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Trafic (1971) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Jan. 20, 2017
Trafic (1971) [Criterion Collection]

Trafic (1971) [Criterion Collection]
BluRay Rip 576p | MKV/AVC x264 ~2206 kbps avg | 1Hr 37Mins | 23.976 fps | 800x576 | 1.64 GB
Audio: French | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy | Director: Jacques Tati

Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comical, disastrous style.

Something Wild (1961) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Jan. 19, 2017
Something Wild (1961) [The Criterion Collection]

Something Wild (1961)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1808x1080 | x264 @ 13,2 Mbps | 113 min | 10,93 Gb
Audio: English FLAC 1.0 @ 615 Kbps | Subs: English, English SDH
Genre: Drama

A complex exploration of the physical and emotional effects of trauma, Something Wild stars Carroll Baker, in a layered performance, as a college student who attempts suicide after a brutal sexual assault but is stopped by a mechanic (Ralph Meeker) – whose kindness, however, soon takes an unsettling turn. Startlingly modern in its frankness and psychological realism, the film represents one of the purest on-screen expressions of the sensibility of the intimate community of artists around New York’s Actors Studio, which transformed American cinema in the mid-twentieth century. With astonishing location and claustrophobic interior photography by Eugene Schüfftan, an opening-title sequence by the inimitable Saul Bass, and a rhythmic score by Aaron Copland, Jack Garfein’s film is a masterwork of independent cinema.

Foreign Correspondent (1940) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 18, 2017
Foreign Correspondent (1940) [The Criterion Collection]

Foreign Correspondent (1940)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 2h 0mn | 1,88 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller | Director: Alfred Hitchcock

In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. Though Rebecca prevailed, Foreign Correspondent is the more quintessential Hitch film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. Foreign Correspondent deserves to be mentioned alongside The 39 Steps and North by Northwest as one of the master’s greatest adventures.

Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 14, 2017
Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]

Cronos (1993)
A Film by Guillermo del Toro
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:22 | 7,65 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Art-house, Horror, Fantasy | The Criterion Collection #551

Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 14, 2017
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 03mn | 6.65 Gb + 3.76 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 13, 2017
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 49mn | 7.27 Gb + 7.17 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 11, 2017
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection
BDRip | 64min | MKV | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 6000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: French | Subtitles: English | 3.7GB

Vivre sa vie presents 12 episodes in the life of a young woman who turns to prostitution to pay her rent. Each episode features a theatrical scene preceded by a title that lists the characters in the episode, its location, and a brief summary of the action. As he would throughout his career, director Jean-Luc Godard uses prostitution as a metaphor for both economic life in general and the position of the filmmaker under capitalism. The improvised acting and fragmented story give the viewer the impression of watching a documentary about a woman's life that is also a series of essays about aesthetics and economics. In addition, the film's camera style presents a catalogue of alternatives to conventional shooting strategies.

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 10, 2017
Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 119min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | 4.02GB+340MB

Todd Haynes presents a revisionist take on the paranoia thriller with this story of a Southern California housewife who suddenly falls victim to an inexplicable, apparently incurable illness. Carol White (Julianne Moore) lives with her husband and son in suburban comfort until she collapses one day, for no apparent reason. Her condition worsens in the weeks that follow, as she suffers from coughing fits, exhaustion, and spontaneous nose bleeds, triggered by sources as disparate as car exhaust, cologne, and the sun. Failing to find any medical explanation for her maladies, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist, who suggests that her physical ailments are psychosomatic – a theory echoed by her callous and increasingly frustrated husband. At her wits' end, Carol withdraws to an expensive New Age retreat for sufferers of "20th century disease," where the community's guru (Peter Friedman) champions a dubious regimen of diet, climate control, introspection, and self-love.

Mon Oncle (1958) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 10, 2017
Mon Oncle (1958) [The Criterion Collection]

Mon Oncle (1958)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 56mn | 2,35 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy | Director: Jacques Tati

Slapstick prevails again when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati’s first color film, Mon oncle is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

Badlands (1973) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 9, 2017
Badlands (1973) [The Criterion Collection]

Badlands (1973)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 694 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 93 min | 1,85 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Terrence Malick

Badlands announced the arrival of a major talent: Terrence Malick. His impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as a springboard for an oblique teenage romance, lovingly and idiosyncratically enacted by Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. The film introduced many of the elements that would earn Malick his passionate following: the enigmatic approach to narrative and character, the unusual use of voice-over, the juxtaposition of human violence with natural beauty, the poetic investigation of American dreams and nightmares. This debut has spawned countless imitations, but none have equaled its strange sublimity.