2004 Denied

Channel 4 - Operation Bernhard: The Great Nazi Cash Swindle (2004)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 24, 2017
Channel 4 - Operation Bernhard: The Great Nazi Cash Swindle (2004)

Channel 4 - Operation Bernhard: The Great Nazi Cash Swindle (2004)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 2246 Kbps | 48 min 30 s | 848 MiB
Audio: English AAC 196 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Documentary examining Operation Bernhard, the counterfeiting scheme devised by the Nazis during World War Two to undermine the British war effort. SS Intelligence employed a 104-strong workforce - consisting of Jewish prisoners in Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin - to forge more than 3 billion Pounds, with the intention of flooding the UK with fake bank notes and so trigger huge inflation and destabilise the economy. Their best forgeries fooled the Bank of England, and the notes are considered among the most perfect counterfeits ever produced, being extremely difficult although not impossible to distinguish from the real thing.

Without a Paddle (2004)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Oct. 24, 2017
Without a Paddle (2004)

Without a Paddle (2004)
BDRip 720p | 1h 38mn | 1280x720 | MKV AVC@2560Kbps 23.98fps | 2.23 GiB
English AC3@448Kbps 6CH 48KHz | English (Commentary) AC3@256Kbps 2CH 48KHz
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery | Subtitles: English

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting.
Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto (2004)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 739 Mb | Total time: 166:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 740-2 | Recorded: 2001

Antonio Vivaldi composed Arsilda, Regina di Ponto for the Venetian theater of Sant'Angelo in the fall of 1716. While Vivaldi had, by its debut, been an important member of Venetian musical culture for over a decade as a violinist and composer, he had begun composing only three years earlier. Domenico Lalli, his librettist, who settled in Venice in 1710 after fleeing his native Naples upon being charged with embezzlement, was one of the most important librettists of the first decades of the eighteenth century.
Billy Bauer - Plectrist (1956) {Verve Japan MiniLP 24bit UCCV-9176 rel 2004}

Billy Bauer - Plectrist (1956) {Verve Japan MiniLP 24bit UCCV-9176 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 162 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 78 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit/96kHz remaster
© 1956, 2004 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | Verve 60th Anniversary Series | UCCV-9176
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Billy Bauer was an accomplished studio guitar player whose only studio date as a leader was this release, finally reissued as a part of the Verve Elite Edition limited edition CD series in 2000. Throughout the CD he is never overpowering, but a solid rhythmic player, whether essaying a gently swinging "Too Marvelous for Words" or a more sprightly "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To." Bauer also wrote several originals for the date, including the easygoing bop vehicle "Lincoln Tunnel," the tender ballad "Night Cruise," and the unaccompanied "Blue Mist." Accompanying Bauer is bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson, and the obscure pianist Arnold Ackers. While this won't be an essential CD for every jazz fan, those who acquire it will not be disappointed.
Norman & Nancy Blake - The Morning Glory Ramblers (2004) {Plectrafone 80302-01160-2}

Norman & Nancy Blake - The Morning Glory Ramblers (2004) {Plectrafone 80302-01160-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 334 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 Plectrafone Records / Dualtone / Norman & Nancy Blake | 80302-01160-2
Bluegrass / Country / Folk / Old-Timey

It's hard to believe that Morning Glory Ramblers is the first full-length recording by Norman and Nancy Blake in eight years. Certainly they've been active, from playing on all 47 Down From the Mountain dates, performing on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Cold Mountain soundtracks, June Carter Cash's final album, Wildwood Flower, and various other projects. This album, recorded on the soundstage of the Western Jubilee Warehouse in Colorado Springs, is a dynamite setting for the material found here. There are 17 songs in this collection, seven of them traditional melodies, still others so old they've seldom been heard over the last century, a Hank Williams' tune, and a couple by friends of Norman and Nancy's that are so saturated in the deep country, they could have been written decades before.

The Intruder (2004) L'intrus  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 22, 2017
The Intruder (2004) L'intrus

The Intruder (2004)
DVDRip | MKV | 696x356 | x264 @ 1863 Kbps | 125 min | 1,84 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see Louis as possibly heartless, ignoring a son who lives nearby who is himself an attentive father to two young children, one named for Louis. He leaves his bed one night - and his lover - to kill an intruder; he dreams, usually of violence. Will his body accept his heart? Will his son accept his offer?
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Handel: Belshazzar (2004)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Handel: Belshazzar (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 793 Mb | Total time: 57:18+52:43+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 037-2 | Recorded: 1990

Belshazzar (HWV 61) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. The libretto was by Charles Jennens, and Handel abridged it considerably. Jennens' libretto was based on the Biblical account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great and the subsequent freeing of the Jewish nation, as found in the Book of Daniel.
Handel composed Belshazzar in the late Summer of 1744 concurrently with Hercules, during a time that Winton Dean calls "the peak of Handel's creative life".The work premiered the following Lenten season on 27 March 1745 at the King's Theatre, London.The work fell into neglect after Handel's death, with revivals of the work occurring in the United Kingdom in 1847, 1848 and 1873.With the revival of interest in Baroque music and historically informed musical performance since the 1960s, Belsahzzar receives performances in concert form today and is also sometimes fully staged as an opera.

Innocence (2004)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 20, 2017
Innocence (2004)

Innocence (2004)
DVDRip | MKV | 1024x436 | x264 @ 2139 Kbps | 120 min | 2,09 Gb
Audio: French AC3 5.1 @ 256 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Mystery

In a creaky, dark mansion, in the middle of an idyllic green forest encircled by a gigantic stone wall, a group of very young girls gather around a coffin. Loosely adapted from an 1888 avant-garde novella, Innocence is set in a strange, dreamlike boarding school for girls. In this twisted fairy tale, everyone is dressed in white and the only adults are two severe teachers and a few old servants lurking in the shadows. No one is allowed to leave, or so it seems. The girls’ education consists solely of ballet and biology – they are being trained only to be pretty and to breed. They are also taught that “obedience is the only path to happiness.”…

Give Me Your Hand (2004) Dame la mano  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 20, 2017
Give Me Your Hand (2004) Dame la mano

Give Me Your Hand (2004)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x432 | x264 @ 1800 Kbps | 114 min | 1,64 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs (embedded): English, Dutch
Genre: Documentary

In New York and the nearby Latin Quays in New Jersey, many Cuban exiles live. Every week they look forward to Sunday, the day they can enjoy themselves on the worn dance floor of La Esquina Habanera Dance Room. The daily diner changes on sunday in a sizzling dance cafe. Dancing is a necessity for Cubans, such as sleeping, walking, eating, exercising and breathing. Dancing is more than a night out, it's the main body's oxygen in this movie. Through music and dance they forget their daily concerns.

Vasen - Keyed Up (2004) {NorthSide NSD6080}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 19, 2017
Vasen - Keyed Up (2004) {NorthSide NSD6080}

Väsen - Keyed Up (2004) {NorthSide NSD6080}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 394 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 68 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 NorthSide / Väsen and East Side | NSD6080
Folk / Nordic Folk / Sweden / Acoustic

Credit Väsen with the urge to keep their music fresh. This time around they entered the studio without much preparation, only brief rehearsals to familiarize themselves with the tunes – all originals for this outing. The arrangements they'd worked out were rudimentary at best. Instead, they chose to rely on spontaneity and an empathy built from years of playing to create an intricate sound. Recording live with just one or two takes for each tune, the group made a gamble that paid off in full. A single listen to a piece like "Glada Polsken" is evidence that they're all musicians of great technique and inspiration, able to weave lines around each other as if it had all been carefully worked out to the last note. And there's a palpable joy for them in walking this knife edge.