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Man on Fire (2004)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Producer Lucas Foster, screenwriter Brian Helgeland, and actor Dakota Fanning Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Commentary 2: Director Tony Scott Rating:7.2/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on January 27th, 2006:Find all reviews by The Cubist
This is a refreshingly candid and informative commentary by Scott who covers various technical aspects of the filmmaking process, like the various film stocks that he used, casting and how he works instinctively. Best of all, are the anecdotes he tells, including a hair-raising encounter while making the movie in Mexico that mirrored the scary action in the movie.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on June 24th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
Sadly here on Region 2, we only got this commentary. The first commentery obviously falling into the Atlantic Ocean on the way over to the UK.
Tony Scott does another great job(i recently listened to his True Romance chat track) There are a few gaps of silence but seeing as this is a 2hr 30 min movie ill forgive him. As The Cubist said, its worth listening to this chat track just for the scary incidents alone, but the rest of the audio track is very entertaining and made me want to watch the film again (which i shall do)
Reviewed by Agressor on March 25th, 2012:Find all reviews by Agressor
Reasonably interesting commentary from Scott. It covers a wide gamut of topics from the aforementioned encounter to the techniques used in shooting the film and ideas behind certain scenes and the motivations of the characters.

There are som repetitions, like Scott proclaiming that he originally wanted to do this in the 80's and that it was based on an Italian original, that comes up a couple of times.

It's not a riveting listen (that probably depends on your enjoyment of the film though. I'm not a fan), but Scott covers every possible aspect of the production you might want to know so I give it props for that.