Breathless (1960) The Criterion Collection #408 [repost]

Breathless (1960) The Criterion Collection #408 [Repost]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Oct. 6, 2014
Breathless (1960) The Criterion Collection #408 [Repost]

À bout de souffle (1960) [The Criterion Collection #408]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 01:30:12 | 14.95 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless is story of the love between Michel Poiccard, a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and Patricia Franchini, an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris. Their relationship develops as Michel hides out from a dragnet. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave: location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a loose narrative form. In addition Godard uses his characteristic jump cuts, deliberate "mismatches" between shots, and references to the history of cinema, art, and music. Much of the film's vigor comes from collisions between popular and high culture: Godard shows us pinups and portraits of women by Picasso and Renoir, and the soundtrack includes both Mozart's clarinet concerto and snippets of French pop radio.

The Virgin Spring (1960) [The Criterion Collection #321] [Repost]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 10, 2015
The Virgin Spring (1960) [The Criterion Collection #321] [Repost]

The Virgin Spring (1960)
A Film by Ingmar Bergman
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + Booklet | 01:29:32 | 7,48 Gb
Audio: #1 Swedish, #2 English dub - each AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama | The Criterion Collection #321

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity, and of one father’s need to avenge the death of a child.

Breathless (1960)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at May 17, 2011
Breathless (1960)

Breathless (1960) [The Criterion Collection #408]
A Film by Jean-Luc Godard
Full BluRay 1:1 | 1080p MPEG-4 AVC @ 27987 Kbps | 01:30:25 | 45,11 Gb
Audio: French LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance | Nominated for BAFTA Film Award + Another 3 wins | France

The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless is story of the love between Michel Poiccard, a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and Patricia Franchini, an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris. Their relationship develops as Michel hides out from a dragnet. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave: location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a loose narrative form. In addition Godard uses his characteristic jump cuts, deliberate "mismatches" between shots, and references to the history of cinema, art, and music. Much of the film's vigor comes from collisions between popular and high culture: Godard shows us pinups and portraits of women by Picasso and Renoir, and the soundtrack includes both Mozart's clarinet concerto and snippets of French pop radio. When Breathless was first released, audiences and critics responded to the burst of energy it gave the French cinema; it won numerous international awards and became an unexpected box-office sensation.

Spartacus (1960) [The Criterion Collection #105]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Sept. 16, 2017
Spartacus (1960) [The Criterion Collection #105]

Spartacus (1960)
A Film by Stanley Kubrick
DVD9+DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 03:16:39 | 7,71 Gb + 3,44
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Adventure, Drama | The Criterion Collection #105

Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends – including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt – in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual suggestion scandalized audiences. Today Kubrick’s controversial classic, the first film to openly defy Hollywood’s blacklist, remains a landmark of cinematic artistry and history.

The Seventh Seal (1957) [The Criterion Collection #11] [Repost]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 14, 2016
The Seventh Seal (1957) [The Criterion Collection #11] [Repost]

The Seventh Seal (1957) [The Criterion Collection #11]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC (720x480) VBR, 4:3 (film) 16:9 (documentary) | 01:37:33/01:23:22 | 13.82 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps; English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Endlessly imitated and parodied, Ingmar Bergman's landmark art movie The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) retains its ability to hold an audience spellbound. Bergman regular Max von Sydow stars as a 14th century knight named Antonius Block, wearily heading home after ten years' worth of combat. Disillusioned by unending war, plague, and misery Block has concluded that God does not exist. As he trudges across the wilderness, Block is visited by Death (Bengt Ekerot), garbed in the traditional black robe. Unwilling to give up the ghost, Block challenges Death to a game of chess. If he wins, he lives – if not, he'll allow Death to claim him. As they play, the knight and the Grim Reaper get into a spirited discussion over whether or not God exists. To recount all that happens next would diminish the impact of the film itself; we can observe that The Seventh Seal ends with one of the most indelible of all of Bergman's cinematic images: the near-silhouette "Dance of Death".

Pygmalion (1938) [The Criterion Collection #85] [Repost]  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 3, 2015
Pygmalion (1938) [The Criterion Collection #85] [Repost]

Pygmalion (1938)
A Film by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | MPEG 2 | 4:3 | 1h 35min | 720x480 | 29.97 fps | AC3 1ch 192Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: English | Cover | 4.14 GB
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance

The snobbish & intellectual Professor of languages, Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend that he can take a London flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, from the gutters and pass her off as a society lady. However he discovers that this involves dealing with a human being with ideas of her own.
Tirez sur le pianiste / Shoot the Pianist (1960) [The Criterion Collection]

Tirez sur le pianiste / Shoot the Pianist (1960) [The Criterion Collection]
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~2300 kbps avg | 1Hr 21Mins | 23.976 fps | 718x370 | 1.47 GB
Audio: French | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Director: François Truffaut

Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena…

Playtime (1967) [The Criterion Collection #112] (Repost)  Video

Posted by angus77 at Aug. 3, 2015
Playtime (1967) [The Criterion Collection #112] (Repost)

Playtime (1967) [The Criterion Collection #112] (Repost)
a Film by Jacques Tati - Part of "The Complete Jacques Tati - The Criterion Collection #729"
2xDVD9 | Untouched | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 1.78:1 4:3 720x480 VBR | 124 mn | 7.49 GB + 7.53 GB
Audio: French AC-3 5.1 @ 448 kbps 48.0 kHz & AC-3 Stereo @ 192 kbps 48.0 kHz | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy | Country: France, Italy

Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PlayTime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the lovably old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a baffling modern world, this time Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, PlayTime is a lasting record of a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

Jigoku (1960) [The Criterion Collection)  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 21, 2015
Jigoku (1960) [The Criterion Collection)

Jigoku (1960)
DVDRip | MKV | 634 x 274 | x264 @ 1852 Kbps | 101 min | 1,50 Gb
Audio: Japanese AAC 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Art-house, Horror

Shocking, outrageous, and poetic, Jigoku (Hell, a.k.a. The Sinners of Hell) is the most innovative creation from Nobuo Nakagawa, the father of the Japanese horror film. After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by both his own guilt-ridden conscience and a mysterious, diabolical doppelgänger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell—literally. In the gloriously gory final third of the film, Nakagawa offers up his vision of the underworld in a tour de force of torture and degradation. A striking departure from traditional Japanese ghost stories, Jigoku, with its truly eye-popping (and -gouging) imagery, created aftershocks that are still reverberating in contemporary world horror cinema.

F For Fake (1975) [The Criterion Collection #288] (Repost)  Video

Posted by angus77 at May 22, 2015
F For Fake (1975) [The Criterion Collection #288] (Repost)

F For Fake (1975) [The Criterion Collection #288] (Repost)
2xDVD9 | Untouched | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 1.66:1 720x480 VBR | 88 mn | 6.36 GB + 7.17 GB
Audio: English Dolby Digital MONO @ 192 kbps 48.0 kHz | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary | Country: France, Iran, West Germany

Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles' free-form documentary F for Fake, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career-the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles goes on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes-not the least of which is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.