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Schlock (1973)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director John Landis and special make-up artist Rick Baker Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on May 24th, 2011:Find all reviews by badge
John Landis is good value as always, opening this commentary with "Do you know much this movie's COST ME over the years?" and closing with an expletive at the thought that people were renting the DVD and not buying it. Landis basically never gives commentaries for his films (the only other one is the group commentary for KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE) but as this was his first attempt at a movie he obviously doesn't mind talking over the top of it. He's joined by Rick Baker, who was only a teenager when they first met, and all the anecdotes about their involvement with the movie are great to hear first-hand. It's a case of the commentary being more enjoyable than the movie (which, let's face it, is pretty basic low-budget schtick).
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 26th, 2013:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Agree with 'badge' on this track. Two great old friends, who happen to be true masters in the genres of "Horror" and "Sci-Fi," Landis and Baker paint a real picture of '70s "Schlock" filmmaking. I especially loved the tangent into other great "Ape" movies. It will send fans of the genre online to find great performances by other "monkeymen." I only wish Landis had explained the conflict that "Schlock" found itself in, concerning producer Jack Harris (of the original "Blob" fame). I'm sure it's interesting, but probably would have been deleted by the DVD editors. Great track. 9/10