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Clerks (10th Anniversary Edition) (1994)

NOTE: This commentary is only on the film festival cut on the Clerks 10th anniversary DVD. This DVD also contains the commentary track that was on the original Clerks DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director/actor/producer/editor Kevin Smith, actor/producer/editor/sound editor Scott Mosier and actors Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran and Jason Mewes Rating:7.8/10 (29 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on September 15th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
This brand new audio/video commentary (a la Mallrats) kicks things off with Mosier telling a hilarious story about seeing Smith’s mom naked while staying at his house during post-production on Clerks. Everyone talks and jokes with the ease and familiarity of being long-time close friends. This one of those tracks that is like you're watching the movie with these guys in their living room. Lots of laughs and good stories are told.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on July 10th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
As The Cubist said. This track is like watching the film in the living room with those involved.
Having previously loved the original Clerks commentary i was a bit wary of listening to a newly recorded one. But i neednt have worried. Kevin Smith & Gang are on form once more and just have the sort of chatter that old friends do. High on sarcasm, wit, and anecdotes as well as insults for their fellow crew. This is one of those commenteries thats worth buying the DVD for even if you never watched the film.
Reviewed by angrynerdrock07 on July 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by angrynerdrock07
I agree with the other two reviews, however I wanted to note a problem with the optional video portion of the commentary. It is only accessible on it's own, not with the movie playing. If you choose to watch the video of Smith and Co. giving their commentary you can't watch the film, leaving you with no point of reference to what they are pointing out. Not a major deal, but it would have been nice if they combined the two.
Reviewed by craigward on August 8th, 2007:Find all reviews by craigward
The Clerks tenth anniversary DVD has two commentaries. The one on disc one is from around the time the movie was made. The one on disc two, the one I am reviewing, was recorded for the tenth anniversary and is a much better commentary. The participants are much funnier and more lively than on the original and fill more of the time with talking.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on December 6th, 2010:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Superb commentary. Great stories and anecdotes. But as others have mentioned, it's a shame that it wasn't Picture in Picture. If you watch the commentary studio angle you have no clue as to what they are commenting on and if you watch the film angle then you get a full ten minutes of hearing everyone eating (they get donuts and drinks brought in) with no explanation as to what's going on, just munch munch, slurp, slurp with headphones on it's horrifying. That aside it's a great commentary. Possibly my favorite of all the View Askew tracks. Worth it alone for Scott Mosier' story about Kevin's naked Mom.
Reviewed by Mizz-E on September 29th, 2012:Find all reviews by Mizz-E
Please, get the blu ray for this and therefore you can see what is going on during the commentary. Trust Kevin Smith to talk about his Mum walking around naked and frankly the film itself is extremely overrated, but as with every commentary Smith does, it's very fun, if not a little crude. Now if he could only make film's as funny...
Reviewed by prom king on December 18th, 2013:Find all reviews by prom king
This is really pointless and above all disgusting commentary. Yes story about naked mom is funny but that comes in the beginning and after that it's pretty boring and worst of all they start eating hamburgers and for the rest of the movie talk while chewing them so it's really unlistenable.
Reviewed by Duke Margiris on February 4th, 2014:Find all reviews by Duke Margiris
Kevin Smith has the kind of love only a massive nerd could have of two things--movies, and the craft of making movies. Having listened to him regale us with tales of his life as a scriptwriter and director before, the commentary for his first film is predictably entertaining. Say what you want about his movies, the man knows how to tell a story.