Max Ophüls

The Earrings of Madame De... (1953) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Oct. 25, 2016
The Earrings of Madame De... (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The Earrings of Madame De… (1953)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 40mn | 2,00 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Max Ophüls

The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, The Earrings of Madame de… is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When an aristocratic woman known only as Madame de… (Danielle Darrieux) sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband (Charles Boyer) in order to pay some debts, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair. Ophuls’s adaptation of Louise de Vilmorin’s incisive fin de siècle novel employs to ravishing effect the elegant and precise camera work for which the director is so justly renowned.

Lola (1961) [The Criterion Collection #714]  

Posted by Efgrapha at Oct. 9, 2014
Lola (1961) [The Criterion Collection #714]

Lola (1961) [The Criterion Collection #714]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:28:42 | 8.08 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Romantic Drama

Jacques Demy's auspicious debut – "a musical without music" set in the port city of Nantes – stars Anouk Aimée as the title character, a cabaret singer awaiting the return of Michel (Jacques Hardin), her long-absent lover and the father of her child. Michel went to America seven years ago and promised to return when he became rich. In Michel's absence, Lola is being courted by her childhood friend Roland (Marc Michel) and American sailor Frankie (Allan Scott). At some point, it seems that Lola will settle down with one of them, but her heart still belongs to Michel. The film is dedicated to Max Ophüls and the film title obviously alludes to Ophüls' Lola Montes as well as to the heroine of Josef Von Sternberg's The Blue Angel. Marc Michel makes a reference to his unrequited love towards Lola when he reappears in Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964).

La Ronde (1950) [The Criterion Collection #443] [ReUp]  

Posted by Someonelse at Dec. 2, 2011
La Ronde (1950) [The Criterion Collection #443] [ReUp]

La Ronde (1950)
A Film by Max Ophüls
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:32:56 | 7,70 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | Criterion Collection #443

Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, and Simone Simon lead a roundelay of French stars in Max Ophuls’s delightful, acerbic adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial turn-of-the-century play Reigen. Soldiers, chambermaids, poets, prostitutes, aristocrats—all are on equal footing in this multicharacter merry-go-round of love and infidelity, directed with a sweeping gaiety as knowingly frivolous as it is enchanting, and shot with Ophuls’s trademark mellifluous cinematography.

Lola Montes (1955) [The Criterion Collection #503]  

Posted by Someonelse at Nov. 28, 2011
Lola Montes (1955) [The Criterion Collection #503]

Lola Montès (1955)
A Film by Max Ophüls
DVD9 + DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Artwork | 01:55:26 | 6,65 Gb + 4,04 Gb
Audio: French-German-English (few words) AC3 3.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #503

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing. Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) [The Criterion Collection #445] [ReUp]

The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)
A Film by Max Ophüls
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover | 01:40:18 | 7,39 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | Criterion Collection #445

French master Max Ophuls’s most cherished work, The Earrings of Madame de… is an emotionally profound, cinematographically adventurous tale of false opulence and tragic romance. When the aristocratic woman known only as Madame de (the extraordinary Danielle Darrieux) sells her earrings, unbeknownst to her husband (Charles Boyer), in order to pay personal debts, she sets off a chain reaction, the financial and carnal consequences of which can only end in despair. Ophuls adapts Louise de Vilmorin’s incisive fin de siècle novel with virtuosic camera work so elegant and precise it’s been called the equal to that of Orson Welles.

Lola (1961)  

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 4, 2011
Lola (1961)

Lola (1961)
DVD5 | ISO | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | 01:27:20 | 4,01 Gb
Audio: French - AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps and AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards | Italy, France

Jacques Demy's auspicious debut - "a musical without music" set in the port city of Nantes - stars Anouk Aimée as the title character, a cabaret singer awaiting the return of Michel (Jacques Hardin), her long-absent lover and the father of her child. Michel went to America seven years ago and promised to return when he became rich. In Michel's absence, Lola is being courted by her childhood friend Roland (Marc Michel) and American sailor Frankie (Allan Scott). At some point, it seems that Lola will settle down with one of them, but her heart still belongs to Michel. The film is dedicated to Max Ophüls and the film title obviously alludes to Ophüls' Lola Montes as well as to the heroine of Josef Von Sternberg's The Blue Angel. Marc Michel makes a reference to his unrequited love towards Lola when he reappears in Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964).

Le plaisir (1952) [The Criterion Collection #444] [ReUp]  

Posted by Someonelse at June 20, 2011
Le plaisir (1952) [The Criterion Collection #444] [ReUp]

Le plaisir (1952)
A Film by Max Ophüls
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover+Booklet | 01:37:59 | 7,96 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | The Criterion Collection #444

Roving with his dazzlingly mobile camera around the decadent ballrooms, bucolic countryside retreats, urban bordellos, and painter’s studios of late nineteenth-century French life, Max Ophuls brings his astonishing visual dexterity and storytelling bravura to this triptych of tales by Guy de Maupassant about the limits of spiritual and physical pleasure. Featuring a stunning cast of French stars (including Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, and Simone Simon), Le plaisir pinpoints the cruel ironies and happy compromises of life with a charming and sophisticated breeziness.

Letter from an Unknown Woman / Lettre d'une Inconnue (1948)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Nov. 9, 2016
Letter from an Unknown Woman / Lettre d'une Inconnue (1948)

Letter from an Unknown Woman / Lettre d'une Inconnue (1948)
DVDrip | MKV H264-1348 | [email protected] | 720x540 | 2 Audio Tracks: English_1 French Director's comment_2 | Sub: French (emb.) | 1h23 | 1.0 Gb
Drama, Romance | USA April 28, 1948 | Director Max Ophüls

Stefan Brandt (Louis Jourdan) recalls his relationship with Lisa (Joan Fontaine) when he receives a letter from her in turn-of-the-century Vienna. The letter tells how Lisa fell in love with him as a girl, but was devastated when, after spending the night with him, he vanished from her life. A chance encounter years later rekindled her passion, but led to further heartbreak.

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at April 7, 2016
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
A Film by Max Ophüls
BDRip | AVI | 1h 27min | 1440x1080 | AVC @ 3841Kbps | AC-3 @ 448Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 2.62 GB
Genre: Drama | Romance

In Vienna, about 1900, a dashing man arrives at his flat, instructing his manservant that he will leave before morning: the man is Stefan Brand, formerly a concert pianist, planning to leave Vienna to avoid a duel. His servant gives him a letter from an unknown woman, which he reads. In flashbacks we see the lifelong passion of Lisa Berndle for him: first as a girl who was his neighbor; next as a young woman who, in secret, has his child; then as a mature woman who meets him again and abandons husband and son to be with him. Each time he does not remember who she is or that they have ever met. By morning, he has finished the letter, and her husband awaits satisfaction.

The Reckless Moment (1949) [Repost]  

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 28, 2015
The Reckless Moment (1949) [Repost]

The Reckless Moment (1949)
A Film by Max Ophüls
DVDRip | AVI | Lang: English | Subs: None | 1h 18min | 640x480 | XviD @ 2087Kbps | MP3 @ 128Kbps | 1.22 GB
Genre: Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

In the charming community of Balboa 50 miles from Los Angeles, middle-class housewife Lucia Harper travels to Los Angeles to meet scoundrel, Ted Darby. Her seventeen year-old daughter Beatrice is in love with Ted. He asks for money to leave Bea, but Lucia refuses to give any. Bea does not believe her mother when told and during the night she sneaks out to the boat garage to meet Ted who admits that Lucia told the truth. Bea pushes him and Ted falls to his on an anchor. The next morning, Lucia finds the body and assumes that Bea has killed her lover. She decides to get rid of the corpse and puts it in her boat and dumps it far from home. When the police find Ted, a stranger, Martin Donnelly, visits Lucia to blackmail her on behalf of his partner, Nagel who has several letters Bea had written to Ted.