The Criterion Collection has done an outstanding job of creating Blu-ray/DVD discs of films from all time periods and countries. Their discs are expensive but worth it – great transfers and extensive supplements. They go on sale once or twice a year at Barnes & Noble; Criterion’s online site has occasional 50% off flash sales too.
Here are some ideas for discs they could make.
- Films directed by Miklos Jancso such as Red Psalm
- The Magnificent Ambersons directed by Orson Welles
- Silent films – Greed, The Wind, The Crowd
- Viva Riva! (2010), a great Congolese crime thriller film directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga
- Luis Bunuel’s Mexican films prior to The Exterminating Angel. I recommend Nazarin and El.
- Dawn of the Dead directed by George Romero. I don’t think this is in print in the US. Criterion just released the original Night of the Living Dead.
- More films by Robert Bresson such as Une Femme Douce and Quatre Nuits d’un Reveur.
- Wanda directed by Barbara Loden
Update: The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek directed by Preston Sturges. A great 1940s comedy that has been released twice on DVD but is out of print now. Criterion has already released two Sturges films on Blu-ray but I think this is best one.