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Burn Witch Burn (1962)

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(Laserdisc)

This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is available on the special edition laserdisc from Image Entertainment.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Co-screenwriter Richard Matheson Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on September 20th, 2011:Find all reviews by badge
This is Matheson's only feature commentary, made back in the days of laserdiscs, and as he says, there isn't much to talk about in BURN, WITCH, BURN (aka NIGHT OF THE EAGLE) as "the film speaks for itself". This turns out to be quite fortunate, because what we get instead is a general overview of Matheson's experiences and thoughts working in the film industry where he talks about Corman, Spielberg, Tourneur, Serling, and various projects and people he'd encountered in his screenwriting heyday. Whenever something in BURN catches his attention, he remarks upon it, and then returns to his general chatting, which is not without a few moments of throwaway dry humour ("You could make a four-hour miniseries out of this book nowadays." Pause. "Stephen King could make a six-hour miniseries"). He could have chosen a less creaky chair to have sat in while recording the commentary though.