• VAMPYR Commentary

    Recorded in 2008, this commentary features film scholar Tony Rayns.

  • HÄXAN Commentary

    Recorded in 2001, this commentary features Danish film scholar Casper Tybjerg, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

  • THE BLOB Commentary 2

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2000, features director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields.

  • BREAKING THE WAVES Selected-Scene Commentary

    This selected-scene audio commentary features director Lars von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle.


    Recorded in Los Angeles and London in 2007, this commentary features Paul Ryan, editor of “Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson,” and David Storey, author of both the novel “This Sporting Life” and the screenplay.

  • WALKABOUT Commentary

    The following commentary, recorded in 1996, features director Nicolas Roeg and actress Jenny Agutter.


    This commentary features two of the major figures of the New German Cinema: Michael Ballhaus, cinematographer on many Fassbinder films; and Wim Wenders, Fassbinder’s friend and colleague, and the director of KINGS OF THE ROAD (1976), THE AMERICAN FRIEND (1977), and PARIS, TEXAS (1984), among many...

  • BEFORE THE RAIN Commentary

  • LORD OF THE FLIES Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 1993, features director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman and editor Gerald Feil.

  • DHEEPAN Commentary

    This French-language audio commentary, featuring DHEEPAN director Jacques Audiard and coscreenwriter Noé Debré, was recorded in 2016. It is presented here with English subtitles.

  • BOYHOOD Commentary

    Recorded in Austin, Texas, in December 2015, this audio commentary features writer-director Richard Linklater, producer Cathleen Sutherland, editor Sandra Adair, coproducer and first assistant director Vince Palmo Jr., production designer Rodney Becker, costume designer Kari Perkins, casting dire...

  • TOPSY-TURVY Commentary

    The following commentary features director Mike Leigh and was recorded in 1999.


    This audio commentary, featuring director Wim Wenders, was recorded in 1999.

  • EATING RAOUL Commentary

    This commentary, recorded by the Criterion Collection in 2012, features screenwriter Richard Blackburn, production designer Robert Schulenberg, and editor Alan Toomayan.

  • LA HAINE Commentary

    Recorded in 2006, this audio commentary features director Mathieu Kassovitz.

  • L’AVVENTURA Commentary

    Recorded in 1989, this audio commentary features film critic Gene Youngblood.

  • MAN PUSH CART Commentary

    The following commentary, recorded in 2005, features director Ramin Bahrani, director of photography Michael Simmonds, assistant director Nicholas Elliott, and actor Ahmad Razvi.

  • RASHOMON Commentary

    Recorded in 2001, this commentary features noted critic and historian Donald Richie, author of “The Films of Akira Kurosawa.”


    This audio commentary featuring director Melvin Van Peebles was recorded in 1997 for the Criterion Collection’s laserdisc edition of SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG.

  • AFTER LIFE Commentary

    Recorded in 2021, this audio commentary features Linda C. Ehrlich, PhD, author of “The Films of Kore-eda Hirokazu: An Elemental Cinema.”

  • LIFE IS SWEET Commentary

    This audio commentary features director Mike Leigh and was recorded in London in 2013.

  • THE CELEBRATION Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2005, features director Thomas Vinterberg.

  • 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.

  • ROME OPEN CITY Commentary

    Recorded in 1995, this commentary features film scholar Peter Bondanella, author of “The Films of Roberto Rossellini.”