Hey Drew I’ve been kinda skeptical with The Last Year at Marienbad, because people usually have negative reviews of it, some say it’s slow and the story doesn’t make sense, it’s not one of those boring or over-exaggerated romance movies is it? What’s the plot or synopsis, give me an example or something man.
No it is not Gone with the Wind! HA!
Its like nothing else I have seen. It is very abstract and beautiful. It is NOT some big, boring epic romance. I assure you of that.
lol that’s a relief, k looks like I’m gonna have to buy it then, I’ll let you know how it goes dude.
Jimmy, Contempt is still available through some outlets, such as Amazon, if you don’t have it. I plan on adding very few Blu-ray versions of titles I already own. Out of 100’s of DVDs, I’ve added one or two remastered standard DVD versions and a handful of HD DVD versions. I’m happy enough with the quality of most and there are too many films to see before buying a new version of something already seen. Also, some of the HD content on cable is pretty high quality. I’ve been disappointed in the quality of some Blu-rays and HD DVDs, although Criterion seems to be doing a good job.
Ran would be a good candidate.
Francis: Read the synopsis and some review for Contempt, sounds interesting, but is it on par with other Godard films like Pierrot le fou or Breathless?
Yeah, Criterion has some of the best blu-ray releases, glad I got most blu-ray versions of the criterions that got released on both formats, definetly recommend getting the blu-ray versions, even if they are 5 or 10 dollars more (sometimes its vice versa, which is always a great thing).
I would like to see The Red Shoes (for N.America) and the 39 steps after the poor showing in the U.K. The Blu-ray there looks like the DVD :(
“The Battle of Algiers” if they can retain the content for BD. “Seven Samurai”, “Ikiru”, “Tokyo Story”, and as most have mentioned “The Red Shoes”.
Three letters: RAN.
Three more letters: OOP
THE SWORD OF DOOM and HARA KIRI
NONE OF THEM!
BLU-RAY SHOULD FUCKING DIE.
In the Mood for Love and Amarcord could all benefit from a blu-ray release. Also that new print of Rashomon could be a great BD release.
So many to choose, but In the Mood for love would probably be at the top of my list.
It’s pretty clear that they’re going to hold off on converting most of the back catalog, but . . .
In the Mood for Love
Fanny and Alexander
FYI: ANDREI RUBLEV is available from Russia on blu-ray and looks fantastic on a big screen! I’d love to see SWORD OF DOOM but I’d buy practically any BD from Criterion:)
The Naked Kiss and Shock Corridor please!
There currently isn’t a decent available R1 transfer of either film. Including the non-anamorphic Criterion clunkers from a decade ago.
I would also like to add that it would be pretty useless to release something like The Golden Age of Television on Blu-Ray, as the kinescope source material (that was filmed directly off a TV screen
in the late 50’s) is even below standard definition (and the sound is rough for the most part). I don’t really see how Blu-Ray could benefit it’s content.
battle of algiers, ran, and the killer (dragon dysnasty blu-ray is terrible).
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Any Powell & Pressburger (Life and Death of Colonel Blimp The Film Foundation wants to collect money to restore it YAY!)
Any Fritz Lang or Pabst
I’m really begging for some Jean Pierre-Melville on bluray.
Here are the ones I’d love to see them bring to Blu…
- Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused”… and while they’re at it, “Slacker” (though it’s not as important to me). Hopefully they’ll bring us these when/if they bring us his “Suburbia.”
- Anderson’s Criterion catalog… especially “Rushmore” and “The Life Aquatic”… “The Royal Tenenbaums” is less essential… but still very much wanted.
- Any Kurosawa… though I’d like to see “High and Low” and “Stray Dog” sooner than later.
-Any Bergman… mainly “Fanny and Alexander”… but really, I’d take any.
- Gilliam’s “Brazil”
- More Godard… mainly “Band of Outsiders”… but my dream would be them getting the rights back for “Alphaville” and “A Woman is a Woman” and restoring the shit out of them for amazing Blu releases.
- Cronenberg’s “Naked Lunch”… “Videodrome” is already on the docket… hopefully this (and some NEW Cronenberg) will follow.
- Also… either Mamet… Lee’s “The Ice Storm”… Any Jarmusch… Olivier’s Shakespeare!… More P&P… Melville’s “Le Samourai”… Welles’ “F for Fake”… And work on getting back some Hitchcock rights and get me “Notorious” on Blu!
Throne of Blood
Picnic at Hanging Rock
I own them all and I’d gladly double dip for HiDef.
Naked Lunch, Europa, Salo and Bicycle Thieves. I could die happy.
Alice in the cities
Scenes from a Marriage
Stranger than Paradise
few absolute favorites!
Films I’d love to see Criterion acquire and work their magic on are:
1. Reacquire Nights of Cabiria, take it out of purgatory and give it the Blu-Ray treatment it deserves!!!!!
2. Belle de Jour
As for films Criterion already has the licenses to print, I’d love to see Blu-Ray releases for:
3. Stranger than Paradise
4. Late Spring
5. Viridiana (Would be my number 2 choice, but the print for the DVD is outstanding as it is!)
And Blu-Ray treatments of any of the following boxsets would be unbelievable :D
1. John Cassavetes: Five Films
2. Rosselini’s War Trilogy
3. 4 By Agnes Varda
There are loads I would love but only if they drop the region coding, until then I’ll have to stick to DVD’s
Alphaville easily tops the list for me!