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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.
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.

Heart of a Dog (2015) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at May 19, 2017
Heart of a Dog (2015) [Criterion Collection]

Heart of a Dog (2015) [Criterion Collection, Spine #846]
DVD Video | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 15mn | 6.56 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs / L'albero degli zoccoli (1978) [Criterion Collection]

The Tree of Wooden Clogs / L'albero degli zoccoli (1978) [Criterion Collection, Spine #854]
BDRip | MKV | AVC 988x720, ~ 2.6 Mbps | 3hr 07mn | 3.89 GB
Bergamasque: AC3, 1 ch, 192 Kbps; Italian: AC3, 1 ch, 192 Kbps
Subtitles(PGS): English, Italian
Genre: Drama, History | Director: Ermanno Olmi

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy another pair. What can they do?

Mamma Roma (1962) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at May 6, 2017
Mamma Roma (1962) [Criterion Collection]

Mamma Roma (1962) [Criterion Collection, Spine #236]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 46mn | 6.64 Gb + 7.61 Gb
Italian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who was raised alone in the country, to live with her, and Ettore becomes her pride and joy. However, the boy that does not want to study or work, joins to idle friends, has a crush on a bitch, and Mamma Roma uses her best but limited efforts to straight Ettore and make him an honest man. However, her past haunts her with tragic consequences.

Trilogy of Life (1971-1974) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at April 8, 2017
Trilogy of Life (1971-1974) [The Criterion Collection]

Trilogy of Life (1971-1974) [The Criterion Collection #631]
DVDRip | MKV | AVC, ~720x464, ~ 1.7 Mbps | 3 x ~ 1hr 51mn | 3 x ~ 1.8 GB
Italian: AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Fantasy | Three films by Pier Paolo Pasolini

In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature—Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and The Thousand and One Nights (often known as The Arabian Nights)—and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work. In this brazen and bawdy triptych, the director set out to challenge modern consumer culture and celebrate the uncorrupted human body, while commenting on contemporary sexual and religious mores and hypocrisies. Filled with scatological humor and a rough-hewn sensuality that leave all modern standards of decency behind, these are carnal, provocative, and wildly entertaining films, all extraordinarily designed by Dante Ferretti and featuring evocative music by Ennio Morricone.
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.

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.