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Cabin Fever (2002)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director Eli Roth Rating:7.8/10 (13 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on November 22nd, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
Roth gives one of the most in depth commentaries I have ever heard. He talks about so much stuff that I can't even list them here. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed by The Omen on January 7th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Omen
One of the best commentary tracks I've ever heard. Great for those interested in how to get a film production started. Instead of talking about on screen happenings, Eli Roth goes deep into his personal history with film. His interests, his experiences being a stand in on sets,working as a production assistant on Meet Joe Black, thrillers vs horror, all leading up to his experience on his first film, Cabin Fever. Very enlightening and almost like a film class for those interested in the behind the scenes stuff.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on July 11th, 2007:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
Im also giving this the 'one of the best i have ever heard' This chat track doesnt go through the filming . it goes through the pre production and Elis beginnings and its fantastic.
Because of thise chat track i actually have gone out and purchased the DVD of Hostel( a film i dont like) just for the commentary tracks on the DVD and i cant say that about too many films and ive seen a hell of a lot.
Reviewed by demtation on April 20th, 2009:Find all reviews by demtation
Just an "amen" to all the aforementioned comments. Roth is so enthusiastic about his craft, and so unpretentious... Like someone else mentioned doing, I have 'Hostel' on my netflix list - a movie I was NOT interested in seeing, but am renting merely for Roth's commentary track.
Reviewed by doctorwaffle on March 7th, 2011:Find all reviews by doctorwaffle
A bit unexpected. Roth spends little time talking about the details of each particular scene, choosing instead to cover his rise as a filmmaker, from a childhood fascination with horror to film school to selling Cabin Fever for millions of dollars. He also adds in funny stories about the film's production. These anecdotes show up more in the latter part of the film. I especially enjoyed his account of how the man who carries "The Kit" came to be in the movie, and it turned out he was a huge Boy Meets World fan.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 24th, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Really interesting. Eli is like Quentin Tarantino, he can take for hours about film. Eli says at the start that this is HIS commentaries and no actors or producers can interrupt him. Eli, if you didn't want that, why did you do the commentaries with them?

He answers why this DVD has 5 commentaries and why would you watch all of them. Because everyone has a story to tell and to put all the info in one commentary wouldn't fit. He said you don't have to listen to all of them if you don't want to. Well, I did cos I have no life.

He starts off by saying that he went to see horror movies as a kid and he would vomit every time he saw one. He talks about his influences, mostly Evil Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

He mentions that at film school, he made a film called "Restaurant Dogs" which involve Ronald McDonald and the Hamburgular killing each other. Now that I love to see. It's a shame he didn't put that on the DVD.

He talks about working on film sets and how most of the directors are horrible, bullying, ego maniacs.

I don't want repeat what the others reviewers said but this is a fascinating track. The best of the 5 tracks.
Commentary 2: Writer/director Eli Roth and actors Jordan Ladd and Cerina Vincent Rating:7.8/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by mjduda on November 5th, 2006:Find all reviews by mjduda
This was a really great commentary, and I really loved whenever Eli calls his Mom, and Dad at the end.
Reviewed by aph86 on August 2nd, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
An okay track. About half the info here is said twice because Roth does the commentary with each actor separately and they tell the same stories sometimes. Worth a listen if you like this movie.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 24th, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Jordan and Cerina are recorded separately. Eli is with both of them. When it's time for Cerina's comments, we hear them in sing song "Hi Cerina, Hi Eli". Plenty of flirting and banter throughout. They explain how they got the roles and what their opinions on this movie are. Jordan tells a story of how she took her top off in an interview with Eli. Cerina tells the story of how she first met Eli's parents whilst she was naked in the bath. Cerina also talks about how over protective she is of her little brother who has a cameo in the movie. Jordan tells a story of how she got angry at James DeBello in one scene.

It's more like an interview than a commentary. But I liked it this way.

Not much screaming like most Actress commentaries. Jordan and Cerina prove to very intelligent.

A great track if you're a fan of either actress.

Eli calls his parents at the end.
Commentary 3: Writer/director Eli Roth and actors Joey Kern and James DeBello Rating:6.0/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by satiricarl on January 23rd, 2007:Find all reviews by satiricarl
This commentary track is very funny, if you are a fan of the film. Kerns, De Bello and Roth recorded a less informative and more entertaining commentary but the information is in there, you just have to listen over the obnoxious rantings of James De Bello, is happens to be hilarious as well.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 24th, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Eli has a habit of repeating himself in all the commentaries. This is my least favourite of the bunch because of James DeBello. You know the obnoxious guy in your class who won't shut up. That's him. He killed this track. I really wanted to punch him. He plays the same idiot frat boy in every movie.

Eli's brtoher Adam is in the track but he doesn't say much. The only good bit is when Eli calls Giuseppe Andrews at the end, who plays my favourite character in the film. So for that moment, I'll give this track a 1. In the credits, he calls the actor who played the shopkeeper.
Commentary 4: Writer/director Eli Roth, producer Lauren Moews, and director of photography Scott Kevan Rating:6.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 24th, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Actually most of the crew are in this track. Really it's just Eli repeating the same stuff he said in the first track. I was surprised to hear him say the N word in this and he seems so free and doesn't know what the big fuss is about.

The best part is when Eli calls his Russian drama teacher or film school teacher I can't remember.
Commentary 5: Writer/director Eli Roth and actor Rider Strong Rating:7.0/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on August 1st, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
Most of the track is focused on Rider Strong's experience making the movie and thoughts on the film. Roth asks him questions about Boy Meets World and life after the show. They really get along great on this track and are very funny. Very entertaining track. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 24th, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Again Eli repeats the same stuff he said in the other commentaries but the real reason you'd watch this track is because of Rider. He explains that he only seen 2 episodes of Boy Meets World despite talking endlessly about it.

It's really interesting as Rider talks about his career and his role in this movie. Rider fans will love this track.