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The Bad Seed (1956)

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Commentary 1: Actor Patty McCormack and actor/playwright Charles Busch Rating:8.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by ontheroof on June 10th, 2008:Find all reviews by ontheroof
Busch is great as usual, but this time he serves as almost an interviewer, which is not a role he's played in previous commentaries -- and he's great at it. He asks the right questions, and Patty McCormack's memory for detail is fantastic. A good pairing. Left to their own devices, I find that most actors don't give great commentary, they often need to be directed a bit and Busch does this deftly.
Reviewed by Bakersfield on November 1st, 2015:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
Very engaging conversation between McCormack and Busch. I'm not really a fan of interview-type commentaries, but I have to say this one is a good exception.

They actually watch the movie together (Busch is a huge, huge fan), they're in a good mood, and right off the bat they start discussing the actors, the play that was before the movie, the "theatrical" performances and the sets.

Busch is not just a boring interviewer, he cleraly knows a lot about cinema, and he actully brings a lot to the commentary.

McCormack shares her memories of the other cast members (she's very polite and soft-spoken), and also talks about the atmosphere on the set and her great experience of playing an evil character at that young age. There are a lot of scene-specific comments from both McCormack and Busch and they're all quite informative.

Overall, this is a terrific trip down memory lane and it's a real treat for the fans of "Bad Seed". For me, the commentary was everything I hoped for.

So yes, I definitely recommend it.