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Hollow Man (2000)

NOTE: These commentaries are only available on the original DVD release. The subsequent "Superbit Deluxe Collection" release has no commentary tracks.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Paul Verhoeven, actor Kevin Bacon, and screenwriter Andrew Marlowe Rating:7.8/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on April 27th, 2014:Find all reviews by frankasu03
It appears we've reached a commentary with a subdued Mr. Verhoeven. Fear not; the Dutch master is still ever-flowing with production notes, as well as walking the viewer through each special effects shot.(Which take up the majority of the screen time) All 3 participants are together watching Paul Verhoevens' dark "Invisible Man" re-imagining, and it's very refreshing to hear Kevin Bacon take us through the "trials and tribulations" of acting in such an effects-heavy production. All the requisite makeup, green screen work, and emotive difficulties (try acting with no eyes, or body for that matter) are addressed. The writer, Marlowe, picks Mr. Bacons' brain every now and then, and points out which scenes were cut to make the movie play less "dark." Many acting choices and plot elements are discussed, and combined with the technical "play-by-play" from Verhoeven, the listener gets an informative and entertaining commentary. Additional props to Mr. Philadelphia, Kevin Bacon, for voicing his disdain for "Twinkies." He'd a rather had a "Tasty Cake." 8/10 Rating
Commentary 2: Composer Jerry Goldsmith, with isolated score Rating:4.8/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Uniblab on June 20th, 2010:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Through the usual editing jury-rig, the late Goldsmith's commentary is kinda sorta accommodated between the few silent gaps in the movie score. Just like in his commentary for the first Star Trek, he imparts some insightful information about the various elements involved in the craft of composing movie music. Aside from the editorial tampering, this commentary ends up not being as interesting as Goldsmith's other one mentioned, probably because the movie is from a period later in his career when he became more of a journeyman composer for mediocre or bad movies. Goldsmith's commentary possibly would be more inspired if it were for a better movie or score from his vast filmography.