What would you like to see next from criterion?

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  1. bujaki

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    Hoffmann originally released in 70mm? Where?
    I took a course on P&P with Bill Everson; plus saw all the films that MoMA showed during a retrospective of The Archers, and by Powell without Pressburger, and never heard this fact.
    I do agree that it is a great film, and Sir Thomas Beecham adds a lot to its magic.
     
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    The Emmigrants, any of their best Picture Nominees not on BLU upgraded; The Turning Point; Leaving Las Vegas
     
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    It's as true as anything you are going to find. All of the major events are there. Beyond that, there is not a lot of detail known.
     
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    I'd like to see Criterion rescue some unreleased films (in the US anyway) from David Lynch, Wong Kar Wai, Kieslowski, Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Scorsese, etc. The rights might be with others (Kino, Sony, Universal, WB, Fox, Disney), but they don't seem to bother releasing them. :(

    I'd like to see them take a stab at some titles that the studios have released on BD but haven't bothered producing extras for (Barry Lyndon, Lolita). Oh, and to get Spartacus done right on BD.

    I'd also like to see some some more Shakespeare on BD (Olivier, Welles, Branagh's Henry V, McKellan in Richard III) and titles like The Lion in Winter.
     
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    It really is encouraging to see the love for The Archers.

    I hope Criterion are listening.

    Steve W
     
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    More silents from Criterion. The Chaplin and Lloyd releases have been outstanding, not to mention gems like People On Sunday and Lonesome. I'd love to see them work out something with Warner Bros. to license the still unreleased MGM silents like Greed, The Wind, The Crowd, and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
     
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    Yes, the Lubitsch version from 1943 - Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles CoburnAlthough I do enjoy the 1978 - Warren Beatty, Julie Christie title (a remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan, not Heaven Can Wait).
     
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    I would like to add to my prior request and put un a hope for some classic foreign silent and early sound films - particularly some that have been released abroad such as the films of Marcel L'Herbier (i.e. L' Inhumaine and L'Argent.)
     
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    As wonderful as those titles are none of them would be released by Criterion, which is what this thread is about. THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN should see light of day from Fox or Twilight. Warner's would never let go of MOLLY BROWN or SEVEN BRIDES. Universal would also hang on to MODERN MILLIE. LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR is not a crappy film and is a title that would be right up Criterion's alley. The problem is with Music Rights that need to be cleared which has held up a DVD and Blu release. Personal question, why are you always negative about a title that has not had either a DVD or Blu release? Your just as negative about RAINTREE COUNTY.
     
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    You call that screwed up abortion a blu-ray? So, the fact that there's already an excellent BD of ERASERHEAD should put it out of the running, too.
     
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    I have the VHS releases of "Mondo Trasho" and "Multiple Maniacs", and given that in the past John Waters was even down on those Criterion might have had trouble talking him into it. Despite that, the new (this week) DVD of "I Am Divine" (which I really enjoyed) has clips that I had never seen from earlier films, and in pretty decent transfers. Perhaps Mr. Waters has been doing some archival work, without calling attention to it. I hope so.
     
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    I tried to edit this, but couldn't, in order to add the following:

    Television Toys (I know it's Voyager)

    Adding titles in my collection that Criterion issued on Laserdisc that some other company has issued on Blu-Ray:

    Sid & Nancy (many extras and commentary)
    This Is Spinal Tap (some extras and commentary)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (CAV) (the Keanu & Winona "Edit your own scene" feature alone is priceless)
    Trainspotting (if only for the "glossary of terms" insert, because if ever a film required one, this is it)
     
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    Did you actually see Waterloo in 70mm?
    Also, the Universal SPARTACUS is not up to par and that's why you will see fans of this epic film requesting a new Criterion Collection version.
     
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    Yeah, I know Waters feels his early stuff is a little rough around the edges but he let (I think) Hag In A Black Leather Jacket play at a museum a few years ago so my hope is that he's changed his mind enough about the availability of his early movies that he'd release them.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Divine doc. I saw it last summer and didn't realize it was coming out on DVD.
     
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    At a Q and A for the Egyptian Theater screening of a restored FEMALE TROUBLES, John Waters stated that music rights were the problem with any official re-release of MONDO TRASHO and MULTIPLE MANIACS. This was a few years back, so something might have changed. They are two wild and crazy movies and that's putting it mildly.
     
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    Yes I did see WATERLOO in 70mm . (along with 179 other feature films released in 70mm ) It was panned by the critics at the time and was indeed a massive flop and it was a very very tedious film. Truly one of the very worst films released in 70mm. It was even worse than SOLOMON AND SHEBA and that was bad enough to have to sit through.
     
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    LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR was released on dvd many many years ago - maybe not in your country.If I dislike a film then there would be no reason for me to buy it on dvd or bluray, no matter how good the quality would be. A bad film is a bad film and putting it out on disc would not change the quality ..Did you ever sit in a cinema and see RAINTREE COUNTY during its original release? I did and even worked in the cinema showing it. Luckily I never had to endure it for very long.First and foremost a film needs to have a good director and a good scriptwriter ( something mostly lacking in today's American films.) There is a whole world of cinema out there.Some of the best films emanate from South Korea today. but I doubt if many Americans have ever seen one. Personally I prefer European and Asian films to that which are made in the U.S.A. America have seemed to have lost the plot when it comes to good storytelling. They used to have great writers in the old days but they have lost the art of how to write a good script.
     
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    Also I NEVER said that LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR was a crappy film.Re read my original message. The film had good reviews and was very successful on its original release.
     
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    The Alamo (1960) road show release, a Karel Zeman box set , Love With The Proper Stranger.
     
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    A good cult title for Criterion would be the 1977 movie 'Lolita' from Adrian Lyne -- a very interesting alternative to the Kubrick movie, truer to the novel and with a knock-out performance from Jeremy Irons. And Melanie Griffith holds her own very capably against the brilliance of Shelley Winters in the earlier version.
     

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