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Stargate (1994)

NOTE: This commentary track is available on both the "Ultimate Edition" and "Special Edition" DVDs, but not on the original DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin Rating:7.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Bakersfield on January 19th, 2016:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
Emmerich and Devlin together again. The commentary was recorded years after the film's premiere, and it's great to listen to them reminiscing. They don't waste any time and right off the bat you're bombarded with a flurry of interesting information about the movie.

How the title sequence was created, what was their reaction when David Arnold composed the score, why you can't see the full body of Jaye Davidson during the opening sequence, and why some 'extras' in the backround don't really act like humans - they talk about all of that during the first 10 minutes.

During the track Devlin makes it clear that he and Emmerich have nothing to do with the TV series "Stargate", and he says it in a way that suggest they're not really happy with the existence of that show. Since this commentary is for the Director's Cut of the movie, they both talk about the added scenes and why they were put back in the first place.

James Spader's approach to acting, Kurt Russell's hair and his character's motivations, the innovative visual effects, the cinematography, accuracy of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, the difficult and really hot shooting locations in Arizona, sets and miniature models, extras, Centropolis universe - it's all covered on this track.

There's bit of a dead air during the second half of the commentary, and overall the tempo kinda slows down, but it's really not that bad. Could've been a lot worse.

Overall, this is a nice commentary with enough interesting information, and it's definitely a good treat for the fans of the movie. Nothing extraordinary, but it's worth it if you want to learn a bit more about the making of "Stargate".