Joan at The Stake

Mother Joan of the Angels / Matka Joanna od aniolów (1961) [Remastered Edition] [Re-UP]

Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:43:36 | 4,21 Gb
Audio: Polish AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/256 Kbps | Subs: English, German, French, Russian, Polish SDH
Genre: Mystery, Drama | Remastered Edition

One of the landmarks of Polish cinema, this celebrated film has now been fully and carefully restored from original materials and is presented here in this beautiful new High-Definition transfer. Based on the documented story of the demonic possession of a group of nuns that led to the burning of a priest at the stake in Loudun, France in 1634 (which also formed the basis for Ken Russell s notorious 1971 film The Devils and provided inspiration to Aldous Huxley for his renowned novel The Devils of Loudun). In acclaimed director Jerzy Kawalerowicz's hands Mother Joan of the Angels is a spare, visually astonishing and profoundly disturbing exploration of faith, repression, fanaticism and sexuality. Aided by an extraordinary performance by Lucyna Winnicka as Mother Joan, Kawalerowicz produces one of cinema s most evocative and intense studies of the tragedy of emotion repressed by dogma.

Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 3, 2011
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)

Mother Joan of the Angels / Matka Joanna od aniolów (1961)
DVD5 | ISO | PAL 4:3 (720x576) | 01:44:58 | 4,29 Gb
Audio: Polish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Mystery | 1 win | Poland

A Mother superior in a 17th-century convent finds herself possessed by the Devil in this Polish drama set in a convent of Ursuline nuns. Several attempts are made to exorcise the demon. While four priests attempt to banish the spirit, two more are burned at the stake for impregnating her. All but one of the other nuns allow Satan's minions to enter their bodies. An extremely devout priest uses every power at his disposal to exorcise them. But even self-flagellation cannot stop them. In desperation, the priest consults an aged rabbi who suggests that the "demons" are really manifestations of human nature. The priest then finds himself becoming possessed by the Mother Superior. Suddenly he desires her body and soul. To prove his desire, he murders two stable grooms. He then encounters the one unpossessed nun who has just spent a night of lovemaking with an aristocrat who has since tossed her out. She is terribly upset and the priest advises her to go back to the convent and tell the Mother Superior of the lecherous man's misdeeds.

Joan of Arc  Comics

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Aug. 9, 2017
Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc
Classics Illustrated | 1950 | English | 53 Pages | PDF | 59.4 MB
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc / The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

La passion de Jeanne d'Arc / The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
French intertitles | BRRip | MKV | 768x576 | AVC @ 2119 Kbps | 1.69 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:36:11 minutes | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

The sufferings of a martyr, Jeanne D'Arc (1412-1431). Jeanne appears in court where Cauchon questions her and d'Estivet spits on her. She predicts her rescue, is taken to her cell, and judges forge evidence against her. In her cell, priests interrogate her and judges deny her the Mass. Threatened first in a torture chamber and then offered communion if she will recant, she refuses.

Joan of Arc: A History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at May 21, 2015
Joan of Arc: A History

Joan of Arc: A History by Helen Castor
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0062384392 | 352 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Joan the Woman (1916)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at May 26, 2013
Joan the Woman (1916)

Joan the Woman (1916)
DVDrip | 674x460 | MKV/x264 @ 1648 Kbps | 137mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.80 GB
Genre: Adventure | Drama | History

John Trent, a World War I British officer, finds an ancient sword in his trench bunker just prior to volunteering for what will amount to a suicide mission the next day. That night he is visited by the spirit of Joan of Arc and is transported back to the 15th Century. Joan's career begins when, as a peasant girl, she meets Trent's ancestor, also an English soldier, fighting for the Burgundians. After Trent is captured, Joan is brought to the attention of the beleaguered Dauphin, heir to the French throne, who cannot be crowned because the English hold the royal city of Orleans.

Joan of Arc (1999)  Video

Posted by larmsiphu at April 20, 2010
Joan of Arc (1999)

Joan of Arc (1999)
DVDrip | English | MP3 @ 192kbps | 512x384 | Xvid @ 1205kbps | NTSC(23.976 fps) | 2h:19mn:19s | 1.36 GB
Genre: Adventure | Biography | Drama | History

"Based on the triumphant, yet tragic, true story of Joan of Arc. Born in France during the 100 Years War, Joan grows to be a strong and vigilant believer in a better future for her strife torn country. Despite impoverished beginnings, her deep religious convictions lead her to believe in her destiny to lead France to freedom.
Joan's ability to rally the people is tested as she struggles to help the Dauphin Charles claim his throne and unite France against its English invaders. But Charles has plans of his own.
France's Holy Inquisition puts Joan on trial for heresy, convicting her for the very religious beliefs that returned the King to power. At 19, she is burned at the stake. Nearly 500 years later, she is declared saint."
Awards: Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations
Olga Kurylenko by Andrew H Walker at the 2014 Dubai International Film Festival

Olga Kurylenko - Andrew H Walker Portaits 2014
8 jpg | up to 3040*4488 | 14.04 MB
Ukrainian actress and model

At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Aug. 17, 2017
At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel (Repost)

Curtis Gathje, "At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel"
2000 | pages: 200 | ISBN: 0312261748 | EPUB | 28,2 mb