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Old 10-21-07, 05:55 PM
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Criterion Collection:What more should I try to find?

Well I pose the question because I am lovin all the great titles I have gotten the last few days.
Young Mr. Lincoln - The Criterion Collection (1939)
Rebecca - The Criterion Collection (1940)
Stray Dog - The Criterion Collection (1949)
Rashomon - The Criterion Collection (1950)
Ikiru - The Criterion Collection (1952)
Throne of Blood - The Criterion Collection (1957)
Seventh Seal, The - The Criterion Collection (1957)
Hidden Fortress, The - The Criterion Collection (1958)
Bad Sleep Well, The - The Criterion Collection (1960)
Leopard, The - The Criterion Collection (1963)
Red Beard - The Criterion Collection (1965)
Kagemusha (180 Minute Director's Cut) - The Criterion Collection (1980)

And I am asking my fellow DvdTalker what Criterion Collection Titles You think I should look for in the next few weeks and the months ahead?

Other than these one's that look go to me:
Rules of the Game, The - The Criterion Collection (1939)
Children Are Watching Us, The - The Criterion Collection (1944)
Third Man, The - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue) (1949)
Ace in the Hole - The Criterion Collection (1951)
Lower Depths: Two Films, The - The Criterion Collection
- Lower Depths, The ( Donzoko ) (1957)
- Lower Depths, The ( Bas-fonds, Les ) (1936)
Seven Samurai - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue) (1954)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs - The Criterion Collection (1960)
High and Low - The Criterion Collection (1963)
Fanny & Alexander - The Criterion Collection (1982)
- 312 Minute Television Version
- 188 Minute Theatrical Version
Ran - The Criterion Collection (1985)
Brazil - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue) (1985)

Thanks to all..............

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Dazed and Confused...amazing set of one of my favorite movies of all time
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Armageddon
The Rock
Chasing Amy





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Just kidding.

I like all the titles you mentioned, but Id recommend Ace in the Hole first and foremost of those. Its one of my top five favorite American movies.
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Do you have any interest in Robert Altman? The Short Cuts CC is one of my favorites, an incredible special edition that even includes a book of the source material that inspired the film, as well as the generous extras on the bonus disc.
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The Man Who Fell to Earth also had the book along with the disc. Also, the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas disc is worth the cash. Tons of extras along with a good movie. Fantastic.

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Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi
Armageddon
The Rock
Chasing Amy





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Just kidding.

I like all the titles you mentioned, but Id recommend Ace in the Hole first and foremost of those. Its one of my top five favorite American movies.
I own these two Armageddon and The Rock,I guess that two votes for Ace In The Hole I should pick-it-up here real soon thanks.
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Do you have any interest in Robert Altman? The Short Cuts CC is one of my favorites, an incredible special edition that even includes a book of the source material that inspired the film, as well as the generous extras on the bonus disc.
I know of Robert Altman but not any of his Flims other than Short Cuts what should I look for?
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I recommend Melville's Le Samurai. Uber cool film noir !
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I would drop Kurosawa's High and Low out from the list because the current treatment is appalling. Anyway, why don't you provide us a link to your collection?
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Samurai cinema...heck, why limit it at that...cinema in its entirety doesn't get any better than Director Masaki Kobayashi's:

Harakiri
Samurai Rebellion
(this one available individually or as part of the Rebel Samurai boxset)

Based on the list of Kurosawa films that you enjoyed, the above two would seem very logical selections.
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
I know of Robert Altman but not any of his Flims other than Short Cuts what should I look for?
The Player of course. My favourite Altman film, what a sweet sweet movie.
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Originally Posted by Elemental
The Player of course. My favourite Altman film, what a sweet sweet movie.
I was disappointed in The Player. It's a mild satirical criticism of Hollywood by Hollywood. For me, the best critic of Hollywood is in the product of great American independent films that could not have been made within the system: Michael Roemer's Nothing But a Man and the independent films of John Cassavetes, for example. Further, I find it deeply ironic that Hollywood celebrates Citizen Kane as the great American film, yet had Welles not had final cut, that film would be a shadow itself.

The only Altman film I enjoy is McCabe & Mrs. Miller. A wonderful anti-western with a haunting soundtrack and beautiful cinematography that moves me in emotional ways that few films do.
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Here is a link to all my Criterion Collection so that you can get idea of what I like.
http://robertcop34.dvdaf.com/work
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Ran - The Criterion Collection (1985)
Brazil - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue) (1985)
Seven Samurai - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue) (1954)

Those three are all worth it. I don't own Brazil, I borrowed it from a friend and it is an awesome set. The other two are great additions to any collection.

Additionally, Playtime is also worth a look. Great movie with solid extras...can't beat that right?
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Sword of Doom is an awesome samurai flick. Was very surprised with that one.

Army of Shadows is great as is Melville's Le Samurai. Hell, make it a triple melville night and also see Le Cercle Rouge.
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cranberries fan, I note that the list you provided of Criterion Collection titles at the beginning of this tread is vastly more (1) international and (2) classic (in the sense of time not necessary quality) in composition than your collection as a whole. I commend your efforts to expand your tastes this way. My three favorite Criterion Collection releases would satisfy both of these criteria: Passion of Joan of Arc, Bicycle Thieves and the Carl Th. Dreyer box set.
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Originally Posted by EEz28
Sword of Doom is an awesome samurai flick. Was very surprised with that one.
Good choice. I love Sword of Doom too. I'd put it below Harakiri and Seven Samurai, but ahead of anything else I've seen, and I've seen a lot of Chanbara flicks.

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Army of Shadows is great as is Melville's Le Samurai. Hell, make it a triple melville night and also see Le Cercle Rouge.
I don't get Melville. I enjoyed Silence de la Mar and there's some incredible scenes in each of his other films (especially the scene depicted on the cover of Army of Shadows), but all of his films after Silence de la Mar have plot points that are so unlikely and require such a suspension of non-belief in the audience in an otherwise believable film as to put me off. I wish I could like his work better.
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Thanks to all who have givin me alot to look for and Yakuza Bengoshi I would love to find Passion of Joan of Arc but around here i have had no such luck.
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If you're limited to selections that you can buy at a brick and mortar store, for whatever reason, you can obtain these titles by going to BN or Borders and placing a special order at their service desk.
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Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi
If you're limited to selections that you can buy at a brick and mortar store, for whatever reason, you can obtain these titles by going to BN or Borders and placing a special order at their service desk.

Thank You I will give that a shot on my next payday.

BN in-instore placing even if the store has no DvD's?,I have no Borders in my area.
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You'll find the titles much cheaper online (DVDPlanet, e.g.), but yeah you can order any in-print Criterion Collection DVD at a BN service desk or at the DVD sales counter with in-store pickup or home delivery.
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If you enjoyed My Fair Lady, try Pygmalion.
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I have moved my folder it's now http://robertcop34.dvdaf.com/owned/c...on-collection-


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Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi
Armageddon
The Rock
Chasing Amy





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Just kidding.

I like all the titles you mentioned, but Id recommend Ace in the Hole first and foremost of those. Its one of my top five favorite American movies.
In all fairness, Chasing Amy is a pretty good film, much better than the diverting juvenile Clerks; Jean Renior he ain't, but Kevin Smith is at least a different enough indie filmmaker to be a damn sight worthier to be in the Criterion Collection than Michael Bay.

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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113
In all fairness, Chasing Amy is a pretty good film, much better than the diverting juvenile Clerks; Jean Renior he ain't, but Kevin Smith is at least a different enough indie filmmaker to be a damn sight worthier to be in the Criterion Collection than Michael Bay.
I'll agree with you that his comedies are better than most comedies targeting American male teens and twentysomethings, but it's not as if his films would be ignored by the target demographic if the Criterion Collection didn't release them. There's a lot of young independent American filmmakers' work I'd recommend for inclusion in the Criterion Collection instead though who could better benefit from the exposure, and who put out better and more engaging work: e.g., Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha, Ha, and Mutual Appreciation), Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy), Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), Phil Morrison (Junebug), and Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know). If we looked beyond the US the list would grow rapidly.

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