My brother asked me today what I wanted for Christmas, so I started to think about discs that I had thought of picking up at one time or another but never had. I was wondering if anyone here has the 2 volumes of Landmarks of Early Film and would like to share an opinion on them? In particular, (1) do they have much replay value? (2) Do they function well in a stand-alone sense, i.e. if I know very little about the making of / history behind / innovations embodied in these shorts, will the DVD itself be sufficient to educate me? I have similar questions about the Treasures from the American Film Archives, but unless I hear that set blows these discs away, I think I'd rather get the less expensive Landmarks series first, just in case it turns out for some reason I don't like silent shorts. Plus I don't think my brother is looking to spend that much Thanks!