Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New Series of Directors Label DVDs

Just wanted to take a second to share with all of you that Palm Pictures has announced the specs for the next four DVDs in their Directors Label series, which will be out on September 13, 2005.

Volumes 1 through 3, which collected the works of Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Chris Cunningham, are *ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL* viewing and should be sitting on the shelves in the collections of every single person who truly appreciates the art of music video and/or incredibly innovative filmmaking. In laymen's terms, they're totally fricking cool!

And the next four look to be...well, not too shabby themselves. Volumes 4 through 7 will feature the works of Mark Romanek, Jonathan Glazer, Anton Corbijn, and Stéphane Sednaoui, respectively. You can go to the Directors Label site (via the link above) to see all the details (a full site should be up shortly).

Pouring over the details myself, I see numerous videos for songs from the following artists: U2, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Tricky, NIN, Garbage, Metallica, Travis, Mercury Rev and Björk. And that's just the ones that have 2 or more videos included in this set. I may have missed some, too. Anyway, there's a lot more there - including some really recent stuff, lest you get the impression that this is just a collection of videos from the mid-to-late 90s. Not so. Personally, I will be looking forward to the Glazer collection the most. That will probably be the only one I'd be willing to buy prior to renting. But, of course, I will be Netflix-ing all four editions as soon as they're available.

I don't think Sept. 13th can come soon enough.

I can't remember who tipped me off on this news, but it was one of you other bloggers out there included in my list of links off to the right there. I can't figure out which of you I got it from now. Anyway, thanks.


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