I’d love a Criterion box set of Wong Kar Wai’s 60’s trilogy (‘Days of Being Wild’; ‘In the Mood for Love’; ‘2046’).
Seeing ‘The Conformist’ receive the Criterion treatment would be all kinds of awesome.
And I’m quite surprised that ‘Vivre Sa Vie’ hasn’t been released by Criterion.
Nolan’s The Prestige
McTiernan’s Die Hard ;)
and lots and lots of other titles.
Lina Wertmuller’s “Seven Beauties”
Tanner’s ‘In the White City’ and ‘Messidor’
Jean Eustache complete boxset with: ‘Mother and the Whore’, ‘Mes Petites Amoureuses’, ‘Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes’ etc
Rivette’s ‘Out 1’
Resnais’ ‘Muriel’, ‘The War Is Over’ and ‘Je t’aime, je t’aime’
Yang’s ‘A Brighter Summer Day’
Compilation of Robert Frank shorts – including: ‘Pull My Daisy’, ‘O.K. End Here’
Bresson’s ‘Four Nights of a Dreamer’, ‘A Gentle Creature’ and ‘The Devil Probably’
… and yeah Satyajit Ray definitely needs some well respected dvd transfers!
I also have to vote for Rivette’s “Paris Nous Appartient”. I’ve never seen the film anywhere in all my film watching days. It seems pretty rare to me.
Gus Van Sant’s Death Trilogy. “Last Days” is one of the films that at a young age left an idea of what kind of filmmaker I’d like to one day become. “Elephant” was the first to make me run out and shoot anything and everything with a tiny videocamera. Aside from that they’re classic and original American movies.
A Place In The Sun
The Red Balloon — an individual release.
Force of Evil
An Ub Iwerks set… Perhaps an Eclipse series.
and Howard Suber
i would love to see criterion pick up the newly found cut of metropolis, when its eventually restored and ready for release, although the part that kino are playing in co-financing the restoration means this will never happen!
the only kubrick that genuinely needs a criterion release is barry lyndon. warner brothers have been so negligent with this title.
i second the call for more cassavetes. husbands is a particularly strange missing title.
a matter of life and death is a favourite of mine that still suffers from a poor release.
someone told me that the african queen still isnt available in the US, is that true? if so criterion would be the perfect outlet for it.
oh and finally, more black wave. i need to see more!
Recently shown as ‘midnight movie’ in London
Streetwise (Martin Bell, 1984)
Reading about it, I noticed someone would say that this film deserves to become part of the ‘Criterion Collection’
Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray. I cannot emphasize this enough. It’s terribly difficult to even find his films, and the ones you do find are generally poorly transferred. Satyajit Ray is a masterful filmmaker, and I think the Criterion treatment would be a worthy tribute to such a great director.
Wouldn’t mind seeing Apichatpong Weerasethakul given a spot or two in the Collection. Syndromes and a Century especially would be worthy.
Agreeing with the Guy Maddin recommendations too. Only about half of his movies are available to watch on Netflix right now. The rest are all “Release Time Unknown”, which means Netflix doesn’t have them and probably won’t anytime in the near future. I like Maddin, but I’d like to see more of him. Criterion has shown that they like Maddin too, so I would support adding one or two of his earlier works to the Collection.
Guy Maddin’s Tales From the Gimli Hospital, Magnificent Ambersons, and more Cronenberg for certain.
Definitely more Fassbinder… especially the more Avant-garde ones like The Third Generation or Gods Of The Plague.
Also more Antonioni please!…
All of Bunuel ought to be on Criterion, even the crap. Why is there no Los Olvidados on Criterion? I’m sure there’s a good reason, but really, come on, that great film needs a permanent home. There ought to be a “Mexican Bunuel” box from Criterion, focusing on the lesser but interesting films he made in the 1950s: Susana, Mexican Bus Ride, The Brute, Abismos de Pasion, and Illusion Travels by Streetcar.
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz, El and Nazarin came from the same period, but they deserve the single disc treatment.
The Magnificent Ambersons and some Jean-pierre Jeunet films like Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children and I agree that there definitely needs to be more Fassbinder films
A Robert Breer Anthology.
Richard Rush’s “The Stunt Man” and Altman’s “Thieves Like Us.”
It sometime strikes me that Criterion has no focus on Latin American cinema, and it makes me terribly sad. So my profound wish would be that they start releasing some fantastic films from my terribly underrated region.
“Invasion” by Hugo Santiago
“Los Olvidados” and “That Obscure Object of Desire” by Luis Buñuel
“Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol” by Glauber Rocha
“El Topo” by Alejandro Jodorowsky
I would also go for more contemporary directors like Lucrecia Martel and Carlos Reygadas.
There so much!
So… I hereby offer my services to the big C to make this happen.
City of God
I just thought of a film that is not only sorely in need of being re-released here in the U.S. (it’s been out of print forever) but would also fit perfectly in Criterion’s oeuvre – E. Elias Merhige’s mesmerizing, surreal classic, Begotten. An amazing film, highly recommended.
I also second the nomination of The Stunt Man, but if I recall correctly it had some decent releases by Anchor Bay not too long ago.
Yeah, City of God is a great Latin American film. I love it.
But this type of film has become the flagship for Latin American cinema around the world.
Violence, Drug lords, Military Dictators, bla bla bla… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
City of God already got its exposure.
Let others, who are mostly dead, get their chance of showing off.
The films of Konstantin Lopushansky (specifically Letters from a Dead Man and Visitor of a Museum). But I’d like any company to release English friendly DVDs of his work as his films are impossible to come by.
Luigi Bazzoni’s Le Orme (aka Footprints)
Gerald Kargl’s Angst
Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath
Also, Night of the Hunter, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and A Matter of Life and Death.
Definitely eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.
maybe some john sayles? eight men out, matewan, lone star….
The orginal 3 hour version of A New Leaf by Elaine May, The Red Desert, Bigger Than Life, Two People by Dreyer, and Angst by Gerald Kargl.
I have imported Cassavetes DVDs Minnie & Moskowitz (Spain) and Love Streams (France) they should be released in the U.S. criterion style (with all the fixin’s). Husbands would be a dream.
Fellini’s La Dolce Vita
Two great films by Atom Egoyan: Exotica and Ararat.
- Darjeeling Limited
- Marie Antoinette
Oh, I’d love to see Basquiat get the Crit Treatment. Man, I bet there’d be some kick ass extras on that!
Johnny Got His Gun
All Quiet on the Western Front
Todd Haynes’s entire body of work is sorely in need of proper DVD treatment, notably Velvet Goldmine and Safe. Most of his films have received standard-to-poor releases on DVD, at least in the US. Criterion editions would do them justice.
Michael Powell’s A Matter Of Life Or Death ( Stairway to Heaven), also all of