Criterion Wish Listing 2019

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And here we go with the annual laundry list. Revisiting my prior lists, 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. (I’ve also noted that with the online streaming service they had through Filmstruck and will again on their own, there are further opportunities past the actual discs…) (And understanding that some of these are Paramount titles that we don’t tend to see getting Criterion releases, and that we really don’t tend to see much from the major studios going to Criterion these days…)

1. Hard Eight

2. Croupier

3. Kubrick’s Lolita (I had thought we would see this in 2018, and I still think we will see something coming of this. I also think there is a good chance we’ll see them re-issue their Spartacus, using the 2015 Universal transfer and their existing extras)

4. Bird (a full-on expanded Criterion examination of this film, and of Charlie Parker)

5. Adaptation

6. Popeye (Yes, the Altman one. Just for the bonus features…)

7. David Mamet 3-pack (House of Games, Homicide as upgrades, plus Things Change as a new Criterion)

8. Alec Guiness set (Including Kind Hearts and Coronets)

9. Pinero

10. Dead Calm

11. Never Cry Wolf (yes, it’s Disney and unlikely, but it’s also a worthy film that begs for examination)

12. The Mosquito Coast

13. The Sugarland Express (yes, a bare bones edition was made available by Universal – I’d like to see something far more in depth…)

14. Sticks and Bones (Robert Downey Sr. TV movie adaptation of David Rabe’s play)

15. The Man in the Glass Booth

16. Leaving Las Vegas

17. Shine – upgrade from laserdisc

18. Missing – upgrade

19. Searching for Bobby Fischer (yes, it’s Paramount and unlikely, but still a worthy film)

20. Heaven Can Wait (1978 Warren Beatty film – to my knowledge, not available on Blu)

21. The Year of Living Dangerously

22. Iceman (odd and interesting 1984 film from Fred Schepisi

23. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh film – and I think this one is coming this year – it was included in the Filmstruck Criterion area with the Criterion logo…)

24. There Will Be Blood and/or Phantom Thread (two very good recent Paul Thomas Anderson films that really only saw a small number of bonus material in their Blu-ray releases)

25. Her (the existing Blu-ray could easily be improved by a much more holistic approach to the bonus features…)

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  1. Kevin EK

    And here we go with the annual laundry list. Revisiting my prior lists, 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. (I've also noted that with the online streaming service they had through Filmstruck and will again on their own, there are further opportunities past the actual discs…) (And understanding that some of these are Paramount titles that we don't tend to see getting Criterion releases, and that we really don't tend to see much from the major studios going to Criterion these days…)

    1. Hard Eight

    2. Croupier

    3. Kubrick's Lolita (I had thought we would see this in 2018, and I still think we will see something coming of this. I also think there is a good chance we'll see them re-issue their Spartacus, using the 2015 Universal transfer and their existing extras)

    4. Bird (a full-on expanded Criterion examination of this film, and of Charlie Parker)

    5. Adaptation

    6. Popeye (Yes, the Altman one. Just for the bonus features…)

    7. David Mamet 3-pack (House of Games, Homicide as upgrades, plus Things Change as a new Criterion)

    8. Alec Guiness set (Including Kind Hearts and Coronets)

    9. Pinero

    10. Dead Calm

    11. Never Cry Wolf (yes, it's Disney and unlikely, but it's also a worthy film that begs for examination)

    12. The Mosquito Coast

    13. The Sugarland Express (yes, a bare bones edition was made available by Universal – I’d like to see something far more in depth…)

    14. Sticks and Bones (Robert Downey Sr. TV movie adaptation of David Rabe's play)

    15. The Man in the Glass Booth

    16. Leaving Las Vegas

    17. Shine – upgrade from laserdisc

    18. Missing – upgrade

    19. Searching for Bobby Fischer (yes, it's Paramount and unlikely, but still a worthy film)

    20. Heaven Can Wait (1978 Warren Beatty film – to my knowledge, not available on Blu)

    21. The Year of Living Dangerously

    22. Iceman (odd and interesting 1984 film from Fred Schepisi

    23. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh film – and I think this one is coming this year – it was included in the Filmstruck Criterion area with the Criterion logo…)

    24. There Will Be Blood and/or Phantom Thread (two very good recent Paul Thomas Anderson films that really only saw a small number of bonus material in their Blu-ray releases)

    25. Her (the existing Blu-ray could easily be improved by a much more holistic approach to the bonus features…)

    Sigh, you read my mind.

  2. TCM aired Secrets and Lies about a month or two ago and it was preceded by the Criterion logo, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Criterion releases that sooner or later. As for my own Criterion wishlist, I continue to hope that they can make a deal with what’s left of the Weinstein company to release the Samuel Bronston epics, especially El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire with new transfers from their OCN’s. I would also like to see upgrade The Lady Eve (currently my favorite Preston Sturges film) and release the Zeffirelli version of Romeo and Juliet (I read a while back that there’s already a 4K transfer of this, so it just needs to be released, Paramount willing) among other films. I would also put down Dovzhenko’s Earth with the Ovchinnikov score, but I have a feeling that’s not happening since Janus will be touring War and Peace, which I am very excited about.

    Edit: Just a heads up Kevin, Kind Hearts and Coronets will be coming from Kino later this year.

  3. Martin_Teller

    Updated list for 2018:

    1. Time of the Gypsies
    2. anything by Ming-liang Tsai
    3. The Vertical Ray of the Sun
    4. The Trial
    5. Nights of Cabiria (upgrade)
    6. An Angel at My Table (upgrade)
    7. Innocence
    8. Drugstore Cowboy
    9. Bergman faith trilogy (upgrade)
    10. Cairo Station
    11. Werckmeister Harmonies
    12. Red Beard (upgrade)
    13. Songs from the Second Floor
    14. Syndromes and a Century
    15. Devils on the Doorstep
    16. Devi
    17. A Moment of Innocence
    18. Linda Linda Linda
    19. Waiting for Happiness
    20. The Lineup
    21. War and Peace (Bondarchuk)
    22. Drowning by Numbers
    23. All About My Mother
    24. Secrets & Lies
    25. The Burglar

    #6 and #21 are a given from the New Year clue, and #9 came in the big Bergman box. So my 2019 list:

    1. Time of the Gypsies
    2. anything by Ming-liang Tsai
    3. The Vertical Ray of the Sun
    4. The Trial
    5. Nights of Cabiria (upgrade)
    6. Innocence
    7. Drugstore Cowboy
    8. Cairo Station
    9. Werckmeister Harmonies
    10. Red Beard (upgrade)
    11. Songs from the Second Floor
    12. Syndromes and a Century
    13. Devils on the Doorstep
    14. Devi
    15. A Moment of Innocence
    16. Linda Linda Linda
    17. Waiting for Happiness
    18. The Lineup
    19. Drowning by Numbers
    20. All About My Mother
    21. Secrets & Lies
    22. The Burglar
    23. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
    24. The Cloud-Capped Star
    25. Inland Empire

    I would have added The Heiress, but it was also (possibly) hinted in the New Year drawing.

  4. 2018's list pulled 2017's list up and removed the released titles, lets see how this plays out this year
    , so a lot of carry-overs, left the ones from last year to see the progresses and removed already announced or released titles

    The "Paramount Holdouts"
    Roman Holiday
    A Place in the Sun
    The Court Jester
    War of the Worlds

    and what is left of the original list with there original numbers of top 20

    4. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (upgrade)

    7. Oliver’s Shakespeare Box Henry V (upgrade),Hamlet (upgrade)

    9. The Go-Between
    10. Pandora's Box (upgrade)
    12. The Lady Eve (upgrade)
    13. That Hamilton Woman (upgrade)

    16. Howard Hawks Screwball Set, Twentieth Century/ Ball of Fire.
    17. Capra's Platinum Blonde
    20. 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (upgrade)

    the pipe dream that will never happen

    21. Song of the South

    Porgy and Bess, if it is ever going to happen

  5. Until the End of the World (Wenders says they're doing it so…)
    Dead Ringers (upgrade)
    A Zed and Two Noughts
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Withnail and I and How To Get Ahead in Advertising (upgrade)
    Alphaville (Upgrade)
    Lost Highway
    Fiend Without a Face (Upgrade)
    The Tales of Hoffman
    The Thief of Baghdad
    The Studio Canal Godards (mostly for Contempt)

  6. Bogdanovich Paper Moon 1973
    Bunuel Viridiana 1961
    Fellini La Strada 1954
    Hawks Bringing Up Baby 1938
    Lubitsch Trouble in Paradise 1932
    Lubitsch The Shop Around the Corner 1940
    Peckinpah Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1973
    Sturges The Lady Eve 1941
    Vidor The Crowd 1928
    Von Stroheim Greed 1924

    Several of these are upgrades.

  7. Abel Gance’s Napoleon

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Scarlet Pimpernel from 1934

    The Tales of Hoffmann (the 2015 restored version runs 136 minutes, including a final credits sequence of all the performers and singers, not seen in any previous releases; Studio Canal released a Blu-ray of the restored version in Region B on 3/23/15, but the restored version has not been released on DVD or Blu-ray in Region 1/A)

    The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

  8. Lots more Paramounts (ORDINARY PEOPLE, GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, WAR OF THE WORLDS 4K, PARALLAX VIEW, etc.)

    Upgrades for

    SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
    FIRES ON THE PLAIN
    DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER
    NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (rights issues?)
    and dozens more

    New additions to the collection:

    JU DOU
    KING OF MASKS
    WAR AND PEACE (1968)
    GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS
    AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD
    THE HEIRESS
    GIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO
    etc. etc.

  9. Bringing Up Baby (and more Cary Grant films)
    Summertime
    Bertolluci Eastern Trilogy (The Last Emperor [new 4k restoration in OAR], The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha)
    Cyrano de Bergerac [new 4K restoration]
    Farewell to my Concubine [new 4k Restoration]
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Theo Angelopoulos Films

  10. Looks like Dersu Uzala will be released by Criterion some time soon and it would be nice if they pick up the disc rights to Welles's The Other Side of the Wind and the documentary They'll Love Me When I'm Dead.

  11. War of the Worlds ('53, recent restoration)
    It's a Wonderful Life ('46, recent restoration)
    The President's Analyst ('67)
    The Troublemaker ('64)
    The Devil & Daniel Webster ('41)
    Sounder ('72)
    Song of the South
    ('46)
    Blood and Roses ('60)
    The Elusive Pimpernel ('50, Powell & Pressburger)
    Zoo in Budapest ('33)
    The Spy in Black ('39, Powell & Pressburger)
    Q Planes aka Clouds Over Europe ('39)
    To Live ('94, Zhang Yimou)
    Greed ('24)
    The Crowd ('28)
    The Cameraman ('28)
    The Wind ('28)
    El Cid ('61)
    Great Expectations ('46, Lean)
    Oliver Twist
    ('48, Lean)
    W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films

    The Horrors of Nobu Nakagawa (box set): The Adventures of Tobisuke ('49), Vampire Moth ('56), The Ghost of Kasane Swamp aka The Depths ('57), The M.P. and the Ghost ('58), Black Cat Mansion ('58), The Woman Vampire ('59), The Ghost of Yotsuya ('59), Jigoku aka Hell ('60)

  12. Kevin EK

    And here we go with the annual laundry list. Revisiting my prior lists, 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. (I've also noted that with the online streaming service they had through Filmstruck and will again on their own, there are further opportunities past the actual discs…) (And understanding that some of these are Paramount titles that we don't tend to see getting Criterion releases, and that we really don't tend to see much from the major studios going to Criterion these days…)

    6. Popeye (Yes, the Altman one. Just for the bonus features…)

    10. Dead Calm

    11. Never Cry Wolf (yes, it's Disney and unlikely, but it's also a worthy film that begs for examination)

    12. The Mosquito Coast

    16. Leaving Las Vegas

    21. The Year of Living Dangerously

    22. Iceman (odd and interesting 1984 film from Fred Schepisi

    That is an awesome list. I highlighted the ones that I would be thrilled to see the criterion treatment(New 4K transfers also please)

  13. At this point, my priorities have shifted from wanting Criterion editions of titles that are already on Blu-ray on other labels to titles that aren’t on Blu-ray at all.

    “Red Beard” is a top ten personal favorite, possibly type five. It remains my biggest Criterion wish list item.

    I would like to see Criterion continuing to release Cary Grant titles, especially ones that have never been available on Blu-ray before. I wish the same for titles from Hitchcock, Bogart, Lynch and Chaplin.

  14. Josh Steinberg

    At this point, my priorities have shifted from wanting Criterion editions of titles that are already on Blu-ray on other labels to titles that aren’t on Blu-ray at all.

    “Red Beard” is a top ten personal favorite, possibly type five. It remains my biggest Criterion wish list item.

    I would like to see Criterion continuing to release Cary Grant titles, especially ones that have never been available on Blu-ray before. I wish the same for titles from Hitchcock, Bogart, Lynch and Chaplin.

    There are some region b releases for Chaplin (Artificial Eye are apparently upscales for the prior MK2 DVDs released by WB in the 'states) and some Hitchcock titles through network

  15. Hopefully it won't be too long before we get The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941) looking great on Blu-ray, & there was some talk of Criterion releasing a new scan of The Great Escape, I don't think MGM's last Blu-ray effort has that many fans.

  16. Billy Batson

    Hopefully it won't be too long before we get The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941) looking great on Blu-ray, & there was some talk of Criterion releasing a new scan of The Great Escape, I don't think MGM's last Blu-ray effort has that many fans.

    I believe both The Great Escape and West Side Story have been rumored to be coming from Criterion…

  17. I'd have to cast my vote for the Kevin Brownlow restored and Carl Davis scored masterpieces of silent cinema that WB ended up with released in some sort of boxed set or as singles:
    Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
    The Wind
    The Crowd
    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
    Greed

  18. Upgrades I would love to see this year:

    The Devil and Daniel Webster
    Great Expectations
    Green for Danger
    Hobson's Choice
    The Lady Eve
    Oliver Twist
    The Smiling Lieutenant
    Trouble in Paradise
    Unfaithfully Yours

    —————

  19. ScottHM

    Upgrades I would love to see this year:

    The Devil and Daniel Webster
    Great Expectations
    Green for Danger
    Hobson's Choice
    The Lady Eve
    Oliver Twist
    The Smiling Lieutenant
    Trouble in Paradise
    Unfaithfully Yours

    —————

    Yes, I would buy every single one of those. And add Summertime and La Strada.

  20. Stuff they already have rights to:
    Remaining Chaplin films, especially The Circus
    Harold Lloyd Talkies
    Remaining iTV Hitchcock films, especially Sabotage and The Pleasure Garden (especially with Kino's upcoming ones)

    Hopeful licenses:
    The Other Side of the Wind
    Eyes Wide Shut
    MGM Silents from Warner (The Crowd, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Greed, The Wind, The Cameraman, etc)
    The Elephant Man
    Help!
    Norman McLaren films
    The King and the Mockingbird (recent Rialto re-release, not among Kino's licenses from StudioCanal)

    Upgrades/Reissues on Blu:
    Mr. Arkadin
    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
    Alexander Nevsky/Ivan the Terrible
    Withnail & I
    The Long Good Friday
    Z
    Pandora's Box

  21. Ed Lachmann

    I'd have to cast my vote for the Kevin Brownlow restored and Carl Davis scored masterpieces of silent cinema that WB ended up with released in some sort of boxed set or as singles:
    Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
    The Wind
    The Crowd
    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
    Greed

    like does not express how much i would love to see this happen

  22. Aside from the usual pie in the sky item like the OOT Star Wars trilogy…;)

    I'd like to add The Red Violin to this list. I just purchased the Alliance disc from Amazon and it is a subpar transfer (DVD Beaver speculates it's from an interlaced source and having watched it, I agree with their assessment). It's a wonderful film with a brilliant score and it deserves the Criterion treatment.

    Plus, it's an early appearance of Nick Fury, where he still has use of both of his eyes.

  23. Kieslowski (Camera Buff, No End, The Scar)
    Wong Kar Wai (Days of Being Wild, 2046)
    Kubrick (Lolita, but maybe Spartacus, Eyes Wide Shut as well)
    Lynch (Lost Highway, The Elephant Man, The Straight Story)
    Bringing Up Baby
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Roman Holiday
    A Face in the Crowd
    Ken Russell's The Devils
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    War and Peace (Bondarchuk)
    The Hill

    Upgrades:
    Oliver (Hamlet, Henry V)
    Lean (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Summertime)
    Spirit of the Beehive
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  24. Darby67

    Abel Gance’s Napoleon

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Scarlet Pimpernel from 1934

    The Tales of Hoffmann (the 2015 restored version runs 136 minutes, including a final credits sequence of all the performers and singers, not seen in any previous releases; Studio Canal released a Blu-ray of the restored version in Region B on 3/23/15, but the restored version has not been released on DVD or Blu-ray in Region 1/A)

    The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

    One more to add to my wish list:

    The three-film Show Boat set (1929, 1936, and 1951) long rumored to be released by Warner Brothers

  25. David Lean set of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, or just the Lean films that are not out, like Breaking The Sound Barrier.

    Raging Bull (4k upgrade from MGM/UA)
    West Side Story (rumored a few years ago)
    As someone already posted Bertolucci and a new Last Emperor (2.35????)

  26. Lot of stuff there. With Help! I am wanting the long unseen LET IT BE which I have not seen since it was on first release in the movie houses in Australia. I believe there was a DVD once but I never saw it and could not get it. O Lucky man is another missing out there. The Russian War & Peace comes with lots of stories of it being restored, damaged, 70mm original negatives lost and on and on. There is also the matter of the opening. There is the war explosive footage and the replaced, later, soft footage panning thru a field. A friend went to the marathon session with a food break at a classic theatre(still there) with his then wife(don’t do that to me again she said later after about 8 hours in the theatre). My friend told me that when it started a guy yelled out something like: Oh, No! They have used the soft opening and not the explosive one. I would have thought the Blu Ray of The Greatest Show would have been ideal with the release of the recent Barnum flick. Missed opportunity. With the Peter Jackson war epic they should trot out The Journey’s End(Tiffany release, 1930). The MGM special silents are certainly overdue if the Carl Davis scores can be used. Brothers Grimm and other sad story but I am waiting. The MGM 1958 tom thumb is another.

  27. I'm hoping that Criterion continues to concentrate on international cinema:

    Algiers
    (John Cromwell)
    The Beachcomber (Erich Pommer)
    Bell Antonio (Mauro Bolognini)
    Les Biches (Claude Chabrol)
    Ciascuno Il Suo/We Still Kill The Old Way (Elio Petri)
    Les Creatures (Agnes Varda)
    La Diable Par La Queue/Devil By The Tail (Philippe De Broca)
    La Donna Della Domenica/Sunday Woman (Luigi Comencini)
    Dramma Della Gelosia/The Pizza Triangle (Ettore Scola)
    Edipo Re/Oedipus Rex (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    La Femme Du Boulanger/The Baker's Wife (Marcel Pagnol)
    La Fete A Henriette/Holiday For Henrietta (Julien Duvivier)
    Film Ohne Titel/Film Without A Name (Rudolf Jugert)
    La Kermesse Heroique/Carnival In Flanders (Jacques Feyder)
    Koritsi Me Ta Mavra/A Girl In Black (Michael Cacoyannis)
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roger Vadim)
    Madame Bovary (Jean Renoir)
    Mademoiselle Gobette (Pietro Germi)
    Mitsou (Jacqueline Audry)
    Neko To Shozo To Futari No Onna/A Cat And Two Women (Shiro Toyoda)
    L'Oro Di Napoli/Gold Of Naples (Vittorio De Sica)
    Pot Bouille (Julien Duvivier)
    Queimada
    /Burn (Gillo Pontecorvo)
    Le Rouge Et Le Noir/The Red And The Black (Claude Autant Lara)
    Sans Mobile Apparent/Without Apparent Motive (Phillippe Labro)
    Sea Wall/Barrage Contre Le Pacifique (Rene Clement)
    Stella (Michael Cacoyannis)
    La Straniero/The Stranger (Luchino Visconti)
    Therese Desqueyroux (Georges Franju)
    Touch Of Larceny (Guy Hamilton)
    Tragedia Di Un Uomo Ricicolo/Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man (Bernardo Bertolucci)
    Vie Privee/Very Private Affair (Louis Malle
    The Whisperers (Bryan Forbes)

  28. Did see Devil & Daniel Webster a few weeks ago and what a great film and a great Bernard Herrmann score. Needs to be upgraded to Blu-ray. It was funny seeing John Landis introduce Field's Its A Gift on TCM recently and one of the best comedies ever made!

  29. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (upgrade)
    Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales (upgrade)
    Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards
    Sirens (Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Elle Macpherson)–that ancient DVD has got to go!
    Henry and June–same reason!
    Blake Edwards’ 10–that mediocre WB bluray has also got to go!

  30. Dick

    AND the Sidney Pollack commentary that was announced but which never showed up.

    And the EYES WIDE SHUT "Show West" teaser trailer that consisted of a much, MUCH longer version of the "mirror scene" than what ended up in the actual film.

    Vincent

  31. Martin_Teller

    Indeed! It's always strange to me when someone's Criterion wishlist is entirely English titles.

    I'd also like to add that Bergman-styled comprehensive sets for Ozu and Kurosawa would be welcomed. While Kino seemed to get several Melvilles and Godards, perhaps Kino can get some Bunuel.

    Also, I'm surprised there's not one Blu-ray of Cantinflas' films. Sony released a ton of nice quality DVDs years ago. El padrecito is an underrated comedy that isn't well known outside Mexico.

  32. moviepas

    Lot of stuff there. With Help! I am wanting the long unseen LET IT BE which I have not seen since it was on first release in the movie houses in Australia. I believe there was a DVD once but I never saw it and could not get it. O Lucky man is another missing out there. The Russian War & Peace comes with lots of stories of it being restored, damaged, 70mm original negatives lost and on and on. There is also the matter of the opening. There is the war explosive footage and the replaced, later, soft footage panning thru a field. A friend went to the marathon session with a food break at a classic theatre(still there) with his then wife(don't do that to me again she said later after about 8 hours in the theatre). My friend told me that when it started a guy yelled out something like: Oh, No! They have used the soft opening and not the explosive one. I would have thought the Blu Ray of The Greatest Show would have been ideal with the release of the recent Barnum flick. Missed opportunity. With the Peter Jackson war epic they should trot out The Journey's End(Tiffany release, 1930). The MGM special silents are certainly overdue if the Carl Davis scores can be used. Brothers Grimm and other sad story but I am waiting. The MGM 1958 tom thumb is another.

    As far as Help! that is out on blu ray. The Beatles company, Apple, now owns the rights to that, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be. Don't see them doing that with Criterion. Would be nice if they did.

  33. My two most-desired films:

    The Devils
    Crash (1996)

    Others:

    The Parallax View
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar
    Lost Highway
    O Lucky Man
    Britannia Hospital
    Pat Garret and Billy the Kid
    Bad Timing (upgrade)
    The Tenant
    Spider
    M Butterfly
    Amateur (1994)
    Night on Earth (upgrade)
    Ghost Dog
    The Limey
    Kafka
    Nadja
    Antoine Doinel (upgrade other than The 400 Blows)

  34. I forgot to add four titles to my previous list:

    Carnival of Sinners aka La Main du Diable (1943, dir. Maurice Tourneur)
    The Hidden Room aka Obsession (1949, dir. Edward Dmytryk)
    A Touch of Larceny (1960, dir. Guy Hamilton)
    The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968, dir. Joseph McGrath)

  35. In the spirit of Equinox, Night of the Living Dead, Carnival of Souls, The Blob, Fiend Without a Face, etc., I would dearly love to see Charles B. Pierce's The Legend of Boggy Creek get a Criterion release.

    Long available only in crappy cropped bootleg versions, it's currently undergoing a restoration and 4K scan at Eastman. It was a truly independent film, both in its production and in its subsequent distribution, and would be a worthy addition to the Criterion catalog, IMO.

    Plus, it had awesome movie poster art by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie:

    [​IMG]

  36. Darby67

    One more to add to my wish list:

    The three-film Show Boat set (1929, 1936, and 1951) long rumored to be released by Warner Brothers

    Just caught the last few minutes of the 1951 Show Boat on TCM HD. Looked pretty good. Maybe not as good as a Blu-ray but better than a DVD.

  37. While I could easily put together a long list, I'll try to keep things short:
    Show Boat (whether it is just the '36 film we think they have, or the long-promised-from-WB set, I don't care)
    Swing Time (wouldn't mind seeing an Astaire-Rogers set since it seems unlikely that we will see any of them from WAC anytime soon)
    more Charlie Chaplin
    more Harold Lloyd (although that seems unlikely this year beyond the already scheduled Kid Brother, unless of course we get that promised set of his talkies)
    more of the Sony-owned Cary Grant movies (especially Holiday)
    more of the WB-owned Cary Grants (especially Arsenic And Old Lace or Bringing Up Baby)

  38. A Little Romance
    Remember My Name
    Over The Edge
    The Seduction Of Joe Tynan
    Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore
    An Unmarried Woman
    Quintet
    California Split
    Harry And Tonto
    Blume In Love
    O Lucky Man
    The Wild Party
    Housekeeping
    UFOria
    Betrayal

  39. The Lady Eve (upgrade)
    Summertime (upgrade)
    The Devil And Daniel Webster (upgrade)
    The Tales Of Hoffmann (upgrade)
    The Thief Of Bagdad (upgrade)
    Swingtime (upgrade)
    Sweethearts (1938) (Surely, the first MGM film in 3-strip deserves great transfer)
    Holiday (1938)
    Leave Her To Heaven (Maybe Criterion can do a better job on this great Noir.)
    Dracula AKA Horror Of Dracula (I know there have been several new releases but none have nailed it.)

    And one because I LOVE it and I want to see it in the best possible presentation:
    The Quiet Man

  40. While animated films are exceptionally rare in the collection, I think The Thief and the Cobbler (a new addition to my wishlist) is one animated film that is simply begging for a Criterion release with its extensive production history and multiple cuts (though I honestly would be just as happy if they only include the print of Williams’ workprint that’s been making the rounds in certain theaters and maybe the Recobbled Cut) would lend itself to a jam-packed Criterion edition. Special icing on the cake would be if they include some of Williams’ earlier animated work such as his Oscar-winning adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

  41. richardburton84

    While animated films are exceptionally rare in the collection, I think The Thief and the Cobbler (a new addition to my wishlist) is one animated film that is simply begging for a Criterion release with its extensive production history and multiple cuts (though I honestly would be just as happy if they only include the print of Williams’ workprint that’s been making the rounds in certain theaters and maybe the Recobbled Cut) would lend itself to a jam-packed Criterion edition. Special icing on the cake would be if they include some of Williams’ earlier animated work such as his Oscar-winning adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

    The Alamo

  42. richardburton84

    While animated films are exceptionally rare in the collection, I think The Thief and the Cobbler (a new addition to my wishlist) is one animated film that is simply begging for a Criterion release with its extensive production history and multiple cuts (though I honestly would be just as happy if they only include the print of Williams’ workprint that’s been making the rounds in certain theaters and maybe the Recobbled Cut) would lend itself to a jam-packed Criterion edition. Special icing on the cake would be if they include some of Williams’ earlier animated work such as his Oscar-winning adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

    The rights are a complete and utter mess on Thief and the Cobbler. Even if Criterion wanted to do it they'd be brickwalled and red taped from the starting gun.

  43. Astairefan

    While I could easily put together a long list, I'll try to keep things short:
    more of the Sony-owned Cary Grant movies (especially Holiday)

    Holiday has a world premiere restoration debuting next month at the TCM Classic Film Festival and I think you'll get your wish. The restoration of The Awful Truth premiered at TCM two years ago and Criterion then released it.

  44. Rob W

    Holiday has a world premiere restoration debuting next month at the TCM Classic Film Festival and I think you'll get your wish. The restoration of The Awful Truth premiered at TCM two years ago and Criterion then released it.

    If that’s the case, that would be wonderful (and a day one purchase). As someone born on New Year’ Eve, this film has a special place in my heart.

    If it does happen, I hope they would be able to include the 1930 version as an extra (even if only SD). Similar to the way The Front Page was an extra on His Girl Friday.

  45. Thomas T

    I'm hoping that Criterion continues to concentrate on international cinema:

    Algiers
    (John Cromwell)
    The Beachcomber (Erich Pommer)
    Bell Antonio (Mauro Bolognini)
    Les Biches (Claude Chabrol)
    Ciascuno Il Suo/We Still Kill The Old Way (Elio Petri)
    Les Creatures (Agnes Varda)
    La Diable Par La Queue/Devil By The Tail (Philippe De Broca)
    La Donna Della Domenica/Sunday Woman (Luigi Comencini)
    Dramma Della Gelosia/The Pizza Triangle (Ettore Scola)
    Edipo Re/Oedipus Rex (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    La Femme Du Boulanger/The Baker's Wife (Marcel Pagnol)
    La Fete A Henriette/Holiday For Henrietta (Julien Duvivier)
    Film Ohne Titel/Film Without A Name (Rudolf Jugert)
    La Kermesse Heroique/Carnival In Flanders (Jacques Feyder)
    Koritsi Me Ta Mavra/A Girl In Black (Michael Cacoyannis)
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roger Vadim)
    Madame Bovary (Jean Renoir)
    Mademoiselle Gobette (Pietro Germi)
    Mitsou (Jacqueline Audry)
    Neko To Shozo To Futari No Onna/A Cat And Two Women (Shiro Toyoda)
    L'Oro Di Napoli/Gold Of Naples (Vittorio De Sica)
    Pot Bouille (Julien Duvivier)
    Queimada
    /Burn (Gillo Pontecorvo)
    Le Rouge Et Le Noir/The Red And The Black (Claude Autant Lara)
    Sans Mobile Apparent/Without Apparent Motive (Phillippe Labro)
    Sea Wall/Barrage Contre Le Pacifique (Rene Clement)
    Stella (Michael Cacoyannis)
    La Straniero/The Stranger (Luchino Visconti)
    Therese Desqueyroux (Georges Franju)
    Touch Of Larceny (Guy Hamilton)
    Tragedia Di Un Uomo Ricicolo/Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man (Bernardo Bertolucci)
    Vie Privee/Very Private Affair (Louis Malle)
    The Whisperers (Bryan Forbes)

    I am embarrassed to admit, Thomas, that I am not familiar with a single title on your lengthy list. I have to assume you have had a rich and fulfilling moviegoing life attending art house and indie theaters, which have generally been out of reach for me. Hope a few of these titles turn up for you.

  46. Peter McM

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being (upgrade)
    Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales (upgrade)
    Ralph Bakshi's Wizards
    Sirens (Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Elle Macpherson)–that ancient DVD has got to go!
    Henry and June–same reason!
    Blake Edwards' 10–that mediocre WB bluray has also got to go!

    Bakshi's WIZARDS was out on Blu and to me looks fine, but apparently it is OOP and quite expensive. I own SIRENS from Australia — still available — and it's a decent (not perfect) transfer) loaded with extras.

  47. David Weicker

    If that’s the case, that would be wonderful (and a day one purchase). As someone born on New Year’ Eve, this film has a special place in my heart.

    If it does happen, I hope they would be able to include the 1930 version as an extra (even if only SD). Similar to the way The Front Page was an extra on His Girl Friday.

    That would be a wonderful addition. I don't think I've ever seen the original filming of Holiday.

  48. Dick

    I am embarrassed to admit, Thomas, that I am not familiar with a single title on your lengthy list. I have to assume you have had a rich and fulfilling moviegoing life attending art house and indie theaters, which have generally been out of reach for me. Hope a few of these titles turn up for you.

    As a film brat and film goer, I lived in the San Francisco bay area until I was 30 and then in Los Angeles. Both major cities that have given me ready access to international cinema.

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