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How DVD Commentaries Were Born

"I knew the guy who was the curator of films at the LA County Museum of Art, and I brought him to New York to oversee color correction. He’s telling us all these amazing stories, particularly about King Kong, because it’s his favorite film. Someone said, 'Gee, we’ve got this extra sound track on the LaserDisc, why don’t you tell these stories?' He was horrified at the idea, but we promised we’d get him superstoned if he did, and he gave this amazing discussion about the making of King Kong, which we released as the second sound track." —Criterion Collection founder Bob Stein on the first-ever DVD extra [TripleCanopy]