There’s no doubt that today, viewers who enjoy great filmmaking and television are in a golden era. The top films released today are made with a keen eye to the fine art of filmmaking, even if they are commercially driven features like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The fact is that today the art of cinema is more exciting than ever before, and the top choices available for films and TV series on DVD are of the highest order.
The Golden Age of Television
Series television is really enjoying a golden era, with some of the top writers working in the medium now writing for television. This era of high quality series television may have started back in the early 1990s, when David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” series aired on network television. The show, which combined the eeriness of a murder mystery mixed in with the strange and absurd style of director David Lynch, was a kind of game changer for TV. Since then, top shows like “The Sopranos” and “Mad Men” have continued to embrace the long form series format to bring shows of unparalleled quality to TV audiences. Some companies, like Pristine Sales, know that even in the digital age, people still love collecting DVDs. For those who missed these shows in their initial showings, they are all available now in DVD packages, which can be viewed one at a time or binge watched over a long weekend.
There are many great directors working in film today, including directorial teams like the Coen Brothers, whose credits include “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “True Grit,” “The Big Lebowski” and many more. The Coen Brothers have carved a special place out for themselves in the world of film, due to the quirky, offbeat quality of their scripts, and their compelling cinematic technique. Alejandro Inarritu is another major film director who has changed the way films are made with his unique directorial style and the dynamic quality of his films. In 2015 his film “The Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton, won the Oscar for Best Picture as well as for Best Director. His unusual “One cut” camera style kept audiences riveted and students of cinema guessing as to how he filmed the piece. In 2016 Inarritu came back again with “The Revenant,” which again won an Oscar for Best Director, as well as for Best Actor for Leo DiCaprio.
These compelling films are all available now for home viewing on DVD, and no student of great cinema should miss them.