The superlative director, Roman Polanski, has a collection here to be treasured. I last saw his superb film, Repulsion, some twenty years ago and watching it again here reminded me of the immense pleasure I reaped from his direction and, the excellent, possibly, her best, performance from Catherine Deneuve, as the fragile 'Carol'. Gil Taylor's masterful cinematography had me pausing and playing throughout my viewing, with his and Polanski's attention to detail, second to none. The use of lenses, shadows and framing had me salivating! I have re-viewed this film twice since.
Voted as one of my most respected films ever, Repulsion, has it all in hard black & white. With Director and Catherine Deneuve commentaries in addition to other extras, this is one heck of a movie experience.
In contrast, I had not seen Knife in the Water or Cul-de Sac before and both proved mesmeric to watch. Excellent performances from all actors with the usual attention to detail from Polanski and his team.
For 'the first time ever', Roman Polanski's 8 shorts on dvd was a real bonus. Polanski's attention to detail, yet again, developing through his early works, is wonderful to watch and make note of. His sensitivity to social injustices flourishing in these short works. A marvellous insight into the young directors psyche.
This collection goes to the top of the pile!