Episode 63.9 – Disc 3 – Top Criterion Blu-ray Upgrades For 2011

Ryan Gallagher, James McCormick, David Blakeslee and West Anthony discuss their top 5 choices for future Criterion blu-ray upgrades.

James McCormick

Alex Cox’s Walker

Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus

Douglas Sirk’s Magnificent Obsession

John Huston’s Wise Blood

The Thief of Bagdad

David Blakeslee

Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries

Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan

Seijun Suzuki’s Tokyo Drifter/Branded To Kill

Hiroshi Inagaki’s The Samurai Trilogy

Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story

West Anthony

Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel

Any Samuel Fuller Film

Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers

Any Powell & Pressburger Film

All Akira Kurosawa’s Films

Ryan Gallagher

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris

Any Wes Anderson Film

Terry Gilliam’s Brazil

Wong Kar-Wai’s In The Mood For Love

Akria Kurosawa’s Rashomon

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4 Comments

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Do The Right Thing
    Bicycle Thieves
    The Rules of the Game
    the rest of their Godard catalog

    (very excited for Solaris now that it appears to be on tap)

  • Only counting what hasn’t been announced or hinted at in drawings (thank the gods for YI YI and SOLARIS both coming) and what isn’t out of print (though I might’ve missed one or two in here that are), with both lists in order of how badly I want them…

    Full-on Reissues (with new transfers and/or supplements in Blu-Ray):
    -ANDREI RUBLEV
    -PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
    -WITHNAIL & I
    -THE SAMURAI TRILOGY
    -SISTERS
    -CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS
    -THE SCARLETT EMPRESS
    -THE VANISHING

    Simple Blu-Ray Upgrades:
    -THE SECRET OF THE BEEHIVE
    -IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
    -MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS
    -LE HAINE
    -THE ELEMENT OF CRIME & EUROPA
    -SALÃ’, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM
    -HEAVEN CAN WAIT
    -LE SAMOURAI
    -MON ONCLE
    -RATCATCHER
    -THE BICYCLE THIEF
    -METROPOLITAN & THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO
    -HOOP DREAMS

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