#3. Stanley Kubrick: Warner Home Video Directors Series
The great and powerful Oz of directors, Kubrick was both an inspiration and a warning to younger directors: Making ambitious, demanding films is hard. So most of them don't even try to scale the heights Kubrick scaled on talent and bravado. This collection amasses five of his six last features: 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. (For reasons that remain opaque, Barry Lyndon is sold separately.) Each film has a slew of pertinent extras. One favorite: Keir Dullea, 40 years after becoming the old man at the end of 2001, walks into a re-creation of the same room, as an old man. It's a moment as enthrallingly creepy as any in the Kubrick canon.
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