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Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Extreme Edition) (1991)

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NOTE: This commentary is only available on the "T2: Extreme DVD" release. A different commentary is on the Ultimate Edition T2 DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director James Cameron and co-writer William Wisher Rating:7.9/10 (41 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by draven99 on April 25th, 2004:Find all reviews by draven99
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this commentary. Cameron offers a lot of information, although at times he seems to be interrupting William Wisher at bit much. Recommended.
Reviewed by Stobbin on August 10th, 2004:Find all reviews by Stobbin
Really good and informative commentary, but my eyeballs melted when this AND the text commentary are goin' at the same time. Best to take all the info in moderation. Unless you're like cramming for a T2 trivia gameshow or something.
Reviewed by space guy on August 10th, 2004:Find all reviews by space guy
A great commentary. Having both the audio and text commentary going at the same time got confusing at times, but better too much than not enough.
Reviewed by reidca on December 14th, 2005:Find all reviews by reidca
I agree with Draven99. As much as I love Cameron's work, he constantly interrupts poor Bill Wisher. The problem is, Cameron always interrupted with really great bits of information. Wisher seemed to take it in stride though (I think they have been mates for years). It's how little overlap there is between this and the many docos done over the years. Also nice for Cameron to cite DOP Adam Greenberg so many times during this commentary. Cameron's better by himself as a commentator as he tends to put foot in mouth otherwise (see the Solaris commentary as an example).
Reviewed by TommyT on February 10th, 2006:Find all reviews by TommyT
A definite improvement over the Ultimate Edition. It's much more interesting for Wisher & Cameron do a full-length commentary than a scene-specific one. One thing that did get a bit irritating was how Cameron keeps interrupting Wisher's comments. Cameron should have been a bit more respectful of his writer.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on August 17th, 2012:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Great commentary. Would highly recommend. Now if only Cameron would do a commentary for The Terminator!
Reviewed by sedna on October 3rd, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
I love Cameron, but I gotta be honest - it really made me embarrassed listening to him interrupt Wisher. This would have been much better if Cameron would have been recorded alone so he could concentrate on everything without interrupting Wisher. On second thought, this commentary would have been much better if it was EDITED. So you don't lose Wisher's insight, and Cameron's. I just didn't like the constant interruption, even though what Cameron divulged were nice tidbits on the production I would have loved to hear what Wisher always began but never got to finish. It literally happens throughout the commentary, I think at one point Wisher just snickers when he gets interrupted cause he just can't fight him anymore. Needless to say, it's informative, but just gets irritating when Wisher can't get a word in.
Reviewed by Uniblab on June 4th, 2015:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Pretty average commentary, redundant and, ironically, not nearly as informative as the group one from the LD/"Ultimate" DVD. This track is only great to check out beyond reasonable doubt what a certified ego-centric prick James Cameron is by constantly interrupting William Wisher and relegating him to basically comic relief. Whenever Wisher catches his breath to say something spontaneous and seemingly insightful, there goes Cameron ahead of him with some banality or one of the pseudo-intellectual platitudes he's good at.

I couldn't help wondering that had Wisher shared a commentary with his "13th Warrior" laconic director John McTiernan he sure wouldn't be subjected to that...