Netflix Fumbles Release of ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ Director’s Commentary
Netflix has launched a director’s commentary for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller, however listening to it’s hardly supreme. In actual fact, attempting to take action will make you cry.
As a fast reminder, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller is the second installment of the Rian Johnson crime thriller that noticed the return of Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc. The film acquired an unprecedented theatrical launch by Netflix over Thanksgiving earlier than releasing on Netflix globally over Christmas and turning into their fourth most-watched film of all time.
On February twenty third, the Glass Onion Twitter account and Rian Johnson teased (alongside a brand new poster) a director’s commentary popping out on February twenty fourth at 10 am PT.
I preserve returning, in my thoughts, to the Glass Onion…
Tomorrow. 10 am PT. #GlassOnionIsBack 🧅 pic.twitter.com/8e04gHdXOi
— Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller (@KnivesOut) February 23, 2023
The director’s commentary did arrive on February twenty fourth (not that you simply’d have a simple time discovering it given TUDUM promoted) however through a podcast and never inside the Netflix app.
How do you take heed to the director’s commentary whereas watching the film?
For starters, you have to have two gadgets prepared. That’s as a result of the commentary exists outdoors the Netflix ecosystem, with them selecting to add the commentary observe as an audio podcast to a podcast sequence known as “Watching with…”
Watching With… was an interview podcast sequence that spoke to administrators and actors resembling Craig Brewer, Alice Wu, Joel Edgerton, and Brad Anderson. With that mentioned, the sequence went useless in Might 2020, solely to be revived now with one thing not like any of the content material that got here earlier than it.
So if you wish to watch alongside whereas listening to the director’s commentary, you’ll need to time up each the podcast and the Netflix film inside the app and hit play on the similar time. Assuming you handle to sync up the 2, you’ll need to handle the audio ranges between your two gadgets, because the podcast solely options the voices of the director’s commentary and never the film’s audio too.
Merely put, the probabilities are you received’t hear and watch the director’s commentary as a result of it’s an excessive amount of like onerous work.
Why aren’t the director’s commentaries accessible inside the Netflix app?
Till now, administrators’ commentaries on Netflix films have solely been accessible by way of limited-edition bodily DVD releases through The Criterion Assortment. Nevertheless, on the time of publishing, solely eight Netflix Authentic films have acquired the therapy.
Director’s commentaries have been lengthy mentioned about methods Netflix may enhance the shelf-life of its films, and to this date, no streamer has actually tried to crack the format.
It’s insane that streaming providers don’t have commentary tracks for actually all of their films. Commentaries are low cost & straightforward to supply & get the viewers to spend extra valuable minutes watching your service. Why on earth are Netflix/Amazon/D+/HBOMAX and so on not all doing this? https://t.co/RkLyRjrG8I
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) July 11, 2021
Maybe there’s a technical barrier to concurrently having a number of conflicting audio and subtitle choices?
OK, however you may go the route of Disney+ with the way it shows the IMAX-enhanced variations and even host the director’s commentary as a separate title altogether.
In any case, what a missed alternative. Hopefully, we do get the rumored bodily launch someday sooner or later.
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