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Strangest Criterion Films

by JeffWang1

Created 07/02/12

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There is a thin line between genius and insanity, and many geniuses are included in the Criterion Collection. Here is my list of the strangest, most insane, out-there Criterion titles...films which make you wonder if you need to readjust your level of sanity.

32 comments

  • By Sidney
    July 10, 2012
    05:11 PM

    Being John Malkovich is pretty weird, but it's also pretty brilliant, and ahead of its time.
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  • By Craig J. Clark
    July 11, 2012
    11:20 AM

    I'm surprised Schizopolis didn't make the list. Head was also be a good addition.
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  • By KermitusX
    July 11, 2012
    06:51 PM

    I would have to give 3 Women a place on that list long before Naked Kiss.
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  • By Devlin-95
    July 13, 2012
    04:11 AM

    The Naked Kiss wasn't that weird when you take into account Videodrome and Haxan.
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    • By Unded Unicorn
      July 14, 2012
      04:18 AM

      Forget Videodrome. What about Branded to Kill?
  • By Metatron
    July 13, 2012
    08:58 PM

    SALO wasn't against the grain enough?
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  • By Simon Mordue
    July 16, 2012
    12:44 PM

    I happened to notice on HULU, that GOKE, BODYSNATCHERS FROM HELL falls under the Criterion umbrella. That would make the list perfectly. But more to the point...any plans to release it on Blu-ray?? As well as BLOOD FOR DRACULA AND FLESH?? @Metatron. I find SALO to be repugnant and tough to watch, rather than strange or weird! It's just a rank Film..
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  • By John N
    July 16, 2012
    03:56 PM

    I'd put Haxan on the list.
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  • By Sean Armstrong
    July 17, 2012
    12:25 AM

    Would Fishing with John count, even though its a TV show?
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  • By Abraham Murillo
    July 21, 2012
    06:15 PM

    I thought Brazil was pretty weird too.
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  • By Alejandro R.
    July 23, 2012
    03:34 AM

    Jigoku.
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  • By Crappylists
    July 23, 2012
    09:07 PM

    Last Wave & Picnic at Hanging Rock...Where are those?
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    • By Donna_Mango
      October 13, 2012
      01:49 PM

      Why they're up your ass of course!
  • By Crappylists
    July 23, 2012
    09:09 PM

    And Paul Morrisey´s films are such pathetic bores...
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    • By Donna_Mango
      October 13, 2012
      01:48 PM

      Worst comment of all time. Ever. Anywhere. Paul Morrisey is a legend (especially here in Rome). Crappylists is a legend in the toilet stall of his local bus station.
  • By Streetcleaner
    July 25, 2012
    11:27 PM

    Somebody say... Pink Flamingos?
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    • By Steven_M
      November 11, 2012
      02:15 AM

      No kidding. Maybe Criterion can do an Eclipse release of John Waters?
  • By Max Gavrich
    July 25, 2012
    11:56 PM

    Definitely Housu
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  • By Said Parker
    August 14, 2012
    09:23 PM

    Definitely Housu...and, Sweet Movie.
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  • By Kevin Green
    August 23, 2012
    11:38 AM

    Glad Weekend is comming out and as far as tracking shots add in Orson Well's Touch of Evil and maybe The Player!
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  • By D.j. W.
    December 26, 2012
    03:52 AM

    wtf is brazil?
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  • By Stroszek
    April 17, 2013
    08:34 AM

    Hausu was such a great discovery. The experimental film in the supplements is also a trip.
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  • By Emma
    April 18, 2013
    08:32 PM

    I'd have to place Shock Corridor, Haxan and Equinox on the list. In response to Metatron, Salo wasn't weird, just disgusting. I would also love to add Leslie Stevens' Incubus, but Criterion has not seen fit to release that, for some goddamned reason. Get on that, Criterion! ... Please?
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  • By Emma
    April 18, 2013
    08:32 PM

    Oh, and how could I forget Vampyr?
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