Would love to see these titles get a full Criterion treatment:
Akira Kurosawa – Dersu Uzala
Peter Greenaway – Prospero’s Books
Wim Wender – Until The End of the World (Director’s Cut or both cuts)
The Great Silence…..dir. Sergio Corbucci
I agree with Bret a few days ago saying City of God and More Scorsese.
Lost in Translation, too. Focus Features didn’t do the best job on the release. I fully agree that movies that have already had decent releases in the past need not be put out by Criterion just to be a Criterion release, but this one deserves a decent release, both in supplements and video/audio quality
Great post, Ollie. I’m loving that it’s got such staying power. :)
You know what I’m here to say already, but, from what you’ve told me, this movie is on it’s way…I choose Richard Linklater’s sUburbia. I’d have to think a bit harder, but I think something like The Philadelphia Story might make a good addition, or even The Quiet Man.
I just got done looking through all of the criterion’s films and I am surprised that Hal Hartley isnt in there? I thought Henry Fool had been, but I was wrong. Its kind of odd that the rock and armegeddon are in there.
trust is hal hartley’s most criterion worthy movie. it deserves a spine number.
i would really love to see Cronenberg’s remake of “The Fly” in there, partly because it’s a fantastic film and arguably his definitive work, and partly because the dvd is out of print
first 4 polish movies by jerzy skolimowski (his best)
first 4 polish movies by agnieszka holland (her best)
wojciech has masterpieces
films by krzysztof zanussi: illumination, spirala & struktura krysztalu
terence davies movies
“third part of the night” and “the devil” by andrzej zulawski
I’d like to see a lot more from the American silent era. There should be some Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin films. Maybe some D.W. Griffith classics, or “It”.
Harold and Maude needs to have a release.
Every single movie by Werner Herzog!
I’d love to see Barry Lyndon get a good treatment.
“The Decalogue” and the “Three Colour Trilogy”
Belle de Jour
Hard Core Logo
Un Chien Andelou (sp?) L’Age Dor
The Barbarian Invasions
Le Grand Seduction
The Year of the Horse
The Year My Voice Broke
Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (aka Hatsukoi: Jigoku-hen)
a Koji Wakamatsu box sex would be nice
more Japanese New Wave in general would be nice
Silent films and film noirs.
and some old-school,action,camp,b-movies,slashers,martial arts kick-ass films,regardless of country of origin,pretty please.
Yo Dimitris, you forgot Docs from Antarctica. :)
To be serious for a moment, docs in general.
American films that already have perfectly fine DVD releases, but are just missing that wacky c.
Kosovo,Uganda and Antarctica are 3 areas without any film production (Drew will agree with me,hehe)
but really,we do need more docus too (again,regardless of country of origin,just like b-movies i mentioned)
but from what i’ve heard, uganda’s film scene is poppin’!
also, get a CC rep past the dmz in n.korea or simply within borders
Any speculation as to what Criterion might announce in about a week?
In all seriousness here is my list of films I would like to see Criterion release…..
-Black God, White Devil
-The Green Ray
-The Horse Thief
-The Housemaid (or how about as much Kim Ki Young as they can get?)
-Othello (and Welles’ other two Shakespearean masterpieces!)
-Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life
-Voyage in Italy
Its pretty clear how annoyed I was with having to watch some of those WC masterpieces on my computer! I want The Horse Thief on Blu Ray!
if Criterion hasn’t released Trilogy of Life yet,that’s a bad sign for a company which has released several famous films but not this ambitious Pasolini work.
so imagine Drew when will they ever release Rocha’s,Zhuangzhuang’s,Koundouros’ or Kim’s films.
i would love to see a Shakespeare package though with Othello,Gamlet as you said,Prospero’s Books,Throne of Blood,King Lear (by Kozintsev),Romeo and Juliet (’’68 version) and plenty of others.
I want those too! But a Welles’ Shakespeare set makes more sense than just a Shakespearean free for all! haha
I’m still in stage 4 of cinephilia so I don’t need their other films. However I would appreciate it if they would release the films I mentioned, and then in a year when I have reached stage 5 they could release those director’s other films!
[also I’m glad to see someone else appreciates Romeo and Juliet (1968)!]
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (dr. Andrew Dominik)
Waking Life (Richard Linklater)
Just wanted to second (third? didn’t look through all 36 pages here!) the mention of Hal Hartley – Simple Men and Amateur are the ones I’d most like to see get a luxuriuous Criterion release. Amateur is one of his very best and it’s near-impossible to track down without paying an arm and a leg these days!
Also, the great Andrzej Zulawski’s back catalogue is currently getting an excellent, Criterion-style treatment from Mondo Vision. Need to collect more of his stuff myself. Btw the Second Run edition of The Third Part of the Night is good, has a nice 21-minute interview with him.
In no order:
Don’t Look Back
La Dolce Vita
Songs From The Second Floor
Criterion Collection Recommendations:
Kurutta ippêji directed by Teinosuke Kawabata
Les Amants de Teruel directed by Raymond Rouleau
Les Derniers Jours d’Emmanuel Kant directed by Philippe Colon
Food, Family and Philosophy direct by Chantal Ackermann
Odd Man Out directed by Carol Reed
Outcast of the Islands directed by Carol Reed
i have only heard of “odd man out” .. time to move in new directions. thanks.
Here are two additional recommendations for the Criterion Collection:
Trade Winds directed by Tay Garnett
Something Wild directed by Jack Garfein
Tron. it’s as important a film as any other
Black Girl by Ousmane Sembene
A Peter Greenaway package:
For exemple: The Pillow Book (1996),The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982) and Prospero’s Books (1991)
“Beat” Takeshi Kitano:
Fireworks (1997), Boiling Point (1991)
Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend (1967)
Lost Highway (1997)
Arthur Lipsett Anthology
Time Regained (1999)