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Director Rodman Flender and actors Seth Green and Elden Henson
Rating:7.3/10 (6 votes) [
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Reviewed by demtation on April 10th, 2009
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This track is what you'd expect, given that it includes the creator of Robot Chicken. So there's a bit of juvenile joking going on, but they are also quite intelligent and even respectful of films and film making. This track is a lot of fun. Fun movie, great commentary.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on October 24th, 2012
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When a commentary track starts off referencing previous commentaries, you know you're in good "hands." Pardon the pun, but Director Rodman Flender knows his stuff. His "homages" range from Italian horror gore and Mario Bava to De Palma and Scorsese. This is a rare commentary that makes you laugh out loud and learn at the same time. If you've heard other tracks with Seth, you know he's a prankster (I still have a hard time telling whether some of the info he gives is just a "bit.") Flender navigates the visuals with all the info you could hope for: music details, EFX chatter, locations, actors, and trivia that changes the way you look at other "Teen" fare from the period. Like, "Party of Five," "Can't Hardly Wait." I even have a greater respect for Devon Sawa. And there's plenty of stuff for Horror fans to boot. What would you expect from a group of guys who love the commentaries for "Maniac," AND "As good as it gets?" 9/10
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 24th, 2013
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They also avoid the obnoxious "That's great", "That's so cool" stuff in this track. They even make fun of it. It's a real shame this film was not very well received because I think it's great. But it failed because it came out the same time as the Columbine murder. It was also one of Jessica Alba's earlier films.
I wish all director and cast commentaries can be this intelligent and funny instead of actors sounding like obnoxious hooligans like most cast commentaries.
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