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  • TIME BANDITS Commentary

    Recorded in 1997, this audio commentary features director Terry Gilliam, coscreenwriter and actor Michael Palin, and actors John Cleese, David Warner, and Craig Warnock.

  • MOONSTRUCK Commentary

    Recorded in 1998, this commentary features director Norman Jewison, actor and musician Cher, and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley.

  • DESERT HEARTS Commentary

    The following commentary features director Donna Deitch and was recorded in 2007.

  • THE ASPHALT JUNGLE Commentary

    This 2004 commentary features film historian Drew Casper (Postwar Hollywood: 1946–1962) and archival recordings of actor James Whitmore.

  • HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Commentary

    This commentary, recorded in 2001, features actor-director John Cameron Mitchell and director of photography Frank G. DeMarco. The two discuss all aspects of the film’s shoot, from color tests and staging to lighting and design.

  • SLACKER Richard Linklater Commentary

    This audio commentary features director Richard Linklater and was recorded in 2004.

  • HOOP DREAMS Commentary: The Filmmakers

    This audio commentary, recorded in Chicago in January 2005, features HOOP DREAMS filmmakers Peter Gilbert, Steve James, and Frederick Marx.

  • FEMALE TROUBLE Commentary

    This commentary featuring director John Waters was recorded in 2004.

  • MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM Commentary

    This commentary features film historian Jenni Olson.

  • BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Commentary 1

    This commentary, featuring BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS screenwriter Roger Ebert, was recorded in Chicago in 2003.

  • SAFE Commentary

    Recorded in 2001, this audio commentary features director Todd Haynes, actor Julianne Moore, and producer Christine Vachon.

  • PARIS IS BURNING Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2005, features director Jennie Livingston, Willi Ninja (mother of the House of Ninja), Freddie Pendavis (House of Pendavis), and editor Jonathan Oppenheim.

  • PARIS, TEXAS Commentary

    The following commentary features director Wim Wenders.

  • DONT LOOK BACK Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 1999, features director D. A. Pennebaker and artist Bob Neuwirth.

  • SOLARIS Commentary

    Recorded in 2002, this commentary features film scholars Vida Johnson and Graham Petrie, coauthors of “The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue.”

  • THE SEVENTH SEAL Commentary

    This commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie was recorded in 1987.

  • HARLAN COUNTY USA Commentary

    Recorded in 2005, this commentary features producer and director Barbara Kopple and director of editing Nancy Baker.

  • FOR ALL MANKIND Commentary

    This audio commentary by filmmaker Al Reinert and astronaut Eugene Cernan was recorded in 1999. A veteran of three missions—including Apollo 17, on which he served as commander—Cernan was the last man to set foot on the lunar surface, in 1972.

  • GIMME SHELTER Commentary

    Recorded in 2000, this commentary features directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, along with collaborator Stanley Goldstein.

  • FISHING WITH JOHN: Episode 1 Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 1998, features writer/director/musician John Lurie.

  • THE EMPEROR JONES Commentary

    Cultural historian Jeffrey C. Stewart, professor of history at George Mason University and the editor of Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen, recorded this commentary in 2006.

  • THE RED SHOES Commentary

    Recorded in 1994, this audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie features interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese.

  • QUADROPHENIA Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in London in April 2012, features director Franc Roddam and cinematographer Brian Tufano.

  • THE PLAYER Commentary

    Recorded in 1992, this audio commentary features director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lépine.