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My most-wished-for upgrades. Criterion, hear my prayer.
Also the following titles are confirmed new titles for forthcoming release (if there is any doubt, ask and I will cite my sources):
Barton Fink (Coen Brothers)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuarón)
Fellini Satyricon (Federico Fellini)
Punch-Drunk Love (P.T. Anderson)
A Brighter Summer Day and Limite
Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy
David Lynch's Eraserhead (with short films)
David Cronenberg's Scanners
David Cronenberg's The Brood
Red River (1948 by Howard Hawks)
Nagisha Oshima's Boy
Angela (1995 by Rebecca Miller)
Wim Wenders Road Trilogy box set (Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road)
Le Silence de la mer (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Peppermint Frappé (Carlos Saura)
I Was a Teenage Zombie
L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson)
Paris Nous Appartient (Jacques Rivette)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
Arguably the single title in the Criterion Collection most worthy of a revisit and remaster. Not only one of the best films ever made, but one of the important masterpieces of art period. It's unfortunate the DVD hasn't been updated; it's in dire need of attention.
This is a personal favorite with three excellent films in crisp black and white. Teshigahara's films are so aesthetically striking and elegant there is no reason it wouldn't benefit from an upgrade.
With the European uncut version of The Silence
Complete with both restored cuts: the 161 minute Japanese version and the 185 minute international version.
No one except Fritz Lang can make thrillers like Melville. Melville directs his films to mirror the obsessive rigor of a heist plot. Or a hit. Note: This has undergone a recent restoration by Pathé in France, so a blu-ray upgrade is imminent for 2013. The question is, will it be a debacle like The Children of Paradise restoration?
Instead of tailspinning into flights of fantasy, Buñuel knew the real and the imaginary exist in the same space.
This has been rumored and confirmed on blu-ray.com that it is being worked on for an HD upgrade. Hold on to your hats!
We're all dying to see what super-8 looks like in HD, right? How about My Winnipeg getting a spine number as well?
The most cynical movie I know. A film that says even when you have your heart in the right place, you do everything right, you can still be taken advantage of. Devastating by the final shot, and the more it lingers in your thoughts, the more disturbing it grows.
According to blu-ray.com, this is a forthcoming upgrade
Why this was skipped over for blu-ray candidacy is a great mystery. They have HD transfers already. It'd just mean getting the blu-ray rights from Paramount.
Why this was skipped over for blu-ray candidacy is a great mystery. They have HD transfers already.
This is touring in a new print by Janus Films. A blu-ray upgrade is in the pipeline, maybe for 2014.