It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.
A male voice from the US handing us over to a male Brazilian guide who will map the sultry, seductive, mysterious terrain of the beckoning feminine land – really, what more could film studies professors ask for?
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.