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This commentary is only available on the June 2005 "10th Anniversay Edition" DVD.
Commentaries on this disc:
Director Martin Scorsese, actors Sharon Stone and Frank Vincent, screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker (not a scene-specific commentary)
Rating:6.8/10 (9 votes) [
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Reviewed by The Cubist on July 6th, 2005
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This track is done in the style of a Criterion commentary with several participants edited together to eliminate dead air and provide multiple viewpoints... only not as good. The problem with this track is that it is merely a collection on interviews, most of which we see on the featurettes on the second DVD. A screen-specific yak-track would have been nice. Having said that, Pileggi and Scorsese dominate (as they did on the GoodFellas commentary) and talk about the film’s themes in a very eloquent and engaging way.
Reviewed by grimjack on December 24th, 2019
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The previous reviewer is right, in that it is what I called a complied commentary, with speaking points from interviews laid over appropriate parts of the film. It is not great, but even a little Scorsese is worth listening to.
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