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Heathers (1989)

NOTE: This commentary is available on the special edition and limited edition releases, but not the original DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi, and writer Daniel Waters Rating:7.6/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 11th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
A Movie as hilarious and dark as "Heathers" deserves a commentary this wicked. You can watch other films that Screenwriter Daniel Waters has produced and catch a glimpse of the twisted genius behind the pen. But in this track, Waters gets to let loose on all targets. Shannen Doherty, J.D. Salinger, John Hughes; no one is safe. It's really funny and I laughed out loud a few times. Now, I'm actively seeking out "Sex & Death 101" (2001) just to catch Daniel's commentary track. To counterbalance Dan's Sardonic bite, there is Director Lehmann and producer Di Novi. They provide a great amount of background info on casting, locations, and shooting. It's a veritable "who's who" of name actors and actresses mentioned as possible leads for "Heathers." Awesome track for a "Very very" movie.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on March 7th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
"Sex & Death 101."
Another Outstanding commentary from Daniel Waters. "101," Indeed. That's the number of references to other books and movies that are packed in to Waters' breathless track. If you share his "gallows" humor, you will dig this commentary immensely. There are fun stories involving the cast (esp patton Oswalt and Simon Baker) as well making the transition from writer to director. Highly recommend this commentary to all movie, and Romantic comedy, fans. 9/10
Reviewed by grimjack on May 27th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
A very good track, that is fun to listen to, full of interesting side notes, observations, and good back story. It is especially good to read that some of the more difficult and controversial things in the film when watched today, were actually a problem for them then as well. (The movie does literally make fun of date rape and AIDS.)

There are several mentions of studio suggestions and difficulties, most of wish they worked around. (Except the ending where the school blew up and the prom is being held in Heaven!)