FOREIGN FILMS I can't wait to see on DVD...

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  1. Dick

    Dick Producer
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    PATHFINDER (Lapp, 2.35:1)
    EL NORTE
    EYES WITHOUT A FACE
    FIRES ON THE PLAIN
    GATE OF HELL (
    JOURNEY OF HOPE
    JU DOU (re-issue, OAR)
    LE GRAND CHEMIN
    LE JOUR SE LEVE
    MURMER OF THE HEART
    CRIA!
    TREE OF THE WOODEN CLOGS
    SPIRIT OF TE BEEHIVE
    TIN DRUM (re-issue)
    UGETSU
    VIRGIN SPRING
    SWORD AND THE DRAGON (uncut OAR Russian film)
    WEEKEND
    MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI JACOB
    JEAN DE FLORETTE (re-issue, properly transferred)
    MANON DE SOURCE (re-issue, properly transferred)
    HARIKARI
    THE EMIGRANTS
    THE NEW LAND
    SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA (re-issue, OAR)

    Those are what I want off the top of my head...

    Has anyone heard rumors of any Region 1 releases...?
     
  2. Leo Kerr

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    We heard of a curious little Japanese film.. and on seeing it, and showing it to others, have gotten an incredible range of responses. Rather, 50% loved it, 50% hated it. No middle ground. It's described as a 'noodle western.'

    TAMPOPO

    NetFlix has it (which is where we got it.) The transfer kinda sucks; it looks like the DVD was mastered off of 3/4" UMatic tape (better than VHS, but not much by today's standards.)

    Another curious Japanese charmer, especially if you've heard and enjoyed radio plays, is

    WELCOME BACK, MR. MACDONALD (Radio no jikan)

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  3. Marc Colella

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    Herzog Boxset (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Even Dwarfs Started Small, Stroszek, Little Dieter Needs To Fly, Heart of Glass)
    The Conformist
    Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring (re-release)
    Fanny & Alexander
    Delicatessan
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    I'd love to see DVD's for Abel Gance's Napoleon, Un chien andalou, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, and La roue.
     
  5. Haggai

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    I think Tampopo is pretty hilarious, I wouldn't mind seeing that one. Kurosawa's great Stray Dog, which he did right before Rashomon, will hopefully get a nice edition from Criterion or whomever else owns the rights.

    An extremely enthusiastic second for The Conformist, as Marc C. suggested. Very beautiful, very complex, and very influential.
     
  6. Tony Kwong

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    I have Radio no Jikan on R2 Japan DVD and it's a good movie. This movie flowed with super long shots in some sequences. Nice thing was there was this crazy laugh track on it as a bonus audio track.
     
  7. Lars Vermundsberget

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    I'd suggest the Swedish classic "Körkarlen" ("The Phantom Carriage"), 1920-something by Victor Sjöström.
     
  8. Jason Hughes

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    I can't belive nobody has mentioned La Dolce Vita yet.

    I recall at one point Criterion was trying to work out a deal with Artisan (can you imagine the P&S piece of shit they would put out?), but with their impending sale, who knows...
     
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    There's an edition at koreandvds that look pretty good

    Oh, and there's no sign of a dvd-version of 'path-finder' unfortunatly. :-(
    But the director is finishing his new movie at the moment, so maybe after that's done.........
     
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    Yes, please.

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    also, R1 issues of
    Law of Desire
    Matador
    The Falls
    Celine and Julie Go Boating
     
  12. Brook K

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    Just a few:
    Ugetsu
    The Stationmaster's Wife
    Berlin Alexanderplatz
    The 3rd Generation
    The Great Ecstacy of Woodcarver Steiner
    Four Adventures Of Reine & Mirabelle
    The Tree, The Mayor & The Mediatheque
    Two Or Three Things I Know About Her
    Sansho the Bailiff
    Record Of A Living Being/I Live In Fear
    Simon Of The Desert
    Belle De Jour (remastered)
    Senso
    Paisan
    Stromboli
    The Conformist
     
  13. Jay E

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    There are too many films to name, although The Conformist would be on the top of my list. Also, Bertolucci's The Spider's Strategem & 1900 would be most welcome too.

    Love to see more films by Ozu, Bunuel, Bresson, Mizoguchi & Ichikawa.

    Waiting anxiously for those Wim Wenders DVDs from Anchor Bay. Alice in the Cities being my most wanted title.

    I strongly suggest buying a multi-region player if you love foreign films as I've picked up DVDs of La Dolce Vita, Delicatessen, Fanny & Alexander, Tree of the Wooden Clogs and many other titles from other regions.
     
  14. Ted Todorov

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    What Jay said about multi-region players -- too many to list of the above DVDs are available in excellent non-R1 editions.

    My top choices:
    1) Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette)
    2) Out 1 (both versions) (Rivette)
    3) The Conformist
    4) The Mother and The Whore (Eustache)
    5) All other Rivette & Eustache still not on DVD Paris Belongs to Us etc.
    6) Masculin, Feminin (Godard)
    7) Cria Cuervos (Saura)
    8) Let's Get Lost (Weber) + Chet's Romance (Fevre) (Let's Get Lost is an American Chet Baker documentary, but it sneaks into this list because that's the only way I can think of getting the short Chet's Romance on DVD, which is indeed foreign).
    9) All The Boys Are Called Patrick (Godard) + an assortment of other New Wave related shorts.
    10) The Green Room (Truffaut)
     
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    Tchao Pantin (Berri)
     
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    Twilight Samurai
     
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    Au Revoir Les Enfants
    Jean De Florette/Manon des Sources (reissue)
    Moonlighting (dir: Jerzy Skolimowski)
    Deep End (dir: Jerzy Skolimowski)
     
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    Eyes Without A Face has been picked up by Rialto Pictures for re-release. Almost all Rialto films end up on DVD through Criterion! So we could be seeing this extraordinary film on DVD this year.

    Foreign films I want to see given a DVD release:

    Napoleon - 330-minute restoration with anamorphic tryptych sequence.
    The Conformist
    Le Samurai
    Chushingura
    - Anamorphic, please!
    Don Kikhot - 1957 Russian version of Don Quixote shot in 'scope - great performances.
    They Fought for Their Country - 1975 Russian World War II film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (War and Peace)

    Awesome film, Lars! 1921 was the year it was released. Great morality tale, beautifully shot.
     
  19. AlanP

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    How about
    "SHALL WE DANCE"
    "THAT MAN FROM RIO"
    "THE WEDDING BANQUET"
     
  20. Lars Vermundsberget

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    Just in case anyone would like more ideas for a wish list of silent film:

    Get the DVD of "Cinema Europe - the other Hollywood". This is an interesting 5 hour television documentary on European film industry in the silent era. There are a lot of glimpses of movies that would be great to have on DVD.
     

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