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#1 of 83 OFFLINE   lscd



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Posted August 17 2006 - 09:28 PM

Which titles would people here most like to see Criterion release? A lot of their old laserdisc titles have been released in great DVD versions by either Criterion or other companies, but which ones would you still like to see them put out?

My wishlist from their old laserdisc titles include:

- The Magician
- Bad Day at Black Rock
- 12 Angry Men
- High Noon
- Fellini Satyricon
- Swept Away

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#2 of 83 OFFLINE   JohnTRU


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#3 of 83 OFFLINE   DouglasBr


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Posted August 18 2006 - 01:30 AM

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

#4 of 83 OFFLINE   Scott Temple

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Posted August 18 2006 - 03:20 AM

A DVD rerelease (2-Disc Set) of "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975) with a 16x9 enhanced transfer, a commentary track with Director Peter Weir and Anne-Louise Lambert (Miranda), the seven minutes of footage that was deleted from the 1998 rerelease, and the two hour documentary, Dream Within A Dream: The Making of Picnic at Hanging Rock, from 2004.

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Posted August 18 2006 - 03:47 AM

A Matter of Life and Death (AKA, Stairway to Heaven) The Boetticher/Scott Westerns More Sam Fuller
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Posted August 18 2006 - 03:59 AM

Both cuts of Andrei Rublev.

#7 of 83 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted August 18 2006 - 04:07 AM

Keeping things realistic - i.e. what they may have rights to and what they could get rights to (Fox).............

Hitokiri (1969)
The Lodger (1944)
Hangover Square (1944)
The Gunfighter (1950)
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
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Posted August 18 2006 - 04:18 AM

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The 1972 British musical. This film deserves more respect.
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Posted August 18 2006 - 04:49 AM

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN : It is too important a film to have the minor treatment Universal gave it on DVD. Universal has already licensed a bunch of films to Criterion; so I would not be out of the question.

#10 of 83 OFFLINE   Dave B Ferris

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Posted August 18 2006 - 04:52 AM

Another vote for the Boetticher/Scott westerns (exempting 'Seven Men From Now', already released). Of course, at this point, I'd settle for bare-bones versions from Columbia, too. Also: more Jean Pierre Melville, such as 'Le Doulos', and 'Army of Shadows'. 'Army of Shadows' seems realistic because the film was recently re-released theatrically by Rialto.

#11 of 83 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted August 18 2006 - 05:27 AM

Hell yeah. And all of Tarkovsky's films in a nice fancy boxset ("Solaris" is done, and they've been working on "Ivan's Childhood" for years and years. I've heard rumors about a possible "Nostalghia", but rumors only...) BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ boxset (and this is a near certainty) THE IDIOTS (completely uncut, of course, and w/a second disc including "The Humiliated" and tons of dogme-95 scholarship) A BRIGHTER SUMMERS DAY (the lack of Edward Yang films on DVD is a travesty) THE DEKALOG (terribly unlikely, I guess, but the Polish WB release is an astonishingly expensive import, and the Facets/Image releases are just a step up from crap) And so many more that it's just silly...
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#12 of 83 OFFLINE   Pete York

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Posted August 18 2006 - 05:42 AM

Young and Innocent
Secret Agent
The Fall of the Roman Empire
Odd Man Out
Brighton Rock
A Matter of Life and Death

And a little bit outside the box perhaps, but say Huston's Battle of San Pietro and Let There Be Light.

#13 of 83 OFFLINE   James D S

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Posted August 18 2006 - 05:49 AM

Magnificent Ambersons

#14 of 83 OFFLINE   SteveGon


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Posted August 18 2006 - 05:49 AM

Some Satyajit Ray and Aki Kaurismaki (have all his R2 DVDs, but anything to spread the word) would be nice.

#15 of 83 OFFLINE   Eric Larsen

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Posted August 18 2006 - 05:50 AM

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and The Fisher King Spike Lee's first feature She's Gotta Have It hasn't been released on DVD at all. The Thief and the Cobbler, Sweatbox, and Heart of Darkness would be great. Would love to see these Criterion Collection laserdisc commentaries released as podcasts on iTunes or on DVD: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Graduate, It's a Wonderful Life, King Kong, se7en, Singin' in the Rain, Some Like It Hot, Taxi Driver, This is Spinal Tap, Tootsie, The Wizard of Oz. Don't know enough about the Raging Bull DVD or the upcoming Bram Stoker's Dracula DVD to say whether their Criterion commentaries were used or not.

#16 of 83 OFFLINE   Nick Shookla

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Posted August 18 2006 - 06:06 AM

The Devils
King of the Hill

and another notch for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

#17 of 83 OFFLINE   Jon Baker

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Posted August 18 2006 - 06:10 AM

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Posted August 18 2006 - 06:14 AM

Hear, hear. Considering Peter's now finally onboard doing DVD commentaries (re: Dead Poets), this one's a strong contender for a major upgrade in both picture and supplements.

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Posted August 18 2006 - 06:33 AM

Definately "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
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Posted August 18 2006 - 06:43 AM

Napoleon (1927, Abel Gance). The rights are tied up with so many parties (Zoetrope, Universal, BFI, Photoplay Prod., StudioCanal), so I think the best solution would to have a mediator like Criterion. They've delt with all them before, anyways. The film would be quite expensive to remaster and there's a huge amount of supplemental material (ranging from multiple versions, alternate takes, behind-the-scenes footage). Criterion would be able to justify the cost with their reputation. The topper would be to include Kevin Brownlow's book on the film, which is currently out of print. It would have to be a three or four disc edition (the latest 5 1/2 hour cut has two intermissions, so splitting into three parts is fine). Universal would surely create an excellent disc in terms of presentation, but I'm certain they would not add a single supplement, not to mention only include the Zoetrope cut. Given that Criterion is putting FOUR scores on their Pandora's Box DVD, this would be a great opportunity to put both the Carmine Coppola and Carl Davis scores on the same disc. Maybe even have someone re-orchestrate Arthur Honneger's 1927 score.

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