Well, I spent the last of my Christmas gift (aka: a $30 FYE card) on something I am going to be watching, re-watching and re-enjoying for quite a long time.
What is it?
Don't be shocked, but it's...
The 3-disc Criterion Collection of Terry Gilliam's masterpiece Brazil
You want extras? Oh, I'll give ya your extras:
*Interview with co-writer Tom Stoppard
*Production and publicity stills
*"The Production Notebook", screenwriters Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeown illuminate the script's development through 3 drafts and 3 treatments. Production designer Norman Garwood displays his design's for Brazil's unique sets. Costume designer 'James Acheson' explores the couture of fashion, fantasy and fascism. Terry Gilliam's original dream sequences, in storyboards, include hundreds of shots that never made it to the screen.
*Composer Michael Kamen unveils the sources of his score. A study of the special effects includes footage of unused effects
*"What Is Brazil?", Rob Hedden's rare 30 minute witty on-set documentary features Terry Gilliam and other key members of the cast and crew
*"The Battle of Brazil: A Video History", Battle of "Brazil" author Jack Mathews reassembles the players in the famous battle of "Brazil"'s US Release in this original 1996 Criterion documentary. Terry Gilliam, producer Arnon Milchan, and several studio executives close the book on one of the noisiest, most unusual, and most instructive controversies in Hollywood history
*"Brazil: The Love Conquers All Version", with audio annotation by 'David Morgan' , this 94 minute version of "Brazil", rearranged in the hope of making the film commercial, stands as a fascinating document of the power of editing to change a movie
So yeah, I'll be watching this one for awhile....