Rosetta written and directed by the Dardenne brothers starring Emilie Dequenne.
The Cook, the Theif, his Wife and her Lover by Peter Greenaway
A propos Greenaway, I’d also like to see “Drowning By Numbers” and “Prospero’s Books” – both visual stunners, and both lacking any DVD release.
I don’t have the time to read all previous posts in this thread, so the following may be repeats, which is all to the good because the more interest in a film, the better!
Vigo’s “L’Atalante”, although I’m not sure Criterion can do much more with it (the R2 Vigo box is MUCH better than the R1 release).
Benjamin Christiansen’s “Seven Footprints To Satan”, seeing what an excellent job they did with “Haxan”. Perhaps somewhere out in the world are the Vitaphone discs (what a coup that would be!), but restored English subtitles would be nice, as all available prints (other than, perhaps, the Museum of Modern Art’s) are in Italian.
A better job of “Scarlet Empress”, plus “Shanghai Express” – a previous poster mentioned all of Von Sternberg, so why not a box set?
Bergman’s “Ansiktet” (aka “The Magician”) – why is this not available in ANY DVD release? I have the Criterion laserdisc.
A B-movie box of films based on Cornell Woolrich’s existentialist noir fiction: Jack Hively’s “Street of Chance” (Burgess Meredith! Clair Trevor!!), Ted Tetzlaff’s “The Window”, Robert Siodmak’s “Phantom Lady” (available in a French R2 Siodmak set), Harold Clurman’s “Deadline at Dawn” (with dialog by Clifford Odets and the ever-fabulous Susan Hayward) and Mitch Leisen’s “No Man of Her Own” (Barbara Stanwyck’s too old for the charatcter, but hell – it’s Stanwyck, so who cares?)
Rene Clair’s delicious “I Married A Witch!”.
“Island of Lost Souls” (1932)
Franju’s “Judex” (available as an R2 release only)
Bigger Than Life! Hopefully with the recent Nicholas Ray retrospectives, it’ll get picked up by SOMEBODY…
3 Main of Béla Tarr, Satantango, Damnation and Werckmeister harmonies…hopefully soon….
Matthew Barney’s cremaster series
The World According to Garp
Breaking the Waves (reissued from laserdisc w/new doc and commentary)
The Darjeeling Limited (all of Wes Anderson’s other movies have been Crit’d, why not this, one of his best?)
Boogie Nights (reissued from the criterion laserdisc w/the john holmes doc included)
In a Lonely Place (w/commentary by Jim Jarmusch)
Synecdoche, New York
Let the Right One In
Wendy and Lucy
I am all for seeing the original cut of The Warriors back on DVD. The new “Ultimate Director’s Cut” kinda bugs me.
Letter From an Unknown Woman
The Night of the Hunter
Belle de Jour
Snakes on a Plane
Howard the Duck
All the Way Home
The Night of the Hunter
Any Jean Vigo
Rosetta is one that is just begging for it. No region 1 release… seriously? More importantly, why the hell is PERSONA not part of the collection? Laserdisc, but not DVD? Especially when the MGM produced disc is in the entirely wrong aspect ratio, destroying Bergman’s carefully constructed compositions.
Bethune sur Nil
The Best of Youth
The Passion of Anna (Does this have a criterion release? I’m too lazy to look it up)
-The Warriors (OG cut of course)
-Metropolis? not sure if that is in
-Once upon a time in the West
-Night of the Hunter
Why is Armageddon in the criterion collection?
I can sort of understand why you could refer something like Snakes on a Plane because of its viral marketing biz…but why is Armageddon actually in the collection? Im not trying to be snarky I am just interested
28 Days Later
Just watched Paul Thomas Anderson’s Hard Eight today for the first time. Seems like it would be a good candidate for a Criterion Collection release, although the current DVD release isn’t bad at all.
Every movie in the whole history of cinema should be in the Criterion Collection. Yes!!!!
Why do I get the feeling Agee was laughing while typing?
Well, anyway, I shouldn’t prejudge a movie.
On to my own picks…Of course, you all do a lovely job already, these are only a few that I think will complement those:
(I only include movies I’ve seen and can’t get enough of)
-A collection of Satyajit Ray (specifically “Pather Panchali”)
-Pasolini’s “Accatone” & “Gospel According to Matthew”
-Cassavetes’ “Love Streams” (You must! You’re the ones who got me so addicted to the crack that is John Cassavetes, in the first place!)
-A collection of Majid Majidi (specifically “Children of Heaven”, “Color of Paradise” and “Baran”)
-A collection of Andre Techine (specifically “Ma Saison Preferee”)
-A collection of Luchino Visconti (specifically “La Terra Trema” and “Senso”)
-Von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves”
-Lelouch’s “Le Voyou”
-A collection of the Marx Brothers (specifically “Cocoanuts”, “Animal Crackers” and “Horse Feathers”)
-A collection of Ernst Lubitsch (specifically “Angel”)
-Eisenstein’s “Alexander Nevsky”
I thought Criterion already had Alexander Nevsky?
The John Huston war documentaries:
Report from the Aleutians
San Pietro a.k.a. The Battle of San Pietro
Let There Be Light
Blue, White and Red by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy
More Mizoguchi, for example, Oyu-Sama or Life of Oharu
Face to Face
The Emigrants/The New Land
All About My Mother
The Long Goodbye
Tarkovsky’s Stalker and the Spirits of the Dead pieces by Fellini, Vadim, and Malle on one Criterion.
I dont know if anyone made a science of sleep one, but here’s mine.
I hand drew the C
wrong thread, oops
Terrence Davies-Distant Voices, Still Lives