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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

NOTE: These commentaries are only on the 2-disc "Special Edition" DVD, not the original release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actor Kevin Costner and director Kevin Reynolds Rating:5.2/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on June 29th, 2011:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Costner and Reynolds make a decent commentating duo, the majority of the commentary is take up with Costner praising Reynolds and plugging the idea of future collaborations. If I was the suspicious type I'd suspect Coster was buddying up with Reynolds out of desperation for another heroic film role.

Overall, a reasonable commentary, but it could have done with more Reynolds and less Costner mutual back slapping.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on December 31st, 2012:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Awful. The Kevins haven't seen this film in 12 years and it shows. All they do is watch the film. Costner scoffs a lot at the humorous parts.

The only interesting infomation is that Costner had a body double for his waterfall scene due to chance of catching hypothermia.

Costner talks about The Postman at one point and said that he should've started that film with a man telling his child the story of the Postman. What has any of this have to do with this movie? Nothing!

There's a funny moment where we have a transition from Maid Marian to Mortiana and Costner says "And this is what happens to Marian years later." I have to admit, I smirked.
Commentary 2: Actors Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater and writers/producers Pen Densham and John Watson Rating:5.0/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on July 19th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
This is an excellant and relaxed conversation.
Giving decent insights into the production and changes the film went through. Pointing out the new scenes, and even showing us the glitches (like the fact they landed at Dover and went to Nottingham via Hadrians Wall)
Some of the participants are recorded together. The track is dominated by writers/producers Pen Densham and John Watson with Morgan Freeman showing that he is comfortable with giving commenteries.
Christian Slater appears on the audio track once his character shows on the film and he is less involved in this commentery but still gives us a good insight into the making of the film.
This commentary was far better than i thought it would be. Recommended
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on June 29th, 2011:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
A very enjoyable commentary. Lots of fascinating information imparted by all involved, especially the producers. Although I would have liked a bit more background info on how and why the extended cut was produced? Did they rebuild a workprint? Was it Reynold's originally submitted cut? Was it produced for TV? Or was it just produced simply for DVD?

The highlight of this commentary for me was Slater pointing out all the numerous death shots of stuntman Nick Gillard and Morgan Freeman's amazing voice.

A superb commentary. Will worth a listen.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on December 31st, 2012:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
(Sigh) This commentary isn't any better. Again more long moments of silence. The four of them haven't seen the film in 12 years.

Morgan points out the error of the way his Muslim character was portrayed in the film. Muslims don't put their hands together when they pray.

Slater again proves that Commentary isn't his forte. He praises every actor and stunt.

The four of them talk about how the actor playing the executioner was really into the part and was going around hitting everyone. He spat on Slater without him knowing.

Overall, a pointless commentary.