The Hidden Fortress
The Last Temptation Of Christ
The Third Man
Chasing Amy (doesn't really fit well in this list, huh, lol)
Just one comment I'd like to make: As much as I appreciate films in general and as much as I really enjoy certain classics (Citizen Kane, 2001, Apocalypse Now, Rebecca, etc.) I can't say that I found any of the above movies to be what I consider excellent (except for the more recent "Last Temptation Of Christ"). I liked some quite a bit, others less, but no less than 5 of the above movies are among those considered "the greatest of all time" on various lists, most notably the Sight & Sound list (the complete list, mind you, not just the top ten). Either way, I find myself giving more credit to these films than I think they truly deserve and, unfortunately, Tokyo Story follows this trend. Watching the film and listening to the commentary, I can appreciate everything Ozu tried (and succeeded) to do. However, I can think of many films that I think truly deserve a 4/4 star rating and are not on my list of the greatest films of all time, but I can't honestly muster anything higher than a ***/**** rating for Tokyo Story. While it's insightful, it's not only long and slow moving, it FEELS long and slow moving and while I'm glad I watched it, I don't think it deserves it's status as some monumental achievement. I know this is subjective, but I often wonder why some of these old "classics" are elevated to such elite status. Btw, I own (21) pre-1959 movies so I'm not biased to any genre or era, but many of these movies, while good, rarely strike me as being "masterpieces" or even "classics"
Not trying to prove a point; just wondering if anyone agrees. :-)
The Silence of The Lambs
M - Special Edition
Life of Brian
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Third Man
Do The Right Thing
Beastie Boys Video Anthology
Withnail and I
The Royal Tenenbaums
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Man Bites Dog
The Life Aquatic
Jules et Jim
The Adventures of Antoine Doinel (400 Blows, Antoine and Colette, Bed and Board, Love on the Run, Stolen Kisses)
John Cassavetes: Five Films (Shadows, Woman under The Influence, faces, Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night)
Aint nowhere near finished with criterion...i don't own a single Kurosawa release yet.
I like these calm little moments before the storm.....reminds me of beethoven
The Wages of Fear, Tokyo Story, Throne of Blood, Walkabout, Yojimbo, Rashomon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brazil, Man Bites Dog, Seven Samurai, Ran.
"and a burnt copy (dont tell anyone) of Red Beard, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, Seven Samurai, The Third Man and Solaris"
lol, i burnt those Kurosawa movies, too, i do feel ashamed of myself for doing it but hey, i spent a good load of my money on other Criterion films already, plus Criterion is extra-expensive compared to regular DVDs
I plan on buying Kind Hearts and Coronets and Contempt when I get my salary.
the third man