If you love learning about film production you will appreciate these fantastic DVD commentaries. They all offer something different and I love how they break down the films with technical jargon and humor. As a fan of horror I can 100% say that you will love listening to these creators wax poetic about their films.
1. Bubba Ho-Tep - Bruce Campbell channels Elvis
Have you ever wanted to know what Elvis thinks about Bubba Ho-Tep? Well, you are in luck! You haven't lived until you've listened to Bruce Campbell channeling Elvis. The commentary is hilarious and perfectly bonkers. You will love this commentary if you are a fan of Bruce Campbell.
The Crazies - Breck Eisner breaks down the remake
Director Breck Eisner does a fantastic job breaking down The Crazies remake. I love how he stretched the budget and talked about last minute touch ups that enhanced the movie. If you want to learn about how a horror film is made you will love this commentary.
The Evil Dead Trilogy - Sam Raimi is my hero
Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert are responsible for an amazing trilogy of horror films. Their commentaries are pure gold and are loaded with technical details and hilarious barbs. If you love the Evil Dead films you will love these commentaries.
Shaun of the Dead - Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg get technical
Shaun of the Dead is not a traditional horror film but it comes from people who love horror films. You may not know this but Shaun of the Dead is quite the technical feat. It features very long tracking shots and a three minute steadicam shot that highlights a guy who is oblivious. Edgar Wright is one of my favorite filmmakers and he puts a lot of care into his commentaries.
The Descent - Neil Marshall really knows what he is doing
Neil Marshall is a maestro of mayhem and he does a beautiful job breaking down The Descent. The commentary is loaded with neat little facts and you learn that The Descent was no joke. You will have a new respect for this film after you listen to the commentary.