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Ya gotta love Woody, but if I could construct my OWN Woody Allen collection...
on January 18, 2013
I bought The Woody Allen Collection, Set 1 (featuring Annie Hall, Manhattan, Sleeper, etc.) as a gift to myself.
A client was generous enough to give me an Amazon gift card for the holidays. Granted, I already had a few of the films but I figured it was a good time for an upgrade. But, the DVDs featured (and this was apparent upfront) didn't come with any additional bells or whistles. In fact, they're identical to your basic, garden-variety DVDs. While I like this collection, I did have a hard time choosing among them.
It just doesn't seem like any particular one is very well thought out. Maybe they are from a marketing standpoint - 'cause to get everything you actually want you have to buy them all. But, if I could construct my OWN Woody Allen collection I guess I'd lump all of the outrageous comedies together (Sleeper, Bananas, What You Always Wanted to Know About Sex..., Broadway Danny Rose, etc.). In a separate box set, I'd put the more emotion-based films (Manhattan, Interiors, etc.).
That's what leads me to a 4 vs. a 5 rating. It's not the films themselves. It's the way they're matched together.