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Your Criterion Collection

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

  1. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    There is a new edition, from Arrow Video, due for release next month in the U.K.:

    The Day Of The Jackal
  2. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?


    Both feel like Criterion movies to me, and the current BDs are pretty bare bones, so the Criterion treatment would be most welcome.
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  3. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    My Criterion BR list so far:

    The Red Shoes
    Black Narcissus
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Wild Strawberries
    Smiles of a Summer Night
    The Seventh Seal
    The Third Man
    The Wages of Fear
    Paths of Glory
    The Thin Red Line
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Paris, Texas
    Buena Vista Social Club
    The Night of the Hunter
    Island of Lost Souls
    Late Spring
    Tokyo Story
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    Heaven's Gate
    Lola Montes
    The Emigrants/The New Land
    Carnival of Souls
    Babette's Feast
    Seven Samurai
    The Apu Triology

    On DVD:
    Wooden Crosses/Les Miserables (combo) (upgraded to BR discs via BFI)

    As for what I'd like to see released (either by Criterion or one of the British companies): "The Hill" (in 1:1.66)
    Also Bela Tarr. We have only "The Turin Horse" on BR right now; his films beg to be upgraded for release.

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  4. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Agreed. The Turin Horse is the only Blu-ray of Tarr's that I have as well. Would love to see Werckmeister Harmonies on Criterion Blu-ray.
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  5. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

    New York
    While I like there titles ,their lack of Bertollucci films is criminal !!!
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  6. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Might as well update an old post of mine.

    (Anything bolded is new.)

    Here are the Criterions I have, arranged by spine number. This means I have the BluRay (or BluRay/DVD combo pack)

    A Night to Remember (#7)
    Brazil (#51) [2006 anamorphic reissue]
    Chasing Amy (#75)
    Gimme Shelter (#99)
    Spartacus (#105)
    Grey Gardens (#123)
    Häxan (#134)
    Children of Pardise (Les enfants du Paradis) (#141) [2012 reissue; yes, I bought the DVD thinking MPEG-2 compression would help disguise the flaws of the restoration]
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (#145)
    The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) (#216) [2011 reissue]
    Naked Lunch (#220)
    The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) (#235)
    Slacker (#247)
    Short Cuts (#265)
    F for Fake (Vérités et mensonges) (#288)
    Hoop Dreams (#289)
    Dazed and Confused (#336)
    The Beales of Grey Gardens (#361)
    Berlin Alexanderplatz (#411)
    Two-Lane Blacktop (#414)
    House (Hausu) (#539)
    Modern Times (#543)
    The Great Dictator (#565)
    Island of Lost Souls (#586)
    The Gold Rush (#615)
    Shallow Grave (#616)
    Quadrophenia (#624)
    Monsieur Verdoux (#652)
    Repo Man (#654)
    City Lights (#680)
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (#692)
    A Hard Day's Night (#711)
    The Complete Jacques Tati (#729)
    Limelight (#756)
    Burroughs (#789)
    The Kid (#799)
    Lone Wolf and Cub
    Multiple Maniacs (#863)
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  7. Thanks, but it's region "B", won't play in the USA.
  8. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    Apologies, I didn't realise you're not region-free.
  9. No problem. I have a three-year-old Oppo BDP103, apparently not region-free as far as I can tell.
  10. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    New titles from Criterion:
    100 Years of Olympic Films
    Le Samourai
    Desert Hearts
    The Philadelphia Story

    I'm in for The Philadephia Story, Jabberwocky and Le Samourai
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  11. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Arizona desert
    I don't see The Game directed by David Fincher on many lists. It's a great looking movie and entertaining. Great cast.
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  12. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Arizona desert
    Great book too.
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  13. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Me, I have...

    Brazil - the DVD set.

    You may ask, how can I get by with just that? Well, with at least one movie a week at the local arts cinema (member price for admission: FIVE BUCKS), infrequent Tivo captures, a small platoon of Pixars and classic toons, average 5 hours a day online, two hours of news/commentary weeknights, plus an average half-hour of news/snark (Daily Show Sam B, and infrequent visits to YouToob for John Oliver), the aggregate time it takes to read an average of 10 good comic books on the thundermug...and, lessee...over 25 hours per week of Tivo'd network and cable scripted series (we never watch anything in real-time anymore) - on a SLOW week!

    Hell, I don't have time to read the spedometer in my car...

    (If I dared risk money on stuff I'd never get the both of us time to watch, I might raid the Kriterion Klozet for some Kurosowa, some late-year animated films, and perhaps some SF (oh, how I do hate the term, "sci-fi"). But inevitably, this would essentially replace the dust on my media shelves with dust on the top of discs sitting ON my media shelves. :shrug:
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  14. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Mulholland Dr.
    Time Bandits
    Naked Lunch
    Repo Man
    Dr. Strangelove
    Ghost World
    The Complete Lady Snowblood
    Lone Wolf And Cub
    Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
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  15. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Got me looking at Criterions and found out I need the 2 disc 'M' and the 'Safety First' Harold Loyd set. I wish they'd make it easy to see what is in all the various editions on their website though, not sure what is in the Criterion 'Rumble Fish' to know if I should leave my older non-Criterion edition for it...
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  16. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    You should seriously consider going region-free. You will never go back to a region-locked player again once you've gotten accustomed to having access to countless Region B/C discs that either aren't available in Region A or only available in inferior editions. Unlike DVD players, Blu-ray players require a simple, easily reversible hardware mod to enable region-switching. The kits are easily sourced and not too expensive, for example:

    OPPO BDP-103 105 USB Region Hardware Kit
  17. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy


    The U.K. in particular has several excellent, boutique labels, including:

    Eureka! Masters of Cinema series
    Arrow Video and Academy ranges
    BFI, including the wonderful Flipside series
    Powerhouse Indicator series
    Artificial Eye
    Network on Air
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  18. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    I love that movie...I have it on HD-DVD (lol)...actually just picked it up recently. because it was pretty cheap. Looks and sounds great (though it's only Dolby Digital +.
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  19. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Arizona desert
    I had a really nice top of line Toshiba HD-DVD deck when this whole HD was just starting.
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  20. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
    I love and hate it when you have a protagonist who is a basically decent person who keeps making mistake after mistake and going down the tubes. That's a movie I watched between my fingers, like other people say they do with horror films.

    That title will be reevaluated, as Paxton is now gone, and it's, IMO, Billy Bob Thornton's one great performance. Sling Blade is more a one note stunt, to me.
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  21. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    I have a Toshiba A-35 with the 5.1 analog outputs. Takes forever to load and there are lots of problematic HD-DVD discs but the picture and sound are great...and it's still working :)
  22. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Very true...makes you hope you don't ever succumb to temptation and make the same mistakes they do.

    I would hope so but you never know. I really liked BBT's performance in Sling Blade though. I think it's more nuanced than it seems. His performance in The Man Who Wasn't There is more singular, but I still like it.
  23. htom

    htom Forum Resident

    Montreal, Canada
    If you're going for the best version of M then it's the German Universum digibook edition. The restoration team got to complete the work they were doing that pushes it ahead of either the Eureka or Criterion (also their work) for both picture and sound quality.
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  24. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Jersey
    Finally got around to watching this...what a great movie! Don't know why I thought it was inaccessible, or dare I say, boring.

    I hate to admit it but I had to rewatch it entirely as I fell asleep (twice) watching it...not because it was boring or slow but because I was tired and never should have popped it in.

    Listened to some of the commentary track too...very insightful...makes me appreciate a great film even more.

    Thanks for suggesting/shaming me into getting this on Blu-ray...well worth it. :righton:
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  25. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?

    Glad you liked it! A great part of anyone's Criterion Collection, IMO!
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