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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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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
 

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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)
 
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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.
 

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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
 

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Sorry-the edit function is screwing me up here...
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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