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What Criterions Do U Own


i am a criterion addict
i own the original criterion dvds of:

hiroshima mon amour
band of outsiders
down by law
short cuts
rushmore royal tenenbaums
life aquatic
l'avventura
touchez pas au grisbi
seventh seal
wild strawberries
cries and whispers
fanny and alexander
la commare secca
diary of a country priest
fear and loathing in las vegas
a woman is a woman
ikiru
bob le flambeur
le cercle rouge
tokyo story
night and fog
last temptation of christ
jules and jim
my own private idaho
by brakhage: stan brakhage short films

and a burnt copy (dont tell anyone) of Red Beard, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, Seven Samurai, The Third Man and Solaris

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Their releases are addictive, aren't they? I'm nowhere near finished buying titles from them, but here's what I have now:

Tout va Bien
A Woman Is a Woman
Contempt
The Third Man
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Ikiru
Rashomon
L'Avventura
L'Eclisse
Andrei Rublev
Solaris
Tokyo Story
Fanny and Alexander Boxed Set
Antoine Doinel Boxed Set (The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, Love on the Run)
Carl Dreyer Boxed Set (Day of Wrath, Ordet, Gertrud, My Métier)
The Rules of the Game
8 1/2
Juliet of the Spirits

I just noticed that Truffault's "Shoot the Piano Player" and René Clément’s "Forbidden Games" will be released by Criterion in December. Their taste is exceptional!

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great titles man, is Ordet good? I love Shoot the Piano Player.
you should check out jean-pierre melville's movies, Le Samurai is coming out soon.

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I liked Ordet, but it's a very strange experience, and many people disliked it. I do plan on checking out some of Melville's movies; there's just so many movies to see, and so little time!

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Amarcord
The Hidden Fortress
The Last Temptation Of Christ
Rashomon
Seven Samurai
The Third Man
Yojimbo
8 1/2
Ikiru
Tokyo Story
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. :-)

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Hard Boiled
The Killer
The Silence of The Lambs
Dead Ringers
Robocop
M - Special Edition
Time Bandits
Brazil
Life of Brian
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Third Man
Rushmore
Chasing Amy
Do The Right Thing
Beastie Boys Video Anthology
Spartacus
Withnail and I
Traffic
The Royal Tenenbaums
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Straw Dogs
Schizopolis
Man Bites Dog
Naked Lunch
Slacker
Videodrome
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

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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.

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"and a burnt copy (dont tell anyone) of Red Beard, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, Seven Samurai, The Third Man and Solaris"
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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

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Ikiru
Ran
Kagemusha
Ugetsu

I plan on buying Kind Hearts and Coronets and Contempt when I get my salary.

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kagemusha
rashomon
sanjuro
seven samurai
hidden fortress
yojimbo
the third man
l'eclisse
life aquatic
rushmore
royal tenenbaums

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Definently a Criterion addict, the best part of it though is that I got most of these way below cost at a store I used to work at. Stupid, ignorant people would come in and sell their dvds for about $2-8 cash and then I could turn around and buy them for 10% more. Best deal was The Battle of Algiers for $6. hahahahahhaha.

8 1/2
Andrei Rublev
Au Hasard Balthazar
The Battle of Algiers
Beauty and the Beast
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Branded to Kill
Brazil
Burden of Dreams
by Brakhage: An Anthology
Carnival of Souls
Children of Paradise
Complete Monterey Pop Festival
(including Monterey Pop & Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake: Otis at Monterey
Coup de Grace
Dead Ringers
Do the Right Thing
Down By Law
Complete Fanny & Alexander set
(including the Television version, the Theatrical version and Making of)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fighting Elegy
George Washington
Grand Illusion
The Harder they Come
Haxan
The Hidden Fortress
High and Low
Ikiru
Kagemusha
Kill!
Knife in the Water
Kwaidan
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Last Wave
The Leopard
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2-disc)
The Lower Depths
M
Mon Oncle
Mona Lisa
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Onibaba
The Orphic Trilogy
(including Blood of a Poet, Orpheus, and The Testament of Orpheus)
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Peeping Tom
Ran
Rashomon
Red Beard
RoboCop
The Rock
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
Samurai Rebellion
Sanjuro
Scenes from a Marriage
Seven Samurai
The Seventh Seal
Sid & Nancy
Silence of the Lambs
Solaris
La Strada
The Sword of Doom
Sword of the Beast
Throne of Blood
Time Bandits
Tokyo Drifter
Tokyo Story
Ugetsu
The Vanishing
Videodrome
The Wages of Fear
Walkabout
W.C. Fields 6 Short Films
Yojimbo
Youth of the Beast

All authentic and in excellent condition.'

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Extremely impressive.

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ive got:

le grand illusion
seven samurai
the seventh seal
shock corridor
alphaville
yojimbo
for all mankind
l'avventura
le charme discret de bourgeoisie
the hidden fortress
sullivan's travels
smultronstallet (wild strawberries)
rashomon
8 1/2
les enfants du paradis
throne of blood
hiroshima mon amour
le regle du jeu
tokyo monogatari
ikiru
the leopard
smiles of a summer night
early summer
the battle of algiers
jules et jim
the browning version
the life aquatic with steve zissou
the royal tenenbaums

top five

rashomon
lavventura
wild strawberries
the battle of algiers
the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

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Criterions are great, whenever i get a 25 or 30% off coupon from borders the criterions are where i head. They are just so expensive, lukily those coupons don't come very often or I would be broke

Armageddon (embarassing I know, but i liked the movie and it was 10% used form gamestop
Spartacus
Last Tempation of Christ
Solaris
Royal Tenenbaums (6.99 used at gamestop, gotta love that)
M-Special Edition

and my latest addition to my criterion fleet,
Videodrome

I almost bought the Life Aquatic used from Blockbuster, but i realized that it was only the one disc, darn blockbuster cheapskates.

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www.dvdplanet.com

Cheapest Criterions I've seen.

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I am quite fond of the collection.

Kagemusha
Ran
Seven Samurai
The Hidden Fortress
Rebel Samurai Collection
Kill!
Samurai Spy
Samurai Rebellion
Sword of the Beast
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Royal Tenenbaums
Kwaidan
M. Hulot's Holiday
Mon Oncle
The Seventh Seal
M
Band of Outsiders
Le Corbeau

I am an American, and yes, I am crazy.

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I loooove criterion. I ownthese and I am planning on getting a lot more in the near future.

In order I bought them:

8 1/2
Branded to Kill
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Discreet charm of the beurgeosie
L'avventura
That obscure object of desire
Straw dogs
Sword of Doom
Au Hasard Balthazar
Videodrome
Ran
Knife in the Water
Naked Lunch
The Complete Mr. Arkadin
L'ecclise
Bad Timing
Brazil

(and I am about to order either The fanny and alexander set, the bergman trilogy or the Seventh Seal)
-got to have bergman (and I need some Godard)

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Fanny & Alexander
Wild Strawberries
The Virgin Spring
The Seventh Seal
8 1/2
Joan of Arc
Andrei Rublev
au hasard Balthazar
Ugetsu
Rashomon
Tokyo Story
Rules of the game
The 400 Blows
Mr. Arkadin
F for Fake
The Third Man
M

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I only have:
In the Mood for Love
Elevator to the Gallows
Ugetsu
Tokyo Story

but Barnes and Noble is having a buy 2 get 1 free sale and i already get a discount there so I'm going to get M, Le Cercle Rouge, and The Rules of the Game. I would own more if they werent so expensive.

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