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Home Alone (1990)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the November 2006 Family Fun Edition.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Chris Columbus and actor Macaulay Culkin Rating:8.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on June 30th, 2012:Find all reviews by badge
The novelty value of this commentary is to hear the now-grown-up Macauly Culkin speaking about his work as a child actor. He comes across as a laid-back, level-headed guy content to field questions by Columbus, who dominates the track. Not the easiest film in the world to talk about: there's mainly one location and the same situations repeating themselves throughout, but Columbus and Culkin have open personalities and a sense of humour, which helps.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on February 5th, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Nice track. Chris talks about how he wanted the inside of the house to be all Christmassy, hence the red and green wallpaper. There was meant to be a dream sequence where objects around the house chase after Kevin. The photograph of Buzz's girlfriend was actually a man. Some of the special effects, the plane and the BB flying to the camera was all done by one man in his basement. They also clear up the false rumor that Elvis Presley was an extra in the scene where Kate meets Gus.

They mention that Siskel and Ebert gave this film two thumbs down. Huh! How the stunts were done, Mac points out his obvious stunt double that's bigger than him. The scene where Harry gets his head set on fire by a blowtorch was all smoke and mirrors. They even point out a Raiders of the Lost Arc reference where Harry has the "M" burnt on his hand. The car that the fake Santa talks to was not meant to break down, it was just left in.

They even talk about the sequel and how it was exact ally like the first one. I wonder if they'll do a commentary on that?