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His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection]

His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection, Spine #849]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 32mn + 1hr 41mn | 7.31 Gb + 7.22 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with ebullient remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931 film The Front Page, Lewis Milestone’s famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material.

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 9, 2017
L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 143min | MKV | 1920x1040 | HEVC -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Mystery | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.32GB+528MB

This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent. The plot concerns a yachting trip by a small group of jaded socialites, including Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), an aging architect who sold out for easy money long ago, his mistress Anna (Lea Massari), and her friend Claudia (Monica Vitti), who doesn't fit in with the wealthy jet-setters' dissolute ethics. When Anna disappears during a tour of a volcanic island, Claudia initially blames Sandro's emotionally barren behavior toward her. As they search the island, however, Claudia and Sandro grow closer and – when it is apparent that Anna is gone forever – become lovers.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 25, 2017
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection]

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection #843]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 35mn | 5.73 Gb + 6.37 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 22, 2016
Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 110min | 1920x816 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 3.65GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Pierrot le fou (1965) is Jean-Luc Godard's sixth film staring Anna Karina, his first wife. It is the story of Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne (Karina). They meet when Ferdinand's wife hires Marianne as a baby-sitter. As he drives Marianne home, Ferdinand decides to run away with her. The couple get caught up in a mysterious gun-running scheme involving Marianne's brother (Dirk Sanders). With Pierrot le fou Godard returns to the story of A bout de souffle (Breathless): the tale of a couple on the run. But in the six years between the two films Godard developed a more complex and often difficult style. Pierrot le fou incorporates musical numbers, references to the history of cinema and painting, and quotations from literature. The film features Godard's most extended use of color to that point, as the shots are filled with blocks of bright primary colors. Pierrot le fou is a catalogue of cinematic inventions and of gestures made by couples in love.

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 16, 2016
Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 90min | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 320kbps | 3.42GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless is story of the love between Michel Poiccard, a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and Patricia Franchini, an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave: location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a loose narrative form. Much of the film's vigor comes from collisions between popular and high culture: Godard shows us pinups and portraits of women by Picasso and Renoir, and the soundtrack includes both Mozart's clarinet concerto and snippets of French pop radio. When Breathless was first released, audiences and critics responded to the burst of energy it gave the French cinema; it won numerous international awards and became an unexpected box-office sensation.

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 6, 2016
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 141min | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 4.19GB+355MB
Western | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Western bandit Kid Rio (Marlon Brando) is betrayed by his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden). Escaping from prison, Rio learns that Longworth has become a wealthy and influential lawman. Rio thirsts for revenge, but bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Rio's old gang accidentally kills a child during another holdup, Longworth has the perfect excuse to eliminate the troublesome Rio once and for all by hanging him. But that's not what happens at all. Stripped to its fundamentals, One-Eyed Jacks is a workable Western, worthy of perhaps 90 minutes' running time. While Brando the director isn't precisely in the Kubrick class, Brando the actor delivers one of his finest and most focused performances (though he is upstaged throughout by Karl Malden).
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?

Dr. Strangelove (1964) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Oct. 11, 2016
Dr. Strangelove (1964) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Dr. Strangelove (1964) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 1hr 34mn | 1792x1080 (1080p) | x264 -> 5500kbps | E-AC3 5.1 512kbps | 3.98+1.05GB
Comedy | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button – and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely.
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words / Jag är Ingrid (2015) [Criterion Collection]

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words / Jag är Ingrid (2015) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 | 1hr 54mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 7.31 Gb
Swedish: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary | Biography

A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
The Immortal Story / Histoire immortelle (1968) [Criterion Collection]

The Immortal Story / Histoire immortelle (1968) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | 0hr 57mn + 0hr 50mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 5.82 Gb + 3.93 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch; French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama

Orson Welles’s first color film and final completed fictional feature, The Immortal Story is a moving and wistful adaptation of a tale by Isak Dinesen. Welles stars as a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Macao, who becomes obsessed with bringing to life an oft-related anecdote about a rich man who gives a poor sailor a small sum of money to impregnate his wife. Also starring an ethereal Jeanne Moreau, this jewel-like film, dreamily shot by Willy Kurant and suffused with the music of Erik Satie, is a brooding, evocative distillation of Welles’s artistic interests – a story about the nature of storytelling and the fine line between illusion and reality.