The Spoils

PBS - Raiders of the Lost Gold (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 22, 2013
PBS - Raiders of the Lost Gold (2011)

PBS - Raiders of the Lost Gold (2011)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1902 Kbps | 46mn 56s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 683 MiB
Genre: Documentary

It might be the greatest haul of treasure ever accumulated in one place – but does it exist? This documentary examines the legend of Yamashita's Gold. Japanese imperial expansion across South East Asia during the 1930s and early 1940s saw an orgy of systematic looting across a dozen countries. Banks, government treasuries, temples and monasteries were all targeted and stripped bare. The spoils were intended to be shipped back to Japan, but this was effectively rendered impossible after 1942 as American naval superiority came to dominate the Pacific. According to legend, a huge proportion of the loot was hidden in the Philippines, using Filipino slave labour and Allied prisoners-of-war to dig tunnels to hide the spoils. Consisting of gemstones, platinum, priceless artefacts and at least 6,000 tonnes of gold, the value of the treasure is estimated at over 100 billion dollars.

Spoils of War (2009)  Video

Posted by JingleWay at July 5, 2012
Spoils of War (2009)

Spoils of War / Soldiers of War (2009)
720p BluRay Rip | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 5 596 Kbps | 1h 27mn | 4.37 GB
Audio: English DTS 5.1 @ 1 510 kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Action, War | USA

Soldiers greed for money when they realise that there is chance for the 'spoils of war', while in the course of doing his duty on a mission.

Spoils of War / Soldiers Of War (2009)  Video

Posted by denisbul at Dec. 29, 2011
Spoils of War / Soldiers Of War (2009)

Spoils of War / Soldiers Of War (2009)
Dual Audio: German, English - DTS 5.1 @ 1510 Kb/s | Subs: English, German
BluRay 1080p | MKV | 01:27:31 | 1920x1080 | H264 - 7164 Kb/s | 6.55 GB
Genre: Action

Soldiers greed for money when they realise that there is chance for the 'spoils of war', while in the course of doing his duty on a mission.

The Alcove (1985) L'alcova  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 30, 2016
The Alcove (1985) L'alcova

The Alcove (1985)
A Film by Joe D'Amato
VHSRip | AVI | 592 x 400 | XviD @ 1191 Kbps | 90 min | 991 Mb
Dual Audio: English and Italian - each MP3 @ 128 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Drama, Romance

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred.

Rome The World's First Superpower (2014)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at Nov. 20, 2014
Rome The World's First Superpower (2014)

Rome The World's First Superpower (2014)
PDTV | 704x396 | MKV/x264 @ 934 Kbps | 43mn | Audio: English AAC 99.6 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 4x323 MB
Genre: Documentary

‘Rome: The World’s First Superpower’ follows award-winning actor Larry Lamb as he tells the story of hour 3,000 years ago, a extraordinary people rose and conquered the known world. He looks at how the Romans then went onto creating the greatest empire mankind has ever seen, stretching from Britain to the middle east and how it lasted a thousand years.

Channel 5 - Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 19, 2014
Channel 5 - Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014)

Channel 5 - Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1818 Kbps | 4x~45min | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 2.45 GiB
Genre: Documentary

On a once-in-a-lifetime journey visiting key locations, Larry sets out to discover what made the Romans so successful. He has spent years learning the Italian language while studying the history and culture of Rome, and now brings this ancient world alive with his passion, a wealth of fascinating detail and colourful CGI. The history of Rome is a 1,000-year-long epic, filled with murder, ambition, betrayal and greed and encompassing such legendary characters as Rome’s Iron Age founders Romulus and Remus and its greatest general Julius Caesar. Larry is accompanied by some of Europe and America’s foremost classical experts who reveal the atmosphere of intrigue, conflict and violence at the places where the saga unfolded, including Rome, Pompeii, Sicily, France and Tunisia.
Port of Shadows / Le quai des brumes (1938) [REPOST] [The Criterion Collection #245]

Port of Shadows / Le quai des brumes (1938) [REPOST] [The Criterion Collection #245]
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 8000 kbps | 5.5Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
01:31:00 | France | Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as acts of both revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Also starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Michele Morgan in her first major role, and the menacing Michel Simon, Port of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. Based on the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan, the inimitable team of director Marcel Carne and writer Jacques Prevert deliver a quintessential example of poetic realism and a classic film from the golden age of French cinema.

Brute Force (1947) [The Criterion Collection #383] [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at June 22, 2011
Brute Force (1947) [The Criterion Collection #383] [Re-UP]

Brute Force (1947)
A Film by Jules Dassin
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Covers+Booklet | 01:38:14 | 7,18 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | The Criterion Collection #383

As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fellow inmates, lives under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey (a riveting Hume Cronyn). Only Collins’s dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey’s chains? Matter-of-fact and ferocious, Brute Force builds to an explosive climax that shows the lengths men will go to when fighting for their freedom.
"War" (1983) - a series by Gwynne Dyer. Episode 1 - The Road to Total War  (repost)

The Road to Total War
AVI | 512x384 | xVid, 1610 kbit / sec | MP3, 105 kbit/sec | 57 min | 700 MB

In the first episode of his legendary series Gwynne Dyer analyzes two centuries of world military history and defines the milestones along the road to total war: the birth of nationalism, conscription, the mobilization of large armies, the invention of the machine gun, tank and atomic bomb, and the deliberate killing of civilians. From Napoleon to Nagasaki, The Road to Total War charts how the social, economic and technological developments of the last two hundred years have made warfare so efficient that it can now destroy us all.

Natural World - Hokkaido: Garden of the Gods, BBC Four - 2 Apr 2009  Video

Posted by sao_cu_khoa_ong at April 17, 2009
Natural World - Hokkaido: Garden of the Gods, BBC Four - 2 Apr 2009

Natural World - Hokkaido: Garden of the Gods, BBC Four - 2 Apr 2009
English | XviD MPEG 4 Codec ~807 kbps | 520x304 | MP3 VBR ~122 kbps | 25 fps | 54 min | 520 MB

A look at the unique wildlife of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, and the island's few remaining members of the ancient Ainu race, who see all animals as sacred.