I recently thought of a “what if ” situation of what if I was able to pick what movies should be part of the Criterion Collection library. I thought I would share some of my picks on here:
And of course in NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
FREAKS (1932) directed by Tod Browning
I used to watch this movie as much I would be watch Disney’s The Little Mermaid when I was little. Such an interesting cast of actors and actresses in this film and it taught me an early lesson in life to not take everyone at face value.
Heavy Metal (1981) directed by Gerald Potterton
Fritz the Cat (1972) directed by Ralph Bakshi
I would love to see more adult cartoons in the Criterion Collection library. There is hardly any in their collection and any of these would be awesome!
The Elephant Man (1980) directed by David Lynch
When I was little I would go visit my family in Guatemala. There was not a lot of channels to watch. From what I can remember there was about 15 channels in total. From the few movies channels there was they would always show the same movie almost every other day for about a month during the late evening time. The Elephant Man was one of those movies. I remember that the first time I watched it I cried I was beyond emphatic for the elephant man because no one understood the pain and frustration he went through.
The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick
This was the other movie they would show when weren’t showing The Elephant Man. I remember always trying to have my evenings free from my family so I can watched this movie even though it was probably the tenth or twentieth time I have seen it at the point.
A lot of the movies I picked for this Criterion Collection wish list round stemmed from my childhood. For me the better I associate personally with a movie the better it is. It may have now won any awards or critical acclaim but in my book they rate pretty high. I hope in the future the Criterion Collection expands it’s library to include these movies!
Until next time!!!
3 thoughts on “Dream on Criterions… ( A wish list)”
Two films I’ve long wanted to see get the Criterion treatment are “Faster, Pussycat! KILL! KILL!” (1965) …. & “Invasion Of The Saucer Men’ (1957) .
I even contacted Criterion a few years ago, suggesting those titles …. they politely said they would take it into consideration.
Oh wow i didn’t know you could write to them with considerations. I know what my next step is!!
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I agree with all your choices, I was even surprised they aren’t already Criterion releases. Especially Elephant Man.
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