A Story of Children and Film: A DVD Tally

February 4, 2014 | By

A quick follow-up to the review of Mark Cousins’ A Story of Children and Film (2013).

The film’s official website offers a tally of the films represented in Cousins’ documentary, but for those wanting to know what is and isn’t available on video, here you go:

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400 Blows (1959) – Criterion
Alyonka (1961)
Angel at My Table, An (1990) – Criterion
Big Business (1929) – Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection / RHI

Entertainment
Boot, The / Chakmeh (1992)
Children in the Wind / Kaze no naka no kodomo (1937)
Crows / Wrony (1994)
Curly Top (1935) – 20th Centuy-Fox
Emil and the Detectives / Emil und die Detektive (1929)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Universal
Fanny and Alexander (1982) – Criterion

Finalndia (1922)
First Movie, The (2009) – Region 2 DVD
Forbidden Games (1952) – Criterion
Frankenstein (1931) – Universal

Freedom is Paradise / S.E.R. – Svoboda etorai (1989)
Gasman (1997)
Great Expectations (1946) – Criterion
Hometown in Heart, A / Maeumui gohyang (1994)
Hugo and Josephine / Hugo och Josefin (1967)
Inn in Tokyo, An / Tokyo no yado (1935)
I Wish (2011) – Magnolia
Kauwboy (2012) – Region 2 DVD

Kes (1969) – Criterion
Kid, The (1921) – Warner Home Video [DVD] / Criterion [digital download only]

Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, The / La Petite Vendeuse de soleil (1999)
Long Live the Republic / At’ zije Republika (1965)
Los Olvidados (1950) – Films sans frontiere
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) – Warner Home Video
Melody for a Street Organ / Melodiya dlya sharmanki (2009)
Mirror, The  (1975) – KINO
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Criterion
Mouse in the House, A (1947) – Tom & Jerry cartoon
My Childhood (1972) – Region 1 [Facets] + Region [Bfi]:  Bill Douglas Trilogy
Newest City in the World, The / Qyteti më i ri në botë (1974)
Night of the Hunter (1955) – Criterion
Nobody Knows (2004) – MGM/UA

Palle Alone in the World / Palle alene i verden (1949)
Red Balloon, The (1956) – Criterion
Ritual, The / Ghatashraddha (1977)
Spirit of the Beehive (1973) – Criterion
Steamroller and the Violin, The (1961) – KINO

Ten Minutes Older / Par desmit minutem vecaks  (1978)
Tomka and His Friends / Tomka dhe shokët e tij (1977)
Two Solutions of One Problem / Dow Rahehal Baraye yek Massaleh (1975)
Unseen, The / Nespatřené (1996)
White Balloon, The (1995) – Asian DVD release
Willow and Wind / Beed-o baad (1999)
Yaaba (1989)
Yellow Balloon, The (1953)
Yellow Earth / Huang tu di (1984)
Zero de conduite (1933) – Complete Jean Video / Criterion

There’s a good handful of titles I’m keen on tracking down, but one I’d forgotten I’d seen is The Yellow Balloon (1953) by Guns of Navarone (1961) director J. Lee Thompson, back when he was making character pieces before blockbusters. Naturally it’s not available on video here – I’m pretty sure I caught it when the CBC was airing a huge package of vintage British films from Thorn-EMI back around 1989 – so there’s another classic film to add to my wish list.

Nice surprise: how many are available from Criterion, which means you should be able to track down some of these gems for rental & maybe purchase from the city’s indie stores, including Bay Street Video, Eyesore Cinema, or any of the local stores in your local ‘hood (nicely tallied in the Video Store Day directory).

Lastly, Next Projection recently interviewed Cousins, touching upon a variety of subjects that’s worth a read.

Cheers,

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Mark R. Hasan, Editor
KQEK.com ( Main Site / Mobile Site )

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