Sight and Sound 92' List / available / coming soon / no plans...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gary Tooze, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

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    Hi all... I am trying to update the Sight and Sound list that Jung Woo initially created... with the listing of which S+S films are out on DVD/ coming soon/ no plans etc.
    This might be better for the Software section I suppose, but as it really relates to the films on the S+S list, I will put it here and see if it gets moved.
    Isn't 2002 a year for a new list from S+S ??
    Please indicate any errors in the new listing and I will attempt to correct them.

    Those movies already released on DVD are listed in red
    color, announced titles in purple , titles that are
    rumored to be planned blue , and the rest are in black colors.
    Title (Director) - Distributor (VHS)
    1. Citizen Kane (Welles) - Warner's restoration is adequate.
    2. The Rules of the Game (Renoir) - Criterion is expected to release it in 2002.
    3. Tokyo Story (Ozu) - gathering dusts in New Yorker vault
    4. Vertigo (Hitchcock) - gloriously restored on Universal DVD
    5. The Searchers (Ford) - Warner DVD. Well, they could have done it better.
    6. L'Atalante (Vigo) - New Yorker is sitting on this, too! The nerve!
    6. Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein) - Image DVD. But restored one will be coming from Criterion, maybe 2001.
    6. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer) - fabulous disc from Criterion.
    6. Pather Panchali (or any other Apu Trilogy title) (Ray) - waiting for rescue from Columbia vault.
    10. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick) - Warner DVD. There is a super anamorphic release out.
    11. 8 1/2 (Fellini) - Criterion DVD will come 11/27 2001.
    11. Sunrise (Murnau) - Fox (Critics' Choice Video)
    13. L'Avventura (Antonioni) - Criterion 2001? It even got a spine number of #98, so I'm giving it a purple mark.
    13. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica) - Image DVD with not so great transfer.
    13. The General (Keaton) - Image/Kino DVD - basically transfer of splendid VHS to DVD.
    13. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa) - Criterion says it all.
    13. Singin' in the Rain (Kelley/Donen) - Warner DVD.
    18. City Lights (Chaplin) - Image DVD. great quality.
    19. Breathless (Godard) - Fox Lorber (Connoisseur)
    19. Letter from Unknown Woman (Ophuls) - Artisan?
    19. Pierrot le fou (Godard) - Fox Lorber - OK transfer, though it could be better.
    19. Raging Bull (Scorsese) - MGM DVD. looks good.
    19. Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi) - Janus film collection, which means Criterion could give it Criterion treatment. (Home Vision)
    19. Wild Strawberries (Bergman) - Criterion is apparently planning to release this gem in 2002.
    25. Intolerance (Griffith) - Image DVD.
    25. Paisan (Rossellini) - (Hen's Tooth, not a very welcome name for videophile).
    27. Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky) - Criterion DVD and RusCiCo double available!
    27. The Music Room (Ray) - Columbia, wake up please!
    27. Rear Window (Hitchcock) - Universal Studios , well done !
    27. Some Like It Hot (Wilder) - MGM. Great!
    31. Gertrud (Dreyer) - Criterion - masterful!
    31. The Children of Paradise (Carne) - Criterion is almost ready - top release.
    31. Journey to Italy (Rossellini) - ? (Connoisseur)
    31. Madame de... (Ophuls) - ? (Connoisseur)
    31. Contempt (Godard) - Criterion? This movie was restored and theatrically released about three years ago. How hard can it be to just put it on DVD?
    31. Mirror (Tarkovsky) - Kino DVD with RusCiCo
    version on the Horizon.
    31. Pickpocket (Bresson) - New Yorker
    31. Stalker (Tarkovsky) - Fox Lorber
    31. Touch of Evil (Welles) - Universal did a great
    40. Ordet (Dreyer) - Criterion did a super job.
    41. Black Narcissus (Powell) - Criterion Spine number #93.
    41. Charulata (Ray) - Columbia, give us at least one Ray.
    41. Decalogue (Kieslowski) - kudos to Image DVD.
    41. La Dolce Vita (Fellini) - Artisan? (Republic)
    41. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman) - MGM I believe.
    41. The Grand Illlusion (Renoir) - Criterion DVD. Gloriously restored, it was worth 2 years of wait.
    41. Greed (von Stroheim) - Warner/Turner. Greed was recently restored. Why is it not on DVD yet?!
    41. Ikiru (Kurosawa) - another Janus film, Criterion candidate. Available on Hong Kong DVD presently.
    41. Jules et Jim (Truffaut) - one of better transfers form Fox Lorber.
    41. M (Lang) - Criterion DVD.
    41. The Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov) - Image DVD with very nice transfer considering its age.
    41. Monsieur Verdoux (Chaplin) - Image DVD.
    41. My Darling Clementine (Ford) - Fox.
    Available on Hong Kong DVD presently
    41. Nashville (Altman) - Paramount DVD. Excellent as expected, only if they'll get more titles out.
    41. North by Northwest (Hitchcock) - Warner DVD with truly remarkable restoration.
    41. Shoah (Lanzmann) - New Yorker
    41. The Third Man (Reed) - Criterion DVD with great transfer as usual.
    41. Trouble in Paradise (Lubitsch) - ? Gee, there is not even VHS for this movie. Com'on, this is a Lubitsch movie for God's sake.
    41. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Godard) - New Yorker is the culprit. VHS of this has been at rental price ($90), I don't know, for five years now, isn't it?
    61. Germany, Year Zero (Rossellini) - ? (Connoisseur, UK)
    61. The Gold Rush (Chaplin) - Image DVD, good transfer but not the original silent version (It's version in which Chaplin reads intertitle). But be even more wary of $10 Gold Rush DVD's released by
    noname company for it is in public domain.
    63. L'Age d'Or (Bunuel) - ?
    63. Apocalypse Now (Coppola) - Paramount DVD
    63. Au Hasard Balthazar (Bresson) - ? (Nouveau Film in UK)
    63. The Birth of a Nation (Griffith) - Image DVD
    63. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks) - Warner (Turner)
    63. Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel) - ? (Video Yesteryear)
    63. Chimes at Midnight (Welles) - Disney? Jarod reports that there's rumor, it is being restored by Disney. If true, good possibility that it will follow on DVD.
    63. The Godfather, Part 2 (Coppola) - Out by Paramount Home Video in a trilogy box set.
    63. Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein) - Criterion released in two-part box set with Alexander Nevsky in the box set in 2001. The Image DVD's can be bought separately for both movies, but they are atrocious.

    Kings of the Road (Wenders) - ? (Connoisseur, UK)
    63. Listen to Britain (Jennings) - ? (Classic Pictures, UK)
    63. The Magnificent Ambersons (Welles) - Warner (Turner)
    63. Modern Times (Chaplin) - Image DVD. excellent transfer.
    63. Night of the Hunter (Laughton) - MGM DVD
    63. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone) - According to Paramount, it is coming "sooner than later". Whatever that means.
    63. Out of the Past (Tourneur) - Warner (Turner)
    63. Passion (Godard) - Fox Lorber
    63. Performance (Cammell) - Warner
    63. Sansho Dayu (Mizoguchi) - Criterion (Janus)
    63. The Scarlet Empress (von Sternberg) - Criterion Released.
    63. Stagecoach (Ford) - Warner DVD
    63. To Be or Not to Be (Lubitsch) - Warner? MGM? Didn't they exchange their catalog? In any case, it used to be Warner video. (Warner)
    63. The Travelling Players (Angelopoulos) - New Yorker
    63. My Life to Live (Godard) - Fox Lorber DVD with OK transfer.
    63. Week-end (Godard) - New Yorker
    63. Yellow Earth (Kaige) - Fox Lorber
    89. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies) - ? (Vision Video, UK)
    90. October (Eisenstein) - Image DVD. Transfer not satisfactory at all. But as mentioned above, Criterion will release all (or
    almost all) of Eisenstein's movies on DVD, and it will be worth the wait.
    91. Accatone (Pasolini) - Criterion
    91. L'Argent (Bresson) - New Yorker
    91. An Autumn Afternoon (Ozu) - New Yorker (I'll keep my calm.)
    91. Belle de jour (Bunuel)- is due Jan. 22 from Buena Vista!
    91. Boudu Saved from Drowning (Renoir) - ? (Interama)
    91. Brief Encounter (Lean) - Criteiron
    91. The Conformist (Bertolucci) - Paramount
    91. The Crowd (Vidor) - Warner/MGM (MGM)
    91. Dead Ringers (Cronenberg) - Criterion DVD.
    91. L'Eclisse (Antonioni) - ? (Connoissuer)
    91. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks) - (MGM)
    91. His Girl Friday (Hawks) - by Columbia! Restored! At last! Don't even think about those $10 ones in the market.
    91. Imitation of Life (Sirk) - Universal
    91. In the Realm of the Senses (Oshima) - Fox Lorber
    91. Jeanne Dielman (Akerman) - ?
    91. The Leopard (Visconti) - Fox (the Fox, not Fox Lorber)
    91. Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi) - Criterion
    91. Limelight (Chaplin) - Image DVD.
    91. Meet Me in St. Louis (Minnelli) - Warner/MGM (MGM)
    91. Meshes of Afternoon (Deren) - ?
    91. Metropolis (Lang) - Actually, there is shiny round thingy released by Madacy, but I'm not going to call it DVD. This movie is in public domain, but it will be nice to know who owns the rights to Moroder version. (Paramount was apparently the original distributor, but I don't know if they are involved with the movie in any way any more.)
    91. La Notte (Antonioni) - (Fox Lorber)
    91. A Day in the Country (Renoir) - ? (Interama)
    91. Peeping Tom (Powell) - Criterion DVD
    91. Persona (Bergman) - MGM
    91. The Player (Altman) - Warner/New Line DVD
    91. Playtime (Tati) - Criterion (Home Vision)
    91. Rashomon (Kurosawa) - Criterion working ?
    91. The Seventh Seal (Bergman) - Criterion DVD
    91. La Signora di Tutti (Ophuls) - ? (Connoisseur)
    91. Spring in a Small Town (Mu) - ?
    91. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder) - According to Paramount. it is in the works.
    91. La Terra Trema (Visconti) - ? (Connoisseur, UK)
    91. Why did Bodhi-Dharma Leave for the East? (Bae) - Image DVD
    91. The Wind (Sjostrom) - MGM (MGM/UA)
    127. Aparajito (Ray) - Columbia
    127. Late Spring (Ozu) - New Yorker
    127. Hiroshima, mon amour (Resnais) - Criterion
    127. Strike (Eisenstein) - Image DVD. Criterion one
    will be coming.
    127. The World of Apu (Ray) - Columbia
    (57 red (available on DVD),3 purple (announced), and 4 blue
    (rumored to be planed), 63 black (gathering dusts) ones.
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Amen to the film that came in at tenth place.
  3. DonaldB

    DonaldB Supporting Actor

    Mar 30, 2000
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    Jack, you monomaniac!

    Gary, Belle de Jour is due Jan. 22 from Buena Vista.
  4. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

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  5. Marc_Sulinski

    Marc_Sulinski Supporting Actor

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    Number 41 (43?): The Decalogue is now out of print.
  6. Michael S Estes

    Michael S Estes Auditioning

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    Isn't 2002 a year for a new list from S+S ??

    Although I consider such critical compilations irrelevant in the internet era (reference Senses of Cinema top ten lists for the glory of diversity), as a long time reader of Sight and Sound, I can not help but to try to predict the 2002 additions from the 90's.

    I think these films have the best shot:

    Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
    Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
    Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
    The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
    Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsaio-hsien)
    The Piano (Jane Campion)
    Pulp Fiction(Quentin Tarantino)

    Except for Three Colors: Blue, White, Red these would not be my own choices, preferring:

    Lone Star (John Sayles)
    The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
    Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsaio-hsien)
    A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
    Boyz N the Hood (John Singleton)
    Naked (Mike Leigh)

    Finally, I would like to see the voters reconsider three films from 1989, given critical distance:

    Sweetie (Jane Campion)
    Kuroi ame (S. Imamura)
    City of Sadness (Hou Hsaio-hsien)

    If the voters can find room for six(!) Godard films surely they can take another look at these.

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