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The Frighteners (1996)

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NOTE: This commentary was only available on the "Signature Collection" laserdisc from Universal, and not the original DVD release of the movie. However, it has since been made available again on the November 2005 "Director's Cut" DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Peter Jackson Rating:8.4/10 (12 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
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Saved from the obscurity of Laserdisc Limbo, this commentary (and all FOUR hours of extras) made it to a Special Edition DVD. It's quaint to hear Jackson saying "I've never done one of these before" at the beginning, even though he's able to talk you through the film effortlessly until the end without repeating everything you've seen in the extras (that does not mean he avoids the distinctly Kiwi tendency of repeating the word "actually"). His style, however, is heavily geared towards "on set" facts: as each scene pops up he'll recall the shooting conditions and other miscellany directly connected with that day's work. What's missing to balance this is a more conceptual look at the film - e.g. where the ideas come from and how did it take shape? - but I guess that's just a quibble, given that Jackson is always an easy listen.