Second the requests for AMOLAD and Apu Trilogy. I would also love to see WISE BLOOD; I keep hearing it’s on the cards but have yet to see anything. And from leftfield, I’d personally love to have Criterion spend some time with Bill Forsyth (Gregory’s Girl, Local Hero, Housekeeping, etc).
oh, one more, I’d like to see Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets. He deserves at least one film in the collection. They trot him out and interview him often enough! lol
Night of the Living Dead
Late Chrysanthemums-director Mikio Naruse
The Magnificent Ambersons-Orson Welles
More Fassbinder and Almodovar
Pasolini’s “Teorema” aka “Theorem”
Lina Wertmuller’s “Swept Away…”
Assayas’ “Irma Vep”
Peckinpah’s “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia”
Tod Solondz’s “Happiness” and “Storytelling” —but these two titles will make some people unhappy.
Myrick and Sanchez’s “The Blair Witch Project” —ditto
Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown”
It is odd how few comedies come to mind. Hmm. Tragicomedy is easier.
Of the titles mentioned above, I’d especially like to support these:
“Wise Blood” is a keeper. It’s available on Google Video, of all places, but it certainly deserves a proper presentation.
I’ve been waiting for Charles Burnett’s “To Sleep With Anger” on any sort of DVD, but a Criterion would be capital.
I was about to say the same thing about “Chameleon Street”, but I just found that recently
I’ve been waiting for criterion to capitalize on the promise they made with the excellent “By Brakhage” set and put out more experimental films, “Wavelength” – by Michael Snow, and “Walden” by Jonas Mekas are at the top of my list there- two masterpieces that would be relatively easy to acquire and are in need of dvd treatments
Kaurismaki’s Lenningrad Cowboys needs to be on dvd and at least get an Eclipse. Finished Shadows in Paradise and really enjoyed it.
These films by Godard/Dziga Vertov Group:
Un film comme les autres
Le vent d’est
Vladimir et Rosa
Ici et ailleurs
Lotte in Italia
Allemagne 90 neuf zero
But especially the Dziga Vertov Group (and related) films. These have been criminally neglected on DVD.
Godard’s “Hail, Mary”
The stuff from Godard in the 60s they missed, like Vivre sa vie (especially), Une Femme mariee, La Chinoise, Made in USA, Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle, Le Petit soldat, Weekend.
Eclipse should release the Dziga Vertov Group films in one set.
- I have long thought Satyajit Ray should be here, especially The Apu Trilogy. And why it is nobody can see any of Jacques Rivette’s work in ‘Region 1,’ such as THE NUN, PARIS BELONGS TO US, and CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, is beyond explanation. Bravo to those who already mentioned these two.
Now, if there is one film that more than deserves Criterion treatment it is William Wyler’s THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. This is one of THE great classics of all cinema, and a film that not only speaks for but defines a generaton. Come on already!
Kenneth Loach’s KES
The Power & The Glory
The Palm Beach Story
The Ox Bow Incident
Shadow of a Doubt
The Big Heat
Beat The Devil
The Loved One
Renaldo & Clara
Pennies From Heaven
Crimes of Passion
The Last Seduction
Ghost Dog: Way of The Samurai
Dirty Pretty Things
The Devil’s Rejects
I would love to see “Beat the Devil” in a good print. I have a public-domain DVD that cost me a buck, but I got what I paid for.
I’d also love to see One-Eyed Jacks rescued from public domain purgatory. I guess I should add that one to my Criterion Wish List as well.
Lumet’s ‘The Pawnbroker’
Pasolini’s ‘The Gospel According to St. Matthew’
Bergman’s ‘Hour of the Wolf’, ‘Passion of Anna’ and ‘From the Life of the Marionettes’
Peter Brook’s ‘Marat/Sade’
Olmi’s ‘The Tree of Wooden Clogs’
Truffaut’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’
The Hottie and the Nottie (LOL)
I’m looking at all these suggestions and going “yes yes YES!”
I’d buy the Apu trilogy the day it’s released, and so many of those others too.
Nobody suggested “Marketa Lazarova” yet, so I will.
Either a box set through Criterion or Eclipse but it would be very interesting to see Frederick Wiseman’s documentaries get the Criterion treatment. Though it does seem that there would be a lot of negotiating needed to be done to get some of his films released to the general public.
Children of Men
City of God
I would be in heaven if Criterion would put out Fassbinder’s Jail Bait, World on Wires, or Eight Hours Is Not A Day. The last one seems like a perfect selection for Eclipse.
Swept Away-Lina Wertmueller
A Man and a Woman-Claude LeLouch
“Harold and Maude”……I’ve been pushing Criterion for years to release this beautiful Hal Ashby black comedy. I even went so far as to start a petition….but no luck. Such an amazing movie, and there’s only a barebones DVD available…..there has to be a wealth of features they could throw on a disc for this film. HAROLD AND MAUDE!!!
Also…I liked some of your ideas……i.e.. Fargo, La Dolce Vita….and of course the classic Monster Squad (that one made me laugh pretty hard).
I heard rumor of a Criterion release of “The Fountain” by Aronofsky. That’d be pretty cool…if not to just hear how he interpreted the movie in his own words.
ed is dead – i think it was aronofsky himself that inadvertantly started the rumour of a criterion edition of the fountain, when he mentioned in an interview that he would like for someone to take the film off of universal and do it justice. he DID release an audio commentary for the film via his own website at -
I’d love to see an early John Waters set – with “Eat your Makeup”, “Mondo Trasho” and other shorts.
“Barfly” wouldn’t be bad, even though it would be better if Bukowski were still alive.
Ken Russel’s “The Devils” is a great film that needs proper treatment.
Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now”
Fellini – “Satyricon”
Lynch, “Mulholland Drive”… list can go on forever.
Altman’s ‘McCabe and Mrs. Miller’
Forbes’ ‘The L-Shaped Room’
Boorman’s ‘Point Blank’ and ‘Zardoz’
Man Who Would Be King