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Blade II (2002)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/executive producer David S. Goyer and actor Wesley Snipes Rating:5.8/10 (12 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
This track isnít as lively as the other one, but it still is nice to listen to. The thing is Del Toroís got a hell of a sense of humour, and these guys donít care about making people laugh as much. You do get many funny moments, but overall the track is subdued. Goyer seems to be there to ask questions and put in his two cents when he feels like it. Snipes mostly answers the questions. They talk about the stunts and the action and the plot among other things. The keep joking about what they should put into the third movie (tentatively titled ĎBlade 3: Blade Gets Laidí, apparently), so itíll be interesting to see what, if anything, is put into the next movie. Itís a good track, but I much prefer the other one. Thereís less dead time, the people seem to enjoy recording the track more and the addition of Del Toro certainly doesnít hurt. It doesnít mean this isnít a good commentary Ė itís light, fun and enjoyable Ė I just preferred the other one.
Reviewed by aph86 on June 21st, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
They many take about the stunts, the plot, working with del Toro and make jokes about sequel ideas.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on August 1st, 2012:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
I really enjoyed this commentary. Almost as enjoyable as the Del Toro / Frankfurt track. My only complaint would be that there was a bit too much joking around. But generally a solid track with lots of great information throughout.
Commentary 2: Director Guillermo del Toro and producer Peter Frankfurt Rating:8.0/10 (23 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
These guys rock! This is a great track. Anybody who swears as much as Del Toro has to be fun, right? They have a lot of fun together, talking about everything you want to know. They get into the style of the movie, the shots they like and dislike, the use of wrestling moves, the fights, the locations, and the many, many references to various things (comic books, Del Toroís other movies, othersí other movies and the like). For example, the little UV grenade they use in the movie was inspired by the little ball-thing in Del Toroís movie ĎCronosí. Frankfurt isnít as funny as Del Toro, but he does get his one-liners here and there. Del Toro is a riot to listen to. He says whatever the hell he feels like saying whenever he feels like saying. His complete dislike for certain scenes doesnít go unnoticed unless youíre deaf. He also mentions that he thinks the melodrama is too much, but he left it in. He says he mostly wanted to do a fun movie, and did he ever do one. Itís really great to hear. He has a great sense of humour.
Reviewed by Londo Mollari on February 21st, 2008:Find all reviews by Londo Mollari
Guillermo del Toro has a great sense of humor and he's a riot to listen to. He really delivered a good commentary.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on August 1st, 2012:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Guillermo del Toro is great at commentaries in my opinion and this is no exception. He has great chemistry with producer Peter Frankfurt. Lot's of great info and trivia is imparted.
Reviewed by sedna on September 2nd, 2013:Find all reviews by sedna
This is the first Del Toro track I have listened to, certainly not the last. He divulges the bulk of the information. Del Toro and the producer have good rapport. Del Toro designed the action sequences to be different and in various styles. He talks about how he tried to translate a comic book feel into the film by use of compositions, camera movements, transitions. He sprinkled it with a lot of references to anime and other comic book artists graphically. The tone is light, and they discuss everything from light to lenses in the last fight scene and why they were chosen and so on. Interesting track and entertaining.