If you are a true student of cinema and have any sort of affection for the early pioneers, then you have to add this DVD to your collection. "The Lumiere Brother's First Films" presents 85 of the films the brothers made 1895-97, all lasting under a minute in length. The Lumiere Institute restored each of these gems from the original 35mm film, which cover the tremendous breadth of their work, from their first dolly shot to their recording history in countries around the world. The films are narrated by Bertran Tavernier, President of the Lumiere Institute. Now if somebody would do the same thing for Edison, Melies and the other pioneers of film, I would be even happier. This DVD was released in 1996, the same year that 40 international filmmakers such as David Lynch, Spike Lee, Zhang Yimou were allowed to make their own one-minute Lumiere films using the restored original camera for "Lumiere & Company." Not as important as this collection, but certainly an interesting tribute.