Your Ideal Criterion Box Set?

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  1. Jake Johnson

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    What would be your ideal criterion box set?

    Mine would be The Complete Steven Soderbergh.
    Traffic-Criterion
    Schizopolis-Criterion
    2-disc Ocean's Eleven
    2-disc Ocean's Twelve
    2-disc The Limey
    The Underneath
    2-disc Solaris
    King of The Hill
    Kafka
    The Underneath
    Bubble 2-disc
    Eros 2-disc
    K-Street: The Complete series 3-disc set
    2-disc Sex, Lies and Videotape
    The Yes concert documentary

    The salivation has begun.
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

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    Doom: Criterion Collection

    - Steve
     
  3. Jake Johnson

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    Zeus and Roxanne: Criterion
    AND!
    Disc 2 will feature Guttenberg's "P.S. Your Cat is Dead"
     
  4. Ken N.

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    The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films presents....

    The cinema of Jean-Claude Van Damme.
     
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    A Complete Fritz Lang Collection. All films with commentary! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bradley-E

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    Not really a set, But if Universal drops the ball with the DVD of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and releases it with little supplements; I'm all for a elaborate SE: with Gobs, and Gobs of extras. Criterion Style.
     
  7. Jake Johnson

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    Orson Welles Box Set
    The Third Man
    F For Fake
    The Complete Mr. Arkadin
    Touch of Evil
    The Lady From Shanghai
     
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    Not a boxset, only a title

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  9. Steve Tannehill

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    Oh dear, I apologize for derailing your thread, Jake. But I did get a laugh out of the Vanilla Ice cover art.

    I would like a Terry Gilliam box set, including an anamorphic Brazil, The Fisher King (complete with original supplements), Adventures of Baron Munchausen (ditto) and all the others.

    - Steve
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    Abel Gance's Napoleon - Three-Disc Criterion Edition:

    - The most complete 5 1/2 hr. cut with the improved (and real) tinting/toning, original Old English font styled intertitles and opening credits, full digital restoration (MTI)
    - Musical Score by Carmine Coppola remixed to Dolby Digital 5.1
    - Musical Score by Carl Davis remixed to Dolby Digital 5.1
    - Commentary by Kevin Brownlow and other participants (perhaps a great Napoleon [The real man] historian, Robert Harris, etc)
    - 3-Panel Finale presented in 4:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, with maybe the option to obtain three mini-DVD's for those wanting to set up three projectors or monitors side-by-side.

    The film would be split into three parts (it's supposed to have two intermissions, so it would be seamless).

    Other extras:

    - Abel Gance: The Charm of Dynamite documentary (by Kevin Brownlow
    - A featurette comparing the many versions.
    - Alternate/Deleted Scenes (namely re-shot material from the 1971 version and alternate takes not used in the restoration)
    - The complete 1935 sound re-issue
    - A detailed featurette on the restoration, as well as the further restoration on the DVD
    - Stills gallery (production stills, behind the scenes, posters, etc.)
    - Behind the scenes footage (this exists and can be seen in Cinema Europe)
    - The complete script in PDF form (I have this in softcover)
    - Package a softcover reprint of Brownlow's book on Napoleon

    I know this would be about $99.98 in MSRP, but it would be Criterion's greatest release.

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    Another idea...

    Metropolis: 2-disc SE

    - New digital master sourced directly from the 2K digital restoration files
    - The Huppertz Score in 5.1 (full bitrate)

    First disc ONLY the movie, plus the previous Enno Patalas commentary. Also add a more "fun" commentary by Roger Ebert or someone. The Patalas commentary is like sitting through a film theory class.

    The second disc would carry over all the previous extras on the Kino, but would add the butchered Paramount version for comparison.
     
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    Whoops double post
     
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    Given the recent terrible releases, a Zhang Yimou box would be keen:

    Red Sorghum
    Raise The Red Lantern
    Ju Dou
    The Story Of Qiu Ju
    To Live
    Shanghai Triad
    The Road Home
    Not One Less

    I've only seen about half of those, but would love to see some great treatment for a great filmmaker.

    Nah just kidding...What I really want is a box set of prison girl films. [​IMG]
     
  13. Elijah Sullivan

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    The Complete Terrence Malick:

    Badlands
    -Disc 1: The Film + Special Features
    -Disc 2:Terrence Malick feature-length documentary. Like One Man Band, this documentary would discuss the films Malick was never able to make, such as Q and Gawain and the Green Knight. Also included as a supplement: Malick's original draft of the Che screenplay from before Soderbergh's meddling.
    Days of Heaven
    -Disc 1: Theatrical Cut
    -Disc 2: the two previously-unseen Alternate Cuts
    The Thin Red Line
    -Disc 1: Theatrical Cut
    -Disc 2 & 3: Extended Cut
    The New World
    -Disc 1: '05 Preview Cut
    -Disc 2: Extended Cut

    It would cost $250+, but I wouldn't think twice about buying it. [​IMG] What a fantasy...
     
  14. ZacharyTait

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    My ideal Criterion box set:

    The Complete Cameron Crowe

    Say Anything
    Disc 1: Theatrical Cut w/commentary with Crowe, Cusack, Skye, and Mahoney. Seamless Branching edit with the Deleted scenes, extended scenes and alternate scenes edited back into the movie or can be viewed seperately.
    Disc 2: Featurette, Theatrical trailers, TV spots, Where are they now feature, outtakes.

    Singles
    Disc 1: Theatrical Cut w/commentary with Crowe, Taylor, Pullman, Skerrit, Piven, Dillon, Scott, Sedgwick, Giamatti and Fonda. Deleted scenes (if they exist)
    Disc 2: Theatrical trailer, Music videos, BTS, Where are they now, outtakes.

    Jerry Maguire
    Disc 1: Theatrical cut w/brand new commentary with Crowe, Cruise, Zellweger, Gooding Jr and Lipnicki as well as a video commentary also.
    Disc 2: Everything from the SE plus a feature on where the sports people featured in the movie are now (Wayne Fontes still waiting by the phone...). Also the Reebok commercial created specifically for the movie.

    Almost Famous
    Everything from the Bootleg version plus:

    Roger Ebert commentary
    Get the rights from Led Zeppelin to use Stairway to Heaven in the deleted scene so that the viewer doesn't have to dig out their copy of it.

    Vanilla Sky
    Disc 1: Crowe's version and Amenabar's version with commentary from both on both versions as well as Cruise, Cruz, and Diaz. Pop-up track pointing out all of the pop culture references as well as the reference to Eric Stolz! [​IMG]
    Disc 2: Featurettes (one just on shooting in Times Square), Interview w/McCartney, Music Video, Trailers, and Photo Gallery.

    Elizabethtown
    Disc 1: Theatrical cut and Toronto cut with commentary by Crowe, Bloom, and Dunst
    Disc 2: BTS featurette, music video, deleted scenes, alternate scenes, screenplay.
     
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    The Early Films of Brian Depalma

    Wedding Party
    Get to Know Your Rabbit
    Greetings
    Hi, Mom!
    Woton's Wake
    Dionysus
    Murder a la Mod
    Home Movies

    And his early short films

    I've seen very, very few of these, and have had my eye out for years hoping they'll one day be available. Only "Hi, Mom!" and "Greetings" (althought it appears to be a public domain-esque release) has made it to DVD, to my knowledge.
     
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    Don't leave out Phantom of the Paradise, my personal favorite. Actually... I heard Criterion did consider putting it out at one point.
     
  17. Brian Sharp

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    What about a Samuel Bronston "Epic Collection" featuring:
    El Cid
    Fall of the Roman Empire
    55 Days at Peking, Fall of the Roman Empire
    Circus World
    King of Kings.
     
  18. Adam_S

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    How about Buena Vista licenses Takahata's Only Yesterday to Criterion? On the other hand with Lassetar in charge it may get a legitimate release, unlike the previous regime that deemed it obscene (female functions are so filthy! sigh.) but released the testicle-laden Pom-Poko.

    [​IMG]

    John Ford The Silent Years: Fragments and Memories 3 disc set:

    Basically a compilation of surviving film of Ford's early directed films, where at least one reel survives. Anchoring the set would be the best four-eight surviving intact silent films with new score recordings, including Iron Horse, the third disc would be the extras (ie surviving fragments) and a new documentary on Ford.
     
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    Dune - Criterion SE

    Disk 1: Theatrical cut
    Cast and crew commentary
    Trailers
    Vintage making of's and features

    Disk 2: Alan Smithie cut
    Film historian type commentary
    Feature on the origin and reasons for the TV cut

    Disk 3: David Lynch approved directors cut
    David Lynch and Freddie Francis commentary
    Deleted/alternate scenes

    Disk 4: Suppliments
    Major 2hr+ documentary covering all aspects of production, audiance reaction, retrospective views, restoration and directors cut etc
     
  20. ted:r

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    That Napoleon Set sounds fantastic.

    I'd vote for the Honor the Volcanic Dead: The last films of John Huston:
    • Under The Volcano
    • Prizzi's Honor
    • The Dead

    Also The Complete World War II Documentaties of John Huston:
    • Report From The Aleutians
    • San Pietro
    • Let There Be Light
     

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