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Our Criterion Collection Wish List

I'm pretty sure that if you've found your way to this website, you're familiar with The Criterion Collection, "a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films...dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements." We often speculate about the titles Criterion will give their special treatment and dare to dream about which of our favorites might next make the cut. You may have heard a sneak preview in Episode X of The Scarecrow Video Podcast, but now our entire staff's picks for films we'd like to see available from Criterion are all together in a new special rental section. Here's the full list of what we picked, along with the year and director for each film and a few trailers along the way.  For some of the films, you'll find pseudo-Criterion covers created by Marc "Swellzombie"  Palm. The Abyss (1989)  dir. James Cameron
Acla’s Descent in Floristella (1992)  dir. Aurelio Grimaldi America 3000 (1986)  dir. David Engelbach Animal Love (1998)  dir. Ulrich Seidl Apu Trilogy--Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1957), The World of Apu (1959)  dir. Satyajit Ray The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)  dir. Andrew Dominik Badlands (1973)  dir. Terrence Malick Ball Of Fire (1941)  dir. Howard Hawks, screenplay by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder Barfly (1987)  dir. Barbet Schroeder
 
Beaver Trilogy (1984)  dir. Trent Harris Begotten (1991)  dir. E. Elias Merhige
 
The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) dir. William Wyler Big Crimewave (1985)  dir. John Paizs Black Cat, White Cat (1998) dir. Emir Kusturica Blessed Event (1932)  dir. Roy Del Ruth Blithe Spirit (1945)  dir. David Lean The Blue Dahlia (1946) dir. George Marshall, written by Raymond Chandler A Brief History Of Time (1991)  dir. Errol Morris The Burglar (1957)  dir. Paul Wendkos Carrie (1976)  dir. Brian DePalma Casanova (1976)  dir. Federico Fellini Cat People (1944)  dir. Jacques Tourneur Charley Varrick (1973) dir. Don Siegel La Chienne (1931)  dir. Jean Renoir City Of Sadness (1990)  dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou City Of The Dead aka Horror Hotel (1960)  dir. John Llewellyn Moxey Claire Dolan (1998)  dir. Lodge Kerrigan Clash Of The Titans (1981)  dir. Desmond Davis, special effects by Ray Harryhausen Clue (1985) dir. Jonathan Lynn Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)  dir. Michael Apted Cockfighter (1974)  dir. Monte Hellman, screenplay by Charles Willeford Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)  dir. Joseph Sargent Come and See (1985)  dir. Elem Klimov Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)  dir. Robert Altman Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)  dir. Albert Zugsmith The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)   dir. Peter Greenaway Corridor of Mirrors (1948)  dir. Terence Young Cremator (1969)  dir. Juraj Herz The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1952)  dir. Luis Bunuel The Crowd (1928)   dir. King Vidor Cry of the City (1948)  dir. Robert Siodmak Danger Diabolik (1968)  dir. Mario Bava Dangerous Liasons (1988)  dir. Stephen Frears Days Of Being Wild (1991)  dir. Wong Kar Wai Dead Man (2000)  dir. Jim Jarmusch Death Race 2000 (1975)  dir. Paul Bartel
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)  dir. Penelope Spheeris Demonlover (2002)  dir. Olivier Assayas Demons (1985)  dir. Lamberto Bava Dersu Uzala (extended cut)  (1976)  dir. Akira Kurosawa The Descent (2005)  dir. Neil Marshall Desperate Hours (1955)  dir. William Wyler The Devils (1971)  dir. Ken Russell Dolemite (1975)  dir. D’Urville Martin Dragon Gate Inn (1967)  dir. King Hu, a Shaw Brothers production The Dreamers (2003)  dir. Bernardo Bertolucci Dreams (1990)  dir. Akira Kurosawa Drowning By Numbers (1988)  dir. Peter Greenaway Drunken Master (1980)  dir. Yuen Woo Ping Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)   dir. Ang Lee Erendira (1983)  dir. Ruy Guerra, screenplay by Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)  dir. Wes Anderson Fat City (1971)  dir. John Huston Father Of My Children (2009)  dir. Mia Hansen-Love Friendly Persuasion (1956)  dir. William Wyler Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)  dir. Jim Jarmusch The Ghost of Yotsuya (1949)  dir. Keisuke Kinoshita, screenplay by Masaki Kobayashi The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)  dir. Howard W. Koch Goke: Body Snatchers From Hell (1968)   dir. Hajime Sato Gunga Din (1939)  dir.  George Stevens Hard Eight (1996)  dir. Paul Thomas Anderson Heartland (1979)  dir. Richard Pearce Heartworn Highways (1976)   dir. James Szalapski Hellzapoppin’ (1941)  dir.  H.C. Potter Hey Good Lookin’ (1982)  dir. Ralph Bakshi Hickey and Boggs (1972)  dir. Robert Culp, screenplay by Walter Hill His Girl Friday (1940)  dir. Howard Hawks Hit! (1973)  dir. Sidney J. Furie Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)   dir. Paul Jay I Walked With A Zombie (1943)  dir. Jacques Tourneur The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)  dir. Jack Arnold The Innocents (1961)   dir. Jack Clayton Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)  dir. Elio Petri Jacob’s Ladder (1990)  dir. Adrian Lyne Jericho Mile (1979)  dir. Michael Mann John From Cincinnati (2006)  TV series! Johnny Guitar (1954)  dir. Nicholas Ray Joyless Street (1925)   dir. G.W. Pabst Just Imagine (1930)   dir. David Butler Kafka (1991)  dir. Steven Soderbergh Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)  dir.  Shane Black Kundun (1997)  dir. Martin Scorsese Kwaidan (1965)  dir. Masaki Kobayashi  Actually, Criterion already released this, but we want the extended cut. Last Night at the Alamo (1983)  dir. Eagle Pennell L'Atalante (1934)   dir. Jean Vigo Let It Be (1970)  dir.  Michael Lindsay-Hogg Let The Right One In (2008)   dir. Tomas Alfredson, screenplay & novel by John Ajvide Lindquist The Lives of Others (2006)  dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmark Lone Star (1996)  dir. John Sayles Love Streams (1984)  dir.  John Cassavetes The Magic Garden (1952)  dir. Donald Swanson The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)  dir. Orson Welles The Man Who Would Be King (1975)   dir. John Huston Marie Antoinette (2006)   dir. Sofia Coppola Matador (1986)  dir. Pedro Almodovar Matewan (1987)  dir. John Sayles Mean Streets (1973)  dir. Martin Scorsese Meet The Feebles (1989)  dir. Peter Jackson Miami Blues (1990)  dir. George Armitage, based on the novel by Charles Willeford Mindgame (2004)   dir. Masaaki Yuasa Moolaade (2004)  dir. Ousmane Sembene The Mosquito Coast (1986)  dir. Peter Weir Mrs. Miniver (1942)  dir. William Wyler Mudhoney (1965)  dir.  Russ Meyer My Twentieth Century (1990)  dir. Ildiko Enyedi Napoleon (1927)   dir. Abel Gance Never Too Young To Die (1986)   dir. Gil Bettman The New World (2005)   dir. Terrence Malick Night of the Creeps (1986)   dir. Fred Dekker Night of the Living Dead (1968)   dir. George Romero Nightbreed (1990)  dir. Clive Barker Nobody Knows (2004)  dir. Hirokazu Kore-Eda O Brother Where Art Thou (2001)  dir. Coen Brothers
 
Los Olvidados (1950)  dir. Luis Bunuel One Eyed Jacks (1961)  dir. Marlon Brando Only Angels Have Wings (1939)   dir. Howard Hawks The Others (2001)   dir. Alejandro Amenabar The Outfit (1973)  dir.  John Flynn, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake The Outside Man (1972)  dir. Jacques Deray Park Row (1952)  dir. Sam Fuller Pathfinder (1987)  dir. Nils Gaup Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)   dir. Tom Tykwer Phase IV (1974)  dir. Saul Bass
 
The Pillow Book (1996)   dir. Peter Greenaway Pixote (1981)   dir. Hector Babenco Pleasure Planet aka Vicious Lips (1987)  dir.  Albert Pyun The Power of Nightmares (2004)   dir. Adam Curtis Prime Cut (1972)  dir. Michael Ritchie Primer (2004)    dir.Shane Carruth Princess Yang Kewi Fei (1955)  dir.  Kenji Mizoguchi Pursued (1947)   dir. Raoul Walsh The Queen of Spades (1948)   dir. Thorold Dickinson Raise The Red Lantern (1991)  dir.  Zhang Yimou Real Life (1979)  dir. Albert Brooks
 
The Reflecting Skin (1991)   dir. Philip Ridley A Report on the Party and The Guests (1966)  dir. Jan Nemec, screenplay by Ester Krumbachová Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Red Shoe (1973)   dir. Yves Robert Revenge of The Barbarians (1984)   dir. Hrafn Gunnlaugsson Riding High (1981)  dir. Ross Cramer The Road (2009)  dir. John Hillcoat, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy Roller Blade (1986)  dir. Donald G. Jackson Roller Blade Warriors: Taken By Force (1989)   dir. Donald G. Jackson Rolling Thunder (1977)   dir. John Flynn Rubin & Ed (1992)    dir. Trent Harris The Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)   dir. Leo McCarey Run Lola Run (1999)  dir. Tom Tykwer
 
Run of the Arrow (1957)   dir. Sam Fuller The Sacrifice (1986)    dir. Andrei Tarkovsky Saint Jack (1979)   dir. Peter Bogdanovich Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)    dir. Steven Zaillian Sense & Sensibility (1995)   dir. Ang Lee Seventh Continent (1989)  dir. Michael Haneke Shivers (1976)  dir.  David Cronenberg Show People (1928)   dir. King Vidor Silence de la Mer (1949)  dir. Jean-Pierre Melville A Single Man (2010)   dir. Tom Ford Sita Sings The Blues (2009)  dir. Nina Paley Sleepaway Camp (1983)   dir. Robert Hiltzik Sleuth (1972)    dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sneakers (1992)   dir. Phil Alden Robinson Squirm (1976)   dir. Jeff Lieberman Stalag 17 (1953)   dir. Billy Wilder Stand By Me (1986)   dir. Rob Reiner Stander (2003)   dir. Bronwen Hughes Stormy Weather (1943)   dir. Andrew L. Stone Streetwise (1984)   dir. Martin Bell Stunt Man (1979)  dir. Richard Rush Subconscious Cruelty (2000)   dir. Karim Hussain Suddenly, Last Summer (1960)   dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Surf 2 (1994)  dir. Randall M. Badat Switchblade Sisters (1999)   dir. Jack Hill Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)   dir. Yves Robert Tampopo (1987)   dir. Juzo Itami The Terrorist (1998)   dir.  Santosh Siva Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1988)    dir. Shinya Tsukamoto This Is England (2007)   dir. Shane Meadows This Land is Mine (1943)  dir. Jean Renoir Threads (1984)   dir. Mick Jackson Three Kings (1999)   dir. David O. Russell Tierra (1995)   dir. Julio Medem Tracks (1974)  dir. Henry Jaglom Tropical Malady (2005)   dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul True Romance (1993)  dir. Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino Tulse Luper Suitcases (2002)   dir. Peter Greenaway Twentynine Palms (2004)    dir. Bruno Dumont Ucho (The Ear) (1970)   dir. Karel Kachyna The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)  dir.  Jacques Demy Velvet Goldmine (1998)   dir. Todd Haynes Vie De Boheme (1942)   dir. Marcel Carne Waking Life (2001)   dir. Richard Linklater War of the Buttons (1963)  dir. Yves Robert / War of the Buttons (1994)   dir. John Roberts What Price Glory (1926)   dir. Raoul Walsh When Night is Falling (1995)   dir. Patricia Rozema The Woman Chaser (1999)  dir. Robinson Devor (Police Beat), based on the novel by Charles Willeford The Woman on the Beach (1947)   dir. Jean Renoir The Women (1939)    dir. George Cukor World’s Greatest Sinner (1962)   dir. Timothy Carey Wuthering Heights (1939)   dir. William Wyler Yor: Hunter from the Future (extended and theatrical) (1983)   dir. Antonio Margheriti The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)   dir. Jacques Demy Zero For Conduct (1933)   dir. Jean Vigo We'll close out our list with our Eclipse Series Wish List: Laurel & Hardy Silents Laurel & Hardy Talkies Nobuo Nakagawa's Ghost Stories: Ceiling at Utsunomiya (1956),  Kaiden-Kasanegafuchi (1957), Ghost of Yotsuya (1959), Mansion of the Ghost Cat (1958) Orson Welles' Shakespeare: Macbeth (1948), Othello (1952), Chimes at Midnight (1965) Jacques Prévert Collection: Crime of Monsieur Lange (1935), Visiteurs du Soir (1942), Stormy Waters (1941), Voyage Surprise (1947), King and the Mockingbird (1972), Jour Se Leve (1939) Short Films of Thelma Todd, Zazu Pitts and Patsy Kelly: Maids a La Mode (1933), Maid in Hollywood (1934) We invite you to share your thoughts and the films you'd like to see from Criterion (C.H.U.D.) here in the comments and with us in the store. You'll find the rental section on the first floor by the Family New Releases. Look for the big Criterion sign!

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