Director's Label Box Set 2

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Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
If the filmmakers featured in the first Director's Label box set -- Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Chris Cunningham -- are the envelope pushers, this second set brings out the big guns, makers of some of the most familiar pop-culture imagery of the past few decades. Anton Corbijn, who is probably as well known as a rock photographer, has been making videos since nearly the beginning of the medium. While his almost exclusively ...
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Special Features

Beck and Dave Grohl MTV promos; U2 the making of Electrical Storm; Some yo yo stuff; Travis - Love Will Come Through; Depeche Mode - It's No Good tour projections; Palais Schaumberg; Front 242 - Front by Front; NotNa - a documentary about Anton; Interviews and commentaries; 56 page booklets; Commercials and film excerpts; Tramp - Paul Kaye; The Work of Director Mark Romanek; Romanekian; Making of 99 Problems; Walk on the Wild Side; Army of Me - animation inspired by Björk's song; Acqua Natasa; Reve Reche; 34 Minutes and 29 Seconds of Interviews; Stéphane's presentation at NYU Film School
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
If the filmmakers featured in the first Director's Label box set -- Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Chris Cunningham -- are the envelope pushers, this second set brings out the big guns, makers of some of the most familiar pop-culture imagery of the past few decades. Anton Corbijn, who is probably as well known as a rock photographer, has been making videos since nearly the beginning of the medium. While his almost exclusively black-and-white work with Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, and Depeche Mode helped define both Corbijn and those bands in the '80s, it's the oversaturated color -- colorized from black-and-white, actually -- he used in Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" video for which he may be best known. Other classic Corbijn clips featured here are the Rollins Band's "Liar," the spaghetti-western fantasy that is Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," and Joy Division's haunting "Atmosphere." Stéphane Sednaoui also got his start in photography, although filmmaking remained his first love. After directing a couple of videos for French rappers NTM one of which, "Le Monde de Demain," is included here, he hit MTV pay dirt with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1991 breakthrough, "Give It Away." There is no doubt that the striking clip, featuring the band members painted silver in the middle of the desert, was fundamental in launching the Chili Peppers as one of the 90s' most successful bands. With that, only his fourth job, Sednaoui became the hottest director of the time, and he went on to create such memorable clips as Björk's "Big Time Sensuality" which had her dancing around Manhattan on the back of a flatbed truck, U2's Moroccan-shot "Mysterious Ways," and Alanis Morissette's "Ironic." Undoubtably the most successful of the four filmmakers featured in this second Director's Label set is Mark Romanek, whose unique combination of creative sensibility and commercial savvy has resulted in an astounding resume: There's the monkey on a crucifix and palpable decay of Nine Inch Nails' "Closer"; Fiona Apple's seamy, sexy "Criminal," which plays like party Polaroids come to life; Michael and Janet Jackson's Kubrick-inspired "Scream"; the Midnight Cowboy-meets-Truffaut clip for Beck's "Devil's Haircut." Remarkably, Romanek's hit list goes on, from the visceral bravura of Jay-Z's "99 Problems" to the frail, heartbreaking video for Johnny Cash's "Hurt." The Director's Label set concludes with Jonathan Glazer, who hasn't achieved as much commercial success as the other three but may be the biggest talent of them all. His best-known video by far is Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," an unforgettable, how'd-they-do-that clip featuring a couch as singer Jay Kay's dance partner. Equally impressive are Glazer's lesser-seen videos for UNKLE's "Rabbit in Your Headlights," Radiohead's "Karma Police" and "Street Spirit," Blur's "The Universal," and Nick Cave's "Into My Arms." Also included on Glazer's disc are many of his award-winning television commercials the Guinness ad, "Surfer," is a knockout and clips from his two feature films -- Sexy Beast and Birth. All four discs feature commentary from the artists and directors, 56-page books with interviews and exclusive art, and more. The Director's Label series is truly using DVD as a new medium, and as much as there is to digest here, their third set is already eagerly anticipated.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • UPC: 660200312329
  • Rating:

  • Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,526

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Anton Corbijn Director
Stéphane Sednaoui Director
Mark Romanek Director
Jonathan Glazer Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Anton Corbijn
1. Propoganda: Dr. Mabuse [4:32]
2. David Sylvian: Red Guitar [4:44]
3. Echo and the Bunnymen: Seven Seas [3:26]
4. Golden Earring: Quiet Eyes [4:46]
5. Echo and the Bunnymen: The Game [4:07]
6. Depeche Mode: Behind the Wheel [5:17]
7. Joy Division: Atmosphere [4:33]
8. Joni Mitchell W/ Peter Gabriel: My Secret Place [5:01]
9. Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence [4:32]
10. U2: One [4:43]
11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Straight to You [4:35]
12. Depeche Mode: Walking in My Shoes [5:00]
13. Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box [4:44]
14. Henry Rollins: Liar [4:51]
15. Metallica: Hero of the Day [4:31]
16. Metallica: Mama Said [4:52]
17. Depeche Mode: Barrel of a Gun [5:26]
18. Depeche Mode: It's No Good [4:16]
19. Herbert Grönemeyer: Bleibt Alles Anders [4:39]
20. Mercury Rev: Opus 40 [3:35]
21. Mercury Rev: Goddess on a Hiway [4:17]
22. Joseph Arthur: In the Sun [4:10]
23. Herbert Grönemeyer: Mensch [3:59]
24. U2: Electrical Storm [4:33]
25. TravisL Re-Offender [3:53]
26. The Killers: All These Things That I've Done [4:39]
Disc #3 -- Mark Romanek
1. Play [4:18]
2. Play [3:01]
3. Play [4:37]
4. Play [3:51]
5. Play [4:05]
6. Play [4:12]
7. Play [3:32]
8. Play [4:12]
9. Play [4:25]
10. Play [4:11]
11. Play [3:14]
12. Play [4:08]
13. Play [3:41]
14. Play [4:26]
15. Play [4:48]
16. Play [4:26]
17. Play [3:51]
18. Play [2:51]
19. Play [4:40]
20. Play [4:03]
21. Play [4:35]
22. Play [3:34]
23. Play [3:55]
24. Play [4:13]
25. Play [3:59]
Disc #4 -- Stéphane Sednaoui
1. Alanis Morissette - Ironic [4:55]
2. Björk - Big Time Sensuality [3:34]
3. Björk - Big Time Sensuality (Night) [3:42]
4. Björk - Possibly Maybe [5:00]
5. Black Crowes - Sometimes Salvation [4:29]
6. Garbage - Queer [4:04]
7. Massive Attack - Sly [4:07]
8. Mirwais - Disco Science [4:51]
9. Mirwais - I Can't Wait [5:13]
10. NTM - Le Monde De Demain [4:30]
11. R.E.M. - Lotus [5:16]
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away [3:53]
13. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue [4:32]
14. Tricky - For Real [4:25]
15. Tricky - Hell is Around the Corner [5:44]
16. Tricky - Pumpkin [3:40]
17. U2 - Discotheque [4:06]
18. U2 - Mysterious Ways [3:20]
19. Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry - Seven Seconds [5:13]
20. Video Credits [:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Anton Corbijn
   Play All
      Chronological
      Random
      With Commentaries
      Play Everything
   Stuff
      U2: The Making of Electrical Storm
      Depeche Mode: Tour Projections It's No Good
      Don Van Vliet: Some Yoyo Stuff
      Travis: Love Will Come Through
      Palais Schaumburg: Hockey
      Front 242: Front by Front
      MTV Promos: Beck
      MTV Promos: Dave Grohl
      Credits
   Interviews and Commentaries
      Propoganda: Dr. Mabuse - Claudia Brucken
      Echo and the Bunnymen: Seven Seas - Ian McCulloch
      Echo and the Bunnymen: The Game - Ian McCulloch
      Depeche Mode: Behind the Wheel - Dave Gahan
      Joy Division: Atmosphere - Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Steve Morris
      Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence - Dave Gahan
      U2: One - Bono
      Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Straight to You - Nick Cave
      Depeche Mode: Walking in My Shoes - Dave Gahan
      Metallica: Hero of the Day - Lars Ulrich
      Depeche Mode: It's No Good - Dave Gaham
      Herbert Grönemeyer: Bleibt Alles Anders - Herbert Grönemeyer
      Mercury Rev: Opus 40 - Grasshopper
      Mercury Rev: Goddess on a Hiway - Grasshopper
      Joseph Arthur: In the Sun - Joseph Arthur
      Herbert Grönemeyer: Mensch - Herbert Grönemeyer
      U2: Electrical Storm - Bono
      U2: Electrical Storm - Samantha Morton
      Travis: Re-Offender - Fran Healy
   NotNa
   Music Videos
Disc #2 -- Jonathan Glazer
   Music Videos
      Play All
      Radiohead - Karma Police
      Blur - The Universal
      Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
      Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
      UNKLE With THom Yorke - Rabbit in Your Headlights
      Richard Ashcroft - A Song for the Lovers
      Radiohead - Street Spirit
      Massive Attack - Karmacoma
   Commercials
      Play All
      VW - Protection
      Guiness - Surfer (Extended)
      Guiness - Swim Black
      Guiness - Dreamer
      Levis - Odyssey
      Levis - Kung Fu
      Wrangler - Ride
      Stella Artois - Last Orders
      Stella Artois - Whip Round
      Barclays With Samuel L Jackson - Bull
      Barclays With Samuel L Jackson - Chicken
   Films
      Sexy Beast - (Excerpt) You're the Problem
      Birth - (Excerpt) Central Park
      Interviews With Ray Winstone and Sire Ben Kingsley
      Interviews With Nicole Kidman, Danny Huston, Jean Claude Carriére, Harris Savides and Milo Addica
   Interviews & Commentaries
      Rabbit in Your Headlights - With Denis Lavant (in French, Subtitles) With James Lavelle
      A Song for the Lovers - With Richard Ashvcroft
      Virtual Insanity - With Jay Kay
      Diary of a Lunatic
      Into My Arms - With Nick Cave
      The Universal - With Graham Coxon
      Karmacoma - With 3D
   Play All
   Credits
      Play
Disc #3 -- Mark Romanek
   Music Videos/Commentaries
      Jay Z - 99 Problems (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Jay Z
         The Making of 99 Problems
      Linkin Park - Faint
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Mr. Hahn
      Red Hot Chli Peppers - Can't Stop
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Anthony Kiedis
         Commentaries: Flea
      Johnny Cash - Hurt
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries:Trent Reznor
      Audioslave - Cochise (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Tom Morello
      No Doubt - Hella Good (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Gwen Stefani
      Mick Jagger - God Gave Me Everything
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
      Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Janet Jackson
         Commentaries: Joni Mitchell
      Fiona Apple - Criminal
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Fiona Apple
      Nine Inch Nails - Perfect Drug
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Trent Reznor
      Beck - Devil's Haircut
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Beck
      Weezer - El Scorcho (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Weezer
      Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Mark Oliver Everett
      Sonic Youth - Little Trouble Girl
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Kim Gordon
      Michael & Janet Jackson - Scream (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Janet Jackson
      Madonna - Bedtime Story
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
      R.E.M. - Strange Currencies
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Michael Stipe
      G. Love & Special Sauce - Cold Beverage
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
      Nine Inch Nails - Closer (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Trent Reznor
      David Bowie - Jump, They Say
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
      Madonna - Rain
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
      Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Lenny Kravitz
      Keith Richards - Wicked as It Seems (Director's Cut)
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
         Commentaries: Keith Richards
      En Vogue - Free You Mind
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
      KD Lang - Constant Craving
         Commentaries: Mark Romanek
   Documentaries
      Play All
      The Work of Director Mark Romanek
      Making of 99 Problems
      Romanekian
   Credits
Disc #4 -- Stéphane Sednaoui
   Select a Music Video
   Play All Music Videos in Director's Order
   Play All Music Videos in Chronological Order
   Special Features Interviews
      34 Minutes and 29 Seconds of Interviews
      NYU Presentation
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