The Best DVD Audio Commentaries.

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  • Author(s): Pratt, Douglas
  • Source:
    Cineaste. Summer2010, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p17-21. 5p.
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    • Abstract:
      The article discusses the commentaries available as special features on DVDs. The author talks about the history of commentary tracks, beginning with the laser video disc release of "King Kong" in 1984. How a commentary track is more effective than a written essay is discussed. The author explains how the video-distribution company the Criterion Collection helped define the format of DVD. Films with commentary tracks discussed in the article include "Taxi Driver," "The Conversation," and "The Last Temptation of Christ."