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5 for the films, 3 for the package,
This review is from: Roman Polanski Collection [DVD] (DVD)As a collection of films for the purist Polanskiphile, this could only be surpassed through the inclusion of Repulsion to represent the director's peak achievements. Not that Polanski appeals to everyone, but his capacity for unnerving his audience is superbly represented by Rosemary's Baby, The Tenant and Chinatown. No director before or since has been able to get under the skin to greater effect. Each of these films are artful gems, different but equally effective in their own subtle ways.
However, as a package, this is somewhat lacking. Other than trailers, there are no extras, not even a documentary on the strange life and bizarre habits of Poland's finest and most charismatic film director (along with Kieslowski, perhaps), a life fit for one of his own film treatments. True, the films are presented in widescreen format and in excellent prints with high sound quality, but this was an opportunity missed to conduct a retrospective on the man as well as his output.
For the films alone, 5 stars are thoroughly merited. For the DVD package 3 stars. Overall, 4 seems fair - watch for the films.
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Initial post: 24 Feb 2011 19:58:41 GMT
This review, and another five of the nine reviews here, relates to a different Polanski Set ie the one containing Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Tenant. The Collection shown at the top of this page is different. It contains Cul-de-Sac, Knife in the Water and Repulsion.
Amazon, these reviews need to be sorted out so that they do not mislead customers about the contents.
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