by Frasier

Created 08/16/16

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Bonus films/shorts

Only includes documentaries not made for the Criterion

Continued in my other lists

  • Fifty-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

  • Crook’s Tour, a 1941 feature-length adventure film starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott, their beloved characters from The Lady Vanishes

  • The Making of “A Night to Remember” (1993), a sixty-minute documentary featuring producer William MacQuitty’s rare behind-the-scenes footage

    En natt att minnas (1962), a half-hour Swedish documentary featuring interviews with Titanic survivors

    The Iceberg That Sank the “Titanic” (2006), a sixty-minute BBC documentary

  • Gulpilil—One Red Blood (2002), an hour-long documentary on the life and career of actor David Gulpilil

  • Bergman Island (2006), an 83-minute documentary on Bergman by Marie Nyreröd, featuring in-depth and revealing interviews with the director (two-DVD and Blu-ray only)

  • Twenty-minute demo reel, Spinal Tap: The Final Tour

    Promotional shorts: Heavy Metal Memories and “Hell Hole”

    The Cutting Room Floor: More than one hour of deleted scenes, abandoned subplots, and alternate takes

  • The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, Adam Simon’s 1996 documentary on director Samuel Fuller

  • A student film by Woo
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  • Thirty-seven minute documentary on the making of High and Low, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

  • Henri Georges Clouzot: An Enlightened Tyrant, a 2004 documentary on the director’s career

  • The “Red Shoes” Sketches, an animated film of Hein Heckroth’s painted storyboards, with the Red Shoes ballet as an alternate angle

  • England’s Glory, a 1987 documentary on the making of Sid & Nancy

  • Looking for “Black Orpheus,” a French documentary about Black Orpheus’s cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today

  • A 45-minute documentary on the making of Yojimbo, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, featuring Kurosawa, actor Tatsuya Nakadai, production designer Yoshiro Muraki, and longtime Kurosawa collaborator Teruyo Nogami

  • A 35-minute documentary on the making of Sanjuro, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, featuring Kurosawa, actor Tatsuya Nakadai, production designer Yoshiro Muraki, and longtime Kurosawa collaborator Teruyo Nogami

  • Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary covering the director’s prewar career

  • A Very British Psycho, directed by Chris Rodley: the Channel 4 U.K. documentary about the life of screenwriter Leo Marks, as well as the making and critical reception of Peeping Tom

  • A Recollection . . . Hanging Rock 1900 (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay

    Homesdale (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir

  • Documentary film The Pythons, shot on location during the making of Life of Brian

  • The Movie That Wouldn’t Die!, a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the film’s cast and crew

    The Carnival Tour, a 2000 update on the film’s locations

  • The long-lost English-language version of M, from a nitrate print preserved by the British Film Institute (Blu-ray only)

    Conversation with Fritz Lang, a 50-minute film by William Friedkin

    Claude Chabrol’s M le maudit, a short film inspired by M, plus a video interview with Chabrol about Lang’s filmmaking techniques

  • The Aerosmith music video “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” plus interviews with band members

  • “Big Heart” music video by John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards

  • Two short films by Skjoldbjærg: Near Winter (1993) and Close to Home (1994)

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Terry Gilliam’s 142-minute director’s cut, approved by Gilliam, with DTS-HD Master Audio surround soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

    What Is “Brazil”?, Rob Hedden’s on-set documentary (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)

    The Battle of “Brazil,” a documentary about the film’s contentious release, hosted by Jack Mathews and based on his book of the same name (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)

    “Love Conquers All” version, the studio’s 94-minute, happy-ending cut of Brazil, with commentary by Brazil expert David Morgan (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)

  • Women of the Resistance, a fifty-minute 1965 documentary by Cavani composed of interviews with female partisans who survived the German invasion of Italy, with an introduction by the filmmaker

  • Shadowing “The Third Man” (2005), a ninety-minute feature documentary on the making of the film

    Who Was the Third Man? (2000), a thirty-minute Austrian documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

  • Max Fischer Players Present, theatrical “adaptations” of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards

  • Edgardo Cozarinsky’s renowned 66-minute 1984 documentary Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d’un Inconnu (Autobiography of an Unknown)

    Villa Santo Sospir, a 16mm color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in Testament of Orpheus

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    Edgardo Cozarinsky’s renowned 66-minute 1984 documentary Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d’un Inconnu (Autobiography of an Unknown)

    Villa Santo Sospir, a 16mm color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in Testament of Orpheus

  • Three short films by Varda: L’opéra Mouffe (1958), Du côté de la côte (1958), and Les fiancés du pont Macdonald (1961)

    On Cléo from 5 to 7: documentary from 2005 on the making of the film; 2005 short film retracing Cléo’s steps through Paris

    On Vagabond: 2003 documentary on the making of the film

  • A Profile of “Brief Encounter,” a short documentary from 2000 on the making of the film

    David Lean: A Self Portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Lean’s career

  • Stig Björkman’s critically acclaimed 52-minute documentary Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997), with optional English subtitles

  • I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy, with a 2008 score by Donald Sosin

  • The 1994 documentary I Know Where I’m Going! Revisited, by Mark Cousins

    Home movies from one of Michael Powell’s Scottish expeditions, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell

  • Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport

  • St. Clair Bourne’s sixty-minute documentary The Making of Do the Right Thing

    Public Enemy’s video for “Fight the Power,” directed by Spike Lee

  • Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a fifty-eight-minute documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi from 1966

  • Ingmar Bergman: Reflections on Life, Death, and Love with Erland Josephson (2000), a fifty-two-minute interview with Bergman and his longtime collaborator

  • El náufrago de la calle de Providencia (The Castaway on the Street of Providence, 1970): a 24-minute documentary homage to Buñuel by his longtime friends Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo

  • The 1960 documentary The Hollywood Ten, plus archival documents about the blacklist

  • The 20-minute BBC documentary The World of Josef von Sternberg

  • New digital restorations of all seven short films: On demande une brute (1934), Gai dimanche (1935), Soigne ton gauche (1936), L’école des facteurs (1946), Cours du soir (1967), Forza Bastia (1978), and Dégustation maison (1978)

    Two alternate versions of Jour de fête, a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1995 rerelease version

    Original 1953 theatrical release version of Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

    My Uncle, the version of Mon oncle that director Jacques Tati created for English-language audiences

    In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot, a 1989 documentary about Tati’s beloved alter ego

    “Jour de fête”: In Search of the Lost Color, a 1988 documentary on the restoration of the film to Tati’s original color

    Once Upon a Time . . . “Mon oncle,” a 2008 documentary on the making of the film

    Tativille, a documentary shot on the set of PlayTime

    Beyond “PlayTime,” a short 2002 documentary featuring on-set footage

    Tati Story, a short biographical film from 2002

  • Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

  • Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990), a seventy-five-minute documentary made by Bowser for PBS’s American Masters series

  • Withnail & Us, a 1999 documentary on the film

  • The Beales of Grey Gardens, the 2006 sequel to the film (Blu-ray)

  • Peter Medak’s home movies, shot on location for The Ruling Class

  • Witchcraft Through the Ages (1968), the 76-minute version of Häxan, narrated by William S. Burroughs, with a soundtrack featuring Jean-Luc Ponty

  • Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of “Rebecca,” a 2016 French television documentary

    Making-of documentary from 2007

  • A Testimony as an Image, a sixty-eight-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

  • Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work, a ninety-minute documentary by filmmaker and author Jörn Donner

  • High-definition digital transfer of a new restoration of 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 (Blu-ray only)

    Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert, a compelling 48-minute documentary about Fellini’s longtime composer

  • Once Upon a Time: “Children of Paradise,” a 2009 documentary on the making of the film

    The Birth of “Children of Paradise,” a 1967 Rob Houwer Film documentary featuring interviews with director Marcel Carné; actors Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Pierre Brasseur; production designer Alexandre Trauner; and others

  • @ “In the Mood for Love,” director Wong Kar-wai’s documentary on the making of the film

    Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong

  • Two student shorts by Green: Pleasant Grove (1997), with commentary by Green, Orr, and Schneider; and Physical Pinball (1998)

    Clu Gulager’s 1969 short film A Day with the Boys, which influenced George Washington

  • D.A. Pennebaker’s short documentary film Daybreak Express, which opened the original New York theatrical run of The Horse’s Mouth, plus a video introduction by Pennebaker

  • With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, featuring Anderson

  • Entr’acte (1924), the short Surrealist masterpiece by Clair and artist Francis Picabia

  • Clair’s silent film Paris qui dort (1925)

  • Three short films by Lynne Ramsay:
    Gasman (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival); Kill the Day (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1997 Clermont Ferrand Festival); Small Deaths (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival)

  • No C4 for Daniel-Daniel, a student short by the filmmakers

  • Music video for Tom Waits’s cover of Cole Porter’s “It’s All Right with Me,” directed by Jarmusch

  • Chiefs (1968), a short film by Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop in theaters

  • Ernst Lubitsch’s 1917 short film Das fidele Gefängnis (The Merry Jail)

  • The Dinosaur and the Baby (1967): a conversation between Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang (61 minutes)

    Two documentaries featuring Godard on the set of Contempt: Bardot et Godard (8 minutes) and Paparazzi (22 minutes)

  • A Profile of “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp,” a documentary from 2000

  • Filmmaker Agnès Varda’s 1961 silent short Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald, featuring Godard, Karina, and other members of the Band of Outsiders cast

  • Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary

  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s short film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers,” made when he was a student in 1956

  • Shall We Go to Your or My Place or Each Go Home Alone? (1973), a fifty-two-minute film by Hallström, with a video introduction by the director

  • Mantrap: “Straw Dogs”—The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film

    Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, a 1993 documentary

  • For Stan, a 2009 short film by Brakhage’s wife, Marilyn Brakhage

  • Documentary on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

  • Original documentary on Jarman and Jubilee made by Jarman actor Spencer Leigh (Caravaggio, The Last of England), featuring interviews with stars Jenny Runacre and Toyah Willcox, film historian Tony Rayns, production designer Christopher Hobbs, and filmmakers John Maybury (Love is the Devil) and Lee Drysdale (Leather Jackets), with rare Super-8 clips and memorabilia from the film

  • La cotta (The Crush), Olmi’s 1967 short about a young boy’s first love

  • Face aux fantômes, a ninety-nine-minute 2009 documentary featuring historian Sylvie Lindeperg that explores the French memory of the Holocaust and the controversy surrounding the film’s release

  • Shahbaz Noshir’s 2002 short Angst isst Seele auf, which reunites Mira, Eymèsz, and Jürges to tell the story, based on real events, of an attack by neo-Nazis on a foreign actor while on his way to a stage performance of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s screenplay

    Signs of Vigorous Life: New German Cinema, a 1976 BBC program about the film movement of which Fassbinder was a part

  • That’s Life: Vittorio De Sica, a fifty-five-minute documentary about the director’s career, made for Italian television in 2001

  • Includes new digital transfers of both versions of the film: Indiscretion of an American Wife: Selznick’s 72-minute cut, including the Patti Page-performed overture “Autumn in Rome” and “Indiscretion”; Terminal Station (Stazione termini): De Sica’s original 89-minute version

  • I Don’t Just Want You to Love Me, a feature-length documentary of Fassbinder’s life and career

    Dance with Death (Tanz mit dem Tod), a one-hour portrait of UFA Studios star Sybille Schmitz, Fassbinder’s inspiration for the character Veronika Voss

  • Collection of Roman Polanski’s short films from 1957-1962, including: Murder, Teeth Smile, Break Up the Dance, Two Men and a Wardrobe, The Lamp, When Angels Fall, The Fat and the Lean, and Mammals

  • I Lived, But . . . , a two-hour documentary from 1983 about Ozu’s life and career, featuring interviews with critics and former cast and crew members

    Talking with Ozu, a forty-minute tribute to the director from 1993, featuring the reflections of filmmakers Lindsay Anderson, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Aki Kaurismäki, Stanley Kwan, Paul Schrader, and Wim Wenders

    Documentary from 1988 about actor Chishu Ryu’s career at Shochiku’s Ofuna studios, featuring a lengthy interview with Ryu

  • Federico Fellini’s Autobiography, a 2000 documentary originally broadcast on Italian television

  • Naked Making Lunch, a 1992 documentary by Chris Rodley about the making of the film

  • A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies (2000), a ninety­-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with the director

    Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others

  • Il cineasta e il labirinto, a 55-minute documentary directed by Roberto Andò showing Rosi revisiting his life and career in cinema, with personal comments by directors Giuseppe Tornatore, Martin Scorsese, and others

  • Complete French-language version of the film, Le Testament du Dr. Mabuse, filmed simultaneously by Lang with French actors

    Mabuse in Mind (Mabuse Im Gedächtnis), 1984 film by Thomas Honickel featuring an interview with actor Rudolf Schündler (Hardy in The Testament of Dr. Mabuse)

  • Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, a 32-minute documentary on the making of Stray Dog

  • The 161-minute American release, with English-language dialogue, including Burt Lancaster’s own voice

    A Dying Breed: The Making of The Leopard, an hour-long documentary featuring interviews with Claudia Cardinale, screenwriter Suso Ceccho D’Amico, Rotunno, filmmaker Sydney Pollack, and many others

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini (1995), a 58-minute documentary by filmmaker Ivo Barnabò Micheli covering the career of the controversial artist

    La ricotta (1963), a 35-minute film by Pasolini starring Orson Welles as a director who sets out to make a film about the Passion of Jesus

  • Charlotte et Véronique ou Tous les garçons s’appellent Patrick (All the Boys Are Called Patrick, 1957), an early short film by Godard with Jean-Claude Brialy, written by Eric Rohmer

  • A 33-minute documentary on Kurosawa’s The Lower Depths from the series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, including interviews with Kurosawa, actress Kyoko Kagawa, art director Yoshiro Muraki, and others

  • It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater’s first full-length feature, with commentary by the director

    Woodshock, a 1985 16 mm short by Linklater and Daniel

    Home movies

  • Camera (2000), a short film starring Videodrome’s Les Carlson, written and directed by Cronenberg

    Bootleg Video: the complete footage of Samurai Dreams and seven minutes of transmissions from “Videodrome,” presented in their original, unedited form with filmmaker commentary

  • Gillo Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth, a documentary narrated by literary critic Edward Said

    Marxist Poetry: The Making of “The Battle of Algiers,” a documentary featuring interviews with Pontecorvo, Gatti, composer Ennio Morricone, and others

    Remembering History, a documentary reconstructing the Algerian experience of the battle for independence

    “États d’armes,” a documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion

    Gillo Pontecorvo’s Return to Algiers, a documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence

  • New high-definition digital restoration of Cassavetes’s 108-minute 1978 version of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

  • Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju’s 1949 documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris (high-definition digital restoration on the Blu-ray edition)

  • Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, a feature-length 1993 documentary on the making of Short Cuts

    To Write and Keep Kind, a 1992 PBS documentary on the life of author Raymond Carver

  • New, restored digital transfers of both versions of The King of Kings: DeMille’s 155-minute roadshow version and his subsequent 112-minute general release

  • Suntory Whisky commercials made on the set of Kagemusha