My Contributions to DVDs and Blu-Rays

A fairly complete and reasonably up to date checklist. All of the printed essays listed here are (or will be) available on this site. – J. R.

ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

BIGGER THAN LIFE (BFI DVD, U.K.; video conversation with Jim Jarmusch)

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THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

BLACK TEST CAR & THE BLACK REPORT (Arrow Blu-Ray: scripted and narrated audiovisual essay)

A BREAD FACTORY (Grasshopper Film DVD & Blu-Ray, U.S.; video conversation with writer-director Patrick Wang)

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BREATHLESS (Criterion DVD & Blu-Ray, U.S.; scripted video essay)

CASA DE LAVA (Second Run Features DVD, U.K.: original essay; reprinted in Grasshopper Film DVD in the U.S.)

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CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (BFI Blu-Ray, U.K: reprint of “Work and Play in the House of Fiction”)

LA CÉRÉMONIE (Home Vision Entertainment DVD, U.S.: reprinted essay)

CHANTAL AKERMAN: FOUR FILMS [FROM THE EAST, SOUTH, FROM THE OTHER SIDE, DOWN THERE] (Icarus Films DVD boxed set, U.S.: original essay)

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CLOSE-UP (Criterion DVD & Blu-Ray; audio commentary with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa)

THE COMPLETE JACQUES TATI (Criterion Blu-Ray boxed set, U.S.: original essay)

THE COMPLETE MR. ARKADIN (Criterion DVD boxed set, U.S.: original essay & audio commentary with James Naremore)

CONFIDENTIAL REPORT (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

CRUMB (Criterion DVD & Blu-Ray, U.S.: original essay)

DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY (Second Run Features DVD, U.K., & Survivance DVD, France: original essay)

DAY OF WRATH (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (BFI DVD, U.K, and Criterion Jacques Demy DVD boxed set, U.S.: reprinted essay)

DRIVER X 4: THE LOST AND FOUND FILMS OF SARA DRIVER (Films We Like DVD boxed set, Canada: video interview) Driver

DRÔLE DE DRAME (Home Vision Entertainment DVD, U.S.: original essay)

L’ECLISSE (Criterion DVD & Blu-Ray, U.S.: reprinted essay)

EMILE DE ANTONIO boxed set (Home Vision Entertainment DVD, U.S.: reprinted essay on MR. HOOVER AND I)

F FOR FAKE (Masters of Cinema DVD, U.K.: video interview, & Criterion DVD  & Blu-Ray, U.S.: original essay )

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FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG (Re:Voir DVD: reprint of Rappaport interview)

THE GOLD DIGGERS (BFI DVD, U.K.: original essay)

GOOD MORNING (Criterion Blu-Ray & DVCD: original essay)

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A HEN IN THE WIND (BFI dual format, U.K.: original essay)

HOTEL NEW YORK & NEW YORK STORY (Re:Voir DVD; reprinted excerpt of interview with Jackie Raynal, cowritten by Sandy Flitterman)

THE HOUSE IS BLACK (Facets Video DVD, U.S.: original essay)

THE IMMORTAL STORY (Criterion Blu-Ray & DVD, original essay)

IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA (Cinema Guild DVD, U.S.: original essay)

IN THE LAND OF THE DEAF (Second Run Features DVD, U.K.: reprinted essay)

THE JACQUES RIVETTE COLLECTION (dual format boxed set, U.K.: video interview and reprint of two production reports)

JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME (Kino Lorber Blu-Ray, U.S.: original essay)

JOHNNY GUITAR (Olive Films Blu-Ray, U.S: original essay)

KATZELMACHER (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

KICKING AND SCREAMING (Criterion DVD, U.S.: original essay)

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AND LIFE GOES ON (Criterion digital release: audiocommentary with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, included in box set THE KOKER TRILOGY)

Orson Welles’ MACBETH (Olive Films Blu-Ray, U.S.; original essay on both versions of film)

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (Criterion digital release: audiocommentary with James Naremore)

MARTHA (Fantoma DVD, U.S., and Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

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METROPOLIS (Masters of Cinema DVD, U.K.: reprinted essay, & Masters of Cinema Blu-Ray of expanded version, U.K.: audio commentary with David Kalat)

MIKEY AND NICKY (Home Vision Entertainment DVD, U.S.: original essay)

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MIX-UP (lowave DVD, France: video interview)

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MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Music Box Films Blu-Ray, U.S.: original essay)

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NELLY AND MONSIEUR ARNAUD (forthcoming Kino Lorber DVD & Blu-Ray: original essay)

ORDET (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

OUT 1 (Carlotta Blu-Ray, France & U.S.: original essay) out1_blu-ray__

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI’S WAR TRILOGY, Criterion DVD and Blu-      Ray boxed set, U.S.: original essay about GERMANY YEAR ZERO

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI: THE WAR TRILOGY, BFI Blu-Ray boxed set, U.K.: original essays about OPEN CITY & AMORE

SATANTANGO (Facets Video DVD boxed set, U.S.: reprinted essay)

SHIRIN (Cinema Guild DVD, U.S.: original essay)

SPIONE (Masters of Cinema DVD, U.K.: original essay)

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STAGE & SPECTACLE: 3 FILMS BY JEAN RENOIR (Criterion DVD boxed set, U.S.: original essay on THE GOLDEN COACH, FRENCH CANCAN, & ELENA ET LES HOMMES)

STRAY DOGS (Cinema Guild Blu-Ray, U.S.: original essay)

TOUCH OF EVIL (Universal DVD & Blu-Ray boxed set, U.S.: brief original essay & audio commentary with James Naremore; latter also included on Masters of Cinema Blu-Ray, U.K.)

A TOUCH OF SIN (Arrow Films, U.K.: original essay for Jia Zhangke boxed set, Three Films by Jia Zhangke [Blu-ray])

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THE TRIAL (Studiocanal Blu-Ray, U.K.: original essay)

TROUBLE IN PARADISE (Criterion DVD, U.S.: handwritten comment reproduced on video)

THE TURIN HORSE (Cinema Guild DVD & Blu-Ray, U.S.: audio commentary) The_Turin_Horse_281043.1

24 CITY (Cinema Guild DVD, U.S.: original essay)

VITALINA VARELA (Grasshopper Film digital release, forthcoming in 2020: original essay)

WHITE DOG (Masters of Cinema dual format, U.K.: reprinted essay)

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THE WHITE SHEIK (Criterion DVD, U.S.: original essay)

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THE WIND WILL CARRY US (Cohen Film Collection Blu-Ray, U.S.: audio commentary with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa)

WINSTANLEY (BFI DVD & Blu-Ray, U.K.: reprinted essay)

THE WORLD (Zeitgeist Video, DVD, U.S.: brief video interview)

WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (Criterion DVD, U.S.: original essay)

THE YOUNG ONE (Madman DVD, Australia: original essay)

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