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Detroit Rock City (1999)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Adam Rifkin Rating:6.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Station51 on October 13th, 2016:Find all reviews by Station51
Rifkin gets off to a slow scattered start and then continues this trend for some time. He keeps going off on pointless tangents and missing beats saying "oh this part has, uh, oh, too late forget it". This is a little annoying but a while later he gets a little more in the groove and tells some interesting and amusing stories. His commentary suits the movie being that it's light and silly and full of sentimental stories about his young years in the 70's. It actually ends up being well worth a listen. The movie is a little better than I expected it to be. I'm not the biggest fan of the band KISS ( O.K, I went to one concert in the 90's ) but Rifkin himself is. Of course the movie is really about the misadventures of four teens, trying to get to a KISS concert and thankfully he doesn't spend the entire time talking about the band.
Commentary 2: Cast and crew Rating:8.2/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Station51 on October 14th, 2016:Find all reviews by Station51
Pretty good commentary but a little bizarre the way it's done. Some sound editor had the task of mixing a bunch of people talking, sometimes at the same time, sometimes on the phone, and fading them in or out depending on the level of interest or relevancy? Its hard to tell how decisions to mix were made on here. Its also difficult to know who's talking. You can just tell at times that someone is doing something with the editing or fader to orchestrate everything. People keep coming and going throughout and sound like they're all in the same room but at other times, not. It still works in some wacky, weird way to add up to something enjoyable to listen to.
Commentary 3: Kiss: Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review