My personal favorite has been Battle of Algiers but the recent release of Vampyr is up there with it. I’m going off movies that I particularly like along with an abundance of extras that add to the film and the background and history of the film. Mr. Arkadin and Man Who Fell To Earth are also a couple that I have been impressed with and am glad that I won.
beauty and the beast
sword of doom
down by law
1. Two-Lane Blacktop
2. Seven Samurai (3-Disc)
3. Late Ozu (Eclipse box)
5. In the Realm of the Senses (the booklet(!) is to die for…)
Vampyr and Breathless have great packaging!
My top 10:
1. The Third Man
2. Seven Samurai
3. 8 1/2
4. Tokyo Story
5. The Passion of Joan of Arc
6. The Spirit of the Beehive
7. The Red Shoes
9. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
10. Chungking Express
1. The Leopard
2. Short Cuts
3. The Battle of Algiers
4. 8 1/2
5. The Third Man (the first issue is what I have)
6. Shoot the Piano Player
7. White Dog
8. Night and the City
9. This is Spinal Tap (check out the extras!)
10. Mr. Arkadin (c’mon!)
Scenes From a Marriage, Double Life of Veronique and Bergman’s Faith Trilogy are all up treasured parts of my DVD collection.
In no particular order:
a. The Double Life of Veroonique
b. Berlin Alexanderplatz
c. The Spirit of the Beehive
d. The Leopard
e. “Viridiana” and/or “Exterminating Angel”
f. 8 1/2
g. Le Mepris
i. Seven Samurai
j. Sawduct and Tinsel
Vampyr, Ugetsu, Patriotism, I Am Curious, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Pandora’s Box, Fanny & Alexander, Science Is Fiction, Simon Of The Desert
(yes, black and white on mate paper is the best way to go).
The Breathless 2-disc set is amazing. I got it for just 20 bucks during Barnes and Noble’s half off sale and the packaging is beautiful with a great booklet with essays and interviews.
The film itself has great video and audio quality as well and the special features are all worth watching.
I can’t recommend it enough.
My favorite cover art is Grand Illusion. My favorite packaging is The Third Man. As for my favorite overall set, it’s probably the Fanny and Alexander 5 disc.
My favorite cover is the Human Condition, my favorite overall packaging is Breathless, and my favorite film is a toss-up between the Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and Do the Right Thing
Probably The Third Man (re-issue), Dazed and Confused, or Ran (if only because I went to such pains to get it)