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Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Commentaries on this disc:
Director/actor Leonard Nimoy, screenwriter/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll, and actor Robin Curtis
Rating:7.7/10 (7 votes) [
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Reviewed by closedface on February 8th, 2005
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at first I was mad that there wasn't that much Nimoy on the track, thinking I had been robbed of some of his comments only to have others like Curtis on the track. But after hearing him on IV, I realized he just doesn't have that much to say compared to other directors.
Reviewed by neosuperblissey on March 1st, 2007
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This commentary was the first one I've ever heard wherein a speaker is "bleeped" (i.e. Leonard Nimoy quoting former Paramount president Michael Eisner as responding to a question on why Eisner permitted Nimoy to direct the movie with the response "He told me he was gonna direct this movie or I could go f(bleep) myself.").
I can understand why the word was bleeped, as "Star Trek" appeals to a more family-oriented audience and Paramount didn't want any family-oriented language on the track. In spite of (or maybe even because of) this, this track is one of the best in my collection.
Reviewed by Uniblab on June 21st, 2010
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A commentary with all the well-known problems of edited multi-speaker ones, but pretty satisfying content-wise. The star here really is Harve Bennett, whose comments have that comprehensive quality that grabs one's attention and who deserved an individual commentary for all his Star Trek movies. Nimoy tells some interesting anecdotes, but his pretentious and verbose style isn't nearly as intersting as Bennett's. Actress curtis sounds nice but doesn't make much of a difference and cinematographer Correll is very informative talking about lighting, scene set-ups and technical stuff, but as per the stinkin' editing gimmick, his participation is reduced to next to nothing.
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