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What DVDs should Criterion put out?

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CollinBullock

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on: March 18, 2003, 03:02:15 PM
Okay, let's totally fucking geek ourselves out here.

What should criterion release on DVD?  It doesn't matter if they have teh rights, let's just think of movies that you personally would pay mucho dinero for criterion editions of? (for bonus point, list the desired special features)

Some of mine:

Trainspotting
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
Nirvana music video collection.
Ikiru
Chungking Express
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Bottle Rocket
Taxi Driver
The Hills Have Eyes

I could keep going, but I would rather let you guys go buck fucking geek wild on this one.
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Reply #1 on: March 18, 2003, 03:50:58 PM
EVERY Kubrick movie
Goodfellas and Casino


oh and

The Brave Little Toaster


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Reply #2 on: March 18, 2003, 04:05:25 PM
some major works by Kubrick, not just the early stuff like The Killing of Paths of Glory which seem to have any kind of realistic chance these days of making it
more Luis Bunuel, completion of his 1970s french works and more early stuff.
anything from Max Ophuls.
More Yasijuo Ozu.
anything from Satiyat Ray.
more foreign language works from today that are very good but outside of the US market in popularity so really don't get distributation here at all.
they need to also convince some companies to give up on the films they have from early periods but are not touching for dvd release at all for some reason. So many early works are collecting dust when desired greatly by Criterion.
Also, some very early works by Scorsese could get released by Criterion. I know this was done on laser disc and both Scorsese and Criterion have an amazing work relationship so this actually could happen and very well may soon.
films:
City of God
La Dolce Vita
Persona
Hoop Dreams
The "Up" Documentaries
Shaoh
The Decalogue
The Double Life of Veronnique
L'Eclisse
Pandora's Box

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Reply #3 on: March 18, 2003, 04:08:29 PM
-all the coen films ( :evil:  no reason to explain why )
-Jim Jarmusch's oeuvre (fuck man, Down By Law doublediscer was just the best criterion ive seen -till now that is..- )
-Takeshi Kitano's work (Hana-Bi / Sonatine / Dolls ; for sure the ones that deserve it)
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Reply #4 on: March 18, 2003, 05:02:25 PM
Well, this sounds fun so I'm just gonna let my imagination go on these.  I'd love to see some nice special (or Criterion) editions of some of these films.

The Fisher King featuring commentary track with director Terry Gilliam, deleted scenes, access to storyboards and production notes, a making-of featurette, a featurette on the Holy Grail and it's role in the cinema through history, a set direction featurette, production notes

The Game featuring commentary track by David Fincher and DP Harris Savides, commentary track by screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, a making-of featurette, the phsychological test film used in the movie, behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes with optional director's commentary, storyboards and concept art, featurette on the visual effects used in the film

Midnight Cowboy featuring commentary track by director John Schlesinger, behind-the-scenes footage, Midnight Cowboy Revisited television documentary, interviews with John Schlesinger, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight and Sylvia Miles, Academy Award acceptance speeches, storyboards or concept art, original shooting script, a special dvd easter egg: What the hell happened to Schlesinger's career after this fuckin' movie?!?!? featuring interviews with Schlesinger, members of his family, and movie critics

Naked featuring commentary by Mike Leigh and David Thewlis, Award-winning Mike Leigh short, The Short and Curlies, Complete radio drama Too Much of a Good Thing, a featurette on the homeless in England, interviews with Mike Leigh, David Thewlis, Katrin Cartlige, Lesley Sharp and various members of the production crew, a special dvd easter egg: exclusive interview with Timothy Spall talking about why he wasn't in the film

Secrets and Lies featuring commentary by Mike Leigh, commentary track by film critic Roger Ebert, interviews with cast and crew on the making of the film, original shooting script, a couple of short films by Mike Leigh, a behind the scenes featurette

Sling Blade featuring commentary by Billy Bob Thornton, behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Billy Bob Thornton, Mr. Thornton Goes to Hollywood: an award winning documentary on the making of the film, interviews with cast and crew, Billy Bob's Oscar acceptance speech, original shooting script, a special dvd easter egg: ex-wife Angelina Jolie sex tape, a special dvd eater egg: documentary John Ritter: Life After Three's Company

Naked Lunch featuring commentary by David Cronenberg, interviews with David Cronenberg, Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Roy Schieder,  Ian Holm and various members of the production crew, deleted scenes with optional director's commentary, Naked Making Lunch: a documentary on the making of the film, interview with William S. Burroughs (taken before his 1997 death) in which he talks about the book, film, and Cronenberg, original shooting script, production notes and storyboards, a featurette on the sets and costumes in Naked Lunch, a featurette on Burroughs and other 'beat' writers

Boyz N the Hood featuring commentary by John Singleton, commentary by film critic Roger Ebert, making-of featurette, screen tests, original shooting script, featurette on life in South Central Los Angeles, deleted scenes, interviews with cast and crew, production notes

Goodfellas featuring commentary by Martin Scorsese, commentary by film critic Roger Ebert, commentary by Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco, making-of featurette, interview with Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino on the making of Goodfellas, Joe Pesci's Oscar acceptance speech, deleted scenes with optional Martin Scorsese commentary, After Goodfellas a short documentary featuring interviews with various filmmakers and the impact Goodfellas/Scorsese had on their lives, original shooting script, production notes and storyboards, a special dvd easter egg: exclusive interview with Joe Pesci talking about his two "overlooked" performances of 1990, Home Alone and Betsy's Wedding

Paris, Texas featuring commentary by Wim Wenders, commentary by film critic Roger Ebert, interviews with Wim Wenders, L.M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard, Harry Dean Stanton, Natasha Kinski, Dean Stockwell and members of the production crew, a special documentary on independent films before Paris, Texas, original shooting script, production notes

Raging Bull[/b] featuring commentary by Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, commentary by film critic Roger Ebert, featurette on the editing in the film, interviews with cast and crew looking back on Raging Bull, historic boxing footage of Jake LaMotta, original shooting script, production notes and storyboards, making of Raging Bull, documentary Easy Riders Raging Bulls

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Reply #5 on: March 18, 2003, 05:51:56 PM
half of the movies you guys listed have already been released by criterion........on laserdisc.


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Reply #6 on: March 18, 2003, 05:54:05 PM
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Pandora's Box


I personally think that's one of the most gut-wrenchingly overrrated movies I've ever seen... painful...

You know what really deserve a criterion? Sydney. (yes, and they should call it that)...
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Reply #7 on: March 18, 2003, 06:02:40 PM
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half of the movies you guys listed have already been released by criterion........on laserdisc.


I know.  I got many of my choices from looking at the list of laserdiscs Criterion put out.  Plus I added many special features and a few films.  I guess it grounded my fantasy in reality.


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Reply #8 on: March 18, 2003, 07:23:34 PM
Yeah, I know a lot of them have been released on Laserdisc.  But, you know, as much as I have always been tempted to, I rfeuse to plunk down money for what is, basically, a completely dead and buried format.
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Reply #9 on: March 18, 2003, 07:33:04 PM
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Yeah, I know a lot of them have been released on Laserdisc.  But, you know, as much as I have always been tempted to, I rfeuse to plunk down money for what is, basically, a completely dead and buried format.


There are many laserdiscs that have material not included on the DVD versions, and many lasers that haven't had a DVD release yet (like the Criterions listed). So if it is a dead format, then I guess my collection is priceless, not worthless.

*goes and savors his original Star Wars films*
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Reply #10 on: March 18, 2003, 07:57:20 PM
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*goes and savors his original Star Wars films*


moi aussi, MacGuffin.

I got my laserdisc player for $10 at a flea market, only to find that retail price for that model was around $1200. Teehee.
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Reply #11 on: March 18, 2003, 08:16:10 PM
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Yeah, I know a lot of them have been released on Laserdisc.  But, you know, as much as I have always been tempted to, I rfeuse to plunk down money for what is, basically, a completely dead and buried format.


the quality of picture and sound is much better on a laserdisc than a dvd.
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Reply #12 on: March 18, 2003, 08:19:08 PM
Picture of an LD better than a DVD? Ew! No way.
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Reply #13 on: March 18, 2003, 09:04:07 PM
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Picture of an LD better than a DVD? Ew! No way.


Arent LD's mpeg encoding less compressed than DVD? But still I have heard that the best DVD's beat the best LD due to newer technology for transfer and cleanup.


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Reply #14 on: March 18, 2003, 09:07:24 PM
First off, I don't have a laser disc player and since I do know that are a lot where already released on laser disc, then hopes should be higher that they do get released on dvd player.

And about Pandora's Box, well, I have no way of even seeing this movie. I'm a big fan of Louise Brooks but all attempts for me to ordering this movie were killed in some way and Criterion putting it out would be the only way for me to see it. Its sad when the best place to get hard to find movies is the local blockbuster, but thats my situation.

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