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  • GIRLFIGHT Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2001, features writer-director Karyn Kusama.

  • THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS Commentary

    Recorded in 2002, this commentary features writer-director Wes Anderson.

  • THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK Commentary

    The following audio commentary features director and coeditor Robert Epstein, coeditor Deborah Hoffmann, and photographer Daniel Nicoletta. Originally recorded in 2004, it has been remastered by Criterion to include new material.

  • 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.

  • AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2005, features David Bordwell, author of “Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema.”

  • THE LIMEY Commentary

    This famously argumentative commentary features director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Lem Dobbs sparring over the choices that Soderbergh made in bringing Dobbs’s script to the screen.

  • THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 1997, features director John Frankenheimer.

  • TARGETS Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2003, features writer and director Peter Bogdanovich.

  • ON THE WATERFRONT Commentary

    This audio commentary features Richard Schickel, author of “Elia Kazan: A Biography,” and Jeff Young, author of “Kazan: The Master Director Discusses His Films.”

  • SECONDS Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 1997, features director John Frankenheimer.

  • AFTER HOURS Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2004, features director Martin Scorsese, actor-producer Griffin Dunne, producer Amy Robinson, director of photography Michael Ballhaus, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Additional comments by Dunne and Robinson were recorded in 2023.

  • MY BRILLIANT CAREER Commentary

    Recorded in 2009, this commentary features director Gillian Armstrong.

  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Commentary 1

    This 1994 commentary features NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD cowriter-director-editor George A. Romero, producer-actor Karl Hardman, actor Marilyn Eastman, and cowriter John Russo.

  • NIGHT AND THE CITY Commentary

    Recorded in 2004, this audio commentary features Glenn Erickson, author of the “Film Noir Reader” essay on NIGHT AND THE CITY and editor of the website DVD Savant.

  • THE ASPHALT JUNGLE Commentary

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

  • EL NORTE Commentary

    Director and co-writer Gregory Nava recorded the following audio commentary.

  • THE UNKNOWN Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2023, features author and Tod Browning biographer David J. Skal.

  • WORKING GIRLS Commentary

    This audio commentary by director Lizzie Borden, director of photography Judy Irola, and actor Amanda Goodwin was recorded in 2007.

  • SHAKE! OTIS AT MONTEREY Commentary 1

    The following commentary features music historian Peter Guralnick and was recorded in Boston in the winter of 2002. This commentary is a song-by-song reading of the film.

  • PEEPING TOM Commentary

    In this 1994 commentary, film theorist Laura Mulvey gives her insights on the film’s production history, controversy, and potent psychological obsessions.

  • YOJIMBO Commentary

    Recorded in 2006, this commentary features noted film historian Stephen Prince, author of “The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa.”

  • WRONG MOVE Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2002, features director Wim Wenders.

  • FARWELL AMOR Commentary

    This commentary, recorded in 2022, features director Ekwa Msangi and director of photography Bruce Francis Cole.

  • THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Commentary

    This commentary by director Nicolas Roeg and actors David Bowie and Buck Henry was recorded in 1992. Roeg was recorded in October and again with Bowie in November; Henry was recorded in October.