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The Perfect Storm (2000)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Wolfgang Petersen Rating:7.6/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Elijah Sullivan on April 20th, 2005:Find all reviews by Elijah Sullivan
Decent, but dull. Nothing memorable. Should have listend to the Junger one... it wins on concept alone.
Commentary 2: Sebastian Junger, writer of source novel "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea" Rating:8.5/10 (13 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by space guy on August 10th, 2004:Find all reviews by space guy
This is a great companion to the film. It offers insight into the real people and events depicted here. It also tells the viewer what incidents are fact and which are speculation.
Reviewed by Moviebuff2 on August 16th, 2009:Find all reviews by Moviebuff2
One of my favorite commentaries. Sebastian Junger knows the subject matter very well and offers some great insights into the true aspects of this story.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 31st, 2011:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Agree wholeheartedly with the above remarks. More authors should contribute to the films that are ultimately adapted from their work. It is an essential lesson on the hazards of Deep Sea fishing, and just catnip for historical buffs everywhere. Junger obviously has a passion for the people of Gloucester and the majesty, the terror, of the Atlantic.
Reviewed by sedna on October 29th, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
Deeply informative and insightful track. I decided to rewatch this film due to the ongoing Hurricane Sandy, and between the three tracks I decided to give this a listen based on the above reviews. I was NOT disappointed. I learned a lot about the research and events of this particular event as well as Junger's detailed descriptions of many of the scenarios present in the film; down to meteorology lessons. Junger gives nice tidbits of information about pretty much everything you see on screen, which is what makes this track so engrossing and rich with information. A piece of trivia; Junger's voice sounds A LOT like Robert Rodriguez's. Overall I highly recommend you check it out. This is an example of what a GREAT track sounds like and should strive to be.
Commentary 3: Visual effects supervisor/producer Stefen Fangmeier and Helen Ostenberg Elswit Rating:8.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by space guy on August 10th, 2004:Find all reviews by space guy
A better that average visual effects commentary. It explains how the special effects are done and points out several surprising visual effects in the film.