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Director Tim Burton, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, actor Martin Landau, director of photography Stefan Czapsky, and costumer designer Colleen Atwood
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Reviewed by The Cubist on January 19th, 2005
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Landau introduces the commentary and all of its participants with his Bela Lugosi accent and voice, which is a nice touch and gets one in the spirit of the movie. Burton speaks eloquently about why he identifies with Wood and what draws him to the man and his movies. Not surprisingly, he and the writers dominate the track and talk about the film's themes while the writers go into detail about how it was made. This is an excellent commentary with a lot of detail and insights. This is a must-listen for any fan of the movie.
Reviewed by maarow on March 17th, 2008
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This is a great commentary for a great movie. The only thing I don't like is that the writers are apparently the only ones watching the movie; everybody else's comments are spliced in from interviews, some of which even appear in the behind-the-scenes featurettes elsewhere on the DVD. But the writers are lively enough, and chatter on about their introduction to Ed Wood, the research they did for the script, the trials and tribulations of filmmaking, and so forth. Also, having Martin Landau introduce the track as Bela Lugosi was a nice touch.
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