Fassbinder’s Chinese Roulette
Orson Welles’ “The Trial,” the DVD I have has terrible quality. But, oh, what an incredible work.
J. G. Biggs – Pleure en silence
Nina Menkes – Phantom Love
Nagisa Oshima – The Catch
This movie doesn’t even have a R1 release aside from the Netflix-exclusive rental disc. If any movie deserves a numbered spine, it’s this one IMHO. Come on Criterion, please make it happen!
I’m waiting for a Satantango Criterion boxset, along with A Brighter Summer Day.
Some Lino Brocka titles.
Straub/Huillet’s FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE RESISTANCE
A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY would be nice.
Xie Jin’s RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN and LEGEND OF TIANYUN MOUNTAIN (i’d settle for a collection under the eclipse banner).
Top of my wish-list is a triple-disc boxset of Pierre Rissient’s CINQ ET LA PEAU and ALIBIS together with Todd McCarthy’s doco, “Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema”. Commentary on both “Cinq et la peau” and “Alibis” with McCarthy and Rissient, substantial extra interviews on the ‘Man of Cinema’ disc with all the filmmakers and critics who didn’t make the final cut, footage from the Cannes preem of ‘Man of Cinema’. A chunky booklet with interviews and essays on/by Rissient. Pre-orders would come with a simple black t-shirt that had that quote on the front by Rissient about its not enough to like a film, you have to like it for the right reasons.
Okay, so maybe about 358 people would buy it worldwide but if some rich guy is reading this who loves cinema make it happen. Please.
Derzu Uzala restored and on Blu-ray. :)
mad dog and glory
the world according to garp
the magnificent ambersons
the long goodbye
the decline of western civilization
lost in translation
mccabe and mrs. miller
Welles’ Chimes at Midnight
Altman’s Nashville, MacCabe and Mrs. Miller, and The Long Goodbye
anything by Jacques Rivette
I would love to see a rerelease of Giuseppe de Liguoro’s L’Inferno (1911) with a better score than Tangerine Dream (the most incompatible score there ever was). There is so much scope for expert commentary on this film that the bonus material could be just as fascinating and nobody is going to do that better than Criterion. But lastly, I think the gruesome scene with the giant, silent, 3-faced-satan is so cool it just BELONGS here. Bring it over!
Nacho Vigalondo’s TimeCrimes.
BREAKING THE WAVES
Definitely Tarkovsky’s The Mirror.
The Kino dvd is truly awful in its handling of the film…
Criterion has done an excellent job of keeping their ears low to the ground for overlooked indies and art films which most people have never heard of. However, they are missing some essentials. Starting with the basics -
Chinatown would be awesome
How about a Kubrick film that people actually care about?
Or the films from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen’s heyday?
North by Northwest
John Ford’s The Searchers or Stagecoach
Huston’s quintessential noir efforts or Fat City
Sergio Leone’s “Man With No Name Trilogy”
The Deer Hunter
Chantel Akerman’s Toute une nuit
Fassbinder’s Fox and His Friends
Anything from Werner Herzog (they’ve dropped the ball with that one)
Bertolucci’s The Spider’s Stratagem, Luna, The Dreamers or Last Tango in Paris
Children of Men was pretty badass.
How about some horror flicks like the original Halloween?
An unpretentious and light-hearted comedy wouldn’t hurt either. I suggest Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
I’m sure Criterion has already tried to get a bunch of the titles listed in this giant thread, but simply just can’t get a hold of the rights. :o(
I think everything’s been covered already. I’d really like to see more of Jean Epstein’s work, particularly his island-based documentaries. I would also like to see someone create an outstanding tribute to William Castle by introducing interactive elements as he did with his screenings… totally not Criterion’s style, but I’m still holding out a hope.
I didnt read all the comments put forward, but I would suggest Brick, No Country for Old Men, The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Mongol (but I would wait for the rest of the trilogy to come out), Night Watch and Day Watch and the possible third movie in this series.
Also, I did read a few of the comments and some people put forward The Deer Hunter, Psycho, and such. The Universal Legacy Series is putting out some great versions of these as well as some other good ones like Vertigo and Rear Window. Im my collection, they go right with my 50 or so other Criterions
I forgot 28 Days Later
Shadows, the original version.
i don’t know if this has been mentioned already but I adore “The Spirit of the Beehive” so i’d love to see Victor Erice’s other feature films on criterion someday
El sol del membrillo / Quince Tree of the Sun
I definetely agree with gummo
UchoLandscape in the MistSpirit of the BeehiveNecko v AleskyMysterious Object at NoonThose new Jack in the Box commercials
Spirit of the Beehive is in the collection. Your wish has been granted.
on the waterfront
Pan’s Labyrinth, Let the Right One In, and Zodiac (which if Fincher hadn’t announced Benjamin Button so early would’ve been a Criterion and Oscar winner).
shoot the moon
the dead zone
Fassbinder’s “World on a Wire.” Looks they’re doing a digital remaster job like they did with “Alexanderplatz,” supervised by Michael Ballhaus. Look for it on DVD in 2011, I’m guessing.
How about a Murnau? “Tabu?”