High and Low (Brow) – Series 3 Episode 4 – 3… 2…1…Comment!
And we’re back! James and I have once again taken a bit of an extended break, but I must admit its al my fault. Thankfully, I have a few legitimate excuses, they being my badly spraining my knee and ankle in early November, followed by the death of my grandfather Rufus, whose funeral I attended over the Thanksgiving holiday. But now that I’m finally on the mend we were able to sit down and finally record a new episode of High and Low (Brow).
Speaking of new episodes, in this one we shift our primary focus and watch a pair of commentary tracks as well as the films that spawned them. First up is the 90’s comedy cult classic, PCU, starring Jeremy Piven, David Spade, Jon Favreau and a cast of thousands. The commentary track is a solo one from the film’s primary star, Jeremy Piven, but what makes it interesting is that Piven spends the bulk of the films 80 minute running time complaining about the director and how much he could have improved the film if he was just allowed to run the whole thing himself. Following that, we revisit a classic from our collective youth, Conan the Barbarian, starring the incomparable Arnold Schwarzenegger. This commentary track is provided by Arnold and the film’s director, John Milius, and I think it is quite safe to say that you won’t ever hear anything like it. After that, make sure to stick around for our blind selection process, as we figure out which theme and films we ill be watching next week, compliments of James.
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