Movie Review
Directors Label DVDs

By: Andrew Unterberger

Posted 09/21/2005 - 09:44:55 AM by isaacq:
 thank you, andrew. i've been waiting to read a piece this detailed about the box set before dishing out the big bucks. one thing you didn't mention that i've been wondering... do all 4 discs in the set come with booklets of the same caliber as the first box? i actually found myself enjoying the books as much as the dvds last time around. since you didn't mention packaging / artwork at all, i'm wondering how it stacks up in this set. anybody know??
Posted 09/21/2005 - 12:43:39 PM by AUnterberger:
 I liked the booklets from the last one more, but they're OK. Less informative but equally pretty.
Posted 09/21/2005 - 01:31:02 PM by bassman08:
 Are they availible seperatly? I bought only the Gondry and Jonze one from the last one, cause the Cunningham one looked lame. I'm sort of intrigued by the Glazer one here.
Posted 09/21/2005 - 02:08:18 PM by J_R_K_:
 i was a big fan of the spike jonze and gondry DVDs from the last set. i familiarized myself with the new set when m2 had a few half hours of programming summarizing these. since i'm a music video junkie, i already own bjork's collection, massive attack, blur, radiohead, and tricky. i didn't plan on getting any of the new set of director label DVDs, but i've seen Stephane Sednaoui's collection and it is pretty great. It's the only one that really caught my interest to be honest.
Posted 09/21/2005 - 02:32:50 PM by unblinking:
 "...and the shockingly well-dated (both video and song, really) indie-dance excursion “Discotheque." hahahahahahahha, hohohoho
Posted 09/22/2005 - 04:14:43 AM by Jank82:
 andrew, in times like this, it helps to be overly descriptive. i'm gonna buy all of these. thanks for the review!
Posted 09/23/2005 - 10:53:13 AM by pbjnecrome:
 Great. Thanks for the helpful review. I was hoping that Romanek and Glazer would be getting the better treatments from the get go. Is it yet too early to make predictions for the next series? I'm personally holding out for Sophie Muller, Floria Sigismondi, and Garth Jennings. But it's only a matter of time before Shynola, Dougal Wilson, and Christopher Mills become legends in their own right. Maaaaybe even Roman Coppolla if he learns to live a little and challenge himself. Once again, thanks for the good read.