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Army of Darkness (1993)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on versions of the "Army of Darkness" DVD with the director's cut: the Anchor Bay 2-disc Limited Edition release; the Limited Edition Director's Cut release; the Official Bootleg Edition; and the Boomstick Edition.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, and co-writer Ivan Raimi Rating:8.0/10 (41 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by draven99 on April 25th, 2004:Find all reviews by draven99
Any commentary that includes Bruce Campbell is going to be fun. Considering how much fun this movie is to begin with, it was great to get the anecdotes from Campbell and Raimi as the reminisce on the making of this horror classic.
Reviewed by Littlejerry 1.4 on June 17th, 2004:Find all reviews by Littlejerry 1.4
Bruce and Sam are so funny it hurts. Real good on fact and tid bits on the movie. What I learned more than anything were some tricks on how to make a low budget movie. Just like the movie the commentary is a cult classic.
Reviewed by Alexander on January 12th, 2005:Find all reviews by Alexander
I love this movie to begin with, and now, having watched the commentary, I know even more fun facts about it. As for the commentary, parts were hilarious, and it was also informative.

I rated this a nine, and would recommend the commentary to any fan of the film, as well as those who just semi-liked it. It may help you to better appreciate a great movie.
Reviewed by hairmetalman on June 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by hairmetalman
Not as funny as Evil Dead 2, I found this track to be more informative -- however, there's still some good chuckles to be had. Interesting cast stories, discussions on effects-gone-bad, and of course commentary on the various endings make this commentary track a fun ride!
Reviewed by aph86 on November 22nd, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
This is one of the best commentary ever recorded. All 3 people here are funny and give a lot of info about making this movie. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Reviewed by TNAJason on December 21st, 2006:Find all reviews by TNAJason
This commentary is hilarious and informative(which is the kind of commentaries I love)
This was my first commentary and how can you not consider Bruce Campbell one of if not the best commentators along with Kevin Smith? I know I'm going off on a rant but back to the review. This is Recommended
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
This track is a little more subdued than the one for part 2. Itís not as funny, but you still have a chance to laugh. Mr. Campbell clearly points out all the times Sam Raimi was whacking him in the face, or convincing actors to whack him in the face. You get to learn the locations. They shot where that Star Trek episode was shot, you know, with the big rock jutting out that Kirk runs up. The ending here is also shot in the Batcave. You also learn that the main shooting schedule was over 100 days, which is enormous. Many Hollywood flicks have shorter schedules. Mr. Campbell canít get over the fact that the original rating for the movie was NC-17, but the flick has talking skeletons. Another funny anecdote is that Mr. Campbell got a gash in his face so he had to go to the hospital. Now, Mr. Campbell already had a few cuts beforehand from the shooting, so the doctor there didnít know which one needed fixing. That doesnít sound too funny, but, trust me, the way Mr. Campbell says it is quite funny. One thing I find quite interesting is that William Lustig is the DVD producer. Mr. Lustig stopped working for Anchor Bay a few years back and started his own company, Blue Underground, which is one of Anchor Bayís competitors.) So overall, this is another very interesting track, and is a nice addition to the movie. It was recorded in 1998 or 1999, right before ĎFor Love of the Gameí came out, so you donít hear Mr. Raimi bitching about Kevin Costner, but you canít have everything.
Reviewed by sedna on September 24th, 2013:Find all reviews by sedna
It's entertaining, I'll agree. The kind of commentary you'd put on if you want to listen to it in the background as you're doing something else. Ivan Raimi comes in about 40 odd minutes into the film, but stays quiet. Campbell seems to have done the bulk of the talking about the actual making of the film. Both him and Sam have a rapport that's perfect for ballbusting.