5 Best Films & 5 Best DVDs or Blu-Rays (Sight and Sound, 2018)

 Written for Sight and Sound, November 25, 2018. — J.R.

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  1. The Munich Filmmuseum DVD of Max Ophüls’ Liebelei & Lola Montez, especially for its restoration of the German version of the latter film.
  2. The Twilight Time Blu-Ray of Don Weis’ The Adventures of Hajji Baba, a triumph of sexy Hollywood nonsense that merits non-patronizing patronage.
  3. The Second Run Features Blu-Ray of Věra Chytilová’s Daisies, an optimal edition of my favourite Czech feature.
  4. The Paramount eight-disc DVD box set of Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series — the shopping bargain of the year, making David Lynch’s transgressive look at the U.S. and even more transgressive contribution to mainstream TV much more accessible.
  5. The Kino Lorber Blu-Ray of Spetters, for Paul Verhoeven’s audiocommentary.

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