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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

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Commentary 1: Director Larry Blamire and cast Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 2: Director Larry Blamire and crew Rating:6.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Brian Thibodeau on July 15th, 2004:Find all reviews by Brian Thibodeau
Likeable but pedestrian commentary for a likable but obvious film. Fans of the kind of cinema LOST SKELETON is based on won't really be surprised that the filmmakers pulled off such a straight-faced homage for so little money, and thus the low-budget "ingenuity" they reveal on this track doesn't contain any revelations. Obviously, this is not a particularly deep film, so don't expect any discussions of subtext. The makers clearly had a good time making the film, and Blamire clearly has an affinity for the films he emulates (like Corman's ATTACH OF THE CRAB MONSTERS), and thus everyone's enthusiasm is reflected in these tracks, but it occasionally feels like everyone thinks the film is more clever than it really is as they explain away and laugh at their own jokes and references. On the downside, little is revealed that you probably couldn't have figured out yourself (deliberately jerry-rigged sets and props, consciously cardboard acting, etc.). The anecdote about the "Amish Terrarium" is a bit of a stretch.