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Commentaries on this disc:
Director David Ellis and screenwriters Larry Cohen and Chris Morgan
Rating:4.5/10 (2 votes) [
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Reviewed by Agressor on September 17th, 2012
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There's a whole bunch of people contributing to this commentary but only three are actually in the room: The director David Ellis and his sister who was a stunt coordinator on the film and his daughter who was a producer. The latter two are are pretty much deadweight however with Ellis handling most of the talking, occasionally inviting the other two to comment on something.
Of more interest is the "gimmick" of the commentary where the director calls up various cast and crew members on their cellphones to discuss their roles in the making of the film as well as their background and things like that. Not that the calls add something exceptional to the proceedings though, some are good and some are less good. But it was a nice idea to add some different voices to the commentary when you can't get them to the studio and it's fun that it plays into the theme of the movie.
All in all this is a rather bland and uninformative commentary though that I recommend skipping.
Reviewed by grimjack on January 31st, 2020
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Seldom focused on any scene taking place while they talk. And do not even cover too much backstory or production items. I doubt it will add much to anyone who enjoyed the film. It is a nice gimmick that about five times they called someone involved in the production, and once to Chris Evans who was about to start shooting Fantastic Four, but most of these outside calls have little to do with what is on the screen.
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