Film Noir

Wichita Films - Los Angeles Film Noir (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 19, 2016
Wichita Films - Los Angeles Film Noir (2015)

Wichita Films - Los Angeles Film Noir (2015)
WEB-DL | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2567 Kbps | 52mn 56s | 1021 MiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Femmes fatales, shady alleyways, betrayal and murder. A documentary about the classic, black and white detective movies produced in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s, and which belong to the filmgenre of film noir. Who else would be better suited to talk about the underbelly of the city than James Ellroy. As Los Angeles inspired most of the film noir it is through this city that the story of the genre will be told. Alain Silver, author of LA Noir, and Eddie Muller, author and President of the Film Noir Foundation in LA will also contribute their findings. Clips of the most important film noir titles will round off a re-appraisal of the popular genre.

Film Noir Collection (1942-49) [8 DVD5s]  Video

Posted by mook45 at Oct. 10, 2010
Film Noir Collection (1942-49) [8 DVD5s]

Film Noir Collection (1942-49) [8 DVD5s]
Classics | 1.33:1 | Black & White/Colour | English Dolby Digital | English Subtitles
8 Full Original DVD Images (.ISO) + 400dpi Scans = 30.23GBs | 400MB RARs | NL/FSe/FSo

Film Noir (2007)  Video

Posted by sono.il.garante at Feb. 2, 2014
Film Noir (2007)

Film Noir (2007)
DVDRip | Lang: English | AVI | 720x416 | XVID 1549Kbps | AC3 192Kbps | 96:01mins | 1.17GB
Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery | USA

Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.

Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at Sept. 27, 2013
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)

Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)
DVDrip | 716x478 | MKV/x264 @ 2016 Kbps | 67mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.06 GB
Genre: Documentary

This bonus DVD makes this collection particularly special: The documentary "Film noir: Bringing darkness to light," completed in 2006 and produced and directed by Gary Leva, is far superior to any of the film-noir documentaries available on public-domain collections of film noir for several reasons: (1) At 68 min., the subject is treated in depth. (2) The B&W clips from films as well as the interviews in color and color film posters are of excellent quality. (3) The clips, some from rarely seen films, are precise selections, unlike the fuzzy, often lengthy trailers included in previous noir documentaries.

(Drama Film Noir) Body & Soul [DVDrip] 1947  Video

Posted by galmuchet at July 2, 2011
(Drama Film Noir) Body & Soul [DVDrip] 1947

(Drama Film Noir) Body & Soul [DVDrip] 1947
RIP+UP | XviD-1192 | AC3@448 | 592x432 | English (French idx/sub & English, Spanish srt in file) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h41 | 1.2 Gb
USA 1947
Director Robert ROSSEN

Cast John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks…

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.

Charlie Davis est issu d'un milieu modeste. Il espère obtenir la célébrité grâce à ses talents de boxeur, et s'associe avec Roberts, un promoteur de boxe. Mais la réussite de Charlie dans ce milieu l'éloigne de sa famille. Il quitte Peg, sa fiancée, pour Alice. Puis il accepte de participer à des combats truqués…

(Film Noir) The Reckless Moment [Les Désemparés] 1949  Video

Posted by galmuchet at April 7, 2011
(Film Noir) The Reckless Moment [Les Désemparés] 1949

(Film Noir) The Reckless Moment [Les Désemparés] 1949 BivX
RIP+UP | XviD-1381 | mp3@192 | 624x464 | 2 Audio tracks English_1 French_2 (French idx/sub in file) | DVD Cover | 1h19 | 1.0 Gb
USA Oct 17, 1949 (New Restored Master)
Director Max OPHULS

Cast/Avec James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks, Shepperd Strudwick…

California housewife Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett) attempts to cover up what she believes (erroneously) to be her daughter's (Geraldine Brooks) accidental murder of an undesirable ex-lover (Shepperd Strudwick). Martin Donnelly (James Mason), a clean-shaven smooth-talker involved in organized crime, tries to blackmail Lucia by threatening to take Bea and Darby's correspondence to the police. Complications arise when he realizes his true feelings for Lucia and discovers the truth. Donnelly's associate Nagel, a initially mysterious figure, rows with his colleague who murders him, but Donnelly dies in a car crash with the corpse soon afterwards. Normality appears to return for Lucia.

Lucia Harper vit avec ses deux enfants et son beau-père dans leur jolie maison de Balboa. Avec son mari souvent absent, elle doit veiller seule à la bonne organisation du foyer. Lorsqu’elle apprend que sa fille, Bea, a une liaison avec l’escroc Ted Darby, elle lui ordonne d’y mettre fin immédiatement…

(Film noir) High Sierra [Una pallottola per Roy] 1941  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 25, 2011
(Film noir) High Sierra [Una pallottola per Roy] 1941

(Film noir) High Sierra [Una pallottola per Roy] 1941 BivX
RIP+UP | XviD-1211 | mp3@192 | 592x432 | 2 Audio Tracks English_1 Italian_2 (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Scandinavian, Dutch, German, Romanian idx+sub in file) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h36 | 1.1 Gb
USA 25 Jan 1941
Director Raoul WALSH

Cast Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

An aged gangster, Big Mac (Donald MacBride), is planning a robbery at a California resort casino, and he wants an experienced Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart), just released from an eastern prison by a governor's pardon, to lead the heist and to take charge of the operation. Roy drives across the country to a camp in the mountains to meet up with the three men who will assist him in the heist: Louis Mendoza (Cornel Wilde), who is working in the resort, and Red (Arthur Kennedy) and Babe (Alan Curtis), who are already living at the camp. Babe has also brought along a young woman, Marie (Ida Lupino). Roy wants to send Marie back to Los Angeles, but after some argument she convinces Roy to let her stay. At the camp Roy also is adopted by a small dog called Pard…

Un pericoloso rapinatore, Roy Earl, mentre sconta una lunga detenzione in un carcere, viene graziato e rimesso in libertà. Uscito dal carcere riprende i contatti con altri malviventi progettando un altro colpo: lo scassinamento della cassaforte di un grande albergo della città. Uno dei due giovani complici è una ragazza, Ida Lupino, che presto si innamora, non corrisposta, di lui. Roy infatti ama un'altra donna, che in passato aveva aiutato a guarire da una grave malattia. Dopo il colpo alla cassaforte, durante la fuga, Roy uccide due persone, inseguito dalla polizia abbandona per strada i due complici, si reca dalla ragazza da lui aiutata, che ignora il suo passato di gangster, scoprendo ben presto che essa ha un fidanzato e sta per sposarsi…

(Film Noir) The Stranger [DVDrip] 1946  Video

Posted by galmuchet at March 10, 2010
(Film Noir) The Stranger [DVDrip] 1946

(Film Noir) The Stranger [DVDrip] 1946
RIP+UP | XviD-1328 | mp3@192 | 624x464 | English (French idx+sub in file) | DVD Cover & Stickers | 1h31 | 1.0 Gb
USA 1946
Director Orson WELLES

Cast Edward G. Robinson, Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale, Richard Long

That this 1946 noir was the only Orson Welles film to show profit on release and that it was the director’s least favourite picture might suggest an absence of his signature talent. But while Welles had been pressured into making a more conventional (ie commercial) film after what RKO Radio Pictures saw as his disastrous second film, the studio butchered but still brilliant The Magnificent Ambersons, the auteur nevertheless managed to turn in a terrific cat-and-mouse thriller that’s full of recognisably Wellesian touches (notably the climax set in a church clocktower). The great man himself plays a German war criminal hiding out in a small Connecticut town, where he poses as a teacher and is engaged to lovely Loretta Young. Hot on his tail, however, is Nazi hunter Edward G Robinson. That casting was forced on Welles (who wanted his regular player Agnes Moorhead), but it works splendidly anyway.

Un enquêteur, Wilson, relâche de prison Konrad Meinike (Konstantin Shayne), un criminel de guerre nazi. Il espère que ce dernier le guidera à attraper un autre fugitif très reconnu, Franz Kindler (Orson Welles). Meinike retrouve Kindler, qui se fait passer pour “Charles Rankin”, un professeur d’histoire dans la charmante petite ville de Harper au Connecticut. Une ironie troublante fait qu’un criminel nazi notoire enseigne l’histoire du monde à l’élite Américaine tout en étant marié à la fille (Loretta Young) d’un juge de la cour suprême (Philip Merivale). Le film est un divertissant jeu du chat et de la souris avec Wilson qui met une incroyable pression sur Kindler pour révéler sa véritable identité.

Film Noir (Joseph MANKIEWICZ) Somewhere in the night [DVDrip] 1946  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 23, 2010
Film Noir (Joseph MANKIEWICZ) Somewhere in the night [DVDrip] 1946

Film Noir (Joseph MANKIEWICZ) Somewhere in the night [DVDrip] 1946
RIP+UP | XviD-1208 | mp3@128 | 608x432 | English (French, English, German, Dutch, Italiano idx+sub in file) | DVD Cover | 1h44 | 1.0 Gb
USA 1946
Director Joseph L. MANKIEWICZ

Cast John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, Nancy Guild

George Taylor (John Hodiak) is a war veteran suffering from amnesia with only two clues to his past: the bitter letter from a woman who hates him and another mysterious letter signed "Larry Cravat." Taylor goes to Los Angeles to meet Cravat. It turns out that Cravat is wanted for murder and the robbery of $2 million. George becomes involved with a singer, Christy (Nancy Guild) and is chased by mobsters while on a search for the stolen money. There ensue a series of chases, an interesting plot twist and a surprise ending as John learns the true identity of Cravat.Somewhere in the Night is the quintessential "amnesia victim" as protagonist film, somewhat slow, but nevertheless, engrossing and suspenseful.

George Taylor, soldat devenu amnésique après une blessure, revient à Los Angeles avec comme seuls repères sur son passé un nom qui ne lui dit rien, Larry Cravat, et la lettre haineuse d'une femme, morte entre-temps…

(Film Noir) Kiss me Deadly [DVDrip] 1955  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Dec. 2, 2009
(Film Noir) Kiss me Deadly [DVDrip] 1955

(Film Noir) Kiss me Deadly [DVDrip] 1955
RIP+UP | XviD-1235 | mp3@128 | 672x400 | English (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German idx+sub in file) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h42 | 1.0 Gb
USA 1955
Robert ALDRICH

Cast Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rogers, Jack Elam

Ralph Meeker plays Mike Hammer, a tough Los Angeles private eye who is just slightly less brutal and corrupt than the crooks he chases. One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina (Cloris Leachman), an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

Alors qu'il est en route pour Los Angeles en pleine nuit, le détective privé Mike Hammer recueille une femme blonde en détresse qui faisait de l'auto-stop. Elle lui raconte qu'elle s'est enfuit d'un asile d'aliénés où elle fût enfermée par des inconnus, sous prétexte qu'elle en savait trop sur leurs activités. Hammer n'a pas le temps d'en apprendre plus car il est victime d'un accident provoqué délibérément par ceux qui recherchent la jeune femme. Celle-ci étant retrouvée morte par la suite, Hammer décide de poursuivre l'enquête bien que la police lui suggère fortement de laisser tomber. Des gangsters cherchent à acheter puis à éliminer Hammer, mais celui-ci persiste dans son enquête. Il finit par découvrir que la jeune auto-stoppeuse avait avalé une clé permettant d'ouvrir un mystérieux coffret contenant des éléments radioactifs. Lorsque la clé et le coffret tombent entre les mains des gangsters, qui ont auparavant kidnappé sa secrétaire, Hammer se met en devoir de les retrouver.