DVD Times Top 10 DVDs of 2006

Noel Megahey

1. 8 Films de Jean Paul Civeyrac, Jean Paul Civeyrac (Blaq Out, France)
2. Sátántangó, Béla Tarr (Artificial Eye, UK)
3. The Quay Brothers: Short Films 1979 – 2003, The Quay Brothers (BFI, UK)
4. The Atrocity Exhibition, Jonathan Weiss (Reel23, International)
5. Valerio Zurlini Box Set: The Early Masterpieces, Valerio Zurlini (NoShame, USA)
6. Le Pont Des Arts, Eugène Green (Éditions Montparnasse, France)
7. Saraband, Ingmar Bergman (Tartan, UK)
8. Chungking Express/Fallen Angels, Wong Kar-Wai (Alto Media, Korea)
9. The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci (Paramount, USA)
10. Napoleon Dynamite SE, Jared Hess (20th Century Fox, USA)

Michael Mackenzie

1. The Omen Special Edition, Richard Donner (20th Century Fox, USA)
2. Serenity HD DVD, Joss Whedon (Universal, UK)
3. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: The Complete Series, Richard Ayoade (Channel 4, UK)
4. Ren & Stimpy: The Lost Episodes, John Kricfalusi (Paramount, USA)
5. Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut, Ridley Scott (20th Century Fox, USA)
6. Howl's Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki (Optimum, UK)
7. Home Alone Family Fun Edition, Chris Columbus (20th Century Fox, USA)
8. Casablanca HD DVD, Michael Curtiz (Warner, USA)
9. The Double Life of Veronique, Krzysztof Kieslowski (MK2, France)
10. Lady and the Tramp Platinum Edition, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson (Disney, USA)

Mike Sutton

In no particular order.

The Prisoner of Shark Island, John Ford (Eureka, UK)
Kind Hearts and Coronets, Robert Hamer (Criterion, USA)
Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa (Criterion, USA)
Winter Soldier, Winterfilm Collective (Milestone, USA)
Young Mr Lincoln, John Ford (Criterion, USA)
The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci (Paramount, USA)
The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah (Warner Brothers, USA)
The Office: An American Workplace - Series 2 (Universal, USA)
The Maltese Falcon 3 Disc SE, John Huston (Warner Brothers, USA)
Doctor Who: Inferno, Douglas Camfield (2 Entertain, UK)

John White

1. Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa (Criterion, USA)
2. Kwaidan, Masaki Kobayashi (Eureka, UK)
3. Jigoku, Nobuo Nakagawa (Criterion, USA)
4. L'armee des Ombres, Jean-Pierre Melville (BFI, UK)
5. Underground, Emir Kusturica (Artificial Eye, UK)
6. Double Life of Veronique, Krzysztof Kieslowski (Criterion, USA)
7. Unfaithfully Yours, Preston Sturges (Second Sight, UK)
8. Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Powell & Pressburger and (Lumiere, France)
9. Bang Bang It's Reeves and Mortimer (BBC, UK)
10. Gojira, Ishiro Honda (BFI, UK)

Kevin Gilvear

The following list contains my top ten picks of the year on DVD in no particular order of preference.

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr, Various (Warner Home Video, USA)
The Addams Family: Volume 1 Various (MGM, USA)
Bewitching Attraction, Ha Lee (KD Media, Korea)
Pandora’s Box, G.W. Pabst (Criterion, USA)
Road House: Deluxe Edition, Rowdy Herrington (MGM, USA)
Burst City, Sogo Ishii (Discotek, USA)
Electric Dragon 80,000, Sogo Ishii (Discotek, USA)
Twenty-Four Eyes, Keisuke Kinoshita (Eureka/Masters of Cinema, UK)
Kamome Shokudo, Naoko Ogigawa (VAP Video, Japan)
The Uchouten Hotel, Koki Mitani (Toho, Japan)

Gary Couzens

I've restricted myself to one per director, though cheated a little by counting the four separate Max Ophuls DVDs as one. In alphabetical order.

The Andromeda Anthology, Michael Hayes, John Elliot, John Knight (2 Entertain, UK)
Clean, Shaven, Lodge Kerrigan (Criterion, USA) [beats out Seville's edition of Keane]
The Crying Game: Special Edition, Neil Jordan (Optimum, UK)
David Holzman's Diary, Jim McBride (Second Run, UK)
Doctor Who: The Invasion (2 Entertain, UK) [just beats out The Beginning on grounds of innovation, though the latter is more comprehensive. Another good year for Classic Who - I'd also recommend Genesis of the Daleks and Inferno.]
Eric Rohmer: Early Works, Eric Rohmer (Artificial Eye, UK)
La Haine: Ultimate Edition, Mathieu Kassovitz (Optimum, UK)
Look Both Ways, Sarah Watt (Madman, Aus)
The Max Ophuls Collection, Max Ophuls (Second Sight, UK)
Sweetie, Jane Campion (Criterion, USA) [The Piano, from Optimum, is the better film, but Sweetie is the better DVD package, especially as it includes Campion's early short films]

Special "Why-the-hell-am-I-putting-myself-through-this" award: Memoirs of a Geisha (Columbia, USA)

Matt Shingleton

In no particular order:

Uchouten Hotel, Koki Mitani (Toho, Japan)
The Superman Collection, Various (Warner Brothers, International)
The Proposition, John Hillcoat (Tartan, UK)
Always: Sunset on Third Street, Takashi Yamazaki (EVS Entertainment, Thailand)
Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa (Criterion, USA)
Ballad of Cable Hogue, Sam Peckinpah (Warner Brothers, UK/US)
The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah (Warner Brothers, UK/US)
A Chinese Odyssey Collection, Jeff Lau Chun Wai (MegaStar, Hong Kong)
Howl's Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki (Optimum, UK)
Chungking Express/Fallen Angels, Wong Kar-Wai (Alto Media, Korea)

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