Ideas for Criterion Blu-ray/DVD discs

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.

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