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Se7en (1995)


This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Criterion Collection laserdisc release of Se7en.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director David Fincher, actors Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, production designer Arthur Max, and special makeup effects artist Rob Bottin Rating:7.5/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by zombking on October 15th, 2007:Find all reviews by zombking
All of these men provide calm and insightful commentary from their position around the film, and (this happens very rarely) they all have relevant and interesting information to add. Especially interesting is the Production Designer, who perhaps made Se7en what it truly is. While I could have used a bit more technical information from Fincher other than the development process (the color-leeching,) most fans will be very pleased by this Criterion release.
Reviewed by reidca on January 5th, 2008:Find all reviews by reidca
Brad Pitt introduces each new individual on this commentary and they all bring something interesting and unique to the viewing. Fincher provides a lot of technical info, especially lighting, but also interesting bits about the genre, and the performances. Pitt, and Freeman especially, provide insight into their characters and motivations, expressing their deep admiration for director and screenwriter. And Pitt is not to be underestimated. He is honest in his evaluation of the character he plays, and is quite funny in pointing little details out such as Richard Roundtree's gold tooth, or his handling of the press. Freeman reminiscing about "The Electric Company" (tv series) is funny also. Max contributes important details regarding the film, such as the fact that the film was shot in LA! (Every possible Los Angeles identification mark was erased, painted over or otherwise removed) and the library was in fact an unused bank - cheats in design and photography were utilised to make it appear as they needed. Walker's commentary is quite thorough, substantiating my belief that he was on-set all the time, and had much input into the final product. He discusses his screenplay, and the fact that the studio wanted to cut the library scene (Heaven Forbid!!). Rob Bottin's booming voice butts in during the post-murder scenes, such as Gluttony, Sloth.... and he is nothing less than funny and informative (like everyone else).
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on February 19th, 2010:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
This is a superb commentary. So superb that I felt the urge to copy the laser to DVD, then transfer the DVD to youtube.
If you want to see this commentary go here...
Reviewed by sedna on September 22nd, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
I liked this one a lot, I have to attribute it to the tight edition that Criterion usually does with the commentaries. This one is packed, and gives you a well rounded discussion on the film.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on September 1st, 2014:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Apologies for not editing my original review / post, but there appears to be no edit option.
Youtube made me take down the commentary. E-mal pineapples101@gmail.com for info on where you can hear this commentary.