Streaming services are great. But if you want bonus material with a film or series, you usually have to use Blu-ray or DVD. In the case of Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” things are different now…

Did you enjoy the crime thriller “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton and Janelle Monáe as much as the CELEBTAP editors who gave the sequel to “Knives Out” a 4 out of 5 stars? Then you can now relive it in a whole new way – namely accompanied by the director’s commentary Ryan Johnson. Netflix has come up with a very special treat for all Benoic Blanc fans. Because while such audio commentary can be found from time to time as bonus material on Blu-rays and DVDs, this feature is extremely rare in streaming releases.

That is how it works!

Here’s how to play Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion” audio commentary during the movie: Making the audio track directly available on Netflix would have been best, of course, but the streaming service hasn’t — at least not yet. The full audio commentary is instead Available as a podcast, for example on Spotify, but also on many other providers. And it’s specially made to run alongside the movie! Because Rian Johnson himself gives a clear signal in the stream after a short greeting when you have to press play on ‘Glass Onion’ on Netflix.

It’s been a long time since Netflix produced an audio commentary like this, which makes the Glass Onion bonus all the more surprising. If you look at the other entries on the Netflix podcast “Watching With…”, then you’ll find Alice Wu’s directorial audio commentary on “Only Half the Story” – and that’s from May 2020.

Rian Johnson responds in English of course…

Unfortunately, the whole thing has one major drawback: the audio commentary is in English. And since they are not implemented directly on Netflix, there are also no German subtitles (which of course would not necessarily be the case, even if the audio track were available directly on Netflix). For example, the enjoyment of Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion” commentary is reserved for those who understand English.

By the way, if you are a fan of the “Knives Out” series, you can check it out a third part To be happy. A new adventure starring Daniel Craig as researcher Benoit Blanc is already in the works – but it shouldn’t necessarily have more “Knives Out” in the title:

Was that it with “Knives Out”? This is the name of the next part of the Netflix crime series after “Glass Onion”.