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Hot Fuzz (2007)

NOTE: The Wright/Pegg commentary is on all releases. The three cast and police commentaries are on the HD-DVD release. All five commentaries are on the 3-Disc Collector's Edition DVD as well as the Blu-ray release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Edgar Wright and screenwriter/actor Simon Pegg Rating:8.1/10 (23 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by reidca on March 7th, 2008:Find all reviews by reidca
I can't compare to any of the other commentaries or extras (in terms of replication of information) but this is an excellent track with great humour that covers a wide range of topics from influences (Wright name checks over thirty films!) to cameos (never realised Peter Jackson was the Santa) to cliches to Robert Rodriguez's contrubution to the score to the many stylistics choices employed to retain that Tony Scott/John Woo kinda feel to the whole thing.

Wright and Pegg share an engaging back and forth geek-out which never falls into the obvious cliches that many other commentators face and Wright even admits at one point that he has just bored himself talking about using a zoom lens. They talk about what they would call the sequel: Fuzz Harder, Fuzz With A Vengeance or Fuzz Hotter.
Reviewed by nile19 on December 27th, 2008:Find all reviews by nile19
The two titans talk about their masterpiece for two hours. You'll laugh, probably won't cry, and definitely laugh some more.
They focus on the movie for the most part, and you are guaranteed to catch on to more references and little extra bits that will make you appreciate the movie even more.
Highly recommended.
Commentary 2: Screenwriter/actor Simon Pegg and actors Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, and Olivia Colman Rating:7.8/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by nile19 on December 26th, 2008:Find all reviews by nile19
Another very good commentary from my new favorite film making team around today. That makes me biased, but if you are a fan of Pegg/Frost, this is a must listen.
Admittedly, Pegg repeats himself a bit from the Wright/Pegg track, however this one is still great in its own right.
Reviewed by nile19 on May 24th, 2009:Find all reviews by nile19
This one is pretty cool because none of the actors seem to have done a commentary before. In the first half, Edward Woodward says hes getting "too caught up in the movie to talk" but thankfully all turns out well and the bunch gets to telling stories about their own previous films from the good old times. good fun!
Commentary 3: Actors Kenneth Cranham, Timothy Dalton, Paul Freeman, and Edward Woodward Rating:5.8/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by nile19 on July 27th, 2009:Find all reviews by nile19
This one is pretty cool because none of the actors seem to have done a commentary before. In the first half, Edward Woodward says hes getting "too caught up in the movie to talk" but thankfully all turns out well and the bunch gets to telling stories about their own previous films from the good old times. good fun!
Commentary 4: Real-life fuzz Andy Leafe and Nick Eckland Rating:6.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by nile19 on October 17th, 2009:Find all reviews by nile19
This is obviously the one that doesn't seen to fit with the others. The real cops offer much different insights into the film, as they do not focus on the film references or the film making process, but rather how realistic everything is (most of it is not as they will often remind the audience). They are a nice bunch, and several instances thank the listeners (and viewers) for sticking with them for the whole thing. They think that the only ones who will watch this track are their family/friends, but I am neither, and have proved them wrong
Commentary 5: Screenwriter/director Edgar Wright and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino Rating:7.7/10 (12 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Dark Shake on January 23rd, 2008:Find all reviews by The Dark Shake
A great track from fimmaker Edgar Wright (you figure he'd be tired after doing so many commentaries after only two films, but I guess the guy just loves to ramble) and sit-in guest Quentin Tarantino (who needs to do commentaries more often). While they rarely ever discuss the actual film at hand--and when they do, its mostly Wright repeating information we learn from the other tracks--this is still most definitely worth a listen to anyone who imagines themselves a cinephile or even general film fans, as the two name-drop dozens of flicks which helped "inspire" Wright to make Fuzz, with the excitement and giddyness of two teenage girls gossiping about what boys they have crushes on. The information comes fast and it's often easy to get lost in all the references and in-jokes, but the two have a certain charm and work well enough off each other (you can tell they're very good friends) that you just get worked into the rhythm after a while, and can't help but have fun. This is a great, energetic, humorous and never-the-less highly informative track--the best kind.
Reviewed by nile19 on December 26th, 2008:Find all reviews by nile19
Simply put, the best commentary track of them all. Get the 3 Disc edition, its worth the price tag simply for this track alone.
Reviewed by Mizz-E on September 29th, 2012:Find all reviews by Mizz-E
Why do mediocre film's have some of the best commentary track's? Simply one of the best track's you'll ever listen to, especially if you're into English exploitation film's by Michael Winner. Absolutely nothing to do with the film itself, but who's complaining?
Reviewed by madmaximus86 on April 1st, 2015:Find all reviews by madmaximus86
Great commentary track! I listened to this on my mp 3 player without watching the film and my working day went by real fast.