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A Safe Place (1971) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 21, 2017
A Safe Place (1971) [Criterion Collection]

A Safe Place (1971)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 692 | x264 @ 2250 Kbps | 1h 32mn | 1,56 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Henry Jaglom

One of the discoveries of the groundbreaking production company BBS was director Henry Jaglom. The fiercely idiosyncratic filmmaker – who would go on to have a decades-spanning career making independently produced female character studies – was first revealed to the film world with A Safe Place. In this delicate, introspective drama, laced with fantasy elements, Tuesday Weld stars as a fragile young woman in New York, unable to reconcile her ambiguous past with her unmoored present; Orson Welles as an enchanting Central Park magician and Jack Nicholson as a mysterious ex-lover round out the cast.

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) My Life to Live [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 20, 2017
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) My Life to Live [Criterion Collection]

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 23mn | 1,41 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commnetary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Vivre sa vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. The lovely Anna Karina, Godard’s greatest muse, plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute, her downward spiral depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments – from her movie theater vigil with The Passion of Joan of Arc to her seductive pool-hall strut – Vivre sa vie is a landmark of the French New Wave that still surprises at every turn.

Cat People (1942) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 17, 2017
Cat People (1942) [Criterion Collection]

Cat People (1942)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 12mn | 1,39 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | Director: Jacques Tourneur

The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves (Kent Smith) will turn her into a feline predator. Lewton, a consummate producer-auteur who oversaw every aspect of his projects, found an ideal director in Jacques Tourneur, a chiaroscuro stylist adept at keeping viewers off-kilter with startling compositions and psychological innuendo. Together, they eschewed the canned effects of earlier monster movies in favor of shocking with subtle shadows and creative audio cues. One of the studio’s most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Feb. 10, 2017
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]
A Film by Ermanno Olmi
BluRay Full 1:1 | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC | 1920x1080 | 22843 Kbps @ 1080p | 23.976 fps | 16:9 | 03:07:05 | 45.8 GB
Audio: Bergamasque LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 Kbps; Italian AC3 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitle: English, Italian
Genre: Drama, History | Spine #854

A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm for four months, Olmi adapted neorealist techniques to tell his story, enlisting local people to live as their own ancestors had, speaking in their native dialect on locations with which they were intimately familiar - Tra l'autunno 1897 e l'estate 1898, quattro famiglie vivono in una cascina della Bassa Bergamasca. Tra i componenti di questa comunità esiste un profondo legame spirituale e culturale che li porta a vivere insieme cose belle e cose tragiche, avvenimenti ordinari e avvenimenti straordinari.

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 10, 2017
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) [Criterion Collection]

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 22mn | 1,27 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Western | Director: Monte Hellman

Working from a thoughtful script by Jack Nicholson, Monte Hellman fashioned this moody and tense western about a trio of cowhands who are mistaken for robbers and must outrun and hide from a posse of bloodthirsty vigilantes in the wilds of Utah. A grim yet gripping tale of chance and blind frontier justice, Ride in the Whirlwind is brought to life by a compelling cast, including Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton.
8½ (1963) Criterion Collection [Fellini's Eight and a Half] + Extras

8½ (1963) Criterion Collection [Fellini's Eight and a Half] + Extras
BDRip | 139min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Fantasy | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.22GB

Master director Federico Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with Marcello Mastroianni as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director who, overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken, plunges into an interior world where fantasy and memory impinge on reality. Fellini jumbles narrative logic by freely cutting from flashbacks to dream sequences to the present until it becomes impossible to pry them apart, creating both a psychological portrait of Guido's interior world and the surrealistic, circus-like exterior world that came to be known as "Felliniesque."

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 4, 2017
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [The Criterion Collection]

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 526 | x264 @ 1286 Kbps | 187 min | 1,78 Gb
Audio: Bergamasque AAC 1.0 @ 77 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm for four months, Olmi adapted neorealist techniques to tell his story, enlisting local people to live as their own ancestors had, speaking in their native dialect on locations with which they were intimately familiar. Through the cycle of seasons, of backbreaking labor, love and marriage, birth and death, faith and superstition, Olmi naturalistically evokes an existence very close to nature, celebrating its beauty, humor, and simplicity but also acknowledging the feudal cruelty that governs it. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is intimate in scale but epic in scope – a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.
The Two of Us (1967) [The Criterion Collection #388 - Out of Print]

The Two of Us (1967)
A Film by Claude Berri
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 01:27:42 | 7,07 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | The Criterion Collection #388

A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France’s liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude (played delicately by first-time actor Alain Cohen), bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon), who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Poignant and lighthearted, The Two of Us was acclaimed director Claude Berri’s debut feature, based on own childhood experiences, and gave the legendary Simon one of his most memorable roles in the twilight of his career.

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 2, 2017
Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) [Criterion Collection]

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990)[The Criterion Collection #837]
DVD Video, 5 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 583 mn | 36,8 Gb
Polish: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Series

The Ten Commandments, exact and uncompromising, literally cast in stone, continues to provide a source of moral conflict in contemporary society. In the ten part epic masterpiece, Decalogue, Krzysztof Kieslowski examines the dilemma of fundamental sin in the lives of ordinary Warsaw citizens.

Gojira (1954) Godzilla [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 31, 2017
Gojira (1954) Godzilla [Criterion Collection]

Gojira (1954) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 1984 Kbps | 1h 36mn | 1,55 Gb + 148 Mb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi | Director: Ishirô Honda

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, the original, 1954 Japanese version is presented here, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 “Americanized” version.