No one thing, really, as quality varies from movie to movie. Last movie I watched was "Kagemusha" -- and there, at least, the commentary was a real highlight. Very analytical and insightful.
Ooh! Kagemusha also has an interesting history -- Kurosawa couldn't get it financed for years, and during that time he wound up storyboarding most of the film himself--with paintings. And... he's actually a really good painter! Anyway, one of the special features is like a 20 minute video comparing those storyboard paintings to the correlating scenes in the film, which is really cool.
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Well, I once bought the special edition of a live show DVD only so I could watch the actor's video diary (so now I have the audio version, extended audio version, normal DVD and expanded DVD version... overkill much?). But- This one was especially great since it made you feel all warm and fuzzy since the actor is a great guy and he really makes everyone feel welcome and he is fun telling his stories. They even filmed the crew while having a swim at a public pool, doing mischief behind the scenes and getting drunk on the tour bus. And then doing drunken mischief at the French/ German border. Including violating the border sign. It would just not be anything for conservative people because said actor does not hide the fact that he had been a punk in his youth and is pretty left. They even hired a caterer for the show which is called the Red Gourmet Faction (named after the German leftist Terror group RAF, Red Army Faction). I still love the guy to bits, maybe even BECAUSE he is such a rebel and there are so many fun stories told about him, like him being kicked out of a hotel in his youth for being in full punk outfit scaring the other guests and his producer had to rescue the star of her audio show. In the middle of the night.
But I usually love audio commentaries, outtakes and video diaries. I loved the ones David Tennant did. To be totally honest, while I love David and I am especially in love with his audio work (especially reading audio books and narrating the Penguins Spy in the Huddle series), I am just not a big fan of the 10th Doctor. I actually enjoyed his video diaries way more than the series proper. Especially the one where he was supposed to be switching on the Christmas lights and they were late and travelling in the car. That was great.
Oh, and listening to Colin Baker audio commentaries. He is always very good value.
Oh, and anyone ever listened to the audio commentary of the first Alien vs. Predator movie? Better than the movie. Trust me.
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