On DVD’s

  • POV looks at The Film Movement, which moves, um, films–indies and foreign films, mostly– through a combination of theatrical release and subscription DVD’s. Interesting but not ideal, she finds.
  • Felix Salmon looks at Directors Label, which is launching with DVD collections of music videos by Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, and Michel Gondry. It’s all very RESfest, as it should be, since it’s the same company. [On the same day my video art bootlegging article ran in the Times, Kelefa Sanneh interviewed this directin’ trio. You can either buy or bootleg the interview.]
  • DVD’s turn out to be the arbitrary driving force in (some) fashion. If I could have any less tolerance for the supercilious pretenses of designers, I’d be Guy Trebay, who bursts some bubbles in the Times: “John Galliano often has some canned hoo-ha he uses to deflect attention from the fact that, like everyone else at a certain moment in fashion, he bought a DVD of the documentary about the San Francisco drag troupe, The Cockettes. At least another stylist cops to copying 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Remember, Soderbergh’s Schizopolis is finally coming out on DVD this month, thanks to Criterion.
  • No DVD link list would be complete without a plug for GreenCine, the thinking person’s Netflix. Sign up today.