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The Deer Hunter (Region 2) (1978)

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NOTE: This commentary is on the Region 2 U.K. special edition of "The Deer Hunter" from Studio Canal. A different commentary is available on the Region 1 "Legacy Series Edition."

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Michael Cimino Rating:7.2/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on September 6th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
Pretty good. It helps a lot that the other person is there to start the conversation. Because I get the feeling that Cimino it the kind of guy who would remain silent for a long time. It’s pretty fascinating what he has to say, that pretty much all people other than the principal cast are not actors. But this fact gets a little repetitious when he says; ”Again, those are not actors” for the fifteenth time. But even though the running time is almost three hours there is enough material to fill it. Again, I think a lot of that credit should go to the critic for being the support and knowing the movie well. At first I was thinking why couldn’t this be just a directors commentary. But after a short while you see why. It’s not that he himself is so interesting, but it is the way he makes Cimino talk and how he steers the conversation on things that are worth while. 7/10