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Easy Rider (1969)

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NOTE: A different commentary track is available on the "Special Edition" laserdisc release of Easy Rider.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/actor Dennis Hopper Rating:4.7/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by PJT on June 24th, 2004:Find all reviews by PJT
Hallucinogenic. Hopper starts out giving great details about the film's production and his directorial style, but eventually veers off on a very Hopper-esque trip into Inner Space. The disc's making-of doc is also very comprehensive.
Reviewed by Blunt on July 2nd, 2004:Find all reviews by Blunt
I don't remember this commentary being hallucinogenic. I remember it being deadly dull. Hugely disappointing given what I expected of Hopper.
Reviewed by The Cubist on September 19th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Yes, there are frequent lulls on this track and Hopper tends to cover some of the same stories told in the retrospective documentary included on the DVD (i.e. how the film came together). He does put the movie into a historical context and offers the occasional decent observation.
Reviewed by clovenhoof on November 16th, 2008:Find all reviews by clovenhoof
I got the sense that Hopper had absolutely no recollection about the vast majority of this film. (Other than that the coke was real....) And, he doesn't improvise particularly well.
Reviewed by darkwolfdv on July 11th, 2011:Find all reviews by darkwolfdv
Hopper sounded moribund during this commentary, he must have been very ill or very sedated. I was going to write that this must have been just before he died of cancer, but apparently this was released in 1999, a good 10 years before his demise. I don't think they should have bothered making this commentary with him in that state.