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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):
The New World
A Brighter Summer Day
Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy
Nagisha Oshima's Boy
Wim Wenders Road Movies box set (Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road)
I Was a Teenage Zombie
L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
Paris Nous Appartient (Jacques Rivette)
The Koker Trilogy (Abbas Kiarostami)
Chimes at Midnight
Young and Innocent (Hitchcock)
La Chienne (Jean Renoir)
A Poem is a Naked Person (Les Blank)
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 the set wouldn't benefit from an upgrade.
With the European uncut version of The Silence
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?
2K restoration premiered at Cannes Classics 2015
Instead of tailspinning into flights of fantasy, Buñuel knew the real and the imaginary exist in the same space.
The films collected here have apparently all undergone 2k restorations by the Danish Film Institute.
We're all dying to see what super-8 looks like in HD, right?
2K Criterion restoration confirmed by Paul Schrader
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.
They have HD transfers already. Criterion, please get the blu-ray rights from Paramount!
4K restoration of Rome: Open City touring 2014.
Both Les Misérables and Wooden Crosses exist in 4k restorations. Les Mis has a blu-ray in France from this restoration. The restoration of Wooden Crosses will premiere at the 2014 Cannes film festival in the Cannes Classics series.
4K restoration premiered at Cannes Classics in 2015
This HD restoration was a botch job by Pathé, but has been revised in an improved restoration by Pathé. Criterion, please, use the new restoration.