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Director Ridley Scott
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Reviewed by Blunt on June 7th, 2004
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Ridley Scott can usually be relied on to provide an interesting and wide-ranging commentary and HANNIBAL is no exception. In fact, given that the film is a lot more pleasing to the eye than the brain, watching the images whilst Scott talks in that calm, Geordie-tinged accent is about the most pleasurable way to re-experience it.
As with most of the Scott discs, the commentary can also be accessed by a chapter menu, an underused but helpful facility.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on December 18th, 2004
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As previously said by the other reviewer. Ridley Scott is always great to listen to. Its great how much effort Ridley puts into his commentaries and this one isnt a let down at all. . . .
Reviewed by Elijah Sullivan on April 20th, 2005
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Checked this film out because I was Ridley Scott fan -- so when I became bored of the movie within five minutes, I actually finished it with the commentary on. It was better that way. Scott clearly treated this as a chance to have fun -- he made the film quickly and with minimal involvement in pre-production -- and most of the things he talks about were things that he found to amuse himself; or he discusses technical challenges that he conquers in typical Ridley fashion. Not necessarily recommended, but not bad at all.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on January 30th, 2017
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A rare case of a solo-commentator track being quite strong. Rarely does Ridley stop to take a breath, yet he speaks calmly and clearly enough as to not come off as just blabbing for the sake of it. He covers a variety of topics, addresses criticisms, acting methods, etc..
Overall, a very interesting track to listen to. Highly recommended.
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