The best part of movies is discovering new favourites, or at least finding new ways to appreciate old favourites.  This blog is dedicated to great and fascinating films and to the companies devoted to bringing them to us.  While our standard involves emulating the vision and purpose of these series, our ultimate goal is to simply showcase the films we love and to imagine the deluxe editions we’d readily to spend our hard-earned cash on and proudly put on our shelves (in sequence, of course).

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    • spinenumbered May 23, 2016 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks for this! I’m already at work on it!

      • Andres September 15, 2020 / 11:09 pm

        Hey, I’d love to reach out personally about a feature I just released.

    • spinenumbered December 3, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      I love Carole Lombard! I’ll have to think about what title I could write about! Hmmmmm…

  1. Anonymous December 30, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Edgar Reitz’s Heimat & sequels! Retiz is easily the equal of Herzog, Wenders & Fassbinder. Yet Heimat is the vast majority of his output. Stanley Kubrick thought it was one of the ten best films ever made, they wrote an essay about it in the NYRB when it came out. But nobody talks about it anymore. Criterion has done Decalogue & Berlin Alexanderplatz, surely they are perfect for Heimat…

    • spinenumbered December 30, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      I’ve only seen a portion of Heimat but it has been on my radar as something to see entirely, especially as a potential title to propose here. An excellent suggestion. Thanks!

    • spinenumbered February 17, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much for this! I’m working on a couple of posts currently but will definitely provide my reply before the end of the month. Cheers!

    • spinenumbered March 13, 2017 / 3:47 am

      Thanks Crystal. Judy is kind of a blind spot, so I’ll have to think hard about this one. Cheers!

  2. Jonathan September 30, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    Just wundered spinenumbered if you’ve ever considered adding “National Velvet,” to your production proposal list? Every viewing has left me wanting this 3-strip technicolor treasure to be restored to its deserved grandeur. It’s Miss Taylor’s finest, earliest, brightest shining performance; and with Rooney, Lansbury, Crisp & Revere at her side, there could be no shortage of potential special features. Heck, there might even be a “Who was Butch Jenkins–and Why?” featurette somewhere out there.

    • spinenumbered October 1, 2018 / 2:08 am

      I love recommendations, especially when they’re for blind spots like this. I haven’t seen National Velvet but I’ll make a point of trying to see it soon. I’ll admit to having another Taylor film on my list to potential titles and I just happened to have recently ordered a late Taylor “classic” – Driver’s Seat! Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Ron Cerabona December 3, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    I am enjoying the site. May I recommend Bad Company (1972), which has only had a bare-bones DVD release – Robert Benton’s first film as director and co-writer with Barry Brown and Jeff Bridges. I would love to see a refurbished, extras-laden version of this US Civil War film about a pious young man who falls in with a bunch of draft dodging outlaws. It’s one of my favourites.

    • spinenumbered December 4, 2019 / 8:50 am

      Thanks very much for this, Ron! I love recommendations and this is a total blind spot for me. Bridges is always great and the production design looks solid. I’ll definitely be checking this out!

  4. hwy61rv September 5, 2020 / 12:04 pm

    Allan Arkush here- the Director of Get Crazy. I am happy to let you know that there will be a GET CRAZY BLU_RAY in early 2021. I am in the process of compiling the extras, since you are such a big fan, any thoughts? –aarkush@mac.com

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