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Candyman (1992)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the "Special Edition" Candyman DVD released in August 2004. The original DVD release had no commentaries.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Author Clive Barker, director Bernard Rose, producer Alan Poul, and actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, and Kasi Lemmons Rating:7.8/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on September 16th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Rose starts off by stating that he had always been a fan of the horror genre and of Barkerís work. Poul talks about how the project came together. Barker examines the Candyman mythology and Madsen, a native of Chicago, talks about how she prepared for the role. Each participant was recorded separately and edited together so that there is no dead air. This is a very interesting commentary packed with factoids (i.e. Sandra Bullock was almost cast in Madsenís role) that fans of the movie will thoroughly enjoy.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 13th, 2008:Find all reviews by frankasu03
I agree with the above review. Normally, I prefer the cast and crew together for a commentary. Sometimes the "multiple-interview" format is in no way scene-specific.
This commentary differs in that all participants are allowed to define themes in the movie as well as dish on behind-the-scenes aspects for specific moments.
Clive Barker's "Boogeyman" insights in modern culture are interesting and Virginia comes off as the chick you'd love to share a bottle of Pinot with from "Sideways."
Great commentary, Definitely worth purchasing the Special Edition.
Reviewed by demtation on April 5th, 2009:Find all reviews by demtation
Excellent edited commentary by a very intelligent cast and crew. Not always scene specific, so it was actually an interesting listen while doing cardio at the gym.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on May 12th, 2018:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
I like these recorded separately commentaries, rather than cramming everybody in a room and them talking over each other and gushing over how "Great" everything is. None of that ass kissing here. Thank God.