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These are the in-print (or rights-licensed) backlist titles that I'd love to see Criterion release in blu-ray--some I'd be happy to purchase again to replace my DVD copies, most others I'm holding off on acquiring until they are upgraded (hint, hint).
For me, the better of Lean's two Dickens adaptations, done with a satisfyingly expressionistic flair. A great cast and wonderful mise en scene--particularly when Fagin is trapped, all alone, at the bottom of the stairs in the warehouse, his thieves barricaded behind a door above him, the mob of justice about to burst through the weakly barred door in front of him (a perfect evocation of desperate isolation). And Robert Newton makes a fearsome Bill Sykes. Again, patiently waiting for the blu upgrade.
One of Bunuel's most accessible surrealist masterworks and, barring a miracle reacquisition of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, my most desired of his titles in high-def.
A beautiful looking movie that surely requires a high-def transfer. Patiently waiting to add it to my collection.
One of Kurosawa's most fun (and funny) movies and a great adventure tale. The current DVD edition is from the older series of Criterions. Not only could the PQ be enhanced but also the supplements could be bolstered on a high-def upgrade--in fact, this movie deserves it!
The best adapatation of Macbeth and either my favorite or second-favorite Kurosawa movie (with Rashomon). I will gladly double-dip on this one too when it comes in blu.
I still love watching my SD Criterion edition of this wonderful series of stories, but I'd enjoy even more a restored (and extended?) blu edition of this classic.
A dynamic, deeply affecting portrayal of Jeanne d'Arc's persecution by the very people she sought to protect and save temporally and, by example, spiritually. One that I'd love to add to my library, but I know that a high-def restoration is available (just waiting for CC to release on blu).
A lovely movie, both in spirit and in visual execution. M. Hulot's neighborhood demands to be seen in high-def!
Over the past year I've developed a deep affection for Polanski's cinema, and with the addition of Rosemary's Baby to the Collection, an upgrade of the auteur's first feature (as well as his film-school shorts included on this release) would be excellent (exceeded only if CC would also release The Tenant).