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.

Logical Drift - Sands of Time (Studio Recording) (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at May 26, 2017
Logical Drift - Sands of Time (Studio Recording) (2017)

Logical Drift - Sands of Time (Studio Recording) (2017)
Ambient, New Age, Electronic | 45:57 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 105 MB
Label: NYCMusic

Veteran music writer, composer, producer and performer, John Matarazzo sooths the mind, body and soul with a blend of Ambient, Chillout, New Age and World Music elements under the Logical Drift project; where Matarazzo composes each music release around a specific ancient cultural spiritual system for meditation, relaxation and yoga use.

Treno Popolare (1933)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Oct. 21, 2013
Treno Popolare (1933)

Treno Popolare (1933)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 4:3 | 720x576 | 4500 kbps | 2.9Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: Italian, English
01:00:00 | Italy | Drama, Romance

A summertime daytrip along the railway line Rome-Orvieto on a special-fare train, a group of diverse and lively characters. Families, old couples, an unfaithful husband and his jealous wife, a forlorn girl, a nerdy white-collar worker and his flirtatious date, and a handsome, eagerly wholesome young man. Their stories merge and intersect in the beautiful scenery of a Medieval small town in central Italy.

The Slave of Sin / La schiava del peccato (1954)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at April 26, 2017
The Slave of Sin / La schiava del peccato (1954)

The Slave of Sin / La schiava del peccato (1954)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 4:3 | 720x576 | 4700 kbps | 4.9Gb
Audio: #1 Italian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps, #2 Russian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English, RItalian, Russian
01:40:00 | Italy | Drama

Mara, a woman of easy virtue, saves a Polish girl in a train accident where her parents die. She would like to adopt her, and would succeed, if a former pimp wouldn't come back into her life.
The story is told with a long flashback.
Unlike the other heroines of Matarazzo's melodramas, here the protagonist is always a lonely woman, predestined to defeat: to no avail are her attempts to redeem herself and change her life. Fate prevails.

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)  Video

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.

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Dec. 28, 2011
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
A Film by Todd Solondz
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | 01:27:24 | 3,86 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Comedy, Drama | 4 wins | USA

Seventh-grade is no fun. Especially for Dawn Weiner when everyone at school calls you 'Dog-Face' or 'Wiener-Dog.' Not to mention if your older brother is 'King of the Nerds' and your younger sister is a cutesy ballerina who gets you in trouble but is your parents' favorite. And that's just the beginning–her life seems to be falling apart when she faces rejection from the older guy in her brother's band that she has a crush on, her parents want to tear down her 'Special People's Club' clubhouse, and her sister is abducted….

VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 11, 2017
VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)

VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 3 877 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s
Genre: Jazz | Label: 101 Distribution | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 30 June 2009 | Runtime: 109 min. | 3,62GB (DVD5)

Produced for release by John Matarazzo, head of Hudson Street Entertainment group, this 109-minute long DVD includes highlights from the 1990 and 1991 issues of the now defunct Live Under The Sky jazz festival. Filmed in Tokyo, starts with an all-star quartet - Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland (on electric bass!) and Jack DeJohnette - performing "Jack In".

Home of Phobia / Freshman Orientation (2004)  Video

Posted by Rare-1 at Oct. 14, 2015
Home of Phobia / Freshman Orientation (2004)

Home of Phobia / Freshman Orientation (2004)
DVDRip | MP4 | 720 x 480 | AVC @ 1499 Kbps | 91 min | 1.07 Gb
Audio: English AAC 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (Embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance | USA

A typical Midwestern 18 year-old freshman at a large state university, eager to delve into the college party life, discovers instead that school is not the beer-driven, sexual fantasy of his imagination. Determined to do anything to obtain the girl of his dreams (a gorgeous but reluctant sorority girl), he decides to adopt a gay identity in order to insinuate himself in her life. This casual charade, however, quickly lands him in a morass of campus activism, gender warfare, fraternity hazes, sorority torture, "coming out" narratives, political martyrdom, and ultimately a university-wide meltdown.

The Princess Diaries (2001)  Video

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

The Princess Diaries (2001)
DVDrip | MKV H264-873 | AC3@192 | 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…