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Director Richard Donner and actors Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Kerri Green, Jeff Cohen, and Jonathan Ke Quan (video commentary)
Rating:7.0/10 (21 votes) [
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Reviewed by Rirse on June 20th, 2004
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A fun commentary from the cast and Richard Donner. Most of the time you will be hearing the kids, who are now growned up. If you are looking for technical information on the movie, then this is not for you. But if you want to hear a fun track with all the cast together again, then watch. Would get a nine if it wasn't for Sean Astin departure midway for something regarding Fellowship of the Rings.
Reviewed by Ace_of_Sevens on June 25th, 2006
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At one point, Sean Astin starts to tell a story about when Cyndi Lauper visited the set. Corey Feldman interrupts him and he never gets back to the story. I had the privilege of working on a movie with Sean and asked what the story was. He wanted to apologize to Cyndi Lauper. She had come to the set to film the music video for her contribution to the soundtrack and the kids basically sleepwalked through the whole thing. He said she deserved better and they all loved the song, but were too worn out after five days of shooting to do anther day.
Reviewed by luvlee on June 11th, 2009
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Thanks to Ace for that post. I've always wondered what that story was!!
Reviewed by badge on January 13th, 2010
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This was the first DVD audio commentary I ever listened to, from the third DVD I ever bought, and in my naivete I thought ALL audio commentaries were going to be like this: accompanying picture-in-picture video of the particpants at selected moments with ALL cast members AND director. Forgetting the initial impression, it's still an exemplary track, which much comraderie among the participants, chock-full of interplay, joking, anecdotes ("Watch how I saved the scene!!" Astin says at one point) and reminiscences. It's great that they applaud Donner at the end for a "job well done" on the movie.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 13th, 2013
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Sorry, but I hated this commentary.
Much like the movie itself, the cast talk over each other REALLY loudly. I have to listen to 8 people talk at the same time. Corey Feldman was really annoying. I kept wanting to punch him in the face every time he spoke.
I'm beginning to see why Sean Astin left in the middle of it.
However, this was the first time I ever seen what a commentary booth was like.
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