BFI 75 10 DVD Box Set - European Cinema (Limited to 500 copies - Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk)
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2008 is the British Film Institutes 75th Year and alongside the BFI's special 75th programmes, free events and cultural extravaganzas, Amazon is marking this special event with a handpicked selection of ten of the best of European Cinema from the BFI's collection in this strictly limited edition exclusive box set.
This collection is strictly limited to 500 copies in a one off replication
Films included are:
La Kermesse Heroique - Jacques Feyder
Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne - Robert Bresson
Partie De Campagne - Jean Renoir
The Threepenny Opera - GW Pabst
Regarde La Mer And Other Short Films - Francois Ozon
Le Cercle Rouge - Jean-Pierre Melville
Celine And Julie Go Boating - Jacques Rivette
Tristana - Luis Bunuel
Distant Voices Still Lives - Terence Davies
The Innocents - Jack Clayton
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Top Customer Reviews
What should have been a fantastic, celebratory box set feels more like a hastily assembled budget release. If you are interested in any of the films here I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a purchase of the individual BFI DVDs but I would give this cheap box set a miss.
The box looks mighty nice in the picture above huh?
Well what you see is a thin paper-card black box, and you see that writing on the black box? Well when you unwrap your collection from it's plastic sealing you'll discover that is just a loosely attached piece of paper (it even flaps about on one side!).
On the one hand I'm getting a limited edition collection, plus I'm spending about £5 per disc at this price (which for BFI is a great saving!) ... but I'm a film lover, and a serious one, and everytime I take a slimline DVD case out of that tatty, flimsy black box a little piece of my soul dies and I mutter to myself "Why on earth did BFI discredit themselves with such a design?"
This has all the potential to be a great boxset with the films it boasts. But I don't feel the need to review the films here, instead I feel it more important to review that which you are actually paying for ... for me it was something special that when delivered transpired to be something of great crapness.
I am disappointed BFI and urge any serious film lover to wait till their 100th edition, maybe by then they'll take heed of these reviews!
Apart from that it makes a great souvenir of the BFI celebrations this year - despite having a couple of the movies included I thought I'd treat myself to the box - and it's worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is really a great collection as it contains most of the films mentioned in the book "2001 movies you must see before you die".Published on 29 Nov. 2010 by A. Khatib
Having eagerly anticipated this film set's arrival, I was left more than a little disappointed when I discovered how bad the packaging was. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2009 by Bekster
Admittedly the BFI have cut corners with this set but what needs to be remembered are the quality of these films. Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2008 by Mark Pearce