- Dec 4, 2009
- Real Name
Can wishes come true on a vicarious level? If so, then I can tell you that I've already got 4 from your list; and that was from last year. Going shopping today to get more; but don't be too jealous, as you've probably got a better display to watch them on, than I do.I've already blown my blu-ray budget for this month, plus I have about three dozen blu-rays on my shelf I've never watched. And yet still, I wish I could get...
The Lodger, 1927
It Happened One Night, 1934
Make Way for Tomorrow, 1937
Only Angels Have Wings, 1939
The Four Feathers, 1939
The Rules of the Game, 1939
Red River, 1948
Night and the City, 1950
The Asphalt Jungle, 1950
Kiss Me Deadly, 1955
Wild Strawberries, 1957
12 Angry Men, 1957
3:10 to Yuma, 1957
Anatomy of a Murder, 1959
Can wishes come true on a vicarious level? If so, then I can tell you that I've already got 4 from your list; and that was from last year. Going shopping today to get more; but don't be too jealous, as you've probably got a better display to watch them on, than I do.
I'm betting that every HTF member has a better display than I do; as yours already tops mine. One day, though, one day.Probably my display isn't better than yours, as we have a 2009 Sony 46" Bravia. I recently just missed amazon's sale of a 55" 4k tv for $400, but actually the current tv works fine. And I guess it's true with my current blu-ray collection I'm not likely to see much of a difference anyway with a 4k tv.
I did recently get from the amzn sale Woman of the Year. I bypassed the movie for now, and went straight to the documentary on George Stevens. Amazing color footage of WW2.
If I may ask, which of your Criterion's of pre 1960 movies do you like the best? I own and have enjoyed Bigger than Life, All that Heaven Allows, The Red Shoes, Modern Times, etc.
I'm betting that every HTF member has a better display than I do; as yours already tops mine. One day, though, one day.
Pre-60's BD BEST (off the top of my head):
ALL of Chaplin; with emphasis on The Kid, in terms of its transfer and/or restoration.
As usual, Robert A. Harris best captured what you'll be in for with The Kid, as it's truly..."other worldly".
Yes to The Red Shoes, of course; but check out Black Narcissus, as well. If this isn't perfection, then I don't know what is.
On The Waterfront, Only Angels Have Wings, It Happened One Night, Wild Strawberries, David Lean Directs Noel Coward.
And, I'm cheating a bit here; as you asked about Pre-60's; but I'm electing L'avventura (1960), as it was probably filmed in '59.
Further cheating; I predict the upcoming 4K of "Rebecca" will be added to this list; but until then, I'll be picking up Red River, Woman of the Year and The French Lieutenant's Woman; to name but a few.