Luis Buñuel’s OLVIDADOS, LOS (1950)
orson welles chimes at midnight. i also think we could use another 30 dvd versions of army of darkness.
I think Johnny Guitar is up there with The African Queen in the “what the fuck?” category. I can’t understand why neither are available, and though Republic’s ownership has shifted in the past (they own ‘Guitar’), I doubt it can be chalked up to rights issues.
I second (or third) the following:
Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books
Baby of Macon
Tulsa Luper Suitcases 1-3
Antonioni’s RED DESERT … Felllini’s I CLOWNS
Yes, finish the Antonioni trilogy with “La Notte” and follow up that up with “Red Desert”, a DVD I cannot find less willing to pay exhorbitant prices on Amazon.
Much of Warhol’s work
Huston’s WISE BLOOD was mentioned earlier and that would be the most prime choice.
Cineaste- Betty Blue was available for a while from Sony. I read somewhere that another studio (Cinema Libre) bought the rights to most of Beineix’s films (except Diva) and will release them soon-ish.
North (1994) – Dir. Rob Reiner
Vie Privée (1962) – Dir. Louis Malle
Le jour se leve (Marcel Carne) and Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles)
Satyajit Ray’s APU Trilogy (Criterion already carries the world of apu 3rd in the trilogy)
Ritwik Ghatak’s Meghe Dhaka Tara, Subarnarekha
Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool, Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam
Mani Ratnam’s Roja, Iruvar, Nayakan
RamGopal Varma’s Company, Satya
I concur with Johnny Guitar (even though I bought a region free dvd for 12 bucks on amazon), Rolling Thunder, My Life to Live, African Queen, Magnificent Ambersons.
Chimes at Midnight.
oh god, so many. scores.
The Ipcress File
Remember My Name (1978)
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
X, Y & Zee
TRUMBO will be on DVD 15 September.
Harold Pinter’s, er, rather, William Friedkin’s The Birthday Party (1968)…seeing as Pinter had problems with the film. It’s on Region 2 and I don’t want to buy a new player.
HISTOIRE DU CINEMA!
Does The Mother and the Whore have a release? If so, I haven’t found it.
And, about the Apu Trilogy; I’m really very confused about this. Last year, I went to a store at our local mall and bought Pather Panchali directly from the store. So far as I know, all three of Ray’s trilogy have been released, in Region 1. I don’t know. It was released on DVD by Sony PIctures Classics back in, what appears to be, 2003. I’m kind of susprised no one’s mentioned this.
EDIT: After just looking on Amazon, I noticed that Pather Panchali was discontinued by the manufacturer. Nevermind about what I said, then. Well, then, cool. I own it.
Victor Erice’s Quince Tree of the Sun and El Sur
The Taviani Bros.’ Good Morning Babylon
Yilmaz Güney’s Yol
Jean-Marie Straub and Danielle Huillet’s Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
João Botelho’s Hard Times
Emir Kusturica’s Time of the Gypsies
Aki Kaurismäki’s Hamlet Goes Business and Drifting Clouds
Richard Lester’s The Bedsitting Room
Youssef Chahine’s Cairo Station
King Vidor’s The Crowd
Im Kwon-Taek’s Mandala
Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Chariot
Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s Ludwig – Requiem for a Virgin King
Bitter Rice – Giuseppe De Santis
Celine and Julie Go Boating – Jacques Rivette
Germany, Year Zero – Roberto Rossellini
The Magnificent Ambersons – Orson Welles
Ossessione – Luchino Visconti
Paisan – Roberto Rossellini
Shoe-Shine – Vittorio De Sica
We can cross these titles off the list (they’ve either been released or given a firm release date), I’m just going by the ones listed in this topic. Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN was announced, canceled, announced again, and then canceled again. I don’t get it. But, Lionsgate is releasing THE DEAD on 3 Nov.
Resnais – L’ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD
Petzhold – GESPENSTER
Cronenberg – M. BUTTERFLY
Godard – 2 OU 3 CHOSES QUE JE SAID D’ELLE
Godard – MADE IN USA
Ray – PARTY GIRL (via Warner Archive)
Huston – WISE BLOOD
Akerman – JEANNE DIELMAN
Syberberg – LUDWIG: REQUIEM FOR A VIRGIN KING (though someone would need to confirm this, it was Facets, and it says it’s out of stock on Amazon)
Antonioni – ZABRISKIE POINT
Wajda – DANTON
Beineix – THE MOON IN THE GUTTER
Denis – NÉNETTE ET BONI
Boorman – BEYOND RANGOON
Powell – AGE OF CONSENT
Carné – LE JOUR SE LÈVE
Askin – TRUMBO
Sorry, double post.
Zabriskie Point is available in both domestic and import from amazon.
Trumbo is finally coming to DVD?! Awesomeness!
Great doc. Important history.
Now what’s up with Ballast?! Maybe that’ll be Criterions’ 500 title. Wow, wouldn’t that be something.