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Director Robert Altman
Rating:5.5/10 (14 votes) [
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Reviewed by kevcold on August 12th, 2005
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This is one of the many Altman films from the 70s that have been released on DVD with his commentary. While having a true master and one of the greatest (still) living directors walk your through his films has value, these are a disappointment. Half the time it sounds like he is falling asleep or has forgotten just why that microphone was placed in front of him. These are films that could use multiple tracks, if just to help fill in the cracks a little. This is my same review for ALL Altman DVD commentaries. Incredible films though - Everything from MASH (1970) to 3 Women (1977) are essential!
Reviewed by Numes on December 9th, 2006
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All of the information in the commentary is a re-hash of the interviews in the documentaries included on the second disc. The only thing that Altman talked about that was new was about the TV series M*A*S*H. I really wanted to hear his thoughts on the show, but he only goes into his thoughts for about 1 or 2 minutes.
In addition, the commentary was off sync by at least 4-5 seconds making scene specific comments a little confusing. Listen to this one while you're doing something else.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on September 12th, 2008
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This was pointless. Great movie, great director, horrible commentary. Everything he says has been said on the extras. This is the only Altman commentary I've heard so far, but jusdging on this I find it hard to believe that anyone would ask him to do another. Like the above reviews mention, this is mostly silent and when he talks he has nothing to say. 2/10
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