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His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection]

His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection, Spine #849]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 32mn + 1hr 41mn | 7.31 Gb + 7.22 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with ebullient remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931 film The Front Page, Lewis Milestone’s famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material.

Metropolitan (1990) (The Criterion Collection) [DVD9]  Video

Posted by mook45 at Nov. 7, 2010
Metropolitan (1990) (The Criterion Collection) [DVD9]

Metropolitan (1990) (The Criterion Collection) [DVD9]
A Film By Whit Stillman
Comedy | 1.66:1 | Colour | English Dolby Digital | English Subtitles
1 Full Original DVD Image (.ISO) + 400dpi Scans = 7.6GBs | 400MB RARs | NL/FSe/FSo

The Music Room (1958) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 23, 2017
The Music Room (1958) [Criterion Collection]

The Music Room (1958)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 38mn | 1,88 Gb
Audio: Bengali AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Music | Director: Satyajit Ray

With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years – now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 21, 2017
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Criterion Collection]

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 49mn | 2,08 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Director: Ingmar Bergman

After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.

If.... (1968) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 20, 2017
If.... (1968) [Criterion Collection]

If…. (1968)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 51mn | 2,27 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson’s If…. is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior in the vicious games of one-upmanship played by both students and masters. Mixing color and black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy and reality, If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.

Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 11, 2017
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 544 | x264 @ 4351 Kbps | 1h 33mn | 3,28 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Drama | Director: Hideo Gosha

This first feature by the legendary Hideo Gosha is among the most beloved chanbara (sword-fighting) films. An origin-story offshoot of a Japanese television phenomenon of the same name, Three Outlaw Samurai is a classic in its own right. A wandering, seen-it-all ronin (Tetsuro Tamba) becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai (Isamu Nagato and Mikijiro Hira), hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate. With remarkable storytelling economy and thrilling action scenes, this is an expertly mounted tale of revenge and loyalty.

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 9, 2017
L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 143min | MKV | 1920x1040 | HEVC -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Mystery | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.32GB+528MB

This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent. The plot concerns a yachting trip by a small group of jaded socialites, including Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), an aging architect who sold out for easy money long ago, his mistress Anna (Lea Massari), and her friend Claudia (Monica Vitti), who doesn't fit in with the wealthy jet-setters' dissolute ethics. When Anna disappears during a tour of a volcanic island, Claudia initially blames Sandro's emotionally barren behavior toward her. As they search the island, however, Claudia and Sandro grow closer and – when it is apparent that Anna is gone forever – become lovers.

The Fisher King (1991) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 8, 2017
The Fisher King (1991) [Criterion Collection]

The Fisher King (1991)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 17mn | 3,08 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Director's Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Director: Terry Gilliam

A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles. Bridges plays a former radio shock jock reconstructing his life after a scandal, and Williams is a homeless man on a quest for the Holy Grail – which he believes to be hidden somewhere on the Upper East Side. Unknowingly linked by their pasts, the two men aid each other on a fanciful journey to discovering their own humanity. This singular American odyssey features a witty script by Richard LaGravenese, evocative cinematography by Roger Pratt, and superb supporting performances by Amanda Plummer and an Oscar-winning Mercedes Ruehl, all harnessed by Gilliam into a compassionate, funny modern-day myth.

Time Bandits (1981) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at March 7, 2017
Time Bandits (1981) [The Criterion Collection]

Time Bandits (1981)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x696 | x264 @ 6092 Kbps | 116 min | 5,46 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English (+SDH)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

Richard III (1955) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 4, 2017
Richard III (1955) [Criterion Collection]

Richard III (1955)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 2h 38mn | 2,63 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 128 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Laurence Olivier

In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a series of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward. And he surrounds himself with a royal supporting cast, which includes Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, Richard III is one of the most visually inspired of all big-screen Bard adaptations.