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Harry Knuckles and the Pearl Necklace (2004)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Sound designer Steve Legge, composer Graham Collins, writer Ian Driscoll and director/cinematographer/editor Lee Demarbre Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 2nd, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
This is a pretty entertaining track, but the director does make one pretty big mistake. He says that Chow Yun-fat plays the Ďretardí in ĎA Better Tomorrow 2í and has to be taken care of, which isnít true. Chow Yun-fat takes care of Dean Shek, whoís in that state because he saw his daughter killed. Apart from that, the track is very nice, with the four guys laughing it up, telling everything you need to know. People outside Ottawa (the movie was shot in Ottawa, Canada) wonít find this track as interesting, because the talk of Laurier Street and the Rideau Centre and Aylmer wonít help you situate the locations, but otherwise itís great. Itís very funny, with a very good amount of making-of information and great anecdotes. The wrestling scene goes by a lot faster when you listen to this commentary. Thereís also one telling piece of information, which explains the horrible looping. The movie was shot on a Bolex 16mm camera, which is a wind-up camera that doesnít record sound. All the sound in the movie was post-synched. In any case, this is a great track to listen to with really no boring spots.
Commentary 2: Actors Josh Grace, Jeff Moffet and Phil Caracas Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 2nd, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
Unfortunately, thereís some overlap between this one and the first one, but itís funnier. Josh Grace keeps cracking hilarious jokes throughout the track. The director acts as interviewer, asking questions to the actors there, but also throws in his two cents whenever he feels like it. There are so many jokes in this track, it rivals the ĎEvil Dead 2í commentary (only that one is better because it has more making-of stuff). This one is mostly joking, pointing out mistakes and making fun of people. You also have plenty of anecdotes about the making of the flick. With lines line, Ď[The scene on the lake] is like watching turtles have sex,í you know itís worth listening to. If you ever get your hands on the DVD, you have to listen to this track.