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Commentaries on this disc:
Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader
Rating:8.2/10 (28 votes) [
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Reviewed by scroll2b on December 7th, 2004
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This is the commentary that made me get a laserdisc player, and it was worth every penny. This commentary by Scorsese and Schrader digs down to the bone about how this film was first conceived, and how it was perfectly executed. If you can manage to listen to this great commentary by one of the masters of cinema, you won't be disappointed. TEN.
Reviewed by Gavin Millarrrrrrrrrr on January 3rd, 2008
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Like the above reviewer, I bought this laser disc and a player just so I could hear Scorsese's commentary track, and it was worth every penny!
This is a film-making masterclass from a master film-maker, so much so that Schrader's additional comments, interesting as they are, almost seem like interruptions and you wish the track had been left solely to Scorsese (even moreso now that Schrader has done his own commentary on the latest let's-milk-that-cash-cow-dry DVD release).
Commentaries don't come any better than this. 10 again.
Reviewed by JWINGS on May 20th, 2011
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(this track came from the Blu-Ray edition of Taxi Driver, which is the same as the original). I agree with everyone above; this track is excellent in every sense of the word. The director and writer have lots to say, and dive deep into the theories of filmmaking with this entertaining track. There is even a lady (unsure of her name) that includes various tidbits which I also found interesting. Even though I am not a huge fan of commentaries that are not screen specific, they did a great job (as well as could be expected) with linking up the topics to the on screen action. Worth your time, 100%!
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