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Yellow Submarine (1968)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Animator John Coates and designer Heinz Edelmann Rating:7.4/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Therealmrspock on October 1st, 2016:Find all reviews by Therealmrspock
John Coates gets the ungrateful task of commenting "Yellow Submarine" all by himself. He basically talks only about the making of the film, and is almost diconnected from the events unfolding on the screen, since the film is so bizarre and weird that he decided rather not to analyse what all that stuff means. However, I am glad they at least got one person from this classic to do the commentary track, and there are still a few good moments in here: for instance, he mentions how they found the voice actors for the Beatles, who famously declined to do their own voices (the filmmakers were in a pub one evening and heard some guy who had an almost identical voice as one of the Beatles) and how they wanted to prolong the film by a minute and so they randomly deicded to insert that funny scene that counts from one to sixty four. 6/10

*Note: The DVD I heard only had the audio commentary by John Coates.