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Cat People (1942) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 17, 2017
Cat People (1942) [Criterion Collection]

Cat People (1942)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 12mn | 1,39 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | Director: Jacques Tourneur

The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves (Kent Smith) will turn her into a feline predator. Lewton, a consummate producer-auteur who oversaw every aspect of his projects, found an ideal director in Jacques Tourneur, a chiaroscuro stylist adept at keeping viewers off-kilter with startling compositions and psychological innuendo. Together, they eschewed the canned effects of earlier monster movies in favor of shocking with subtle shadows and creative audio cues. One of the studio’s most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Feb. 10, 2017
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]
A Film by Ermanno Olmi
BluRay Full 1:1 | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC | 1920x1080 | 22843 Kbps @ 1080p | 23.976 fps | 16:9 | 03:07:05 | 45.8 GB
Audio: Bergamasque LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 Kbps; Italian AC3 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitle: English, Italian
Genre: Drama, History | Spine #854

A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm for four months, Olmi adapted neorealist techniques to tell his story, enlisting local people to live as their own ancestors had, speaking in their native dialect on locations with which they were intimately familiar - Tra l'autunno 1897 e l'estate 1898, quattro famiglie vivono in una cascina della Bassa Bergamasca. Tra i componenti di questa comunità esiste un profondo legame spirituale e culturale che li porta a vivere insieme cose belle e cose tragiche, avvenimenti ordinari e avvenimenti straordinari.

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 10, 2017
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) [Criterion Collection]

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 22mn | 1,27 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Western | Director: Monte Hellman

Working from a thoughtful script by Jack Nicholson, Monte Hellman fashioned this moody and tense western about a trio of cowhands who are mistaken for robbers and must outrun and hide from a posse of bloodthirsty vigilantes in the wilds of Utah. A grim yet gripping tale of chance and blind frontier justice, Ride in the Whirlwind is brought to life by a compelling cast, including Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton.
8½ (1963) Criterion Collection [Fellini's Eight and a Half] + Extras

8½ (1963) Criterion Collection [Fellini's Eight and a Half] + Extras
BDRip | 139min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Fantasy | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.22GB

Master director Federico Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with Marcello Mastroianni as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director who, overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken, plunges into an interior world where fantasy and memory impinge on reality. Fellini jumbles narrative logic by freely cutting from flashbacks to dream sequences to the present until it becomes impossible to pry them apart, creating both a psychological portrait of Guido's interior world and the surrealistic, circus-like exterior world that came to be known as "Felliniesque."

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 4, 2017
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [The Criterion Collection]

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 526 | x264 @ 1286 Kbps | 187 min | 1,78 Gb
Audio: Bergamasque AAC 1.0 @ 77 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm for four months, Olmi adapted neorealist techniques to tell his story, enlisting local people to live as their own ancestors had, speaking in their native dialect on locations with which they were intimately familiar. Through the cycle of seasons, of backbreaking labor, love and marriage, birth and death, faith and superstition, Olmi naturalistically evokes an existence very close to nature, celebrating its beauty, humor, and simplicity but also acknowledging the feudal cruelty that governs it. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is intimate in scale but epic in scope – a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.
The Two of Us (1967) [The Criterion Collection #388 - Out of Print]

The Two of Us (1967)
A Film by Claude Berri
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 01:27:42 | 7,07 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | The Criterion Collection #388

A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France’s liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude (played delicately by first-time actor Alain Cohen), bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon), who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Poignant and lighthearted, The Two of Us was acclaimed director Claude Berri’s debut feature, based on own childhood experiences, and gave the legendary Simon one of his most memorable roles in the twilight of his career.

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 2, 2017
Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) [Criterion Collection]

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990)[The Criterion Collection #837]
DVD Video, 5 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 583 mn | 36,8 Gb
Polish: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Series

The Ten Commandments, exact and uncompromising, literally cast in stone, continues to provide a source of moral conflict in contemporary society. In the ten part epic masterpiece, Decalogue, Krzysztof Kieslowski examines the dilemma of fundamental sin in the lives of ordinary Warsaw citizens.

Gojira (1954) Godzilla [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 31, 2017
Gojira (1954) Godzilla [Criterion Collection]

Gojira (1954) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 1984 Kbps | 1h 36mn | 1,55 Gb + 148 Mb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi | Director: Ishirô Honda

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, the original, 1954 Japanese version is presented here, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 “Americanized” version.

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) [The Criterion Collection #557]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 30, 2017
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) [The Criterion Collection #557]

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Artwork | 01:28:05 | 5,71 Gb + 7,47 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History | The Criterion Collection #557

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.

A Brief History of Time (1991) [The Criterion Collection #699]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 29, 2017
A Brief History of Time (1991) [The Criterion Collection #699]

A Brief History of Time (1991)
A Film by Errol Morris
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:23:54 | 7,41 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection #699

Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man’s incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name, A Brief History of Time is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe.