Institute Benjamenta, the Brothers Quay's first full-length film, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital Stereo Audio, and a few extras, including behind-the-scenes footage, the theatrical trailer, and the same interview with the brothers that appeared on the short film collection The Brothers Quay: Ten Astonishing Short Films. As with the film itself, the interview and the behind-the-scenes material inspire more questions than they answer about the filmmakers' unique work. However, with the dreamlike, almost magical look of Institute Benjamenta -- and the rest of the Quays' work, for that matter -- a literal explanation might only destroy the illusion they worked so hard to create. Similarly, though a commentary or more explanations from the Brothers Quay might have been nice additions to this DVD, fans of their other works (as well as surreal films in general) will find enjoyment and amazement in Institute Benjamenta as it stands.From the directing team of identical twin brothers Timothy Quay and Stephen Quay, Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life focuses on the experiences of Jakob Von Gunten (Mark Rylance), who has come to the titular institute to train to become a manservant. Amidst a series of unorthodox lessons under the instruction of brother and sister Johannes Benjamenta (Gottfried John) and Lisa Benjamenta (Alice Krige), Jakob becomes attracted to Lisa and she to him. As the magnetism between the two of them intensifies, Lisa's health declines more and more, leading Johannes to question Jakob's influence on her. The screenplay was adapted from the novel Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser.