Eclipse Series 27

Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (2011) [The Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (2011) [The Criterion Collection]
A Film by Raffaello Matarazzo
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 1,33:1 | 4:3 | 720x480 | 06:28:57 | 5% Recovery | 16.9 GB
Languages Available: English, Italian 1.0 AC3 | Subtitle: English | Extra: Menù, Scene Selection
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, film critics, international festivalgoers, and other studious viewers were swept up by the tide of Italian neorealism. Meanwhile, mainstream Italian audiences were indulging in a different kind of cinema experience: the sensational, extravagant melodramas of director Raffaello Matarazzo.

Eclipse Series 40 - Late Ray [2014]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 15, 2015
Eclipse Series 40 - Late Ray [2014]

Eclipse Series 40: Late Ray [2014]
A Three Films by Satyajit Ray
3xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 357 mins | 22,5 Gb
Audio: Bengali AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama

The films directed by the great Satyajit Ray in the last ten years of his life have a unique dignity and drama. Three of them are collected here: the fervent Rabindranath Tagore adaptation The Home and the World; the vital An Enemy of the People, based on the Henrik Ibsen play; and the filmmaker’s final work, the poignant and philosophical family story The Stranger. They are complex, political, and humane depictions of worlds both corrupt and indescribably beautiful, constructed with Ray’s characteristic elegance and imbued with autumnal profundity. These late-career features are the meditative works of a master.
Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection] [Repost]

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945)
Sanshiro Sugata / The Most Beautiful / Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two / The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 305 min | 16,45 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | Criterion Collection

Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged. All gripping dramas, those rare first films - Sanshiro Sugata; The Most Beautiful; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail - are collected here and include a two-part martial arts saga, a portrait of female volunteers helping the war effort, and a kabuki-derived tale of deception. These captivating films are a glorious introduction to a peerless career.
Sono gosôsha wo nerae: 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori / Take Aim at the Police Van (1960) [Criterion Eclipse Series]

Sono gosôsha wo nerae: 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori / Take Aim at the Police Van (1960) [Criterion Eclipse Series]
WEB-DL | MKV/AVC h264 ~2245 kbps avg | 1Hr 18Mins | 23.976 fps | 1280x720 | 1.22 GB
Audio: Japanese | AAC 2 Ch 48.0 KHz | Subtitles: English(Hard)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery | Director: Seijun Suzuki

A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon, an upright, modest man. He begins his own investigation into the murders. Who were the victims, who are their relatives and girlfriends, who else was on the van that night? As he doggedly investigates, others die, coincidences occur, and several leads take him to the Hamaju Agency, which may be supplying call girls. Its owner is in jail, his daughter, the enigmatic Yuko, keeps turning up where Tamon goes. Tamon believes he can awaken good in people, but has he met his match? Will he solve the murders or be the next victim? And who is Akiba?
Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (1981-1986) [The Criterion Collection - Out Of Print] [Re-UP]

Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (1981-1986)
2xDVD9+DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3/16:9 | Complete Scans | 275 mins | 17 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 1.0 or 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house

One of Spanish cinema’s great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country’s dance than any other filmmaker, before or since. In his Flamenco Trilogy - Blood Wedding, Carmen, and El amor brujo - Saura merged his passion for music with his exploration of national identity. All starring and choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, the films feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing - colorful paeans to bodies in motion as well as to cinema itself.

Krylya / Wings (1966) [Criterion Eclipse Series]  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Jan. 22, 2014
Krylya / Wings (1966) [Criterion Eclipse Series]

Krylya / Wings (1966) [Criterion Eclipse Series]
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1868 kbps avg | 1Hr 25Mins | 23.976 fps | 664x446 | 1.25 GB
Audio: Russian | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Larisa Shepitko

A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the military ideas of service and obedience that she cannot adjust to life in peacetime.
Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin [2012] [ReUp]

Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin [2012]
Poto and Cabengo (1980) / Routine Pleasures (1986) / My Crasy Life (1992)
3xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 251 mins | 12,15 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary

Jean-Pierre Gorin, widely known for his collaborations with Jean-Luc Godard in the Dziga Vertov Group (including Tout va bien), established his personal voice with this trio of fascinating, nontraditional documentaries. Made in Southern California after the filmmaker relocated there in the midseventies, Poto and Cabengo, Routine Pleasures, and My Crasy Life illuminate hidden corners of our culture. With these films, Gorin revealed himself as a major chronicler of American life at its most hauntingly enigmatic.
Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (1969-1970) [The Criterion Colelction]

Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (1969-1970) [The Criterion Colelction]
5xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 5100 kbps ~ 7000 kbps | 21.8Gb
Audio: German AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles : English
Full time: more than 7 hours | West Germany, Italy | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

From the very beginning of his incandescent career, the New German Cinema enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder refused to play by the rules. His politically charged, experimental first films, made at an astonishingly rapid rate between 1969 and 1970, were influenced by the work of the Antiteater, an avant-garde stage troupe that he had helped found in Munich. Collected here are five of those fascinating and confrontational works. Whether a self- conscious meditation on American crime movies, a scathing indictment of xenophobia in contemporary Germany, or an off-the-wall look at the dysfunctional relationships on film sets, each is a startling glimpse into the mind of a twentysomething man who was to become one of cinema’s most madly prolific artists.
Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (1960-1967)[Criterion Eclipse Seies] [REPOST]

Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (1960-1967)[Criterion Eclipse Seies]
5xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 16:9 | 720x480 | ~ 5700 - 8100 kbps | 20Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Full time: ~ 440 minutes | Japan | Drama, Crime, Mystery

Over the course of his varied career, Koreyoshi Kurahara made meticulous noirs, jazzy juvenile-delinquency pictures, and even nature films. His free-form approach to moviemaking was perfectly suited to the radical spirit of the 1960s, when he was one of the biggest hit makers working at the razzle-dazzle, youth-oriented Nikkatsu studios. The five films collected here hail from that era of the Japanese New Wave, and encompass breathless teen escapades, cruel crime stories, a Yukio Mishima adaptation, and even a Hollywood-inspired romantic comedy.
Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King (1967-2005) [Criterion Eclipse Seies] [REPOST]

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King (1967-2005) [Criterion Eclipse Seies]
5xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3, 16:9 | 720x480 | 6000 ~ 9000 kbps | 31.1Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps; AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps; AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Full Time : ~ 530 minutes | Canada | Documentary

Canadian director Allan King is one of cinema’s best-kept secrets. Over the course of fifty years, he shuttled between features and shorts, big-screen cinema and episodic television, comedy and drama, fiction and nonfiction. It was with his cinema-verite-style documentaries, though—his “actuality dramas,” as he called them—that King left his greatest mark on film history. These startlingly intimate studies of people whose lives are in flux—damaged children, warring spouses, the terminally ill— always done without narration or interviews, are riveting and at times emotionally overwhelming. Humane, cathartic, and important, Allan King’s spontaneous portraits of the everyday demand to be seen.