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All That Heaven Allows (1955) + Extras [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 22, 2017
All That Heaven Allows (1955) + Extras [Criterion Collection]

All That Heaven Allows (1955) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 1,81 Gb + 1,23 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Douglas Sirk

This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.

Sid and Nancy (1986) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at April 19, 2017
Sid and Nancy (1986) [Criterion Collection]

Sid and Nancy (1986) [Criterion Collection, #20]
DVDRip | MKV | 1hr 53mn | AVC, ~1,7 Mbps | 720x360 | 1.65 GB
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps; English (Commentary): Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Music

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

The Night Porter (1974) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 15, 2017
The Night Porter (1974) [Criterion Collection]

The Night Porter (1974)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 58mn | 1,83 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Liliana Cavani

In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. Operatic and disturbing, The Night Porter deftly examines the lasting social and psychological effects of the Nazi regime.

The Last Emperor (1987) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 14, 2017
The Last Emperor (1987) [Criterion Collection]

The Last Emperor (1987)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 43mn | 3,39 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated – quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable – the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Ching dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.

The Big Chill (1983) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 13, 2017
The Big Chill (1983) [Criterion Collection]

The Big Chill (1983)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 45mn | 2,21 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Lawrence Kasdan

After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties. Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams. And with its playlist of sixties rock and R&B hits, The Big Chill all but invented the consummately curated soundtrack.

The Ice Storm (1997) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 13, 2017
The Ice Storm (1997) [Criterion Collection]

The Ice Storm (1997)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 53mn | 2,54 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Ang Lee

Suburban Connecticut, 1973. While Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion. With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls. Featuring a tremendous cast of established actors (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver) and rising stars (Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes) The Ice Storm is among the finest films of the 1990s.

Topsy-Turvy (1999) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at April 11, 2017
Topsy-Turvy (1999) [The Criterion Collection]

Topsy-Turvy (1999)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 4324 Kbps | 160 min | 6,56 Gb
Audio: English DTS 5.1 @ 1509 Kbps | Subs: English SDH (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Comedy, Drama

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, who, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production. A lushly produced epic about the harsh realities of creative expression, featuring bravura performances and Oscar-winning costume design and makeup, Topsy-Turvy is an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists.

Watership Down (1978) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 8, 2017
Watership Down (1978) [Criterion Collection]

Watership Down (1978)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | 1h 32mn | 1,42 Gb
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 688 | x264 @ 4443 Kbps | English AC3 2.0 @ 640 Kbps | 1h 32mn | 3,28 Gb
Subtitles: English SDH (embedded)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama | Director: Martin Rosen

With this passion project, screenwriter-producer-director Martin Rosen brilliantly achieved what had been thought nearly impossible: a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces. With its naturalistic hand-drawn animation, dreamily expressionistic touches, gorgeously bucolic background design, and elegant voice work from such superb English actors as John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Richard Briers, and Denholm Elliott, Watership Down is an emotionally arresting, dark-toned allegory about freedom amid political turmoil.

Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 8, 2017
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) [Criterion Collection]

Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 0mn | 2,32 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Louis Malle

In the early nineties, theater director André Gregory mounted a series of spare, private performances of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a crumbling Manhattan playhouse. This experiment in pure theater – featuring a remarkable cast of actors, including Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Brooke Smith, and George Gaynes – would have been lost to time had it not been captured on film, with subtle cinematic brilliance, by Louis Malle. Vanya on 42nd Street is as memorable and emotional a screen version of Chekhov’s masterpiece as one could ever hope to see. This film, which turned out to be Malle’s last, is a tribute to the playwright’s devastating work as well as to the creative process itself.

Trilogy of Life (1971-1974) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at April 8, 2017
Trilogy of Life (1971-1974) [The Criterion Collection]

Trilogy of Life (1971-1974) [The Criterion Collection #631]
DVDRip | MKV | AVC, ~720x464, ~ 1.7 Mbps | 3 x ~ 1hr 51mn | 3 x ~ 1.8 GB
Italian: AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Fantasy | Three films by Pier Paolo Pasolini

In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature—Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and The Thousand and One Nights (often known as The Arabian Nights)—and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work. In this brazen and bawdy triptych, the director set out to challenge modern consumer culture and celebrate the uncorrupted human body, while commenting on contemporary sexual and religious mores and hypocrisies. Filled with scatological humor and a rough-hewn sensuality that leave all modern standards of decency behind, these are carnal, provocative, and wildly entertaining films, all extraordinarily designed by Dante Ferretti and featuring evocative music by Ennio Morricone.