Zero de Conduite, L’Atalante
Everything by Bunuel
Night of the Hunter
Celine and Julie Go Boating
Lancelot of the Lake, L’Argent
Night of the Shooting Stars
Black God, White Devil
Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, Wrath of God
Badlands, The Thin Red Line
La Notte, Blow Up
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
PT Anderson should get something
Almodovar maybe should get a box set on Criterion. All of his films should be released.
more than just one Fassbinder, there are many…
19 pages in this thread, so i didn’t bother to skim through and see if my choice is among them already, but i’m a huge fan of Fresh starring Sean Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, and a brilliant Giancarlo Esposito. Directed by Boaz Yakin (i’ve never heard of him either) its probably the most interesting and extremely well-made films of the whole “gangsta” dramas that came out in the early to mid 90s after Boyz N the Hood was released. fucking well acted and just a stellar job in the films music as well as a plot that goes further than the whole " i was born in ghetto, now i hafta shoot someone to stay ahead" plots that movies had in those days, i’d say its one of the best forgotten gems of the 1990s. this is back when Mirimax was one of the better film production/distribution companies available. its a great film, and if you’ve forgotten about it then PLEASE try and find it online or at the video store, because i think its a solid piece of art in film.
Two Melville – Belmondo films: L’Aine des Ferchaux and Leon Morin, Pretre
Linklater’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. And more Kieslowski.
Welcome to the Dollhouse and Gattaca are two films that come to mind which deserve the updated cover art, extras, and an audience.
Lucas, the new double-set Kenneth Anger from Fantoma is really definitive. The new transfers are ravishingly beautiful, there’s commentary. If it doesn’t go out of print I think it will stand as the definitive Anger for many years to come. Check it out.
I think your choices are great, though. New Yorker Video put out an edited-down edition of Fassbinder’s The Stationmaster’s Wife (1977). With a changed ending and everything. The original full-length film (a two part TV series) ends with beautiful close-ups of snow banks that look like mounds of cocaine as Mahler’s “Man is the direst of need” from the Resurrection symphony plays in the background. Now, maybe Criterion will hopefully pick up this film and do a proper job.
has The Wind (victor sjostrom) been mentioned? thats my #1 pick. also La Hora De Los Hornos and Antonio Das Mortes.
The Green Wall as well. I wish more latin american movies in general were available on DVD.
The Three Colors Trilogy by Kieslowski on Criterion Bluray would be awesome.
Just One Of The Guys
The Decline of Western Civilization, a great doncumentary on L.A.’s hardcore scene in the late 70s (79 maybe?). not even sure if its available on DVD…
a Richard Kern collection would be nice. although i don’t really know many people who enjoy Kern as much as me…in fact i don’t think i’ve actually talked to anyone that enjoys Richard Kern…
Tom Waits Big Time would be awesome, also. but i’ve heard Tom isn’t too keen on issuing that on DVD…hopefully that’s wrong information.
The Criterion Collection needs “Night of the Hunter”!!!
But more important, there is one movie that MUST be in the Criterion Collection….
Let me explain…this is Martin Scorsese’s favorite movie!! Kubrick used camera lenses developed by NASA so that he could make shots that only picked up natural light. If anything deserves a high-def restoration, this jewel, this artwork triumphant, MUST be included.
Ivan Passer’s “Intimate Lighting”
More Christopher Guest, Waiting For Guffman and A Mighty Wind particularly.
Un homme qui dort (The Man who Sleeps) and Roger Corman’s Poe cycle.
Anything by Kubrick. The new special editions of 2001 and A Clockwork Orange dont cut it.
At least release Paths of Glory or Dr. Strangelove. They don’t belong to Warner Bros.
Pourquoi Pas (Why Not?)
Shaft – with commentary by a film historian on Blackspoitation
Island of Lost Souls (1932) – with commentary on 1930’s non-Universal Studios horror films
who remembers Warren Beatty’s Bulworth from 1998? although his use of Hip-Hop may seem archaic and out-of-place now, its a great political comedy from the ’90s and an overall hilarious film with great performances. any votes?
Bullfighter and the Lady with Robert Stack…beautifully shot film, highly underrated. I saw it on TCM a few times.
I’ve long hoped that Criterion might do a double set of Joseph Losey’s BOOM! and SECRET CEREMONY. These twin Elizabeth Taylor projects are both fascinating examples of Losey’s near-fatal dalliance with quasi-mainstream filmmaking (initiated with MODESTY BLAISE), as well as “choice cuts” of elegantly kitschy Camp for aficianados.. For this viewer, anything involving Losey is of interest, and these features would fill a gap in the director’s 1960s filmography on available DVD.
Certainly many to be added.
Please Criterion, add the following:
Weekend -Godard. You have most everything else by him!
More silent film. I know that Kino has a fairly large control on silent film- but honestly, I’ve never been happy with a Kino release. Horrible prints, pathetic music, no extras.
Please make some Murnau and Lang!
Preferably Nosferatu, Die Nibelungen, sunrise and Faust.
Rivette’s Celine and Julie Go Boating, Jerzy Skowlimowski’s Barrier, Polanski’s Cul De Sac,Bergman’s The Magician and hopefully Fellni’s restored Toby Dammit
Lindsay Anderson’s O Lucky Man! (1973) belonjgs in the Criterion Collection. They released This Sporting Life and if… last year.
Warner Bros. appears to have a choke-hold on its films, so i may just be indulging in wishful thinking, as Criterion can only release a film for which it obtains a license.
On a semi-related note, I would like to see Criterion re-issue Straw Dogs (or at least find a gently used copy), as I missed my window when that one was on the market.
Highway to Hell (1992)
Shorts and documentaries by Herzog, would make a great box set or eclipse box
It is simply a sin against god that this movie hasn’t yet been made available to the masses. Not only is it a dazzling feat of cinema, what with it being filmed entirely in one cut, but it is the sole reason that I took up an interest in morphic resonance.
Executive Koala is one of the most epic love stories that has ever graced the big screen. Never have I felt such joy (and fear) as that one fabled day in which I was blessed with the blind luck to stumble upon this priceless work of art during a marsupial film festival in Japan twenty years ago.
(1) The Red Desert (2) Looking for Mr Goodbar (3) The Incident (4) Dutchman (5) The Sergeant (6) The Fox (7) Last Tango in Paris (8)Bigger than Life (9) Of Human Bondage 1964 version (10) Pixote (11) Medium Cool (12) Zabriskie Point (13) The Town that dreaded Sundown (14) Some Came Running (14) A Time to Love a Time to Die (15) Society (16) Electra Glide in Blue (17) Death by Hanging (18) The Ninth Configuration (19) The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea (20) Hideo Gosha’s Hunter in the Dark (21) John Huston’s The Dead (22) Nagisma Oshima’s Violence at Noon (23) Ken Russell’s The Devils (24) Titicut Follies (25) Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia
Another vote for Kobayashi’s “Human Condition” with Tatsuya Nakadai ( my favorite Japanese Actor.)
The Only Game in Town