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Silverado (1985)

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NOTE: This commentary is only available on the April 2005 "2-Disc Superbit Gift Set" release, not on the original DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Historians Frank Thompson, Steve Aaron and Paul Hutton Rating:7.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by firelo on April 17th, 2005:Find all reviews by firelo
This is a very interesting commentary containing more background on the production than one might expect. However, their primary focus deals with historical authenticity. The discussion also makes reference to quite a few other Western films. All three of the commentators, who recorded the commentary together, have a tendency to be a little bit smart-alecky when an inaccurate cliche is shown. That would probably be appropriate to a lesser degree. The biggest problem for me was that Paul Hutton, who is involved with the New Mexico Film Commission, spent far too much time hyping New Mexico as a great location for filmmaking. I wanted to shout out "enough of that already, we get the point!!" Nonetheless, all three commentators were interesting, there were no dead spots, and they all seemed to genuinely enjoy the film.
Reviewed by Uniblab on December 19th, 2009:Find all reviews by Uniblab
A very peculiar commentary, inasmuch as it's not "scholarly" at all, but sounds like three friends on a couch watching the movie together. Since they are very knowledgeable about the West they are able to deal with a lot of issues always in this very informal atmosphere. The track could actually be better if it wasn't irregular as it is; two or three times the speakers switch abruptly from the tongue-in-cheek comments to semi-serious digressions that makes it boring for the listener. There's also a weird 3-second silent gap toward the end; but all things considered the unusual way this commentary is done makes it very worthwhile.