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Stephen King's The Shining
Commentaries on this disc:
Stephen King (writer of source novel, "
"), actors Steven Weber and Cynthia Garris, director Mick Garris, and other crew
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Reviewed by angrynerdrock07 on October 17th, 2005
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This commentary track is very interesting. No big revelations, but some good stories about the making of the film. I would have loved to hear more from Stephen King and even a little more from Steven Weber as well.
Reviewed by badge on November 1st, 2010
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Surprisingly, Garris, Weber, King (and a few others who pop in) manage to keep this commentary going for all three parts of this miniseries. It's always interesting to hear King's comments (although he doesn't get as much track time as the others), especially when he draws comparisons between the miniseries and the Kubrick film, which he seems to have finally reached some objectivity on, having now written his own definitive filmed version of his novel. I find his praise of Weber as one of the greatest actors he's ever known a bit mystifying, as I don't remember anything of his performance (or any of his co-stars) at all from this series when I saw it on its first broadcast. However, listening to the commentary has gotten me interested in viewing it again, even if it didn't impress me the first time around.
Reviewed by ipatrick on June 22nd, 2015
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episode 2 has the best commentary and the most of king's but it's good altogether and interesting talk on the production of a miniseries
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