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Current Criterion Titles I Want 2013 BR

by Mike F.

Created 10/08/12

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Here is a list---before Criterion announces its January titles next week and certainly before the January 1st clues are released---of current Criterion titles I would like to see released on Blu-ray in 2013. Yes, bring on Dardenne Brothers KID WITH A BIKE and Wender's PINA (the excitement is killing me) but for the sake of this list pretty please release the following on Blu-ray.

---i thought http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054248/ Rocco and His Brothers was part of the Criterion collection. Why cant I find it? Well, Criterion this is an obvious add. One of Visconti's better films plus Alain Delon

11 comments

  • By BlakeEvans
    October 10, 2012
    02:39 AM

    Interesting list! Criterion hinted "Wild Strawberries" and "Dead Ringers" Blu-ray releases a while back, I have my fingers crossed for both alongside "Nights of Cabiria" to get their respective blu-ray upgrades. Films that should be on are: Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive", Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita", Ingmar Bergman's "Persona" and Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
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  • By Mike F.
    October 10, 2012
    08:04 AM

    Ah yes! Fellini! "Amacord" was so long ago. Bergman like Kurosawa has so many Criterion worthy films its disappointing at the pace of their blu-ray release. At this rate its going to take forever. And I agree with Refn---his past films "Valhalla" and "Bronson" were spectacular too---but "Drive" was released on DVD/Blu-ray by Sony and they dont seem to like to share. Im not complaining Sony does good work but they are not Criterion. Also, one last not to leave on...Criterion pickup Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"??? or Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"? I was very impressed with both.
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  • By Mike F.
    October 16, 2012
    08:28 AM

    Well i got a Tarkovsky (just not the right one) plus "Pina". Not awful. I'll take it.
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  • By Mike F.
    November 16, 2012
    07:59 AM

    yes! for my birthday in February I get KID WITH A BIKE by the Dardenne brothers. Thanks Criterion!
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  • By Mike F.
    December 20, 2012
    01:46 PM

    Fritz Lang is always good and a cult classic like THE BLOB! Cant wait till March!
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  • By Mike F.
    January 15, 2013
    08:08 PM

    I got Cronenberg's NAKED LUNCH! I'll take it!
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  • By Scott
    January 25, 2013
    02:18 PM

    I wonder why it is taking Criterion so long to upgrade the Kurosawa catalog to blu-ray... it's 2013 and we still only have a handful of his work in hi def. It's a real shame, especially when classics like The Hidden Fortress and Ikiru are overlooked. I'm so grateful for what we do have, but they'd better get on it!! The blu-ray format could be extinct by the time they get all of these released (at the rate they're going it'll take about 12+ years). Does anyone think it could be a legal rights issue?
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    • By Mike F.
      April 21, 2013
      11:52 AM

      i doubt legal reasons but stranger things have happened. mind you quite a few of his films have been released through the Eclipse Series but there again its not hi-def. High and Low was almost 2 years ago! and Rashomon was 6 months ago. Am I missing any that were released between these two?
  • By Mike F.
    April 21, 2013
    12:25 PM

    Now it has been a while since I have commented on upcoming blu-ray releases so here it goes. BABETTE's FEAST won the Oscar for best foreign film instead of Louis Malle's AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS so Im going to be tough when watching this but it does look enticing just the same. I do love films that depict food. Mike Leigh is a director, although I find some of his films less than appealing (im still depressed from ANOTHER YEAR), that for the most part does "constantly good" films that are worth watching. Ang Lee's ICE STORM was not his finest. LUST, CAUTION i prefer and was amazing! I just watched SANSHO THE BALIFF and was blown away so Mizoguchi's LIFE OF OHARU is perhaps my most eagerly awaited currently (perhaps the PIERRE ETAIX collection comes in second and MARKETA LAZAROVá third). WILD STRAWBERRIES another hit for Bergman and just goes to show you why he is one of the few true masters of cinema---others being Paul Thomas Anderson, Wong Kar Wai, Michael Haneke, Lars von Trier, Louis Bunuel, Carl Dreyer etc. WILD STRAWBERRIES was also one of his lighter and happier films. The more I think of Guillermo del Toro the more I think PAN'S LABYRINTH needs to be on my best films of all time (Criterion take note). CRONOS was eh... for me but Im game for THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE. 3:10 TO YUMA, i liked the remake so the original better not let me down. Ill with pleasure watch BAND OF OUTSIDERS. I find it hard that any early Godard would steer me wrong unlike some of his recent ones have---they are okay i guess just really tough to get through. Silent comedies are always wonderful. I have only ever seen clips of SAFETY LAST! There are some fasinating sci-fi films out there THINGS TO COME I have high hopes for as well. And finally for SHOAH i will set aside the hours on end it will take me to watch it but like some 9/11 films and some Holocaust documentaries i hope they respected the subject matter (cuz there is a lot out there on the topc) and give the audiece something fresh.
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  • By Peter_Wilson
    January 14, 2014
    09:59 PM

    Mike, I read both your comments of my list Your Favorite Criterion Edition, and as I am only listing one edition for each member, I was wondering which of the two films you commented on is your favorite? -- -- BTW, you've got some great ones on the list. Maybe we'll see some of them this year.
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    • By Mike F.
      January 15, 2014
      07:35 AM

      Thanks. Coming back to this list from over a year ago I see I get another 5 films! just had to be patient. Cant wait for April titles to be announced either today or perhaps tomorrow at the latest. But as far as your question: In the Mood for Love. Thanks for posting!