An excellent and welcome collection of short films from one of cinema's great auteurs. All of these short films have been difficult to get hold of before this handy DVD, and as it is now widely priced below £10, you get pretty good value. The strongest draws here are The Grandmother and The Alphabet, both pre-Eraserhead and filled with signs of an artist building his own vision and style, and Lynch himself introduces each film.
This doesn't receive a full five stars for two reasons. Firstly, The Cowboy And The Frenchman, the second longest film here, is really rather dire. Made in between Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks and commissioned as one of several shorts by different directors with their view of the French as subject matter, Lynch does not come out of the experiment in a good light.
Secondly, it is incomplete. I would especially have liked the full selection of Rabbits shorts that later featured in Inland Empire to have been included.
Nevertheless, the release of this DVD is a treat for Lynch fans.