Most desired Criterion release

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  1. lscd

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    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
     
  2. JohnTRU

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    'Nashville'
     
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    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
     
  4. Scott Temple

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    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.

    Why haven't we gotten this yet?
     
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    A Matter of Life and Death (AKA, Stairway to Heaven)
    The Boetticher/Scott Westerns
    More Sam Fuller
     
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    Both cuts of Andrei Rublev.
     
  7. Jim_K

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    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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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The 1972 British musical. This film deserves more respect.
     
  9. Bradley-E

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    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. Dave B Ferris

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    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. Rich Malloy

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    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...
     
  12. Pete York

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

    And a little bit outside the box perhaps, but say Huston's Battle of San Pietro and Let There Be Light.
     
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    Magnificent Ambersons
     
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    Some Satyajit Ray and Aki Kaurismaki (have all his R2 DVDs, but anything to spread the word) would be nice.
     
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    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.
     
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    The Devils
    Rosetta
    King of the Hill

    and another notch for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
     
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    Exterminating Angel
    Come and See
    Taxi Zum Klo
    Ken Park
     
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    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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    Definately "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
     
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    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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