Re: Worst DVD Commentary tracks?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by rwright, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. rwright

    rwright Guest

    It is sad to think of the little boy who played OLVER TWIST in Lean's
    wonderful film as gasping for air. I sincerely hope his health improves.

    mikey
    "The Magically Delicious Mr. H***" <> wrote in message
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    > I know this subject has probably been breached before, but I've just had
    > the opportunity to listen to director John Howard Davies' commentary on
    > the first four episodes of "Fawlty Towers" and I don't think I've ever
    > experienced something so painful, in terms of a commentary track, which
    > prior to this ordeal were supposed to be an enjoyable, and often times
    > educational way to pass the time with a film, or television series one
    > has an affinity for. That ideal is now shattered.
    >
    > I don't know what kind of health problems John Howard Davies, may or may
    > not have, but the commentary is filled with minutes, upon minutes of him
    > gasping for air, when he isn't doing that, he's drinking something, and
    > of course he's wearing a microphone so it sounds like we're actually
    > inside John Howard Davies' throat as whatever it is he's drinking comes
    > washing down in a torrent not unlike the sound of someone doing a
    > kegger.
    >
    > I said that John Howard Davies, sounds like he's gasping for air, which
    > isn't entirely true, in reality he sounds very much like some one
    > performing an obscene phone call with heavy breathing that goes on
    > forever. MAKE IT STOP, PLEASE GOD!!
    >
    > Then, there are the l----o----n----g stretches of silence which are
    > usually broken up by more heavy breathing, and then one or two comments.
    >
    > When he actually does talk some of the information is interesting, but
    > other times he's seems to have forgotten the episodes, and then
    > neglected to watch them prior to the commentary recording to brush up
    > where he could've jotted out some of the things he wanted to say.
    >
    > Had they gotten someone else involved in the show to sit in with him to
    > have more of a conversational atmosphere this could have been a decent
    > commentary, as it presently stands I don't think it should have been
    > released in this condition.
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    > Mr. Hole
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    rwright, Sep 21, 2003
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