Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Days of Heaven. I think, I’m not sure, I wasn’t even sure what Criterion was.
It must be either “The 400 Blows” or “Rashomon”.I can’t remember which of them I had seen first.
Citizen Kane on Criterion Collection Laser Disc.
“if….”. I got it from blockbuster, never having heard of Criterion, and the film and special features were incredible, so I basically fell in love. Then I found Godard. :D
“KWAIDAN” de Masaki Kobayashi, si bien, en terminos de estricto orden, mi primer acercamiento a los filmes de Janus-Criterion fue “THE STORY OF THE LAST CRYSANTEMUM” de Mizoguchi, en una copia en VHS
Either “The Killer” or “Hard Boiled” on DVD.
“The Last Temptation of Christ” on Laserdisc.
I’m not sure but it was either Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas of This Is Spinal Tap.
Life of Brian. I think Royal Tenenbaums was second. Then after 8 1/2 I was hooked.
Like a bunch of people I was weaned on the more mainstream fare.
the 39 steps, and then, rebecca
I think I watched The Third Man when I was eight or so, assuming criterion was around then.
Rushmore, I believe.
In the Realm of the Senses, I think.
I’m sure that I watched a few in the past, but the first Criterion DVD I watched knowingly was probably Seven Samurai.
My first Criterion was also one of the best: 8 1/2
In The Mood for Love, it was a gift.
Criterion laserdisc #1: Citizen Kane. I was hooked.
Life of Brian
Fairly sure the first (unknowing) criterion i watched was royal tenenbaums, however, the first knowing experience i had with criterion was most likely kagemusha.
On LD, “Supercop”. On DVD, I think it was “Seven Samurai”. On Blu-ray, “Chungking Express”.
My first Criterion was 12 Angry Men. It became one of my favorites.
I first lost my virginity to criterion with The Seventh Seal, and that was amazing worth every penny.
if we’re talking films that were criterion, but watched as a regular dvd, then id have to say ‘chasing amy’ — didnt know it was criterion when i saw it. but, if we’re talking about the first criterion film you purchased & watched, then id have to say ‘bad timing’. i bought it because i thought that garfunkel being a tough guy in a movie was funny. pretty good film though.
La Grande Illusion, Criterion No. 1
I desperately had to see a French movie for a French class last Fall and that was when Criterion had just released “Classe tous risque” and the description of the film caught my attention. So, I picked it up and I got hooked on the rest of Criterion. So, even though I now only have just six, I love this company and the work they do.
HIGH AND LOW BY AKIRA KUROSAWA
AND I LIKE IT.