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Director Martin Campbell and producer Lloyd Phillips
Rating:8.3/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by Bakersfield on September 21st, 2015
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I've always liked this movie, finally bought the DVD, and I was looking forward to the commentary. Thankfully it ended up being a good example of an informative, no BS, engaging producer/director track. Campbell and Phillips (may he rest in peace) are recorded together, unlike many they don't interrupt each other, and what they basically offer is a scene-by-scene commentary with great behind-the scenes stories.
As one would expect Campbell is the driving force here and he's the one who delivers most of the info. He talks in great detail about the most dangerous stunts in the movie (plenty of them), the character's motivations (much time is spent on the Bill Paxton's character), and he never misses a chance to praise the New Zealand countryside. There's no dead air because they have a lot to say - from storyboards(pretty much the entire movie was storyboarded), to the incredible CGI and the truly dangerous stunts.
Speaking for myself, I really liked this commentary. It was exactly what I expected it to be. Recommended.
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