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The Worse Audio Comentary

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28th August 2006 17:56  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Worst Audio Commentary
This year I bought 2 DVD's  which I think had the worse Audio Comentary's .  "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane"-done by men who who are not connected in any ahpe or form.  "Halloween 5" the comentary goes all over the place. Now besides what I have said what dvd do you think had the worse  comentary?

28th August 2006 20:14  #2

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
One of the worsT comMentaries I've heard was the Criterion "Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou". The discussions weren't all that bad, but the quality of the recording was horrendous. They recorded it (Wes Anderson and Noah Embauch) in the café where they wrote it, WHILE IT WAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!! Too much background noise that almost drowns out the commentary.

28th August 2006 21:12  #3

Dark Dude Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 144
Final Destination 3-Too Boring

28th August 2006 22:04  #4

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Probably the Cheaper by the Dozen Kid Commentary... the kids said "ewe" and "gross" too much.

28th August 2006 23:16  #5

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Stanton, I second you Halloween 5 suggestion. Funny thing is the director speaks of the film as if it's cinema gold, when it's really cinema poo. He's so damn proud of what he did.

28th August 2006 23:55  #6

drebin73 Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 10
for me its probably The Producers commentary by the director which is scripted, and it doesnt work, and maybe the commentary for Meet the Parents, there were like six people talking from four different places

29th August 2006 3:23  #7

SexyToad Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 43
I think it was definiely "The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen" with director William Friedkin.  On the track, he provides the most monotonous narration ever, explaining what's happening on screen, only occasionally teasing the listener with dull antecdotes and insight.  

29th August 2006 17:07  #8

Slave2Horror Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 116 Send a message via MSN to Slave2Horror
My worst audio commentary is my life!!!!

29th August 2006 17:20  #9

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Slave2Horror wrote: My worst audio commentary is my life!!!!
Just out of interest, why did you post a load of profanity, then edit it with more and finally settle with this comment?

29th August 2006 17:30  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Mal wrote: Slave2Horror wrote: My worst audio commentary is my life!!!!
Just out of interest, why did you post a load of profanity, then edit it with more and finally settle with this comment?
And then, at the same time, why even post a stupid comment like that?

29th August 2006 17:37  #11

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
The worst I've heard has to be the commentary track for Momentum's R2 version of Deep Star Six. I imported the disc to get a widescreen copy of the movie and the commentary track, but while the video was fine the commentary stunk on ice with lots of long pauses where you can actually hear the participants just sitting there and saying nothing. Not the greatest movie in the world I know, but at least show a bit of effort.

29th August 2006 18:20  #12

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Sexy Toad your so on the money.  Antoher friend pointed that out to me and I forgot about it.  

29th August 2006 20:04  #13

MGR Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 94
For me it's a tie between 4 titles

Batman and Batman Returns (Tim Burton was dull)
Spider-Man (Director and star Commentary)
T3 Rise of the Machines

29th August 2006 22:12  #14

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
The commentary tracks I hate are the ones that are billed as "Commentary by x, y and z" but then you find out that they were all recorded at different times and have been edited together.  The Armageddon special edition does this and it completely breaks up the flow of the conversations.  For me, a good commentary contains plenty of banter and anecdotes but when they're edited together it all sounds really scripted.

29th August 2006 23:12  #15

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
the only really great commentary cut together is fincher,norton,pitt,carter on Fight Club

29th August 2006 23:19  #16

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
The Best Comentary are those that explaine how/why the scene was shot by the director. How all "drama" that went on durring the time the scene was being shot.  A really think that good audio comentary should be like a mini-film school.  

30th August 2006 0:43  #17

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Mr.Badass wrote: the only really great commentary cut together is fincher,norton,pitt,carter on Fight Clubproblem is that we are talking about Worst Audio Commentaries.

2nd September 2006 15:29  #18

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
MGR wrote: For me it's a tie between 4 titles

Batman and Batman Returns (Tim Burton was dull)
Spider-Man (Director and star Commentary)
T3 Rise of the Machines


Tim Burton is pretty hard to listen to for the whole duration of a movie. I have all his films on DVD and he's done a couple of commentaries. He's a bit... how should I put it (he's my favorite director)...he's a bit slow. Wink

Another director that is really hard to listen to is John Woo. I remember really trying to listen to the M:I-2 commentary, but I just couldn't stand it. I know english isn't his first language, but common'!

Same goes with Clive Barker. He has to have the most annoying voice in the world! This is a man I simply can't stand listening to. I'm a huge fan, sure, but no commentaries for me thanks.

2nd September 2006 17:31  #19

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
I second the Life Aquatic..That was a terrible idea. The spliced commentaries on Ed Wood and I Heart Huckabees I remember turning off, too.

2nd September 2006 23:19  #20

Jedi Learner Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 41
I think it's Star Trek Nemesis for me, the director Stuart Baird didn't seem interested in the commentary, several long pauses and nothing substantial was said. To top it off, he just disappears at the end without any final words. How Rude! Tongue

3rd September 2006 1:05  #21

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Judging by the end result he wasn't that interested when filming it either...

5th September 2006 6:28  #22

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I almost forgot Two For the Road.  The comentary comes and goes.  Its like Stanly Kramer kept falling asleep

9th September 2006 5:57  #23

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I was really dissappointed in the commentary for Last House on the Left. That had a lot of potential with Craven and Cunningham.

18th September 2006 19:04  #24

AdAmAs Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 106 Send a message via MSN to AdAmAs
Worst? Dunno but I found it strange that there was this gap in the Dodgeball Comm. I think Fox cut some of it out, talking too much about films which they aint copyright to or summit.

Anchorman had a fun comm. scripted gags I though, although it just sounds like natural Ferrell ;p

4th October 2006 19:43  #25

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
anymore ?

12th October 2006 15:05  #26

Slave2Horror Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 116 Send a message via MSN to Slave2Horror
Possibly the worst audio commentary I have ever heard is Final ?Destination. The actors dont even talk about the film they just talk about theyre lives before and after it. And another one is the texas chainsaw massacre (2003) Theyre are like 25 people total on the commentary so before each person talks theres a computred generated vocie that sais who they are!

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