would they please just add “Un prophete” to the collection already!?
Close up- Abbas Kiarostami
Bigger than Life- Nicholas Ray
Haven’t seen the first two but Stagecoach was a blast.
@Superkal: Let me know what you thought about Bigger than life when you see it. I loved that film.
The last Criterion purchase: “Brazil,” which I’ve rented for years when teaching about the individual and the state in dystopian environments. But my two most recent DVD purchases were “Daisies” and “The Idiots,” both of which I’ve been searching for and finally found via Facets in Chicago.
I just pre-ordered 3 Criterions (Blu)
1. Thin Red Line
2. House (Hausu) – blind buy
3. Seven Samurai
we all know how amazing the work on Seven Samurai is, excited to have it in Blu…
I preordered house about 3 or 2 months ago. I can’t wait!
Picked up “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” last week. Pretty good film.
I will definitely be pre-ordering the BBS box soon.
Chungking Express! Best purchase I’ve made in a while.
The Last Metro. I’m going to watch it this weekend.
Paris Texas, a great Criterion.
Abby L. Let me know how you like the last metro when you watch it. I’m very interested in that film.
I bought Gimme Shelter Blu last week… would’ve liked more supplements, but the radio program was top notch – as was that booklet… wow!
I also just ordered The Thin Red Line Blu… can’t wait until it comes in.
I’ve been going crazy lately… and should probably slow down. I was planning on also getting Breathless Blu this week, but I think that’s going to wait until the next B&N sale… Darjeeling Blu probably won’t wait though.
I believe Under The Volcano was my most recent. I’m a John Huston fan for sure and what’s equally great is the documentary on Malcolm Lowry that comes with the Criterion package. So moody and wonderful. In fact, it wasn’t until I found out that the documentary was one of the extra features that I decided that I needed to buy it right away (as I had been looking for a dvd copy of the doc for quite some time). Two-for-one prizes… :)
There are several bluray releases coming out soon too that I’m all kinds of excited for (though my wallet is sniffling).
Haven’t bought any criterion since the sale … but the last sale day I purchased…
Letters from Fontainhas: Three Films by Pedro Costa, Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties, and picked up a copy of Berlin Alexanderplatz i had them order for me.
Straw Dogs – like new condition.
Going to pick up TTRL on blu-ray when it comes out.
I am relatively new to all things Criterion but have deffinately got the back. Recent purchases:
BIGGER THAN LIFE
WAGES OF FEAR
VIVRE SA VIE
THE THIN RED LINE
THE DARJEELING LIMITED
Just purchased Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King this morning. Before that, it was L’enfance nue and Revanche not too long ago.
Appropriate purchase for your username Cookie. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA… yup
Chungking Express blu ray
I’m going to amoeba records in the city today so I’ll be coming back with something a little rarer than usual criterion purchases.
Harakiri and Grand Illusion essential arthouse. I’m pretty sure the original OOP criterion didn’t have any supplements anyway right?
After I saw that it finally went OOP on the Criterion site, I grabbed the “Pierrot le fou” BR on eBay. Unfortunately, here at my university, I have no access to a Blu-Ray player, so I have to wait until December to see it!
Is the Thin Red Line that good?
Criterions edition of the movie I mean, seen the film countless times it was a huge hit here.
it has rave reviews for picture quality. some even saying it looks near 3D
I got The third man and High and low (probably my favorite film!)and this week I might pick up The Thin Red Line.
Stagecoach on Blu Ray. Next ones should be “Charade” and the BBS box set, both on Blu Ray.
Paris, Texas (Blu ray).
As I just recently got a Blu ray player, and this was a title I that I had been dying to see in HD, I went to the local Barnes & Noble and laid out the full $40 for the instant gratification of watching it the same day. I was pleased that Criterion eventually picked this title up; before Fox first released it on DVD I’d been hoping Criterion would get it. The film looks and sounds fantastic. It always has, but high definition just makes it even more so.
I haven’t had a chance to go through the booklet or extras yet, although I did watch it with Wenders’ audio commentary on. I was pleased to learn he and I share a favorite shot in the film.
The only thing I honestly dislike about this edition is the cover art. I guess I have the same complaint as I’ve heard voiced about the Red Desert cover – why put such vibrant eye candy inside such a dull wrapper? Neither are inappropriate to the content, but neither would inspire an impulse buy, either.
Looking forward to Wings of Desire (picking it up in November). Hoping Criterion will add more Wenders (and Müller) in the future.
I got lucky a couple of weeks ago, and found the following oop discs in a store in Oz, all sealed and reasonably priced:
Nights of Cabiria
That Obscure Object of Desire
A Woman is a Woman
Haven’t watched them yet, although I did see Obscure Object when it was released at the cinema over 30 years ago…. I’m looking forward to seeing it again.
The Darjeeling Limited