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This commentary track is only on the October 2005 "Collector's Edition" DVD.
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Co-screenwriter/director David Cronenberg
Rating:8.1/10 (25 votes) [
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Reviewed by scroll2b on October 6th, 2005
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This is an excellent, first rate effort by David Cronenberg. He's philosophical, gives background information and behind the scenes stories, and all in all is just wondeful to listen to. Basically, he fills in for everything that wasn't in the documentary from his point of view, since he wasn't a participant in it. Rated ten.
Reviewed by ravenus on April 10th, 2006
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Totallly agree with what scroll2b has said above. Although David is alone on this commentary he's never short on words and always full of intelligent insight on the making of this classic.
Reviewed by droidguy1119 on April 11th, 2006
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An excellent track. While it is always nicer for someone to have another person there to bounce off of, in my opinion, some people actually know how to pick up the pace when they don't have that added luxury and Cronenberg is certainly one of those people. Without leaving a lot of gaps he manages to cover all aspects of the production, and it's well worth a listen for any fan of the film.
Reviewed by mjduda on November 5th, 2006
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I agree with all of the above, and really enjoyed this commentary. I got a lot of information, and a lot of questions were ansewerd.
Reviewed by TommyT on January 16th, 2007
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This one's good, esp since Cronenberg talks about the film in the context of the 20 yrs that had passed since he'd directed it. Sometimes he meanders a bit & I was hoping to hear more of his deeper thoughts on the infamous maggot-birth scene.
Reviewed by musíl65 on December 11th, 2023
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This commentary from Cronenberg is very good. He talks about the differences to the movie from 1958, the actors, the locations in Toronto, the f/x stuff, the music and the reception. He talks also about the horror movie in general. There are no gaps. 10 out of 10.
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