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Old 12-05-03, 01:52 PM
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Best Criterion Movie???

I am looking to do a blind buy and was hoping for opinions. For the record I own 4 Akira movies and the Royal Tenenbaums, as well as disliked brazil. I am looking for something unique, warm, and with depth. And or complex, entertaining, and thought provoking. Right now, thinking "In the Mood for love", but what does everyone think?

P.S. So far the best i have seen I would say is Seven Samurai
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Since I think it's maybe the best movie ever made, I'd have to go with 8 1/2.

The Grand Illusion is also up there, as is Tokyo Story.
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Rushmore, if you don't have it.
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Don't hesitate on "In The Mood For Love" - it can be slow going if you watch it as a traditional movie - but if you watch it like you listen to, say, a piece of music, it can be a very rich and rewarding experience.

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Believe it or not, Criterion doesn't make movies.
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Originally posted by Inverse
Believe it or not, Criterion doesn't make movies.
lol, they do restoration/supplements on dvds , But yeah i didnt know whether to put this under the DVD forum or here (since its really the movie i am asking about), so i put it in both.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Aside from the ones already mentioned, The Vanishing, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Man Bites Dog are all very good.
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I LOVED the Robocop Criterion, especially since the regular DVD sucks and there's no SE. Definitely one of the best DVDs out there, with some of the best extras. The commentary makes the movie that much better.
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Armageddon. All Michael Bay movies need the Criterion treatment!
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Originally posted by wendersfan


The Grand Illusion
Grand Illusion is great, but after Seven Samurai, I think my favorite is "High and Low". "The Long Good Friday" is definitely one of my tops too.
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The Grand Illusion
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brazil... obviously

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