to it.
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