Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (2011) [The Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (2011) [The Criterion Collection]
A Film by Raffaello Matarazzo
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 1,33:1 | 4:3 | 720x480 | 06:28:57 | 5% Recovery | 16.9 GB
Languages Available: English, Italian 1.0 AC3 | Subtitle: English | Extra: Menù, Scene Selection
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, film critics, international festivalgoers, and other studious viewers were swept up by the tide of Italian neorealism. Meanwhile, mainstream Italian audiences were indulging in a different kind of cinema experience: the sensational, extravagant melodramas of director Raffaello Matarazzo.

Chi è senza peccato.... / Who Is Without Sin... (1952)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Feb. 1, 2015
Chi è senza peccato.... / Who Is Without Sin... (1952)

Chi è senza peccato…. / Who Is Without Sin… (1952)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1900 kbps avg | 1Hr 36Mins | 25 fps | 720x572 | 1.42 GB
Audio: Italian | AC3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Raffaello Matarazzo

In the purest style of Matarazzo, a director who made some excellent comedies before being forced into the melodrama genre, for which he's better known, this tearjerker doesn't lack any of the genre's clichés.

Melancholy Autumn / Malinconico autunno (1958)  

Posted by fekmax at Jan. 18, 2015
Melancholy Autumn / Malinconico autunno (1958)

Melancholy Autumn / Malinconico autunno (1958)
Italian | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1800 Kbps | 704x514 | 25.000 fps | 1.26 GB
Audio: AC-3, 160 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:31:44 minutes | Subtitle: English (srt)
Genre: Drama

"Malinconico Autunno" is the story of a young Spanish boy (Miguelito Gil, probably the most interesting of Matarazzo's children) who finds a father in sea captain, Amadeo Nazzari and a mate for his outcast mother, Yvonne Sanson. It sounds like a wish fulfillment fantasy and the villains of the piece (rotten schoolmates, scorned lovers, jealous underlings) are as Manichean as ever. Yet it works for the most part, because of the sympathetic acting and because of Matarazzo's sense of family.

The Princess Diaries (2001)  

Posted by galmuchet at July 6, 2015
The Princess Diaries (2001)

The Princess Diaries (2001)
DVDrip | MKV H264-873 | [email protected] | 720x384 | 2 Audio tracks: English_1 French_2 | Subs: English, French, Dutch, Eastern lang. (emb.) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h51 | 1.0 Gb
Kids, Comedy | USA 03 Aug 2001 | Director Garry MARSHALL

Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is a teenage klutz who's openly mocked by the popular Lana Thomas (pop singer Mandy Moore). In fact, Mia's only friend at her exclusive prep school is the socially outcast Lilly (Heather Matarazzo). Mia's life takes a dramatic turn, however, when her mom announces that her late biological father was in actuality the crown prince of a small European nation, Genovia. Now Mia is the sole heir to the throne, and her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) wants to tutor the awkward teen in royal behavior…

La regolazione delle emozioni  

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 5, 2015
La regolazione delle emozioni

O. Matarazzo, V. L. Zammuner, "La regolazione delle emozioni"
2009 | Italian | ISBN-10: 8815132554 | 229 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Il birichino di papà (1943)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Jan. 26, 2015
Il birichino di papà (1943)

Il birichino di papà (1943)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1997 kbps avg | 1Hr 17Mins | 25 fps | 704x560 | 1.21 GB
Audio: Italian | AC3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English, Italian
Genre: Comedy | Director: Raffaello Matarazzo

This is a delightful escapist comedy with songs and suggests some of the Gregory La Cava movies of the 1930s. Although a completely inconsequential piece, the movie is well-made and exudes a great amount of charm.