DVD Commentaries

Jul 28, 2007

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DVD Commentaries

Our second fan commentary, on the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD, is up!

Film Commentary No. 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secerts, with PotterCasters Melissa, John and Sue.

To listen to this commentary, download the files linked below. Have your DVD ready on the “Whomping Willow” menu screen. We will tell you exactly when to hit play. There is NO audio inside the commentary track, so if you would like audio of the film to play at a low level throughout, adjust that volume on your television.

Commentary (NTSC version, good for U.S. residents) – right click and save!
Commentary (PAL version, good for U.K. and Australia residents) – right click and save!

Pausing:

As these are separate video/audio tracks playing simultaneously, pausing will pose a problem. If you pause the video first, and the audio second, unpausing the audio first and video second will probably link you up pretty closely to the earlier synchronization

You can discuss this commentary here on the Leaky Lounge. To subscribe to the PotterCast feed so that all future commentaries are automatically downloaded to your computer, subscribe via iTunes.

When the fourth film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released to DVD without a much-desired commentary track from the filmmakers, the PotterCast crew thought they’d take matters into their own hands with a film commentary track that turned out like the standard DVD commentary meets Mystery Science Theater. The experience was enjoyable enough for us and for enough listeners that these are going to become common occurrences on Leaky, with different hosts and guests and information revealed in each.

To get these commentaries automatically, subscribe to PotterCast; all the commentaries will be placed on the feed, but also here for your convenience.

Film Commentary No. 1: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with PotterCasters Melissa, John and Sue

The PotterCast hosts discuss their favorite and least favorite bits of the film, point out inconsistencies, reveal previously unheard information about the Goblet of Fire sets, and just have fun. To listen to it on iTunes, visit the PotterCast listing and subscribe; to download it to your desktop, save this file (right-click and save-as); those in the UK (or anyone whose DVDs use the PAL format should download this file instead. Need instructions?

How to synch up your DVD and this commentary:
1. Set up your DVD in your TV/computer/console/other player, and start to play the full-length feature film.
2. When the screen goes from BLUE to BLACK, hit PAUSE.
3. Start this audio track.
4. John will count down (“Three…two…one…click”): UNPAUSE your DVD when he says “click.”
5. Enjoy!

If you would like to discuss this commentary, click here for the Leaky Lounge forum thread.

Film Commentary No. 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with PotterCasters Melissa, John and Sue

The PotterCast hosts discuss their favorite and least favorite bits of the film, point out inconsistencies and just have fun. To listen to it on iTunes, visit the PotterCast listing and subscribe; to download it to your desktop, save this file (right-click and save-as); those in the UK (or anyone whose DVDs use the PAL format should download this file instead. Need instructions?

How to synch up your DVD and this commentary:
1. Set up your DVD in your TV/computer/console/other player, and start to play the full-length feature film.
2. When the screen goes from BLUE to BLACK, hit PAUSE.
3. Start this audio track.
4. John will count down (“Three…two…one…click”): UNPAUSE your DVD when he says “click.”
5. Enjoy!

If you would like to discuss this commentary, click here for the Leaky Lounge forum thread.

Film Commentary No. 3: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone with PotterCasters Melissa, John and Sue

The PotterCast hosts discuss their favorite and least favorite bits of the film, point out inconsistencies and just have fun. To listen to it on iTunes, visit the PotterCast listing and subscribe; to download it to your desktop, save this file (right-click and save-as); those in the UK (or anyone whose DVDs use the PAL format should download this file instead. Need instructions?

How to synch up your DVD and this commentary:
1. Set up your DVD in your TV/computer/console/other player, and keep the menu on (if the DVD starts to play automatically, bring it back to the menu.
2. Start this audio track and await instructions.
3. John will count down (“Three…two…one…click”): UNPAUSE your DVD when he says “click.”
4. Enjoy!

If you would like to discuss this commentary, click here for the Leaky Lounge forum thread.

Film Commentary No. 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with PotterCasters Melissa, John and Sue

The PotterCast hosts discuss their favorite and least favorite bits of the film, point out inconsistencies, reveal previously unheard information about the Order of the Phoenix sets, and just have fun. To listen to it on iTunes, visit the PotterCast listing and subscribe; to download it to your desktop, save this file (right-click and save-as); those in the UK (or anyone whose DVDs use the PAL format should download this file instead. Need instructions?

How to synch up your DVD and this commentary:
1. Set up your DVD in your TV/computer/console/other player, and start to play the full-length feature film.
2. When the screen goes to BLACK right before the movie starts, PAUSE.
3. Start this audio track.
4. John will count down (“Three…two…one…click”): UNPAUSE your DVD when he says “click.”
5. Enjoy!

If you would like to discuss this commentary, click here for the Leaky Lounge forum thread.





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