What's Next for The Director's Label?

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  1. Jake Johnson

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    Any word on what's coming out next? After Jonze, Gondry, and Cunningham, that is.
    Fincher?
    Dave Meyers?
     
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    Rumor is Mark Romanek could be coming up soon.
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot about him. The videos on his website, www.markromanek.com are really good.
     
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    Romanek and Fincher seem like natural choices for this series.

    Who's Dave Meyers?

    On another note, the first three releases completely flipped around my expectations. I was most looking forward to the Cunningham disc and was indifferent to the Gondry disc. After watching them all... Gondry is a frickin' genious. Cunningham's disc, however, was a disappointment.
     
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    Fincher and Romanek would be awesome!

    On a related note, I'd love to get a collection of all of Marilyn Manson's videos. Whatever you may think of his or his music, all of his videos are always visually interesting. In my opinion anyway... Here's hoping.

    Also, would be nice to get a Ridley Scott disc. Maybe not in this series, but the man directed tons of commercials. Would be interesting.
     
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    On a related note, I'd love to get a collection of all of Marilyn Manson's videos. Whatever you may think of his or his music, all of his videos are always visually interesting. In my opinion anyway... Here's hoping.

    Agreed. I converted my "God is in the T.V." VHS to DVD-R. Nice to be able to easily flip to "Dope Hat" to freak visitors to my place out. Unfortunately, that tape lacked all of the post-MA vids...
     
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    I'd like a collection of Golden Earring videos.
     
  8. Jake Johnson

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    Dave Myers is probably the top director in music videos at the moment. Hes done over 170 of them. Mostly for hip-hop artists. Despite the music, many of his videos are full of imagination and style. He occasionally puts out a crapper, but when you make so many, its bound to happen. Ludacris' Stand Up(?) and Missy Elliot's Pass The Dutch are his two most recent.
    I know Michael Bay did music videos before he became Bruckheimer's lover. Might be interesting to see his stuff.
    McG's stuff as well.
     
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    I'm not comparing Meyers to Gondry or Jonze, or Cunningham. That WOULD be absurd. The Director's Label says that its dedicated to directors who have "re-defined music videos and filmmaking over the last decade." With over 170 videos to his credit, and having worked with just about every artist who gets their videos on tv, he meets that criteria. I admit that his videos are not art, but they are fun to watch, and aside from the cliches of dancing women and money he often includes in his videos, there is always something unexpected, and inventive in them.
     
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    Ha! I knew Dave Meyers when I was in grad school. He was one of those annoying white kids with dreads who kept trying to be "street."

    I would buy a Mark Romanek collection in a heartbeat. Rented the Chris Cunningham one-- blew my mind.
     
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    I saw Meyers on Cribs. He was trying to be street there, too. He cut the dreads, though. Nice house as well.
    The more I see of Mark Romanek, the more I want his stuff on dvd. Somebody has gotta like Dave Meyers besides me![​IMG]
     
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    I'd like to see Neo's work get collected, but they are fairly new to the game. Still, their latest vid, Futureshock's "Late at Night" was enough to make me think this duo deserves a disc of their own.
    They used to have their collected work, aside from their short films posted on their site, but the bandwidth was killer (looking at the site again, it looks likemost of it is back up).
     
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    The only real music video comps I *really* want are good-quality (and not just tape-to-DVD transfers like the Roxy Music collection) versions of the Peter Gabriel and New Order comps that came out in the early '90s. I just got the Talking Heads boxset and am very grateful to have the "Storytelling Giant" DVD.
     
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    DavisDVD reports this today:

     
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    Any updates on this? Any more names added to the list?
     
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    This was quite a surprise to read. I've been waiting for the next batch since before the first batch even launched; glad to see we're getting more. I'll end up with the Romanek and Glazer sets for sure. I'll have to wait and see on the others.
     
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    I'll probably pick up all 4 but I still feel kinda burned by buying the first 3 only to have Palm release box set of them that included an extra bonus disc.
     

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