Director’s Label Series Boxed Set

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In 2003, Palm Pictures joined with director’s Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham to create The Directors Label, a groundbreaking series of DVD collections curating the work of todays most innovative filmmakers. Now, Palm is releasing Volume 2, promising to take the Director’s Label to the next level with four exciting new DVDs with superb content featuring the biggest stars in music and
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Director’s Label Series Boxed Set

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  1. Check this out, Japan actually have the 5th bonus disc for the dvd boxed set release
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. I have not watched every single video in the package (because I got bored of them). But I feel qualified to make a short review.

    The first set was so good you could actually invite friends over and enjoy some Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham together. Not so with this set. The videos are not crowd pleasers, and the videos here are generally more pretentious, especially those from Anton Corbijn (photographer turned video director). In the interviews you will see artists freely admitting they have no idea what such and such video is about. If you don’t like symbolism, you are in for a “Bumpy Ride.”

    It seems like I am watching some of these videos for a college class in music video history, like “this was the first video to ever use soft focus”, or, “this was the first music video that uses Slow Motion.” So like another guy already said, they pale compared to what is on MTV right this minute.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. If you were a fan of the first Volume because of the creativity and how these directors were pushing the envelope, I would suggest not spending your hard earned money here on volume 2. All of these videos lack imagination, I hope that Volume 3 will have more interesting directors, frankly, I was bored, You could turn on MTV and see better videos than this garbage. I am raing this Item “1 star and that is due to the good packaging design, and not the content.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Though some reviewers have taken to calling this better than the first installment, I’d say that trying to compare the two is like trying to compare apples and oranges. Completely different animals. One good thing about this one though is that there’s a LOT of stuff to wade through. The perfect way to keep a film geek occupied for hours on end.

    Any review of the individual directors’ discs would be a function of personal taste rather than any objective criterion so to be fair I will say that there’s almost an equal amount of material on each disc. (Unlike the first volume where there was a real noticeable discrepancy between Cunningham’s disc and the amount of stuff on Jonze’s and Gondry’s respective DVDs.) Perhaps the exception here would be Mark Romanek but in Romanek’s case quality takes precedence over quantity as he gives very detailed, comprehensive and insightful commentaries of his videos.

    As an aside I enjoyed Romanek’s and Corbjin’s discs the most as these were the videos that have been seared into my memory for one reason or another with their iconic imagery. Glazer’s not too bad but he goes a little overboard with those Kubrick references. Still, it’s all just a matter of taste isn’t it?

    Definitely worth the money and more.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Incredible!. I found this set at the V-Mega store in SFO. It was set up on the demo wall. I stood there and watched until my legs went numb. Artistic value is very high. I have been kind of turned off by music videos the last few years but this changed my perception of what is out there now. Even the commercials were very entertaining and well thought out.

    I was going to skip them, glad I did not.

    Merry X-Mas!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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