This Is Spinal Tap is probably the most-selected OOP title on filmmakers' Criterion Top Ten lists. The 1994 Laserdisc (1998 DVD) features the only out-of-character commentary track ever recorded by the headline trio. Featured here: excerpts from that track, as well as a mournful recounting of the now-fifteen-years-out-of-print features that really "lick [the] love pump" for fans.
Show Notes and Links
- Criterion page for the film's entry in the collection
- Long, long-running fan site
- Did you celebrate 11/11/11 as "Nigel Tufnel Day"? Bet you feel like a loser now, huh?
- The majority (actually all) of the anecdotes in this THR piece from last year's NY Film Festival 30th Anniversary screening are recounted on the commentary track. You know, the one that fans of the movie who are subscribed to this show feed could thearetically listen to soon. Yeah...they sure will be able to listen to it as soon as they want to...once it is made available to them...inside the next 24-48 hours. Could be a fun weekend listen. Just saying.