Your Criterion Collection

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RK2249, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Yeah, I'm headed in that direction anyway it seems.

    Ironic you mentioned The Seventh's one of my oldest Criterion discs and the only one (that I didn't just recently buy) that I've never watched...not sure why.
  2. The Hud

    The Hud Go Royals!

    Great movie. You must be waiting to watch it on Blu-ray. :)
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  3. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
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  4. DrewHarris

    DrewHarris Forum Resident

    Good ol' Alaska
    12 Angry Men
    A Hard Day's Night
    Black Narcissus
    Blood Simple
    Burroughs: The Movie
    The Double Life of Veronique
    The Fisher King
    Gimme Shelter
    The Great Dictator
    The Hidden Fortress
    Lord of the Flies
    Paris, Texas
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Seven Samurai
    Straw Dogs
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro
    Watership Down

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  5. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member

    Ontario, Canada
    According to my Film Aficianado list, I've currently got 791 of them.... too many to list here. :p
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  6. The Hud

    The Hud Go Royals!

    That's it?
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  7. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Perhaps, lol.

    Honestly, I think I read that it was a classic but a bit drawn out and, dare I say, I put it aside and never came back to it.
  8. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
  9. The Hud

    The Hud Go Royals!

    There are a couple parts that are a bit slow, but they bothered me more on repeat viewings. It is only an hour and a half long, so I think you will be fine.
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  10. White_Noise

    White_Noise Forum Resident

    Templeton, MA
    I added For All Mankind and pre-ordered Rebecca. I might buy the Ingmar Bergman Trilogy that's only available on DVD, making it my only DVD criterion I currently own. I want to buy Ran but considering it's only available on DVD and such a nice looking film, a Blu Ray release in the very near future seems certain. Right now it's out of print and too expensive.
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  11. Just A Few, all but one on Blu-ray:
    3:10 To Yuma
    Days Of Heaven
    Gimme Shelter
    Monterey Pop
    My Darling Clementine
    One-eyed Jacks
    Seven Samurai

    I have The Third Man on DVD. I regularly kick myself for not upgrading to the Blu-ray before it went out of print.

    Note to self: I must get The Seventh Seal on Blu-ray before the same thing happens again.
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  12. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    There is a recent 4K restoration of RAN that has been released on Blu in Europe (UK, Germany, and France) by Studio Canal, but those releases are region-locked, so they're non-starters if you don't have a region-free player. I haven't heard anything about a Criterion Blu release, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong. Remember they originally announced a Blu back in 2009 but pulled it from the release schedule at the same time the DVD went out of print due to rights issues.

    I am probably just going to get the UK Blu, as it's really cheap, packed with extras (it's a 2-disc set), and from most indications looks spectacular.
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  13. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy


    13 The Silence of the Lambs
    64 The Third Man (1999 edition)
    64 The Third Man (2007 edition)
    99 Gimme Shelter
    123 Grey Gardens/The Beales of Grey Gardens (box set edition)
    144 Loves of a Blonde
    157 The Royal Tenenbaums
    182 Straw Dogs
    219 La Strada
    236 Mamma Roma
    288 F for Fake
    304 The Man Who Fell to Earth
    322 The Complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a. Confidential Report
    325 Kind Hearts and Coronets
    389 WR: Mysteries of the Organism
    391 if....
    410 Under the Volcano
    414 Two-Lane Blacktop
    417 This Sporting Life

    Eclipse Series DVD

    13 Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women
    26 Silent Naruse
    32 Pearls of the Czech New Wave


    14/15/16 The Samurai Trilogy
    29 Picnic at Hanging Rock
    98 L'Avventura
    157 The Royal Tenenbaums
    164 Solaris
    182 Straw Dogs
    288 F for Fake
    309 Ugetsu
    382 Overlord
    394 Woman in the Dunes
    561 Kes
    585 Identification of a Woman
    591 12 Angry Men
    664 The Life of Oharu
    679 Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman (BD-only edition)
    704 Riot in Cell Block 11
    726 Roman Polanski's Macbeth
    727 The Innocents
    745 Don't Look Now
    748 Watership Down
    754 Odd Man Out
    761 Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
    786 Don't Look Back
    795 Gilda
    810 In a Lonely Place
    821 Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    827 McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    830 Chimes at Midnight
    831 The Immortal Story
    832 The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
    833 Cat People
    841 Lone Wolf and Cub
    842 Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    844 One-Eyed Jacks
    860 Mildred Pierce
    865 Blow-Up

    MIA -- lost in Hurricane Katrina, 2005, never replaced

    51 Brazil (DVD box set)
    102 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie


    Never buying the BD editions of The Third Man and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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  14. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Is there a 'Last Picture Show' stand-alone yet?

    Forgot I had 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' from Criterion. Some great extras with that. Definitely into Nicolas Roeg films.
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  15. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Ended up adding some more (Blu rays):

    Don't Look Back
    Downhill Racer
    The Executioner
    Five Easy Pieces
    Gate Of Hell
    High And Low
    Lady Snowblood
    Night Of The Hunter
    Seven Samurai
    Throne Of Blood
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  16. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Forgot to mention 'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'.
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  17. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    I forgot to add Vivre Sa Vie.

    What are some titles you wished Criterion would release? I wish they would get a crack at Hero and House Of Flying Daggers from Zhang Yimou. Both have gotten flawed Blu ray releases and could use Criterion's touch.
  18. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
    O Lucky Man!
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  19. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Now this comes closer to my list.
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  20. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
    Prospero's Books
    The Falls
    The Draughtman's Contract
    Drowning By Numbers
    Baby Of Macon
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  21. zonkaraz

    zonkaraz Forum Resident

    Livonia, MI, USA

    The Late Show (1977)
    Klute (1971)
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  22. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Welcome To The Dollhouse

    The Idiots
    Dancer In The Dark
    The Kingdom: Seasons One + Two
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  23. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Well, I did get it yesterday...and Jules & Jim...I'm seriously done for now, lol

    I honestly don't have a lot of issues with this Blu-ray of Ran:


    Yes, there is noticeable edge enhancement but honestly is only distracting if you're looking for it. Otherwise, it's quite detailed, there is grain, and the colors are spectacular. I just can't abide that teal tone on the re-released 4k Blu-ray. And don't expect Criterion to regain the rights anytime soon.
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  24. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Another movie that would benefit greatly from the Criterion touch is A Simple Plan, Sam Raimi's excellent movie that's always flown under the radar. And the DVD leaves much to be desired.
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  25. The Day Of The Jackal
    The Naked Spur
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