Criterion

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.

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.

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 23, 2015
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]

The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) + The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:36:12 + 01:12:25 | 7,99 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure | The Criterion Collection #679

The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan’s muscle—while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. With its lightning-fast swordplay, sleight-of-hand dice games, and codes of honor upheld and betrayed, this first chapter sets the stage for all the Zatoichi adventures to come. And Shintaro Katsu brings author Kan Shimozawa’s blind swordsman to vivid life, making the character excitingly, indelibly his own.

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.

L'argent (1983) Money [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at July 4, 2017
L'argent (1983) Money [The Criterion Collection]

L'argent (1983)
BDRip | MKV | 720x434 | x264 @ 1310 Kbps | 84 min | 843 Mb
Audio: French AAC 1.0 @ 78 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Drama

In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L’argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates as a prop in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver and leading him to incarceration and violence. With brutal economy, Bresson constructs his unforgiving vision of original sin out of starkly perceived details, rooting his characters in a dehumanizing material world that withholds any hope of transcendence.

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.

The 400 Blows (1959) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at June 28, 2017
The 400 Blows (1959) [Criterion Collection]

The 400 Blows (1959)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 40mn | 2,04 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: François Truffaut

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.