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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Executive producer Robbie Stamp and Douglas Adams colleague Sean Solle Rating:7.0/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on September 12th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Fans of the book will enjoy this track as the two men talk about the movie in relation to Douglas Adamsí original vision and also speak at length about the differences between the film, the video game, the radio play and the book, justifying the reasons for certain changes. Best of all, Stamp points out the little details that are buried throughout the film in this excellent track.
Reviewed by cph on October 9th, 2006:Find all reviews by cph
Despite some pauses, this is a great commentary, with the two speakers giving a lot on insight into the relationship of the story in the film to that of the book and other versions of the Hitchhikers story. Also they draw attention to lots of details in the film, and explain the new areas where Adams' himself contributed new material for the film.
Commentary 2: Director Garth Jennings, producer Nick Goldsmith, and actors Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy Rating:6.2/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by cph on October 9th, 2006:Find all reviews by cph
The most interesting stuff on this track is about how the sets were made and the creatures animated. A lot of the time, though, they are just laughing at the jokes in the film, or teasing the actors.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 22nd, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
They make fun of Mos Def, praise Warwick Davis for being in the Marvin suit under hot lighting and talk about how Sam Rockwell improvised and ad-libbed most of his lines. They also tell the story of how Sam was wearing Zaphod's second face on his head and he destroyed it by pouring Jack Daniels onto it causing the whole crew to gasp in horror.

They point out that Edgar Wright had a cameo in the "42" scene, since he and Garth are mates.

Bill complains about the crabs getting killed in the film, Martin tells a funny story of how he got angry because his mobile phone wasn't working and Zooey Deschanel got scared of him. In the scene where Trillian gets released and she's angry at Zaphod, Zooey's father Caleb was there that day.

They point out cameos; the woman in the pub sitting by the bar is played by the actress who played Trillian in the stage show, Simon Jones who played Arthur in the TV show played the hologram at Magrathea and the original Marvin the robot from the TV series appeared in the queuing scene.

A fun commentary altogether.