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I would totally not do that. I’d be like, ‘Just shoot me, because that’s less scary than doing this.’ … You’re never gonna save the day from terrorists with that attitude.— ,
Die Hard @0:50:16
He’s not accelerating on the way down. He sort of reaches a speed and then stays constant. Well, Germans have a very low terminal velocity. … That’s racist.— ,
Die Hard @2:08:42
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Ellis says capiche, which is an Italian term. Earlier he called Hans Gruber bubbe which is a Yiddish term. But also he called Jews— He used the term Hebes. … Ellis is all over the place.— ,
Die Hard @1:26:04
- Good, fun commentary with some nice background info. Ryan tells a story about being hit on by Alan Rickman and they wonder if he is openly gay. Just for the record, Rickman has been with the same woman (politician Rima Horton) since he was 19. So... No.
fardawg on 2011-12-18 12:05:08
- I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to be hit on by Alan Rickman. Thrilling and disturbing at the same time, I imagine...
Zarban on 2011-12-18 19:30:32
- Hehe. I believe they do numerous impressions of it throughout.
fardawg on 2011-12-18 21:26:06
- Very funny Christmas gift from Speakeasy. Clever insights and analysis thruout. Appropriate fan love for Alan Rickman with props to Bruce Willis. They spend a lot of time pondering the cleanliness of McClane's undershirt. Shockingly, Scott actually disses the "Come out to the coast" line. They marvel at the career of D'evoreaux White (Argyle), and Hardy accidentally calls Ray Charles "Ray Davis." (White was the kid who tries to steal the guitar in The Blues Brothers.) However, there are gratuitous Harry Potter spoilers 36 minutes in. Hardy firmly believes that Last Man Standing came out before 12 Monkeys, but he's probably thinking of The Last Boy Scout. McClane's undershirt turns greenish brown when he crawls thru the air vents. I think Karl is easily crazier than Hans; Hans is barely crazy at all.
Zarban on 2009-12-22 20:08:14
- Pretty good work by Commentary Track Stars on the Bruce Willis action extravaganza. There's quite a bit of mike breathing at times. Aliens vs Die Hard and Terminator vs Friends are hilarious suggestions. They wander off topic quite a bit, discussing Flickchart, venues for a wedding, 24, pants they wore in high school, grade school extracurricular activities, and Sin City, among other things. The guy in Predator telling the jokes is blockbuster screenwriter Shane Black. They even re-record a section but still don't talk about what's on-screen. And yes, I say ZAR-BAN as opposed to ZAR-bun. Thanks for the shout-out and the feedback on the site. I'm always changing the site; this is the first time anyone has suggested the front page is difficult to navigate.
Zarban on 2010-12-12 18:09:09
- Thanks for the compliment. This is one of our earlier commentaries when we really saw the movies as more of a jumping-off point for whatever conversation we may have found interesting. But since then, we've heard the criticisms of our commentaries wandering off topic, so we created a weekly sub-show called OFF TOPIC, in which we discuss whatever we would have previously discussed during our commentaries. As for the commentaries themselves, we now make a genuine effort to stay as on topic as we can, though sometimes we still stray a bit.
Mike on 2010-12-13 06:15:08
- Great work by Down in Front on the classic '80s actioner. Not quite as funny as some and a bit fannish, but very enjoyable. They argue over whether DH2 and DH3 are any good and marvel at the gas prices. By the end, they all agree that Die Hard is, indeed, Die Hard. The bad guys' van is indeed misspelled "Los Angeles City Fire Deparment Paramedics" on both sides. Great catch. However, I have to agree with AfterShock. Theo really is the beginning of the heist movie superhacker. It's true that computer geeks before him were uncool Matthew-Broderick-in-WarGames types, but that's the point. He's the beginning of the trend that would eventually produce Neo.
Zarban on 2009-12-12 21:22:10
- Pretty good large group commentary from Film Fever. It's more of a party than a commentary, with a lot of cross-talk, but they love the film and still avoid quoting it too much. However, there is an extended argument over Alexander Godunov's acting roles and a lot of random ethnic slurs. Also: "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia" is a WC Fields line.
Zarban on 2009-07-26 13:05:44
- Pretty good stuff from AfterShock for the greatest of all action pictures. They joke about the Eurotrash. Matt goes apoplectic about the perceived eyeliner and also nitpicks the plot, often inaccurately. They all moon over Hans Gruber and, somewhat differently, Reginald VelJohnson. They mix up William Atherton a**hole characters and wander off topic into... um... personal issues from time to time. The music during the vault opening is Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," not Handel's "Messiah."
Zarban on 2009-11-22 12:29:39
- Good commentary from RCUK. They have fun with it but don't go all MST3K.
Zarban on 2009-07-26 17:03:20
- This is essentially just kind of a play-by-play of the movie. It seems like they spend most of the time just reading the subtitles.
Mike on 2011-01-23 05:52:50
- I think they should rename their show "Shut Up & Shhh" now that Shhh is gone and they have merged.
Fardawg on 2012-12-16 18:05:03
Zarban on 2012-12-17 01:38:38
Die Hard 2
- Great commentary from the DVDC UK gang. They're real fans and have all the background. They compare it to the other films in the franchise and other action movies in general, particularly Bond films. They agree to disagree over Cutthroat Island and Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and Driven. An "escalator when it's on the floor" is a people mover, at least in the US. You certainly can—and are sometimes required—to land a plane strictly using the instruments. The Black and Decker product placement lawsuit wasn't over a kill; McClane was supposed to use it just to remove screws from a vent cover. McClane gets into a "snowmobile" chase; Ski-Doo is a trade name for the first snowmobile. Only one good newspaper in America!?! The New York Post?!?!?! Are you insane!?!? A jet plane can still fly (altho take-off would be really tricky, I think) with one engine out. The Hudson River landing was caused by geese taking out all the engines.
Zarban on 2009-11-21 18:11:28
- Really good commentary. Lots of interesting trivia. The fake country from this movie is the same fake country from COMMANDO? See, I was perfectly fine living in blissful ignorance of this fact. But now I have to watch COMMANDO. Gee. Thanks guys. Thanks a lot.
Mike on 2010-07-08 16:25:24
Die Hard 2
- Good fun as the Film Pigs take a look at "Detective Slanket"'s second adventure. Falk's obsession with newswoman Samantha "Turtleneck" Coleman is very funny. Multiple incidents of gratuitous singing. That's a Chicago accent that Dennis Franz's DC cop sports. Alfonso Arau, who played El Guapo in Three Amigos and Juan in Romancing the Stone (but NOT Esperanza here), went on to direct Like Water for Chocolate, A Walk in the Clouds, and others. From the time the first grenade is thrown into the cockpit to the time they explode as McClane ejects really is literally 30 seconds. That's on top of the fact that they have 12 grenades, and they they throw all of them to kill ONE GUY.
Zarban on 2012-07-06 00:42:06
Live Free or Die Hard
- Very good commentary from Bronson Five. Good bits of humor and interesting observations about the Die Hard series and action films of the '80s and '90s, but they eventually go off on side topics that have little or nothing to do with the movie, let alone the current scene. The language is very rough, by the way, and culminates in some jokes in poor taste. And McClane's son is named Jack (John, Jr.).
Zarban on 2009-08-21 14:56:43
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