night of the hunter
sweet smell of success
terrence davies the long day closes
Zazie Dans Le Metro
Let the Right One In
The Man Who Wasn’t There
Willy Wonka (original)
28 Days Later
Dawn of the Dead
Cul de Sac
A Safe Place (Jaglom)
The Stranger (Visconti)
Chimes at Midnight
Moon in the Gutter
Skidoo (Preminger…after Monsters & Madmen and Robinson Crusoe on Mars, why not?)
The Devils/The Music Lovers (there’s no Ken Russell Criterion!)
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
Time Stands Still
State of Siege
Made in USA
Hammersmith is Out
La Nuit de Varennes
WUSA (P. Newman oddity from 1970)
The Bedsitting Room
Who’ll Stop the Rain
Leo the Last (Boorman)
One Eyed Jacks
City of Lost Children
The Landlord (1970)
Life is Sweet
City of Lost Children
Altman’s Brewster McCloud
Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate
Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon
Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris
I’m still waiting for The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki) by Kon Ichikawa, and Belle August and Ingmar Bergman’s Best Intentions. Long overdue.
Definently Ken Russell’s The Devils. Nice call Jaspar.
theo angelopoulos films,
yellow submarine and the film noir Kiss me Deadly
the documentary “los angeles plays itself”, which has yet to be released for home-viewing at all! check the imdb rating/page for this to see how dumb it is there’s no disc yet. what is criterion waiting for?
“after dark, my sweet”, part of the early 90’s neo-noir trend. staring jason patric and bruce dern. dir. by james foley, he who did “glengarry…”, this is such an overlooked, well-done noir-thriller. everyone just loves “the grifters” to pieces, but i think this one of jim thompson material is even better. jason’s sleepy performance, the cali-desert mood that foley captures so well…just great.
The one that hasn’t been said yet in this thread (at least I think):
Teshigahara: Woman in the Dunes
F.W. Murnau: The Last Laugh
F.W. Murnau: Sunrise
films which have been previously mentioned:
Nicholas Ray: Johnny Guitar
Bella Tarr: Satantango
Charles Laughton: Night of the Hunter
Jacques Rivette: Celine and Julie Go Boating (so I can find a DVD version of this already)
Robert Altman: Nashville
Satyajit Ray: The Apu Trilogy
Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker
Federico Fellini: La Dolce Vita
among others, possibly various films by Wong Kar Wai and Pedro Almodovar as well.
the small world of sammy lee by ken hughes
needs to be released
I have Woman in the Dune’s from Criterion sitting on my TV shelf right now, M, having just re-watched Pitfall.
Certainly, rush out and buy the Teshigahara box-set and wish no longer.
In the spirit of Criterion’s Recent Chungking Express and Yi-Yi release- an proper treatment for recent Asian films would be great. In particular the pre Yi-Yi work of Edward Yang, and ANYTHING BY Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Of the latter there is bad bootleg retrospective in Asia for his 80’s work- but the fact that A CITY OF SADNESS (winner at Venice Film Festival) isn’t available anywhere on DVD is amazing. Maybe an Eclipse set?
A CITY OF SADNESS
A TIME TO LIVE A TIME TO DIE
A DAUGHTER OF THE NILE
And isn’t a Pedro Almovodar film overdue?
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Frederick Rossif — To Die in Madrid Brilliant documentary that has apparently disappeared.
Orson Welles’ CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT badly needs a high-quality DVD release.
Dylan’s Renaldo and Clara
These are just a few out of print films I’d like to see.
Criterion should release NASHVILLE in both Blu ray and DVD. It is Paramount so licensing it should not be a problem. Even though Altman is gone a majority of the cast is around to produce a great documentary.
Jonathan Demme’s CITIZEN BAND (1977) (aka HANDLE WITH CARE). It has not had a DVD release and pretty much has vanished from existance.
Fun Topic- so many good choices, maybe Criterion ca get around to them all if they are still around a century from now….
I love that NIGHT OF THE HUNTER seems to be the most common choice here, I will gladly add my voice to chorus- beautiful film!
I want more CC Orson Welle’s, above all, THE TRIAL. Then CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE IMMORTAL STORY, etc.
I bet getting the rights may not be possible, but I would love to see Criterion do Kubrick’s BARRY LYNDON, the most visually gorgeous film ever shot. The old DVD sucks. Then maybe PATHS OF GLORY and THE KILLING.
I’m all for more Bertolucci on CC as well, I don’t think there are proper DVDs at all for BEFORE THE REVOLUTION or THE SPIDER’S STRATEGEM.
Altman’s McCABE AND MRS MILLER.
Some Emir Kustirica please!- UNDERGROUND and BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT- insanely brilliant!
Antonioni’s LA NOTTE
Polanski’s REPULSION and CUL-DE-SAC
An Indian film : M S Sathyu’s ‘Garm Hava’ (1973), translated the title is ‘Hot Winds’. A Criterion release with directors interview and documentary would be superb…..
Fassbinder’s THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS
Odd Man Out
Our Man in Havana (though, the recently released edition is just fine)
The African Queen
A Foreign Affair
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
The Loyal 47 Ronin, I & II (Mizoguchi)
Time for some “B” movie greatness. Criterion has been good to the “B’s” in the past but it’s been a while.
“The Sadist” starring Arch Hall Jr. A perfect film for Criterion. A “B” with surprisingly good production values.
No question that it’s public domain so licensing isn’t an issue. Do this in a package like “Carnival of Souls” and you’ve got a winner.
Believe me, this one is the “B” movies goods.
Malle’s Zazie Dans le Metro MUST be released!
As well as The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster,
Norman Z. McLeod’s Alice In Wonderland (1933) with complimentary short of the stop motion Puss In Boots from around the same time,
Decline of The Western Civilization
I’d love to see a box set of properly remastered Karl Zeman features.
There’s been a profound lack of Chinese cinema in Criterion. The early films by Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou demand to get releases. Yellow Earth has no US dvd as far as I know too. And maybe some 4th generation Chinese films like Hibiscus Town.
But others include:
Life on a String
The Story of Qiu Ju
Harold and Maude.
Shogun Assassin, Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Deathtrap, and Sleuth (the original).