This is mostly for Lee, but hey -- looks like this week a box set of Peter Greenaway's early stuff
. I have to admit that I'm not really a Greenaway fan (though Windows
is pretty good), but I have to admit that he is a gorgeous photographer. His composition is outstanding; it's a standard film-school cliche that you should be able to take any one frame of a film and be able to put it on your wall as an art print, but with Greenaway, it's actually true. And this does underline the great thing with DVD -- stuff like this is more readily available, with bonus stuff and explanatory material and everything.
And, on the other side of the coin, after being released on a special Big Box type edition, David Lynch's Dumbland
just got released on normal DVD, too -- which is completely and utterly ugly, stupid and hilarious. It's not for everyone, but I love it. The only down side is that there were only 8 episodes, each only a few minutes long. Still, though, it's pretty hilarious.
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