Criterion DVD picks

Every once in a while, a filmmaker, actor, or musician stops by the Criterion Collection office and is allowed to take a few free DVDs/Blu-rays from the closet. Here is what they chose…

Guy Maddin’s picks:

  • L’Avventura
  • The Night Porter
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
  • Mouchette
  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  • W.R. Mysteries of the Organism
  • Robinson Crusoe On Mars
  • Mala Noche
  • House
  • Black Narcissus
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Brand Upon the Brain!


Wim Wenders’ picks:

  • The Rules of the Game
  • Salò
  • Vivre sa Vie
  • Eclipse Series 21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties


Guillermo Del Toro’s picks:

  • Black Orpheus
  • The Red Shoes
  • The 400 Blows
  • Charade
  • Crumb
  • The Thin Red Line
  • The Magician
  • Repulsion
  • Paths of Glory


Bill Hader’s picks:

  • Amarcord
  • House
  • Salò
  • Green for Danger
  • Loves of a Blonde
  • Antichrist


Robert Downey Sr.’s picks:

  • 8 1/2
  • America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • John Cassavetes: Five Films


Philip Kaufman’s picks:

  • Amarcord
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Crumb
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir


Michael K. Williams (from The Wire and Boardwalk Empire) picks:

  • Gomorrah
  • The Fugitive Kind
  • Hunger
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Modern Times


Harris Savides’ picks:

  • L’Avventura
  • Red Desert
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Yi Yi
  • Three Colors: Blue, White, Red


Adrian Utley (Portishead guitarist) picks:

  • Antichrist
  • Ratcatcher
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • The 39 Steps


André Bonzel’s picks:

  • The 400 Blows
  • Stranger than Paradise
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Brazil
  • House

YouTube playlist for the Criterion Collection “DVD Picks” http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7D89754A5DAD1E8E&feature=plcp

 

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