One DVD Collection, 50 MoviesFilm critic John Powers reviews a new 50-movie DVD collection, Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films. Titles include The Seventh Seal, Pandora's Box, The 400 Blows and The Lady Vanishes.
Janus Films was a pioneer distributor of art films by the likes of Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa. To celebrate its 50 years in business, it has launched a nationwide tour of its films and released a massive new DVD boxed collection, Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films.
The collection features 50 of the studio's most famous films — the movies are not only good, but offer a glimpse into our cultural past.