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Conan the Destroyer (MGM) (1984)

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NOTE: These commentaries are only on the MGM Region 2 and Region 4 DVD versions. They are not available in the U.S. or Canada. A different commentary track is available on the Region 2 Sanctuary Visual Entertainment release of the movie.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actors Olivia D'Abo and Tracey Walter Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 2: Director Richard Fleischer Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on August 23rd, 2012:Find all reviews by badge
It really amazes me that after spending months of sweat, toil, creative input, and commitment to making a film, that so many directors have little to say when given the opportunity to speak for an hour and a half. This is one of those commentaries that starts off promisingly but then gives way to the 'dead air' that curses so many commentary tracks, where the soundtrack plays out in the background while the commentator watches the movies. Given the likes of Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, and even Tracey Walter, not the mention the character of Conan himself, you'd think that there would have been some anecdotes worth chatting about. What Fleischer does have to say is interesting (the only time he gets scene-specific is when he keeps mentioning foreground miniatures) but there could have been more. I haven't heard the alternate Walter/d'Abo track on the same DVD but if it's similarly light then MGM would have been better off mixing both tracks together to make one really good commentary.