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Sid and Nancy (1986) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Sept. 4, 2016
Sid and Nancy (1986) [Criterion Collection]

Sid and Nancy (1986) [Criterion Collection]
DVDRip | MKV/AVC h264 ~1608 kbps avg | 1Hr 53Mins | 23.976 fps | 708x362 | 1.46 GB
Audio: English | AC3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music | Director: Alex Cox

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder.

Pickup on South Street (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Aug. 29, 2016
Pickup on South Street (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

Pickup on South Street (1953) [The Criterion Collection]
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~2457 kbps avg | 1Hr 20Mins | 29.970 fps | 720x480 | 1.52 GB
Audio: English | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | Director: Samuel Fuller

A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Seconds (1966) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Aug. 28, 2016
Seconds (1966) Criterion Collection

Seconds (1966) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 1hr 47mn | 1920x1080 | AVC -> 5000 kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 4.00 GB
SciFi-Thriller | Language: English | Subtitles: ENG | NitroFlare/UpToBox

Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) is a listless Manhattan businessman who lives with his wife in the New York suburbs. One day, he runs into an old friend (Murray Hamilton) whom he thought had died. The friend leads him to The Company, a secretive operation run by The Old Man (Will Geer). The Company is a high-tech service which, for a price, provides older men with plastic surgery, a beefed-up body, and a fresh start in life. Hamilton submits to the operation that will turn him into a "Second," and when the bandages are removed, he's shed twenty years, renamed Tony Wilson and portrayed by Rock Hudson. The Company creates a new identity for Hamilton, relocating him in a hedonistic California beach community with an identity as a painter. Hamilton has his revelry cut short when he learns that all his new young friends are Seconds like himself and suddenly feels trapped in these surroundings.

Hobson's Choice (1954) [The Criterion Collection #461] [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Nov. 14, 2011
Hobson's Choice (1954) [The Criterion Collection #461] [Re-UP]

Hobson's Choice (1954)
A Film by David Lean
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover+Booklet | 01:48:03 | 7,79 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #461

An unsung comic triumph from David Lean, Hobson’s Choice stars the legendary Charles Laughton as the harrumphing Henry Hobson, the owner of a boot shop in late Victorian northern England. With his haughty, independent daughter Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) decides to forge her own path, romantically and professionally, with none other than Henry’s prized bootsmith Will (a splendid John Mills), father and daughter find themselves head-to-head in a fiery match of wills. Equally charming and caustic, Hobson’s Choice, adapted from Harold Brighouse’s famous play, is filled to the brim with great performances and elegant, inventive camera work.

Ballad of a Soldier (1959) [The Criterion Collection #148] [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Oct. 13, 2011
Ballad of a Soldier (1959) [The Criterion Collection #148] [Re-UP]

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
A Film by Grigoriy Chukhray
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + Booklet | 01:28:14 | 4,50 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance, War | Criterion Collection #148

Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is granted a visit with his mother after he single-handedly fends off two enemy tanks. As he journeys home, Alyosha encounters the devastation of his war-torn country, witnesses glimmers of hope among the people, and falls in love. With its poetic visual imagery, Grigori Chukhrai’s Ballad of a Soldier is an unconventional meditation on the effects of war, and a milestone in Russian cinema.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 5.1 512kbps | 4.12GB+870MB
Mystery-Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Peter Weir's haunting and evocative mystery is set in the Australia of 1900, a mystical place where the British have attempted to impose their Christian culture with such tweedy refinements as a girls' boarding school. After gauzily-photographed, nicely underplayed scenes of the girls' budding sexuality being restrained in Victorian corsets, the uptight headmistress takes them on a Valentine's Day picnic into the countryside, and several of the girls, led by the lovely Miranda decide to explore a nearby volcanic rock formation. It's a desolate, primitive, vaguely menacing place, where one can almost feel the presence of ancient pagan spirits. Something – and there is an unspoken but palpable emphasis on the inherent carnality of the place – draws four of the girls to explore the rock. Three never return. No one ever finds out why. The repercussions for the school are tragic, and of course Roberts reacts with near-crazed anger, but what really happened?

The New World (2005) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Nov. 19, 2016
The New World (2005) [Criterion Collection]

The New World (2005)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 52mn | 3,79 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Terrence Malick

This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization. It reimagines the apocryphal story of the meeting of British explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Powhatan native Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher, in a revelatory performance) as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals, then follows Pocahontas as she marries John Rolfe (Christian Bale) and moves to England. With production designer Jack Fisk’s raw re-creation of the Jamestown colony and Emmanuel Lubezki’s marvelous, naturally lit cinematography, The New World is a film of uncommon power and technical splendor, one that shows Malick at the height of his visual and philosophical powers.

Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Nov. 15, 2016
Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection

Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 256kbps | 3.75GB
Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette (Karen Black). But when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he wants to reunite with his estranged family in the state of Washington. He and Rayette take a road trip that brings the two paths of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 12, 2016
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [The Criterion Collection]

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 540 | x264 @ 1800 Kbps | 124 min | 1,71 Gb
Audio: English AAC 1.0 @ 74 Kbps | Subs: English (+SDH)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder. Chaplin is a twentieth-century bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows (including one played by the indefatigable Martha Raye, in a hilarious performance). This deeply philosophical and wildly entertaining film is a work of true sophistication, both for the moral questions it dares to ask and for the way it deconstructs its megastar’s lovable on-screen persona.

Valley of the Dolls (1967) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 11, 2016
Valley of the Dolls (1967) [The Criterion Collection]

Valley of the Dolls (1967)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 300 | x264 @ 815 Kbps | 123 min | 887 Mb
Audio: English AAC 2.0 @ 137 Kbps | Subs: English SDH (idx/sub)
Genre: Drama, Romance

Cutthroat careerism, wild sex, and fierce female protagonists are all on offer in this adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s sensational and wildly popular novel. Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, and Sharon Tate star as three friends attempting to navigate the glamorous, pressurized world of big-time show business – the “valley” is not a place but a narcotized state of mind, and the “dolls” are the pills that rouse them in the morning and knock them out at night. Blending old-fashioned gloss with Madison Avenue grooviness, director Mark Robson’s slick look at the early days of sexual liberation and an entertainment industry coming apart was a giant box-office hit, and has become an unforgettably campy time capsule of the 1960s.