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  1. Jun-Dai Bates

    Let's make a list of films that we would like to see Criterion put out.

    I know that Criterion greatly appreciates feedback and that requests affect their decisions on which films to release. I email them every once in a while, and that's probably the most effective way to get your voice heard. But I thought it would be interesting to see what films other people...
  2. Jun-Dai Bates

    Horrible News About Netflix (and Criterion)

    A friend told me that he had received an email from Netflix (in response to a query) that they weren't planning on getting any more Criterion titles, because they tend to "break" more frequently than other titles. Having gone through their site, I compiled a list of recent Criterion titles that...
  3. Jun-Dai Bates

    short films

    Most well-known filmmakers have, of course, made short films. It strikes me that there would be a market for many of those films on DVD. This is particular to DVD, since it is a format that film fans adore. Can you imagine how happy Polanski fans would be to have a collection of his shorts on...
  4. Jun-Dai Bates

    Anyone: Avant-garde films

    There are an enormous number of films that will probably never see the light of dvd, in the world of Avant-Garde filmmaking. I'd like to take a moment to champion them. I, for one, would love to be able to see them repeatedly (especially because many are quite short), and thus it would be nice...
  5. Jun-Dai Bates

    Fox: The Leopard

    Of Luchino Visconti's films, only Senso is available on DVD. It would be nice to have some of his films on dvd, with beautiful transfers, and I would prefer to see made available none more than the Leopard. Please Fox, release this title, or give it to Criterion; it has been overlooked for too...