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Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 14, 2017
Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]

Cronos (1993)
A Film by Guillermo del Toro
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:22 | 7,65 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Art-house, Horror, Fantasy | The Criterion Collection #551

Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 14, 2017
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 03mn | 6.65 Gb + 3.76 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 13, 2017
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 49mn | 7.27 Gb + 7.17 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 11, 2017
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection
BDRip | 64min | MKV | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 6000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: French | Subtitles: English | 3.7GB

Vivre sa vie presents 12 episodes in the life of a young woman who turns to prostitution to pay her rent. Each episode features a theatrical scene preceded by a title that lists the characters in the episode, its location, and a brief summary of the action. As he would throughout his career, director Jean-Luc Godard uses prostitution as a metaphor for both economic life in general and the position of the filmmaker under capitalism. The improvised acting and fragmented story give the viewer the impression of watching a documentary about a woman's life that is also a series of essays about aesthetics and economics. In addition, the film's camera style presents a catalogue of alternatives to conventional shooting strategies.

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 10, 2017
Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 119min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | 4.02GB+340MB

Todd Haynes presents a revisionist take on the paranoia thriller with this story of a Southern California housewife who suddenly falls victim to an inexplicable, apparently incurable illness. Carol White (Julianne Moore) lives with her husband and son in suburban comfort until she collapses one day, for no apparent reason. Her condition worsens in the weeks that follow, as she suffers from coughing fits, exhaustion, and spontaneous nose bleeds, triggered by sources as disparate as car exhaust, cologne, and the sun. Failing to find any medical explanation for her maladies, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist, who suggests that her physical ailments are psychosomatic – a theory echoed by her callous and increasingly frustrated husband. At her wits' end, Carol withdraws to an expensive New Age retreat for sufferers of "20th century disease," where the community's guru (Peter Friedman) champions a dubious regimen of diet, climate control, introspection, and self-love.

Mon Oncle (1958) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 10, 2017
Mon Oncle (1958) [The Criterion Collection]

Mon Oncle (1958)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 56mn | 2,35 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy | Director: Jacques Tati

Slapstick prevails again when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati’s first color film, Mon oncle is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

Badlands (1973) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 9, 2017
Badlands (1973) [The Criterion Collection]

Badlands (1973)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 694 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 93 min | 1,85 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Terrence Malick

Badlands announced the arrival of a major talent: Terrence Malick. His impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as a springboard for an oblique teenage romance, lovingly and idiosyncratically enacted by Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. The film introduced many of the elements that would earn Malick his passionate following: the enigmatic approach to narrative and character, the unusual use of voice-over, the juxtaposition of human violence with natural beauty, the poetic investigation of American dreams and nightmares. This debut has spawned countless imitations, but none have equaled its strange sublimity.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) [The Criterion Collection]

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 17mn | 1,36 Gb
Audio: Czech AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Alternate psych-folk soundtrack | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Director: Jaromil Jires

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

The Wages Of Fear (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 8, 2017
The Wages Of Fear (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

The Wages Of Fear (1953)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 960 x 720 | x264 @ 2150 Kbps | 2h 28mn | 2,55 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

Videodrome (1983) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 8, 2017
Videodrome (1983) [The Criterion Collection]

Videodrome (1983)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 694 | x264 @ 2150 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 1,57 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi | Director: David Cronenberg

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, Videodrome is one of writer/director David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. With groundbreaking special effects makeup by Academy Award-winner Rick Baker, Videodrome has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s.