In the news...
The Brothers Bloom is currently playing in theaters and is getting decent reviews. To get you to see the flick, Summit Entertainment has made available a download of the Director Audio Commentary. The idea is for you to download it onto your iPhone or MP3 player, grab your headphones and then listen to the movie with the commentary while you watch it on the big screen.
But is anyone planning to actually do this, especially if it's your first time seeing the film? (Worstpreviews)
I actually like this idea.
Well... let me qualify that. I like the idea of having a director's commentary available to listen to after I've seen a movie on the big screen. Most industry critics are given press packets with their preview screenings which can add a bit of context before or bit of perspective after seeing a film. I've kind of always been envious of that. Simultaneously releasing director commentaries with a film's release could rememdy that selfish issue.
Of course, I don't wanna see the glow of iPods in a theater while watching a movie, but, as Worstpreviews said above, I doubt anyone will actually do that. I'll take their word that the studio is doing this so viewers can take a commentary track into theaters with them, but my hunch tells me that director Rian Johnson ultimately did this to convenience curious customers after they've exited for the evening.