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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Producers Don Murphy and Trevor Albert, and actors Shane West, Jason Flemyng, and Tony Curran Rating:4.6/10 (13 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Littlejerry 1.4 on June 18th, 2004:Find all reviews by Littlejerry 1.4
This one gets a five because the producers are very boring & monotone. However, Jayson Fleming & Tony Curran are a riot. Tony has great stories about Sean Connery.
Reviewed by pat00139 on December 16th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
I can only echo Littlejerry's thoughts. This is an okay track. It's nothing spectacular but it's good enough. The two British guys (Mr. Curran and Mr. Flemyng) are together, while the three others talk individually. The producers talk about production stuff. You learn about 4 different times that the set was submerged because of the worst flooding in 300 years in the Czech Republic. You learn that all but 3 days were shot in the Czech Republic, and that it was the biggest production shot almost entirely in that country (up to that point, at least). You learn about the changes made between the comic and the movie, and why they were made. One of the producers (I forget which one) talks about the decision to put in Tom Sawyer (who wasn't in the comic). Guess what, the studio wanted an American in there, and they wanted a young American. I hate studios. The actors are more fun, spending more time with off set stories. The two British guys tell stories of Sean Connery, a few of which are very funny. Shane West talks about his experiences with making such a huge movie and that sort of thing. I would have liked a group track, but as it is, it's still a nice listen.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on April 22nd, 2016:Find all reviews by TylerMirage
Don, Trevor and Shane are all on three separate tracks, while Jason and Tony record theirs together. And the Jason/Tony bits are definitely the highlight of this commentary. They're easy on the ears, light-hearted and always cracking jokes. Half of their input is talking about working with Sean Connery and doing impressions of him.

The part I liked best (aside from anything to do with Jason/Tony) is when Don Murphy constantly chirps the "documentarian fans" about being too picky, ha ha.
Commentary 2: Costume designer Jacqueline West, make-up effects supervisor Steve Johnson, visual effects supervisor John E. Sullivan, and miniatures creator Matthew Gratzner Rating:4.4/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Kgprophet79 on June 20th, 2013:Find all reviews by Kgprophet79
You wouldn't think a commentary by a costume designer on a film that feels like a hodge podge of genres would be that engrossing. To my surprise, she goes into insane details about her worldwide search for specific dyes for the clothes, and the type of clothes she designed for each character. She delves into history for the characters and how her decisions were shaped by a number of things. It's still not that great of a film, but you will learn a lot about what goes through the mind of a professional costume designer.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on November 5th, 2015:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Throughout the whole commentary, you can hear the costume designer's mahogany bracelets clacking together:

"You see the clothes I designed.... (Clack! Clack! Clack! Clack).....the clothes we wanted these characters to wear... (Clack! Clack! Clack! Clack!).....but I thought the design should be...... (Clack! Clack! Clack! Clack!).......

If I ever do a commentary, I'm gonna have coconut shells with me and clack them together throughout the whole track.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on April 22nd, 2016:Find all reviews by TylerMirage
This is the kind of commentary that I'm most interested in for a movie like this. All contributors are well-versed in their areas of expertise and offer greats bits of information.

Even if you didn't care for the movie, I still recommend this commentary.

Ha ha, I thought Hungry Baz was exaggerating about Jacqueline's bracelets...but nope.