Both [i]Vertigo[/i] and [i]The Rules of the Game[/i] impressed me the first time, but each subsequent viewing has enriched my appreciation and understanding of them. The nuanced verbosity of Rules makes it a bit of a challenge for those of us who need to read the subtitles. Appreciation of the performances invariably suffers. I'm buying this one, not renting it.
Cronenberg's SPIDER is the film I saw this year that benefits the most from a second viewing. It now joins my other favorite films of the year: [i]Russian Ark, Le Fils, Magdalene Sisters, Hero[/i], and [i]Mondays in the Sun[/i].