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The Time Machine (2002)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Simon Wells and editor Wayne Wahrman Rating:4.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on December 10th, 2004:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
This is mostly a scene by scene deconstruction type commentary ("this is where we....", "on this bit we ...." As well as a little bit of backstory on the pre-production although not as much as id like.
There is a fair bit of "back slapping" as they announce who did what, who was great" But at least the two chatters were in the same room and so there is some nice conversation between them. Not the best commentary ive heard but by far. nowhere near the worst.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on March 15th, 2016:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
I was hoping for a bit more from this commentary. The film seems to fall apart in the third act and I was hoping this would be addressed a bit more. This track is all a bit underwhelming, like the film itself.
Both speakers are interesting enough and provide plenty of trivia and anecdotes. A pretty average commentary.
Commentary 2: Producer David Valdes, visual effects supervisor James Price and production designer Oliver Scholl Rating:4.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on March 15th, 2016:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Quite a technical commentary, the kind of track that DVD's for FX heavy films of the 90's - 00's always seemed to have.
I'm always left wondering at which point did studios realize that these tracks would just become redundant? As you rarely see this kind of track any more (as of 2016) they discuss FX techniques that are pretty much redundant in this day and age.
I'm not saying this track has no worth, there is still a lot of fascinating information here, as the production designer contributes a lot regarding the impressive set construction and the producer covers the casting and pre-production side of things...
An interesting enough track, but unfortunately it's become just as dated as the film's actual FX.