Once again with deference to Dick, who put up the great speculative Criterion thread in 2014, I just wanted to see if people had some continuing hopes and dreams for what we might see from Criterion in 2016: Revisiting my prior list from last year, regardless of reality, and noting that some of the items from the last couple of years actually have been picked up, just not by Criterion. 1. Hard Eight 2. No Highway in the Sky 3. Croupier 4. Popeye (Yes, the Altman one. Just for the bonus features...) 5. David Mamet 3-pack (House of Games, Homicide as upgrades, plus Things Change as a new Criterion) 6. The Magnificent Ambersons (carrying over the bonus material from the laserdisc) - upgrade from laserdisc (and to honor Larry Granberry – also including an archival copy of the lost director’s cut from Rio – assuming one is ever found…) 7. Alec Guiness set (Including Kind Hearts and Coronets) 8. Pinero 9. Dead Calm 10. Never Cry Wolf 11. The Silent Partner 12. The Sugarland Express (yes, a bare bones edition was made available by Universal – I’d like to see something far more in depth…) 13. The Day After (providing a good HD transfer and a new commentary with Nicholas Meyer - restoring the audio for the ending) 14. Sticks and Bones (Robert Downey Sr. TV movie adaptation of David Rabe's play) (And frankly, I’d love to see other Downey work being tackled by Criterion in Blu – particularly Greaser’s Palace) 15. The Man in the Glass Booth 16. Leaving Las Vegas 17. Shine - upgrade from laserdisc 18. Missing - upgrade 19. Searching for Bobby Fischer (currently only on Blu as an MOD!!!!) 20. Chinatown 21. Blood Simple 22. Dead Ringers (upgrade from Criterion laserdisc, maybe with some new bonus features) 23. Rush (1991) 24. Bird (a full-on expanded Criterion examination of this film, and of Charlie Parker) 25. Adaptation 26. Fearless (currently only on Blu as an MOD!!!) 27. The Year of Living Dangerously I note that last year and this year’s projected releases from various other companies have taken some of my original list off the table. I asked for a Spartacus upgrade, and it turned out that Universal gave us a good one – although I would have preferred to have all the Criterion bonus content. As it is, I still must keep my Criterion DVD for the great commentary, etc. Twilight Time gave us Lenny last year, and apparently will be giving us Cutter’s Way and Runaway Train later this year. Shout! will be offering a deluxe edition of Midnight Run in July. And Universal has finally made 100 Men and a Girl available as an MOD DVD. The last one flabbergasts me, partially due to my family’s connection to the film. But also because this is a movie that was nominated for Best Picture when it came out – and the only way we can see it on DVD or anything past laser is as an MOD disc. And of course in 2015, Kino gave us a Blu of River's Edge.