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Sid & Nancy (1986) [The Criterion Collection #020 - Out Of Print] [Repost]

Sid and Nancy (1986)
A Film by Alex Cox
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + Booklet | 01:53:21 | 7,54 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama | The Criterion Collection #20

A lacerating love story, Sid & Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of punk’s most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Director Alex Cox balances a bleak evocation of star-crossed love with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, creating a compelling portrait of the late ’70s punk scene. With brilliant performances by Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, the film’s haunting imagery and black comedy resonate long after the final frames.

Shallow Grave (1999) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at June 24, 2017
Shallow Grave (1999) [Criterion Collection]

Shallow Grave (1999)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 32mn | 2,03 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + 2 Commentary tracks | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Thriller | Director: Danny Boyle

The diabolical thriller Shallow Grave was the first film from director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge (the smashing team behind Trainspotting). In it, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates – played by Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, and Ewan McGregor, in his first starring role – take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all. Macabre but with a streak of offbeat humor, this stylistically influential tale of guilt and derangement is a full-throttle bit of Hitchcockian nastiness.
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) [The Criterion Collection]

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1200x720 | x264 @ 6346 Kbps | 171 min | 9,84 Gb
Audio: French FLAC 1.0 @ 630 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Art-house, Drama

A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her son, and turning the occasional trick. In its enormous spareness, Akerman’s film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character study or as one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.
His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection]

His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection, Spine #849]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 32mn + 1hr 41mn | 7.31 Gb + 7.22 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with ebullient remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931 film The Front Page, Lewis Milestone’s famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 25, 2017
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection]

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection #843]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 35mn | 5.73 Gb + 6.37 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

A Brief History of Time (1991) [The Criterion Collection #699]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 29, 2017
A Brief History of Time (1991) [The Criterion Collection #699]

A Brief History of Time (1991)
A Film by Errol Morris
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:23:54 | 7,41 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection #699

Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man’s incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name, A Brief History of Time is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe.

City Lights (1931) [The Criterion Collection #680]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 24, 2017
City Lights (1931) [The Criterion Collection #680]

City Lights (1931)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:26:39 | 7,61 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Comedy, Romance | The Criterion Collection #680

City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

Foreign Correspondent (1940) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 18, 2017
Foreign Correspondent (1940) [The Criterion Collection]

Foreign Correspondent (1940)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 2h 0mn | 1,88 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller | Director: Alfred Hitchcock

In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. Though Rebecca prevailed, Foreign Correspondent is the more quintessential Hitch film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. Foreign Correspondent deserves to be mentioned alongside The 39 Steps and North by Northwest as one of the master’s greatest adventures.

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 22, 2016
Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 110min | 1920x816 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 3.65GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Pierrot le fou (1965) is Jean-Luc Godard's sixth film staring Anna Karina, his first wife. It is the story of Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne (Karina). They meet when Ferdinand's wife hires Marianne as a baby-sitter. As he drives Marianne home, Ferdinand decides to run away with her. The couple get caught up in a mysterious gun-running scheme involving Marianne's brother (Dirk Sanders). With Pierrot le fou Godard returns to the story of A bout de souffle (Breathless): the tale of a couple on the run. But in the six years between the two films Godard developed a more complex and often difficult style. Pierrot le fou incorporates musical numbers, references to the history of cinema and painting, and quotations from literature. The film features Godard's most extended use of color to that point, as the shots are filled with blocks of bright primary colors. Pierrot le fou is a catalogue of cinematic inventions and of gestures made by couples in love.

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 16, 2016
Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 90min | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 320kbps | 3.42GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

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. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave: location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a loose narrative form. 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.