6 DVD Sets To Get

From a three-disc pack to a 50-disc feast, these sets provide 80 years of movie epiphanies

ESSENTIAL ART HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS

In the '50s and '60s, Janus was a leading distributor of foreign films--such instant classics as Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries, with Bibi Andersson (above), and François Truffaut's Jules and Jim. Janus later spawned the Criterion Collection, the ultra-classy DVD outfit. Now the child is paying tribute to the parent company, with a 13-lb. 12-oz., foot-wide box containing 50 discs of wonderful films once handled by Janus, plus a 240-page, lavishly illustrated book. With important works by Jean Renoir, Sergei Eisenstein and Michelangelo Antonioni, this package really is essential--the perfect starter set for a...

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