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Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell
Rating:8.3/10 (33 votes) [
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Reviewed by mkr on June 7th, 2004
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This commentary has Kurt Russell on it. Enough said.
Reviewed by bersonality on June 18th, 2004
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This commentary is great. Zemeckis, Gale and Russell have a ball telling very funnny stories about the making of the film, how half the crew were "wired" and some near death experiences that occured. Funny film; funny commentary.
Reviewed by JustinDecloux on August 23rd, 2004
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Funny commentary infused with funny stories. It sounds like Kurt Russel is choking on a cat when he laughs. Something that he does for 3/4 of the track.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on October 7th, 2008
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Like the others have commented, this is a very funny track. It fits the movie well in that it is pretty silly and light. I bought this dvd just to hear the commentary and I got what I paid for. The movie wasn’t that good, it would probably be better if I was twelve, but it has its moments. But the commentary is way better than the movie. Kurt Russell makes this track come to life, lightening up the usually good but sometimes boring tracks of Zemeckis. Pretty good, at least better than the movie. 7/10
Reviewed by demtation on April 25th, 2009
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Oh man, this track is hysterical! As someone else said, it's probably better than the movie itself and worth the price of admission. There's one point where their describing the hypoglycemic kid and it sounds like Russel is gonna suffocate from laughter! Great stuff...
Reviewed by frankasu03 on November 15th, 2011
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Agree with all of the above comments. I pop in this track every time I'm feeling Blue. Hearing Zemeckis and Gale crack Russell up is so much fun. I really wish they had done more projects together. Underrated as a contributor is Producer Bob Gale. Listen to his tracks for the "Back to the Future" trilogy and "Interstate 60," his own project. He has a near-encyclopedic knowledge of every project he's been involved with. As for Kurt Russell, I guess we will just have to live with the tremendous rotation of "The Thing," "Big Trouble," and "Escape from NY" to hear his vivacious voice. At least until the "Real" Director's Cut of "Tombstone" is released. ;)
Reviewed by oluckyman1973 on April 2nd, 2012
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Along with Adam West's & Burt Ward's repartee on BATMAN: THE MOVIE, this Gale-Zemeckis-Russell discussion is full of hilarious memories. One of my favorite commentaries of all time period, and I listen to a lot.
Reviewed by Whispered on March 28th, 2017
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Simply the most entertaining and HONEST commentary of all time, due to the film's age, because now they can talk shit about everyone involved, executives, the crew, the actors, everyone! You won't get this kind of free-for-all on any other commentary. The film is full of that wacky Zemeckis-Gale plotting, and Gale's dry voice and plentiful memory helps balance Kurt's addictive guffawing and Zemeckis's at-times inarticulateness. I listen to this often just to cheer up.
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