Director's Label Box Set 1

Director's Label Box Set 1

Director: Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham

Cast: Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham

     
 

A fantastic collection of all three discs in the "Work of" series that comes with everything included in the original single-disc releases, this four-disc set from Palm Pictures also offers viewers a chance to catch up on the videos that directors Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry made following the original releases. Each disc is accompanied by the same full-color… See more details below

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A fantastic collection of all three discs in the "Work of" series that comes with everything included in the original single-disc releases, this four-disc set from Palm Pictures also offers viewers a chance to catch up on the videos that directors Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry made following the original releases. Each disc is accompanied by the same full-color booklet that came with the original DVD, with an additional "Director's Label Bonus Disc" serving to keep fans up to speed on the latest works from Jonze and Gondry. In addition to offering three new clips from the former and two new videos from the latter, this special bonus disc also features a brief Q & A session with all three directors filmed live at the Virgin Megastore. Also included is an exclusive dual-sided poster with a Chris Cunningham original design on one side and an Exquisite Corpse original illustration by Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, and Spike Jonze on the other. If you never picked up these phenomenal discs the first time around, here is a great chance to own all three releases in addition to a must-have bonus disc that truly brings this set full circle.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
In an era where MTV barely plays them, music videos have become a maligned art form, and most promo clips today are barely indistinguishable from the commercials around them. There are still mavericks out there, however, pushing the boundaries of music video in new and exciting directions. The Director's Label was created as a showcase for these short-form visionaries, and this box set collects the first three releases -- compilations of the work of Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, and Michel Gondry. With his prankster tendencies, Jonze (Being John Malkovich) enjoys the greatest name recognition of the three, having directed classic clips for Björk ("Oh It's So Quiet"), The Beastie Boys ("Sabotage"), Weezer ("Buddy Holly"), and Fatboy Slim ("Praise You" and "Weapon of Choice") -- all included here. Cunningham's work is the stuff of dreams: His video for Björk's "All Is Full of Love," featuring robotic facsimiles of the singer, may be the most beautiful video ever made. He has a dark side, too, as demonstrated here by the Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" and "Come to Daddy," both as creepy as they come. Neither Jonze nor Cunningham, however, can hold a candle to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry, the real genius of the genre. He turned the White Stripes into LEGO blocks for "Fell in Love with a Girl" and cloned Kylie Minogue in the mind-numbingly complex "Come into My World"; and the innovations he pioneered for the Rolling Stones' "Like a Rolling Stone" video helped birth the celebrated "bullet-time" effects in The Matrix. He too has worked with Björk -- six times, actually -- including "Bachelorette," which plays like the video equivalent of a Russian nesting doll. Gondry's work is so creative, so captivating, you'll find yourself watching videos for songs or artists you don't even like. While the Jonze and Gondry collections are loaded with extras that are nearly as entertaining and creative as the videos, Cunningham's disc is on the skimpy side. The bonus disc, exclusive to this collection, adds more recent videos and short films from both Jonze and Gondry, press conference footage involving all three directors (as well as Jack Black), and a poster designed specifically for this box by Cunningham. If you have any interest in music video at all, the Director's Label Series Box Set is fundamental viewing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
UPC:
0660200307127
Rating:
NR
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1

Special Features

Spike Jonze: "Y Control (uncut version)," Yeah Yeah Yeahs; "Island in the Sun," Weezer; "Invisible Boards," a short film excerpt from Yeah Right!, a Girl Skateboards film (co-directed with Rick Howard); Michel Gondry: "I Wonder," The Willowz; "Ossamuch!" Kishu & Co. (original short); Chris, Spike, and Michel: Excerpts from an in-store panel with Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, & Chris Cunningham, featuring Jack Black (School of Rock) and Ty Evans (director of Yeah Right!); Exclusive dual-sided poster: a. Chris Cunningham original design, b. Exquisite Corpse original illustration by Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, Spike Jonze

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