Friday, September 25, 2009

Otaku 5-0 Audio Commentary: Dragonball Evolution

Aloha everybody!

As promised, I am proud to present to you the 2nd Otaku 5-0 audio commentary, featuring a film whose best moments (in the words of Executive Producer Mr. A) were the opening and closing credits.

But first, a little backstory...

After having such a good time recording our first audio commentary (which you can find here), I had always intended to continue the process, and during our last hiatus we originally planned to record an audio commentary for The Rocketeer (I even got a copy of the movie on DVD via Netflix.) But, for some reason, we never got had the chance to sit down and record it. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed.

Once we had begun our 3rd season, I then decided to set aside a specific time each month (the 3rd Thursday, which makes this commentary a week late) in which we will record a fan-made commentary to our favorite (or in this case, not-so-favorite films.)

Now, you may be wondering why we decided to record a commentary for one of the worst films of the 2009 movie season. The answer lies in a little gem of a television show named Mystery Science Theater 3000. In that show, the characters are forced to watch (and rip to shreds) bad movies transmitted to their derelict space station. And by bad... we mean BAD!

So, if they can do it, why can't we? All we needed was to select a film whose deficiencies would live up to the style of the show. After some discussion, we settled on Dragonball Evolution (and the rest, as they say, is history.)

It is in that spirit that we offer you this commentary. Consider it an homage to one of the funniest, most underrated shows that has ever aired on television. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had recording it.

~Totoro (Executive Producer)

Show Notes
Otaku 5-0 Audio Commentary: Dragonball Evolution

Recording Date: September 24, 2009
Running Time: 90 minutes

Totoro (Executive Producer)
Jupiter (Executive Producer)
Mr. A (Executive Producer)
Neko-X (Video Game & Blu-Ray Contributor)

Click here to download commentary track.

To sync up our commentary with your DVD version of the film, just follow the instructions below:

FIRST AND FOREMOST, download our audio commentary track to your computer or favorite mp3 player.

1) Load up your DVD, and proceed to the main menu:

2) Move the cursor and highlight "Scene Selections" tab, and then select it.

3) Scroll through the corresponding menu, and highlight the Scene 1 with the cursor.

4) Play our audio commentary track, and select that scene when prompted to do so (in this case, when I say, "press.")

Musical Notes
- Opening Music Clip: "Eyecatch" from Full Metal Panic!


If you really don't want to waste money renting a copy of the DVD (and trust me, we wouldn't blame you), feel free to download this commentary track and listen to it as an individual episode of our podcast!

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Remy said...

Speaking as the resident Dragonball addict... wow, that talk about Piccolo and Gohan and the tournament was kinda off. Just kinda. Still listening, though, as I type.

Remy said...

You gotta wonder, if they DO bring up KaiƓsama in the next DB movie, if his first line is something like "Sup, bitch, whatchu want?"

Remy said...

Randall Duk Kim was Gohan.


Remy said...

"Do you think they sell this movie at Sensually Yours as a sex deterrent?"


Remy said...

I sold my GT for $220 years ago.