Directors The Criterion Collection on DVD Draft

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  1. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    It's the return of the draft. I was talking to a friend about criterion titles and realized it's a great idea for a draft. Imagine you don't have any Criterion titles and given the chance to choose any titles you want from their collection on dvd, even the OOP ones! The qualifying titles are all the dvd's that have been released. In case of box sets, your selection is the set itself. So your selection of the Carl Theodor Dreyer box set which includes Day of Wrath, Ordet, Gertrud, and My Metier, is considered one pick (the Kurosawa and Hitchcock boxes are not valid as selections because they are old releases bundled together).

    I'm in so the next seven who wants to join the draft are in. As usual a voting process will follow after the draft. I want the votes to be determined by both the quality of the film and the quality of the dvd (supplements and transfer). Please keep that in mind when making your selections. The draft will start as soon as all 8 slots are filled. We are going ten rounds. Picking process will go as a snake rotation (1-8, 8-1, 1-8, etc.). The time limit is 12 hours, so PM me with picks if necessary. Let me know if you are confused with my rules and if I missed anything [​IMG]

    Cary T
    1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    2. In The Mood For Love
    3. Rebecca
    4. Wild Strawberries
    5. L'Avventura
    6. Ratcatcher
    7. Solaris
    8. Band of Outsiders
    9. High and Low
    10. I Am Curious

    Nick Sievers
    1. 8 1/2
    2. Rashomon
    3. Rushmore
    4. Monty Python's Life of Brian
    5. Rififi
    6. Traffic
    7. Gimme Shelter
    8. Oliver Twist
    9. The Royal Tenenbaums

    Scott Weinberg
    1. Brazil
    2. Robocop
    3. Beastie Boys Video Anthology
    4. Time Bandits
    5. This Is Spinal Tap
    6. The Blob
    7. The Silence of the Lambs
    8. Armageddon
    9. Straw Dogs
    10. Man Bites Dog

    Simon Lepine
    1. The Third Man
    2. Children of Paradise
    3. The Adventures of Antoine Doinel
    4. The Seventh Seal
    5. Nights of Cabiria
    6. All That Heaven Allows
    7. Wages of Fear
    8. Bob le Flambeur
    9. Sparatacus
    10. Night And Fog

    Lew Crippen
    1. Salo
    2. Grand Illusion
    3. Notorious
    4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    5. Beauty and the Beast
    6. The Red Shoes
    7. The Lady Eve
    8. Taste of Cherry
    9. Tokyo Drifter
    10. The Magic Flute

    Steve Gon
    1. The Complete Monterey Pop Festival
    2. My Man Godfrey
    3. The Ruling Class
    4. The Hidden Fortress
    5. The Devil and Daniel Webster
    6. Umberto D.
    7. Black Narcissus
    8. Down By Law
    9. Ballad of a Soldier
    10. Knife in the Water

    Martin Teller
    1. A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman
    2. Seven Samurai
    3. By Brakhage: An Anthology
    4. The 39 Steps
    5. Sid and Nancy
    6. Red Beard
    7. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
    8. Kwaidan
    9. Charade
    10. For All Mankind

    Brook K
    1. Carl Theodor Dreyer Box Set
    2. Sullivan's Travels
    3. Andrei Rublev
    4. Contempt
    5. Do The Right Thing
    6. Ali: Fear Eats The Soul
    7. Peeping Tom
    8. Hearts & Minds
    9. That Obscure Object of Desire
    10. The Bank Dick
     
  2. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    So what happened to drafts? Did everyone get sick of them?
     
  3. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    3. ME!
     
  4. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I can't speak for everyone but yes I'm tired of them (participation wise that is). I'll pass on joining but I'll come back when the voting starts.
     
  5. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    Since I'm a Criterion junkie, I gotta join
     
  6. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I’m in
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    What Simon said. [​IMG] (I'm in!)

    Just got done watching the Criterion editions of Bergman's Faith Trilogy. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I haven't seen enough of the films in the collection, so I'll just watch.
     
  9. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    I'm in.

    I actually thought of this idea myself a couple weeks ago, but I didn't want to run it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Brook K

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    I'm in
     
  11. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'm in if there's room.
     
  12. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    We have our eight, sorry George.

    One of my favorite film, the extra optional soundtrack, audio commentary, and the beautiful transfer pushes this title over the top. The #1 pick for my criterion collection is spine #62, The Passion of Joan of Arc.

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    Next up:
    Nick Sievers
    Scott Weinberg
    Simon Lepine


    Remember the time limit is 12 hours.
     
  13. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    fingers crossed...
     
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    That's too bad, especially since my taste in Criterions is so different than anyone in this draft. [​IMG]
     
  15. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    Nick is skipped, Scott is next.
     
  16. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I sincerely hope this wasn't Nick's pick, but I'm thrilled to be able to choose:

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  17. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    Great pick Scott, I would have seriously considered Brazil if it was anamorphic. [​IMG]

    Next up:
    Simon Lepine
    Lew Crippen
    Steve Gon


    Nick can pick anytime.
     
  18. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I’m bound to observe that Joan does not fit that criteria Cary. [​IMG]

    Great picks both of you. Actually, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be writing this again and again.
     
  19. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    Well, Cary picked my first choice. But there are so many great ones to choose from anyway. My pick (sorry Steve [​IMG]):


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  20. Nick Sievers

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    Sorry, I was out most of yesterday. I pick 8 1/2
     

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