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Bad Santa: Director's Cut
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This commentary is only available on the Director's Cut DVD.
Commentaries on this disc:
Director Terry Zwigoff and editor Robert Hoffman
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Reviewed by The Cubist on November 7th, 2006
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Zwigoff claims that he never thought he’d live to see this cut be released. He also candidly slams the cluelessness of test audiences that resulted in his original version being compromised. Hoffman talks about some of the editing choices that he made and why. For the pivotal role of Thurman Merman, the studio wanted to cast a good-looking child but Zwigoff was adamant about picking a child that looked more real, like the ones in the original The Little Rascals. In one of many amusing asides, Zwigoff admits to never having seen Lauren Graham in her popular television show The Gilmore Girls. This is a refreshingly candid track as the two men talk about their difficulties with the screenplay at great length. They tend to run out of steam towards the end of the movie but this is still worth listening to if you're a fan of the movie.
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