anybody own the Short # series DVD's?

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  1. JohnS

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    Warner Bros. Music released a bunch of Short # series DVD's and I was wondering if anybody owns them or has sem them?

    Are they worth it?

    There is also international short film series.
     
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    I've got about half of them. I really like them. Not everything on each is for me but I always find a couple of good shorts on each.
     
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    which DVD's would you recommend??

    and any particular favorite shorts?
     
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    well, #2 has La Jetee by Chris Marker which was the movie Twelve Monkeys was based on.
     
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    La Jetee was good. Vin Deisels 'Multi-Facial' is pretty good if just for a true look at him. The original 'THX 1138' from Lucas' college days is on another disc. There are so many other better ones though. I can't remember their names. The disc with the Fred Savage short is pretty solid.
     
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    I only have part 2 with la Jeteé (the sole reason I bought it), and I thought the Depth Solitude short, narrated by Max von Sydow was also very good.
     
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    Disk #6 ("Insanity") includes Don Hertzfeldt's "Billy's Balloon", which is worth the price by itself.

    I've got about 6 of the series. It's worth noting that there are variant editions - the Volume 1-3 I have from when it was a subscription magazine are different from the Volume 1-3 available from Warner.
     
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    Anyone know why there haven't been any new volumes of this? I've been buying them all since they came out.
     
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    Is #11 the last one released? It came out 2/6/2001
     
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    I have up to 4 and 7 I think, though I still haven't watched all of them. Depth Solitude (1:2) is awesome! The first three were pretty cool, but with everything else coming out I kind of lost interest.

    I still wish Architect's Journal had been released. That looked really interesting.
     
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    I have 'em all. There's always something on each disc worth the price of admission. I was getting them from DVD Empire for less than $10 a pop (pre-release price), so they weren't too expensive to collect.

    It's a shame they stopped putting them out. Anyone know what happened?
     
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    Craig, apparently the volume wasn't that high and Warner Music decided to discontinue the series. Too bad as I enjoyed them (and like you bought all of 'em.) I also have the FilmFest DVDs that came out shortly after Short stopped publishing. There are a few films that overlap, but also a great collection of shorts.

    -greg
     
  14. Juan C Toro

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    gregstaten:

    Talking about FilmFest DVD... What ever happened to that publication? It stopped at number 6. And although the web site is still up, there have been no updates, and never got an answer when I sent an e-mail to inquire about any upcoming issues.

    JC
     
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    Juan - I would guess that they ran out of money.

    BTW- a few weeks ago I received the final issue of SubstanceTV, another DVD-based short film series. The final issue is numbered 2-6 and shipped in a keep case as opposed to the cardboard sleves of previous versions.

    -greg
     
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    What are the titles for those FilmFest dvds? I can't find them at DVD Empire.
     
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    Mark - I'm not sure the FilmFest DVDs were ever available at retail. You had to subscribe to the DVDs.

    -greg
     
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    Amazon used to have them. Is there a Film Fest web site?
     
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