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Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection]

Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection, Spine #17]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~26.0 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 42,6 GB
Italian: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps; English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (1974-1976) [Criterion Collection]

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (1974-1976) [Criterion Collection, Spine #813]
DVD Video, 4 x DVD9, Collector's Set | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 10mn | 27,5 Gb
German: Dolby AC3, 6 ch / Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

In the 1970s, Wim Wenders was among the first true international breakthrough artists of the revolutionary New German Cinema movement, a filmmaker whose fascination with the physical landscapes and emotional contours of the open road proved to be universal. In the middle of that decade, Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler as the director’s alter ego, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road are dramas of emotional transformation that follow their characters’ searches for themselves, all rendered with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry.

Stromboli (1950) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 19, 2017
Stromboli (1950) [Criterion Collection]

Stromboli (1950)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 46mn | 2,03 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (forced+SDH)
Genre: Drama | Director: Roberto Rossellini

The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany. Balancing the director’s trademark neorealism – exemplified here in a remarkable depiction of the fishermen’s lives and work – with deeply felt melodrama, Stromboli is a revelation.

Stalker (1979) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at July 19, 2017
Stalker (1979) [The Criterion Collection]

Stalker (1979)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1480x1080 | x264 @ 20,2 Mbps | 161 min | 23,5 Gb
Audio: Russian FLAC 1.0 @ 661 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Sci-Fi

Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide – the Stalker – leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, a meditation on film itself – Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Ministry of Fear (1944) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 18, 2017
Ministry of Fear (1944) [Criterion Collection]

Ministry of Fear (1944)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 27mn | 1,40 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | Director: Fritz Lang

Suffused with dread and paranoia, this Fritz Lang adaptation of a novel by Graham Greene is a plunge into the eerie shadows of a world turned upside down by war. En route to London after being released from a mental institution, Stephen Neale (Ray Milland) stops at a seemingly innocent village fair, after which he finds himself caught in the web of a sinister underworld with possible Nazi connections. Lang was among the most illustrious of the European émigré filmmakers working in Hollywood during World War II, and Ministry of Fear is one of his finest American productions, an unpredictable thriller with style to spare.

Being There (1979) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at July 7, 2017
Being There (1979) [Criterion Collection]

Being There (1979) [Criterion Collection, Spine #864]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 10mn | 6.84 Gb + 5.21 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Drive He Said (1971) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 3, 2017
Drive He Said (1971) [Criterion Collection]

Drive He Said (1971)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 30mn | 1,72 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Jack Nicholson

Fresh off of his Five Easy Pieces success, Jack Nicholson mounted his enormously irreverent directorial debut. Based on the best-selling novel by Jeremy Larner, Drive, He Said, free-spirited and sobering by turns, is a sketch of the exploits of a disaffected college basketball player (William Tepper) and his increasingly radical roommate (Michael Margotta), as well as a feverishly shot and edited snapshot of the early seventies (some of it was filmed during an actual campus protest). Fueled by Vietnam-era anxieties and perched on the edge of utter insanity, Nicholson’s audacious comedy (also starring Bruce Dern and Karen Black) is a startling howl direct from the zeitgeist.

Ugetsu (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at June 14, 2017
Ugetsu (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

Ugetsu (1953)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1488x1080 | x264 @ 13,9 Mbps | 97 min | 9,84 Gb
Audio: Japanese FLAC 1.0 @ 589 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War

By the time he made Ugetsu, Kenji Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other directors of a younger generation. And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men.

They Live by Night (1948) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at June 10, 2017
They Live by Night (1948) [The Criterion Collection]

They Live by Night (1948)
BDRip | MKV | 720x526 | x264 @ 1210 Kbps | English AAC 1.0 @ 75 Kbps | 95 min | 882 Mb
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1488x1080 | x264 @ 12,5 Mbps | English FLAC 1.0 @ 534 Kbps | 95 min | 8,74 Gb
Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs. When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy O’Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie’s fellow outlaws, who aren’t about to let him go straight, they realize there’s nowhere left to run. Ray brought an outsider’s sensibility honed in the theater to this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come.

Blow-Up (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at June 8, 2017
Blow-Up (1966) [Criterion Collection]

Blow-Up / Blowup (1966) [Criterion Collection, Spine #865]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 51mn | 7.23 Gb + 5.51 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.