I don’t know if anyone already said it, but I pray fo the day Criterion releases Kieslowski’s Dekalog.
I would like to see an Eclipse edition on “Iranian New Wave” cinema. that would be really cool.
La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
Rocco & His Brothers (Visconti)
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Demy)
Marketa Lazarova (Vlacil)
The Servant (Losey)
The early documentaries of Frederick Wiseman box set
The Devils (Russell)
Come Back To The Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Altman)
City Of Hope (Sayles)
Man Facing Southeast (Subielo)
Boat People (Hui)
Europa, Europa (Holland)
Prisoner Of The Mountains ()
The Flowers Of Shanghai
The complete Dietrich/Von Sternberg collobarations box set
And for Sayles, just release a box set with a bunch of films including Matewan, City of Hope, Eight Men Out, Brother from Another Planet, Lianna, Lone Star, etc.
^ Excellent selections Milo
an Eclipse of Fred Wiseman films would be spectacular.
The Mother and the Whore (Eustache)
The Mirror (Tarkovsky)
The Wim Wenders Road Trilogy
Tristana (Luis Bunuel)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette)
Cross of Iron (Peckinpah)
Safe (Todd Haynes)
La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Chen Kaige’s Yellow Earth.
These are the tops aka I wouldn’t wait for a price drop to buy these. I’d be thrilled with any R1 bluray release though
The Long Goodbye ’73
Farewell My Lovely ’75
Point Blank ’67
Blind Beast ’69
Giants and Toys ’58
Forty Guns ’57
Run of the Arrow ’57
On Dangerous Ground ’52
The Lusty Men ’52
In a Lonely Place ’50
The Silent Partner ’78
The Driver ’78
Sympathy for the Underdog ’71
Yakuza Graveyard ’76
Repo Man ’84
Man of the West ’58
Charley Varrick ’73
Rumble Fish ’83
I see a Chen Kaige and a Hou Hsiao-Hsien on this page, so I’ll throw in Ju Dou. Well, early Zhang Yimou in general, but I just got done with Ju Dou, and while fantastic, it just seemed like so much squandered because of a lousy DVD transfer. I think that if they did do a Zhang, it would be Raise the Red Lantern, and I would love that, just that Ju Dou has put a fresh wrinkle on my brow :)
John Paizs’s “Crime Wave”
Criterion needs to put out more Alfred Hitchcock films, they have already released excellent transfers for Notorious, Spellbound, Rebecca, The Lady Vanishes, The 39 Steps and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
The Pleasure Garden (1925)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
The Ring (1927)
Secret Agent (1936)
Young and Innocent (1937)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Stage Fright (1950)
I Confess (1953)
Yes! The works of Argento would be so totally nice to see in The Criterion Collection.
Napoleon (1927)Greed (1924)
It’s a true shame that neither of those films have garnered a DVD release at all, so it’s even more warranted that The CC release them as opposed to wasting their time on shit like Armageddon.
Absoultely NAPOLEON! Since a lot of people were wanting to it see but it was rather too expensive.
Glauber Rocha’s Black God, White Devil; Antonio das Mortes and The Age of the Earth
Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence; New York, New York (imagine these two masterpieces in Blu-ray) After Hours; and Who’s That Knocking at My Door.
David Fincher’s Zodiac
Wyler’s The Children’s Hour
Stroheim’s Blind Husbands
Altman’s Short Cuts
I’d, like Milo, sugest The Devils too, but since it was recently restored and re-released by BFI and they’re not successful in acquire the director’s cut from Warner Bros…
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Mean Streets (1973)
I second @Omer Syed’s proposal, especially I Confess. I love that film.
My most wanted Criterion’s are probably very typical…
Don’t Look Now
La Dolce Vita
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
I didn’t take the time to read every post, but Wanda by Barbara Loden would be very pleasant. Also Medea by Lars Von Trier, stylistically wonderfull film, even if it was made for TV
STALKER, DON’T LOOK NOW, AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD, and THE PASSENGER… a ‘huge’ must since they’re on my list. :)
2001,Dial M for a murder,schindler’s list,Jaws,Dressed to kill…
It hasn’t been said within the past seven months on this post, so my lone suggestion would be:
Close to Eden (Urga) by Nikita Mikhalkov
I’ve just seen Ken Russell’s The Devils for the first time and it has instantly become one of my all-time favorites. A Criterion Blu-Ray release would be this film’s saving grace as it still doesn’t have an a Region A/1 release and all the international DVD versions are mediocre at best.
All of my favourites really, Once Upon a Time in America, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, 1900
^^No point Joey. They are already well presented elsewhere, except for maybe 1900.
I think Criterion should be reserved for films that are either lesser known, or well known or appreciated films that haven’t been done justice for whatever reason.
La Notte and The Passenger(Antonioni)
Landscape In The Mist and/or The Travelling Players(Angelopoulos)
Stalker and Mirror(Tarkovsky)
Through The Olive Trees(Kiarostami)
Russian Ark, Mother and Son, or Faust(Sokurov)
McCabe and Mrs Miller and Nashville(Altman)
Satantango and/or W.Harmonies(Tarr)
Songs From The Second Floor(Anderrson)
Aguirre and/or Stroszek(Herzog)
La Dolce Vita(Fellini)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and/or Zed and Two Noughts(Greenaway)
Breaking The Waves(Von Trier)
The Last Detail(Ashby)
I wouldn’t mind seeing one or two Kitano or Ferrara movies from the 90’s either. More films by Edward Yang would be nice too.