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I Am Waiting (1957) Ore wa matteru ze [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 16, 2017
I Am Waiting (1957) Ore wa matteru ze [The Criterion Collection]

I Am Waiting (1957)
DVDRip | MKV | 664x448 | x264 @ 1700 Kbps | 90 min | 1,33 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Drama

In Koreyoshi Kurahara’s directorial debut, rebel matinee idol Yujiro Ishihara (fresh off the sensational Crazed Fruit) stars as a restaurant manager and former boxer who saves a beautiful, suicidal club hostess (Mie Kitahara) trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer. Featuring expressionist lighting and bold camera work, this was one of Nikkatsu’s early successes.

Intentions of Murder (1964) Akai satsui [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 12, 2017
Intentions of Murder (1964) Akai satsui [The Criterion Collection]

Intentions of Murder (1964) + Extras
DVDRip | MKV | 720x370 | x264 @ 2500 Kbps | 150 min | 3,03 Gb + 746 Mb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Sadako (Masumi Harukawa), cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening. This disturbing and pitiless evocation of domestic drudgery and sexual violence is also a fascinating, unsentimental account of one woman’s determination. Filled with director Shohei Imamura’s characteristic flashbacks and dream sequences, Intentions of Murder is a gripping, audacious portrait of a woman coming into her own in a man’s world.

The Joke (1969) Zert [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 12, 2017
The Joke (1969) Zert [The Criterion Collection]

The Joke (1969)
DVDRip | MKV | 714x476 | x264 @ 2070 Kbps | 81 min | 1,42 Gb
Audio: Czech AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Jaromil Jireš’s brilliant adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel tells the fragmentary tale of a man expelled from the Communist Party because of a political joke. After “rehabilitation” in the mines and a stint in prison, he hatches a revenge plot against the former friend who betrayed him. Made near the end of the Czech New Wave, The Joke is acknowledged as one of its greatest works.

The Silence (1963) Tystnaden [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 11, 2017
The Silence (1963) Tystnaden [The Criterion Collection]

The Silence (1963)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x544 | XviD @ 1655 Kbps | 95 min | 1,23 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Art-house, Drama

Two sisters – the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) – travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) [Criterion Collection]

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 1,76 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Melding melodrama with screwball farce, this Academy Award–nominated black comedy was Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema. Continuing the auteur’s exploration of the female psyche, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the story of Pepa – played by the director’s frequent collaborator Carmen Maura – who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events. The filmmaker channeled Hollywood inspiration into his own unique vision, arriving at the irreverent humor and vibrant visual sense that define his work today. With an exceptional ensemble cast that also includes Antonio Banderas and Rossy de Palma, this film shows an artist in total control of his craft.

The River (1951) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Sept. 24, 2017
The River (1951) [Criterion Collection]

The River (1951) [Criterion Collection, Spine #276]
DVDRip | MKV | 1hr 39mn | AVC, ~1,7 Mbps | 720x480 | 1.45 GB
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature — shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) [The Criterion Collection #027 - Out of Print]

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
A Film by Paul Morrissey
DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover+Booklet | 01:35:14 | 3,97 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 128 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Horror | The Criterion Collection #27

Maverick filmmaker Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein reevaluates the horror film, infusing it with satiric wit and sexuality. Morrissey’s tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges was heavily edited upon initial release; Criterion presents the restored director’s cut – fully intact after 25 years – in a widescreen transfer.

The Moment of Truth (1965) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 22, 2017
The Moment of Truth (1965) [The Criterion Collection]

The Moment of Truth (1965)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x544 | x264 @ 5669 Kbps | 107 min | 4,36 Gb
Audio: Italian AAC 1.0 @ 130 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

The Moment of Truth (Il momento della verità), from director Francesco Rosi, is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero – played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín. Charting his rise and fall with a single-minded focus on the bloody business at hand, the film is at once gritty and operatic, placing the viewer right in the thick of the ring’s action, as close to death as possible. Like all of the great Italian truth seeker’s films, this is not just an electrifying drama but also a profound and moving inquiry into a violent world – and it’s perhaps the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

Certified Copy (2010) Copie conforme [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 17, 2017
Certified Copy (2010) Copie conforme [The Criterion Collection]

Certified Copy (2010)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x692 | x264 @ 4574 Kbps | 106 min | 3,97 Gb
Audio: French (mostly) AC3 5.1 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English, Greek
Genre: Drama

The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears. What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people – played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell – getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, Certified Copy reminds us that love itself is an enigma.

3 Women (1977) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 17, 2017
3 Women (1977) [The Criterion Collection]

3 Women (1977)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x812 | x264 @ 9956 Kbps | 123 min | 9,45 Gb
Audio: English DTS 1.0 @ 768 Kbps + Director's Commentary | Subs: English
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

In a dusty, underpopulated California resort town, a naive southern waif, Pinky Rose (Sissy Spacek), idolizes and befriends her fellow nurse, the would-be sophisticate and “thoroughly modern” Millie Lammoreaux (Shelley Duvall). When Millie takes Pinky in as her roommate, Pinky’s hero worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than either could have anticipated. Featuring brilliant performances from Spacek and Duvall, this dreamlike masterpiece from Robert Altman careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal, resulting in one of the most unusual and compelling films of the 1970s.