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If you could choose a movie for Criterion to release what would it be?

Ok, I don't think an thread like this exist but I am sorry if it does.

If you could pick 1 movie for Criterion to release what would it be? I will actually allow 2 picks. 1 has to be a movie that is new to DVD and one can be a re-release.

My never on DVD movie would be The Learning Tree. It is an important movie in the black filmmakers genre because it is the first time a black director helmed a major american movie.

My re-release would be The Birth of A Nation
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Re: If you could choose a movie for Criterion to release what would it be?

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Re: If you could choose a movie for Criterion to release what would it be?

Barry Lyndon
Two English Girls
Diary Of A Lost Girl
Mulholland Drive

A lot of other stuff I want is coming out from them.
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Agree with Barry Lyndon...what the heck's happening with that from WB?

Just off the top of my head...

Greed
Magnificent Ambersons
any of the Zhang Yimou/Gong Li collaborations
Gattaca
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Re: If you could choose a movie for Criterion to release what would it be?

Night of the Living Dead (granted the now OOP 40th Anniversary Edition was suitable)
Harold and Maude
Rosemary's Baby (more Polanski please)
The Professional

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"Gatacca"

"Critters"

"Boggie Nights"

"54"

for me
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Not on DVD:
This House Possessed (1981)
The American Success Company (1980) A box set with all the different edits of this.
Get Crazy (1983)
Electric Dreams (1984)
The House Of God (1984)
Housekeeping (1987) I don't understand why this isn't on DVD.
Dead Solid Perfect (1988)

Rereleases:
High Risk (1981) The DVDs of this are awful.
Angel Of H.E.A.T. (1983) The DVD of this is awful.
The Journey Of Natty Gann (1985) Disney only released the middle third of this (foolscreen)
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I would like to see the film noir film from 1945 "DETOUR". I haven't seen this film because there r crappy versions out there. Also, that CHAPLIN box set would be awsome!!


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Akira Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala is in an urgent need of the Criterion treatment. Based on what I have heard, the original prints in Moscow are quickly deteriorating, and it is starting to be a race against time before it's too late to do anything with those. A few Dersu Uzala DVDs of course already exist, but they are nowhere near the quality that the film would deserve.

As for never-before-on-DVD releases, how about The Million Ryo Pot and Soshun Kochiyama, the two surviving Sadao Yamanaka films unavailable on DVD (at least to the best of my knowledge)?
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Blue Velvet
Shallow Grave
Ed Wood
Two Women (Unlike the others I've listed, this one really needs a decent release in general)
Fight Club
My Winnipeg (This just needs to be released period, Criterion or otherwise)
Happiness
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Something Wild (1986). Hopefully this will happen.

The Hitcher (1986)
Heaven (1998, Scott Reynolds)
Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
Expulsion of the Devil (1973)
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The Devils
King of Hearts
The Life of Oharu (Saikaku Ichidai Onna)
The 47 Ronin (Chushingura)
Humanity and Paper Balloons as well as the other two surviving Yamanaka pictures
Sopyonje (Brilliant Korean tragedy from Im Kwon-Taek)
Kiss Me Deadly
La Reine Margot
Inherit The Wind

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Re: If you could choose a movie for Criterion to release what would it be?

Originally Posted by JJE-187 View Post
Ok, I don't think an thread like this exist but I am sorry if it does.

If you could pick 1 movie for Criterion to release what would it be? I will actually allow 2 picks. 1 has to be a movie that is new to DVD and one can be a re-release.
How about 2 from each studio that Criterion already has a relationship with?

Universal
New
Hold Back The Dawn (D: Mitchell Leisen)

Re-release
Sorcerer (D: William Friedkin)


Paramount
New
Love With The Proper Stranger (D: Robert Mulligan)

Re-release
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (D: Don Seigel)

Fox
New
Forever Amber (D: Otto Preminger)

Re-release
Solaris (D: Steven Soderbergh)


MGM

Re-release 1
Jean de Florette/ Manon Of The Spring box-set (D: Claude Berri)

Re-release 2
Who'll Stop The Rain (D:Karel Reisz)
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Only because I know Disney is never going to do anything worthwhile with this, Grosse Pointe Blank.
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Matinee
Any and all Universal horror films
And and all Hammer horror films
Annie Hall
Bananas
Metropolis (and include Giorgio Moroder's version as a bonus)
Song of the South
Battle Royale
Mad Monster Party (Crazy choice I know, but I'd buy it.)
Even crazier, how about they get into the TV arena and do a Batman box?
Totally agree on King of Hearts and Mulholland Drive
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1984 with Eurythmics soundtrack
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And and all Hammer horror films
As unlikely as it seems these would be my choice as well.
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Not on DVD: Looking for Mr. Goodbar
rerelease: Star Wars
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Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
Transformers
Transformers 2
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Le Magnifique - I saw clips of this on a documentary and it looked/sounded interesting, but the existing dvd is OOP. Also it's another French movie staring Jean-Paul Belmondo, which Criterion seems to love releasing.
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Odd Man Out (1947)
The Outfit (1973)
Charley Varrick (1973) Widescreen

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