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I could easily compose a list of my top 150 Criterions, but I've selected only 30, with what I thought have the best supplements.
*Introduction by filmmaker Terry Gilliam *Audio commentary featuring film critic and Fellini friend Gideon Bachmann and NYU film professor Antonio Monda *Fellini: A Director’s Notebook, a 52-minute film by Federico Fellini *The Last Sequence, a new 52-minute documentary on Fellini’s lost alternate ending for 8½ (available on Blu-ray *Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert, a compelling 48-minute documentary about Fellini’s longtime composer
*Audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes, author of the BFI Film Classics volume on M, *Conversation with Fritz Lang, a 50-minute film by William Friedkin *Claude Chabrol’s M le maudit, a short film inspired by M
*Audio commentary by Gilliam *The Battle of “Brazil” *An audio essay by journalist David Morgan on the "Love Conquers All" version of the film.
*Video introduction by writer, director, and performer Terry Jones *Tati Story, a short biographical film *Jacques Tati in Monsieur Hulot’s Work,” a 1976 BBC Omnibus program *Cours du soir, a 1967 short film written by and starring Tati *Alternate international soundtrack
*Video interviews with actors André Gregory and Wallace Shawn by filmmaker and friend Noah Baumbach *“My Dinner with Louis,” an episode from the BBC program Arena, in which Shawn interviews director Louis Malle *A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin and the prefaces written by Gregory and Shawn for the published screenplay
*Audio commentary by film scholar Robert Stam *The Dinosaur and the Baby: a conversation between Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang *Two documentaries featuring Godard on the set of Contempt: Bardot et Godard and Paparazzi
*The Footprints of a Spirit *Essay by film scholar Paul Julian Smith *Víctor Erice in Madrid
It's kind of unfair to have two Louis Malle films, but there's really two Louis Malle's. The monologist and the surrealist. As excited for the bizarre you get from reading the synopsis on Criterion.com, is how good the film really is.
This is one of those marvels of a documentary that branches loose clips of monologues, home videos, footage of interviews and appearances, to tell a brand new posthumous monologue.