The marriage of culture and commentary has been a major thrust of Voyager's work, beginning with the earliest Criterion Collection releases. When the late Ron Haver sat down at a microphone and recorded a full-length, screen-specific commentary on the uncut version of the 1933 King Kong, a new form of criticism was born -- real-time commentary.
Since then, Criterion has built up a significant archive of screen-specific audio commentaries by the most important filmmakers and film thinkers in United States and abroad. Over the years, Criterion collectors have had the unique experience of following Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Peter Brook, Francis Ford Coppola , Jonathan Demme, Terry Gilliam, Spike Lee, Louis Malle, Roman Polanski, Michael Powell, Martin Scorsese, John Schlesinger, Barbra Streisand, John Waters, John Woo and others as they put their films in a new context.
Peter Brook from the commentary track of "Lord of the Flies" (483k)
Barbra Streisand from the commentary track of "The Prince of Tides"(347k)
David Bowie from the commentary track of "Man Who Fell to Earth" (683k)
Martin Scorsese from the commentary track of "The Red Shoes" (525k)
Jeremy Irons from the commentary track of "The Red Shoes" (599k)
Anthony Hopkins from the commentary track of "The Silence of the Lambs" (347k)
Jodie Foster from the commentary track of "The Silence of the Lambs" (1,061k)
Rob Reiner from the commentary track of "This is Spinal Tap" (431k)