Over five decades, Jørgen Leth has created a cinematic oeuvre that is unique in all respects. In more than 40 films, Leth has maintained his experimental approach to the medium, exploring film as language, testing film's possibilities and limitations. Coming from a starting point in language-conscious modernist poetry, Leth has examined the world not only through language but through the film camera's lens, showing images combined with a singularly detached, descriptive tone all the while carried by an aesthetic and sensuous delight in images. The first volume of a DVD edition which covers all his films contains the anthropological films: The Perfect Human (1968), Life in Denmark (1972), Good and Evil(1975), Notes on Love (1989) and The Five Obstructions (2003). Also included in this DVD set is a booklet and extra notes on a new production entitled Tropical Mix.
Der perfekte menneske / Der perfekte Mensch - Denmark 1968 - Directed by: Jørgen Leth - Written by: Ole John, Jørgen Leth - Photographed by: Ole John, Henning Camre - Music by: Henning Christiansen - Cast: Claus Nissen, Maiken Algren - Produced by: Laterna Film A/S
Livet i Danmark / Leben in Dänemark - Denmark 1972 - Directed and written by: Jørgen Leth - Photographed by: Henning Camre - Music by: Henning Christiansen - Cast: Kristen Bjørnkjær, Svend Age Madsen, Hans-Jørgen Nielsen, Peder Pedersen, Dan Turéll - Produced by: Jørgen Leth Film
Det gode og det onde / Das Gute und das Böse - Denmark 1975 - Directed and written by: Jørgen Leth - Photographed by: Henning Camre - Music by: Gunnar Møller Pedersen - Cast: Diana Benneweis, Ove Brusendorff, Bent Christensen, Ann-Mari Max Hansen, Holger Juul Hansen - Produced by: Jørgen Leth Film
Notater om kærligheden / Notizen über Liebe - Denmark 1989 - Directed and written by: Jørgen Leth - Photographed by: Henning Camre, Dan Holmberg - Cast: Lars Damsgaard, Stina Ekblad, Peter Eszterhás, Edith Guillaume, Linda Hindberg - Produced by: Jørgen Leth Film / Columbus Film
De fem benspænd / Die fünf Anweisungen - Denmark 2003 - Directed and written by: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier - Photographed by: Dan Holmberg - Cast: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier, Daniel Hernández Rodrigiuez, Jacqueline Arenal, Patrick Bauchau - Produced by: Zentropa Real ApS
Tropical Mix - Denmark 2007 - Directed and written by: Jørgen Leth - Photographed by: Dan Holmberg - Produced by: Sunset Productions Inc.
DVD features (3-disc DVD)
- Livet i Danmark 1972, 37'
- Det gode og det onde 1975, 77'
- Det perfekte menneske 1968, 13'
- De fem benspænd 2003, 87'
- Notater om kærligheden 1989, 90'
- Tropical Mix 2007, 7'
Edited by: Danish Film Institute
DVD authoring: Electric Parc
DVD supervision: Dan Nissen, Thomas C. Christensen