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Top 20 (or so) Foreign Language DVDs
Topic by: harrizonn
Posted: January 17, 2003 - 4:24 PM PST
Last Reply: January 23, 2003 - 9:20 AM PST

author topic: Top 20 (or so) Foreign Language DVDs
harrizonn
post #1  on January 17, 2003 - 4:24 PM PST  
hmm? not looking for an extensive list, just some favorites... kind of a rental suggestion box for those looking for... umm... rental suggestions. and please, as much as i know you'd like to have Emmanuelle, Emmanuelle 2, and Emmanuelle 2000 on your list, try to avoid porn-related titles... you know, for kids. (wink, that was from Jaws... no wait, the Hud *smirk*

anyway, enough with the HILARIOUS COMEDY... the list!

1. the passion of joan of arc (dreyer)
2. in the mood for love (kar-wai)
3. 8 1/2, ozzo e metto (fellini)
4. andrei rublev (tarkovsky)
5. the vertical ray of the sun (tran)
6. flowers of shanghaii (hsiao hsien)
7. jules and jim (truffaut)
8. M (lang)
9. the discreet charm of the bourgeosie (bunuel)
10. The mirror (tarkovsky)
11. contempt (godard)
12. amarcord (fellini)
13. the sacrifice (tarkovsky)
14. l'avventura (antonioni)
15. kwaidan (kobayashi)
16. after life (koreeda)
17. happy together (kar-wai)
18. cries and whispers (bergman)
19. aguirre, the wrath of god (herzog)
20. grave of the fireflies (miyazaki)
21. branded to kill (suzuki)
22. irma vep (assayas)
23. happy together (kar-wai)
24. flowers of shanghaii (hsiou-hsien)
25. 400 blows (truffaut)
26. wild strawberries (bergman)
27. seventh seal (bergman)
28. rashomon (kurosawa)
29. amelie (jeunet)
30. children of paradise (carne)
31. cinema paradiso (tornatore)
32. my best fiend (herzog)
33. heart of glass (herzog)
34. juliet of the spirits (fellini)

and there are lots more... but either i haven't seen them in a while or there's no DVD for them, so i can't recommend it... ya know? they're not really in order, either... so dontchoo gimme any lip about puttin Jules and Jim over 400 Blows or sometin'...

listies makies my heads hurts!

*slaps forehead Hard Day's Night style*
steven
dpowers
post #2  on January 17, 2003 - 6:34 PM PST  
you want people make lists like you? you want comment? whatchu want.
harrizonn
post #3  on January 17, 2003 - 8:21 PM PST  

> you want people make lists like you? you want comment? whatchu want.

yeah, make a little list... when people scroll through the messages and start seeing the some of the same titles pop up, it might give them ideas for rentals. or if they like a lot of movies on your list, and they see one on it they haven't seen, it might also help with renting. i'm all about public service, i am.

comments are fine too... for instance, i left off Bob le Flambeur... stuff like that.

i dunno

steven


Eoliano
post #4  on January 18, 2003 - 11:01 AM PST  
Scratching my head like Stan Laurel - I dunno either.
harrizonn
post #5  on January 18, 2003 - 11:48 AM PST  
> On January 18, 2003 - 11:01 AM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Scratching my head like Stan Laurel - I dunno either.
>
> ---------------------------------

I've heard of people making lists like these before... but if it doesn't make any sense I assume a moderator will just delete the thread.

I like the idea of doing just a general Foreign Language style survey...

*mouth hangs open like Micheal Palin*

steven
Eoliano
post #6  on January 18, 2003 - 4:40 PM PST  
We haven't got a moderator.

This forum is a general one and you can make up any topic you like, and hopefully people will join in and follow the thread.

The best list is a focused list. Just my opinion.



Eoliano
post #7  on January 20, 2003 - 8:38 AM PST  
BTW, that's an impressive list, harrizonn.
Many, is not most of those titles are already on the Sight and Sound Poll list.

harrizonn
post #8  on January 20, 2003 - 10:04 AM PST  
> On January 20, 2003 - 8:38 AM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> BTW, that's an impressive list, harrizonn.
> Many, is not most of those titles are already on the Sight and Sound Poll list.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

it feels so incomplete... i think you're absolutely right about the best list being a concise list... a concise list is also easier to be happy with and doesn't leave your head hurting like a general foreign language one can... *sweats*

by the way, i saw a list of your "favorite directors" on another Topic and a couple i'd never heard of... thanks.

steven
Eoliano
post #9  on January 20, 2003 - 4:00 PM PST  
Curious. Which directors do you mean?
harrizonn
post #10  on January 20, 2003 - 4:58 PM PST  
> On January 20, 2003 - 4:00 PM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Curious. Which directors do you mean?
> ---------------------------------


Guy Maddin, Chantal Akerman, Vera Chytilova, and Isao Takahata (I own Grave of the Fireflies, but hadn't rented Go Panda Go!)...

those were some directors that i wasn't all that familiar with, thanks.

steven
underdog
post #11  on January 21, 2003 - 11:56 AM PST  
Btw, our very own David Hudson has been compiling a list for GreenCine's upcoming "Top 100 Greatest European Films" list which should be arriving on these shores (I mean, this site) relatively soon. I helped give him some feedback but it's mostly his baby; it will run under the GreenCine suggests menu. Can't wait!

(A docs list by me is also due to arrive soon)

Anyway, a good list senor harrizonn...


C/U

Eoliano
post #12  on January 22, 2003 - 11:37 AM PST  
David Hudson has been compiling a list for GreenCine's upcoming "Top 100 Greatest European Films"...

That certainly will be worth waiting for.
harrizonn
post #13  on January 22, 2003 - 7:04 PM PST  
> On January 21, 2003 - 11:56 AM PST underdog8 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Btw, our very own David Hudson has been compiling a list for GreenCine's upcoming "Top 100 Greatest European Films" list which should be arriving on these shores (I mean, this site) relatively soon. I helped give him some feedback but it's mostly his baby; it will run under the GreenCine suggests menu. Can't wait!
>
> (A docs list by me is also due to arrive soon)
>
> Anyway, a good list senor harrizonn...
>
>
> C/U
>
>
> ---------------------------------


that sounds great!

i wonder if Decalogue will ever be available to rent here?

i'm kind of antsy to see it.

steven
Eoliano
post #14  on January 23, 2003 - 3:11 AM PST  
You can always make a suggestion to Dennis Woo.

Blue, White And Red Collector's Set isn't released yet, but it's coming soon.

dpowers
post #15  on January 23, 2003 - 8:50 AM PST  
> i wonder if Decalogue will ever be available to rent here? <

i wish the decalogue DVDs were a better transfer. i've never seen the thing on film but i can't imagine the film looks like the DVDs do.

if there's any chance that someone will release a better transfer in the future, when you have the chance to see it, think about waiting. the decalogue was an early DVD release and it's very muddy, has artifacts on the screen, the hole enchilada.
harrizonn
post #16  on January 23, 2003 - 9:19 AM PST  
> On January 23, 2003 - 8:50 AM PST DPOWERS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > i wonder if Decalogue will ever be available to rent here? <
>
> i wish the decalogue DVDs were a better transfer. i've never seen the thing on film but i can't imagine the film looks like the DVDs do.
>
> if there's any chance that someone will release a better transfer in the future, when you have the chance to see it, think about waiting. the decalogue was an early DVD release and it's very muddy, has artifacts on the screen, the hole enchilada.
> ---------------------------------


until i have the cash for a non-region DVD player, i really have to take what i can get... i'm patient enough, though.

hmmph!

steven
harrizonn
post #17  on January 23, 2003 - 9:20 AM PST  
> On January 23, 2003 - 9:19 AM PST harrizonn wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On January 23, 2003 - 8:50 AM PST DPOWERS wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > i wonder if Decalogue will ever be available to rent here? <
> >
> > i wish the decalogue DVDs were a better transfer. i've never seen the thing on film but i can't imagine the film looks like the DVDs do.
> >
> > if there's any chance that someone will release a better transfer in the future, when you have the chance to see it, think about waiting. the decalogue was an early DVD release and it's very muddy, has artifacts on the screen, the hole enchilada.
> > ---------------------------------
>

and that reminds me... an enchilada would be damn good right now. mexican sausage... baked cheese and enchilada sauce... i could go on and on.

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