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Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the older Universal release of the individual film, which is now out-of-print. The film was rereleased on the "Best of Abbott & Costello" DVD set without a commentary.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film historian Gregory W. Mank Rating:8.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
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I guess the measure of a great commentary is one that makes you want to watch the film again even though you don't remember it being anything special the first time around. Mank has really done his homework for this track, which is pretty much composed of three things: exhaustive details and facts about the film; scene-specific trivia where any can be found; mini-biographies of just about everyone connected with the movie. The history of Abbott & Costello and the Universal monster movies is also well covered. Mank infuses his remarks with a dry, throwaway sense of humour (a la Tom Weaver) but isn't condescending in any way - he loves this genre. I can't imagine a more comprehensive track for fans of the film.