Carnival of Souls. Fourteen year-old me had no idea what he was in store for, assuming this was going to be his usual b-horror flick. Perhaps seeing this film that early explains my later affinity for Lynch.
Either My Own Private Idaho or The Vanishing… I don’t recall which was first, but they were back-to-back.
I have no idea…don’t care either
I think it was Robocop, it’s amazing how bad those early non-anamorphic transfers look now
The Last Picture Show — on laser disc! (although it’s possible it was the LD for Akira.)
The first film I watched that happened to be a Criterion: The Royal Tenenbaums.
The first film I watched BECAUSE it was a Criterion: The Third Man.
Dodes’ka-den. I was looking up Seven Samurai because I heard it was one of the best samurai films ever made, and the search for it listed the criterion site. Went to the site, and in the month’s new releases, Dodes’ka-den was on the list by Akira Kurasawa. So, I figured I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did. Criterion to me, along with Tarantino and Scorsese, is a gateway to cinema.
Either “The Royal Tenenbaums” OR “The Life Aquatic” OR “The Bank Dick” OR “Seven Samurai”
Fritz Lang’s “M” … and what a fantastic way to jump in.
Days of Heaven (1978). I rented the Blu-ray disc through Netflix and was completely blown away. I haven’t seen any of the bonus features, which is why I’ll probably purchase it while the Criterion sale is still underway.
Rashomon for a Japanese film class
The Royal Tenenbaums for my personal entertainment
I believe mine was Rashomon for a film class as well.
Probably either Rushmore or The Rock.
I think my first was Repulsion.
The first Criterion I ever saw was The Princess Bride, as a child and unknowingly. But the first film(s) that brought me awareness to the Criterion collection was through watching Dogme 95 films, The Celebration, The Idiots and Julien Donkey Boy. After watching those three films in succession I then noticed the emblem on the top, which lead me to a whole new world of cinema…
either the Royal Tenenbaums or The Last Temptation of Christ. Or Spinal Tap not sure but one of those three.
Taxi Driver on a Criterion laser disc about 20 years ago..
On DVD, The Third Man.
I think it was The Seven Samurai.
I’m not sure. maybe Diabolique.
Battle of Algiers.. I remember spending my whole weekend watching every last bit of the film+bonus features.
Chasing Amy, I believe.
I’m not sure if I remember what the first Criterion film I ever saw was. But the first Criterion I ever purchased was “Videodrome”.
yea RASHOMON or 81/2
dont remember exatctly
The Ruling Class.
I was stunned by the picture quality and I absolutely loved the movie.