I'm actually doing the laserdisc list first, though. Don't ask me why... Here it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Criterion_Collection_Laserdisc_releases. Yes, I'm doing it in order, with a few exceptions. and yes, I'm rewatching everything I've already seen (about 20-25%, I'd say). I've made it through the two Ronald Neame pictures w/ Alec Guinness (Tunes of Glory and The Horse's Mouth).
A few random half-baked thoughts on things I've seen while I avoid editing 50 endnotes at work:
*I've actually really enjoyed the early Hitchcock pictures from the list. I hadn't seen anything made before Rebecca, but all of them have been at the least entertaining.
*The Red Balloon is beautiful! White Mane was really nice too.
*I hadn't seen The Magnificent Ambersons yet. Too bad we'll never see the finished product. It's like a smaller-scale Kane. Gorgeous cinematography.
*I am somewhat inspired by Shock Corridor to check out some of Samuel Fuller's B-pictures. I really liked the stark, go-for-broke style of it.
*Lola Montes, believe it or not, is my first Ophuls film. I know it's not supposed to be among his best, so I hope the story catches up to the incredible visuals in his some of his more well-known pictures.
*I also got to see my first Tati. There's definitely something unique about Monsieur Hulot. I think I need to watch it a few more times to fully appreciate it.
*Forbidden Games was amazingly moving. One of my favorites that I've seen so far.
*Was happy to get the chance to watch Night of the Hunter, La Strada, 12 Angry Men, and Grand Illusion again. All utterly brilliant.
*I also watched my first Marx Brothers flick. My favorite is Chico.
*Has anyone seen Fellini Satyricon? Holy shit. I did not know what I was getting into. There's like 20 bizarre-looking extras in every frame. I needed to watch it twice to get my head around it.
*Watching some Powell/Pressburger for the first time as well. Both Colonel Blimp and Black Narcissus were very well acted and visually constructed. Deborah Kerr was very talented.
*Only the Asians can release a film w/ such a strange tone as Vengeance Is Mine. I'll have to pursue some more Imamura movies.
I'll do another of these posts in a couple years so you can all have something to look forward to. Curious to hear any thoughts on anything on the list. Again, I've watched everything from Citizen Kane through The Horse's Mouth.