The Criterion Collection has long been considered the Rolls Royce of the DVD world, and releases such as this three-disc edition of Brazil demonstrate why. Supplemental packages such as the one found here are the reason the DVD medium was created. Two versions of the film are included, both the original, two-and-a-half hour international version and the heavily abridged, 94-minute American cut. Disc one contains the longer version with an optional commentary by director Terry Gilliam, who is as interesting and insightful as ever, while the third disc contains the shorter version. Disc two contains the bulk of the extras. There are two lengthy documentaries, each complete with chapter stops and indexes: "The Battle of Brazil, clocking in at 56 minutes, chronicles Gilliam's infamous struggle with Universal Studios to get his film released in its entirety and is a fascinating glimpse into the inner machinations of the Hollywood system. "What is Brazil?" is a half-hour featurette containing interviews with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, and deleted scenes. Additionally, disc two contains a "Production Notebook," which is indexed into script development, set design, costume design, storyboard, film score, special effect, and theatrical trailer chapters, all spotlighting their respective creators. Visually, the film has been given top-notch treatment, with complete digital restoration of the optical effects; as a result, the picture is quite pristine with dark, rich blacks and very little picture noise. The audio is not presented in a 5.1 format as might be expected, perhaps due to limitations of source material, but the dialogue is very clear, making good use of the center channel. The Dolby Stereo Surround is well balanced. There exists no better testament to the potential that the DVD medium holds for the enrichment of the film-viewing experience. This set provides an irresistible look into every aspect of a revolutionary film and will be a staple of any collection.