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Funny DVD Commentaries
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:11:17 PM »
I don't know if anyone here listens to DVD commentaries but are there any hilariously funny/bad ones anyone would recommend?

Cracked released these commentary clips, the Affleck one genuinely had me laughing quite hard, fair play to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJPNua1Mhw

The Spinal Tap one is pretty good as they are all in character but that's all I know.

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 06:25:09 PM »
Say what you will about the man's movies but a cast and crew commentary track for a Kevin Smith flick is always guaranteed to be a hoot.

The Spinal Tap one is pretty good as they are all in character...

That commentary track has become an essential part of film for me, every time that I finish rewatching it.

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 06:31:40 PM »
Cannibal the Musical's drunken commentary is legendary.

The John Carpenter and Kurt Russell ones also.

The Tropic Thunder one with Robert Downey Jnr gets very meta.

I can't stand the film itself, but the commentary for Blair Witch Project is ace - funny and interesting.

I think the Conan the Barbarian one is toilet, but loads of people seem to love it.  Hinges on whether you like the sound of Arnie literally describing what is happening on screen and John Milius all but wanking off to the women.


Far too many bad ones to mention.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 06:54:08 PM »
Cannibal the Musical's drunken commentary is legendary.

The John Carpenter and Kurt Russell ones also.

The Tropic Thunder one with Robert Downey Jnr gets very meta.

I can't stand the film itself, but the commentary for Blair Witch Project is ace - funny and interesting.

I think the Conan the Barbarian one is toilet, but loads of people seem to love it.  Hinges on whether you like the sound of Arnie literally describing what is happening on screen and John Milius all but wanking off to the women.


Far too many bad ones to mention.

Yes sorry I should have mentioned these.

I think Trey Parker, Matt Stone et al were pretty rowdy on the Orgazmo commentary track as well.

Bad ones are welcome. I love cringe.

Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 07:57:09 PM »
The League of Gentlemen (or constituent parts) did great commentaries for Theater of Blood and Blood on Satan's Claw, both of which are worth owning on DVD or Blu and laughaloud funny.

Roger Moore on his Bond films (especially Man with the Golden Gun).

Darkplace (in character, but excellent).

I'm Alan Partridge (series 1 in character, and all the rest just with writers etc)

Any one with both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is very good. Simon and Edgar can be a little more luvvy, bit Simon and Nick are a great combo.

Del Toro pissing himself laughing at Damascinos' wig on the Blade 2 deleted scenes commentaries (which is a very deep dive) has stuck with me forever.

All Carpenter commentaries are good and the Russell ones mentioned above are indeed the highlight, but the Roddy Piper one for They Live is very funny.

I've always wished for a decent sharing community for these sorts of things. I know the Criterion Tap commentary (the non-character one) is clamored-after as it never hit the UK releases.

Also, the Simpsons and Futurama commentaries were always excellent, and the one that really sticks out is for the otherwise awful Bender's Game. Check that out, the commentary is hilarious.

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 09:43:56 PM »
Dog Soldiers has them getting progressively more drunk over the course of the film.

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 09:56:49 PM »
I know the Criterion Tap commentary (the non-character one) is clamored-after as it never hit the UK releases.

I was just going to mention that as another good one.  The story of how Guest came up with Nigel Tufnel is a treat.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 11:24:02 PM »
The best commentary track I've listened to in recent years is the one Paul Schrader did for Twilight Time's Hardcore (now out of print, I believe).  He talks about how George C. Scott hated his guts, thought he was a talentless director and was prone to getting shitfaced and striping down to his underwear on the set like it was his living room.  Schrader only managed to get the thing finished after promissing Scott that he would never direct again...

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 11:25:15 PM »
Those who like commentaries, might want to check this out... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCcHygvKQVfS5So921_FZA/videos

It's been up for a short while, but I don't know how long the channel has until one of the DVD companies finds out. 

The Schrader Hardore commentary is on there, too.

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 11:28:44 PM »
And in every single case, they improved on the film titles, so well done.

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 11:49:12 PM »
Those who like commentaries, might want to check this out... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCcHygvKQVfS5So921_FZA/videos

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 12:38:40 AM »
Those who like commentaries, might want to check this out... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCcHygvKQVfS5So921_FZA/videos

It's been up for a short while, but I don't know how long the channel has until one of the DVD companies finds out. 

The Schrader Hardore commentary is on there, too.

Thanks for that! There's also this Tumblr of audio files which gets sporadically updated.
http://thedirectorscommentary.tumblr.com/archive

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 01:42:27 AM »
Steven Soderbergh interviewing himself as/on the commentary of Schizopolis.

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 01:47:42 AM »
Dog Soldiers has them getting progressively more drunk over the course of the film.
That's the one I was going to recommend. Think that and Darkplace are the only ones I've listened to more than once.

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 01:53:28 AM »
The best of these is Danny Dyer and the Director of Outlaw.

https://youtu.be/e5h9ZPBuBEs

Hint: they've obviously been on the bugle.

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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 08:08:17 AM »
The Mr Show commentaries, as has been oft stated, are just as good as the show itself and are basically proto-Comedy Bang Bang.

I'm fond of this clip from the Boogie Nights commentary of Mark Wahlberg telling a bemused/obviously disgusted Paul Thomas Anderson about the time his penis broke: https://youtu.be/GjJbgc9vNoE

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 02:19:32 PM »
I always find the film critics' commentaries on the Matrix sequels quite amusing, as they are very honest and negative about them ("Do you find this exciting?" during the car chase in Reloaded.  "Fundamentally, where are they going?").  It's the only way to make those films watchable, obviously.

Similarly, the commentary for Superman 4 where one of the writers basically tears the film down from the first frame of the opening titles onwards.

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 02:43:38 PM »
I always find the film critics' commentaries on the Matrix sequels quite amusing, as they are very honest and negative about them ("Do you find this exciting?" during the car chase in Reloaded.  "Fundamentally, where are they going?").  It's the only way to make those films watchable, obviously.

Similarly, the commentary for Superman 4 where one of the writers basically tears the film down from the first frame of the opening titles onwards.

Joel Schumacher's one for Batman and Robin is a bit like that.  He starts off being quite pragmatic and diplomatic about it, but eventually gives up and spends the rest of the running time just apologising for everything that's happening on screen.

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 05:55:33 PM »
I'd recommend listening to that one if you like Schumaker, Batman, comics films in general or just hearing about how studio interference dictates the production of films like these . It's a classic commentary.

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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2019, 07:34:36 PM »
Thanks for that! There's also this Tumblr of audio files which gets sporadically updated.
http://thedirectorscommentary.tumblr.com/archive

In similar vein is this site (recommended on here a while back):

http://listentoamovie.com/media/index.php?folder=MS4gTW92aWVzLyhDb21tZW50YXJpZXMp

For a funny one, I loved the commentary on Phoenix Nights, even the bits where Kitson comes on screen and they lay into him every single time.


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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 08:02:52 PM »
Obviously, Noel Gallagher's Oasis promos one and Madness are quite amusing on the Divine Madness video collection,

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2019, 09:51:27 PM »
Those who like commentaries, might want to check this out... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCcHygvKQVfS5So921_FZA/videos

I'd definitely watch 'Space Jesus'.

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Re: Funny DVD Commentaries
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 10:15:02 AM »
I can highly recommend the exasperated directors commentary for "Hudson Hawk" specifically for the part where Danny Aiello refused to die even though the car he was trapped in went over a cliff and exploded.

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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 10:22:50 AM »
My favourite commentaries are the Evil Dead ones that feature Bruce Campbell. So good that I've probably watched the DVDs more times with Bruce talking me through than with the standard audio track. Especially good is the one he does for Evil Dead II, with Sam Raimi and Greg Nicotero tagging along: "Say hello to PAPA!!"

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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 01:56:25 PM »
I know the Criterion Tap commentary (the non-character one) is clamored-after as it never hit the UK releases.
And here it is!

http://esn.fm/criterioncollected/spinaltap1

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 04:25:58 PM »
I can highly recommend the exasperated directors commentary for "Hudson Hawk" specifically for the part where Danny Aiello refused to die even though the car he was trapped in went over a cliff and exploded.


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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2019, 04:31:10 PM »
The one's that ZAZ did for Airplane! and Top Secret! are class, as they constantly rip both films to shreads and mention the line "Have you ever been in a cockpit before?" was originally spitt-balled in a much more on the nose manner...

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2019, 04:39:58 PM »
Seeing as this thread started with a Cracked video, I may as well post this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPhwsnU1fxQ

I've actually listened to The Twilight Zone commentary in it's entirerty and I don't know who to feel bad for more... the moderator or Mickey Rooney.  There's a part of me that think's "why the hell did Rooney show up, as he's clearly not interested", but there's another side of me that suspects he was forced into it.  He apparently got taken advantage of in his old age.

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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2019, 09:42:38 PM »
Those who like commentaries, might want to check this out... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCcHygvKQVfS5So921_FZA/videos

It's been up for a short while, but I don't know how long the channel has until one of the DVD companies finds out. 

I said to myself that I'm not going to waste time meant for sleeping, but I've just noticed quite a few Paul Talbot commentaries (Death Wish 2/The Mechanic) so that's my promise gone tae fuck.

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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2019, 11:25:05 PM »