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Head (1968) [The Criterion Collection #544] (Repost)  Video

Posted by angus77 at May 21, 2015
Head (1968) [The Criterion Collection #544] (Repost)

Head (1968) [The Criterion Collection #544] (Repost)
A film by Bob Rafelson
DVD9 | Untouched | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 720x480 VBR | 85 mn | 7.42 GB
Audio: English AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 @ 448 kbps 48.0 kHz, AC-3 Mono 1.0 @ 192 kbps 48.0 kHz | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Fantasy | Country: USA

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees . . . being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys. The brainchild of Bob Rafelson, making his directorial debut; his producing partner and Monkees cocreator Bert Schneider; and Jack Nicholson, a coscreenwriter on the project, Head was the fanciful beginning and ignominious end of the TV-bred supergroup’s big-screen career. In it, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once. A constantly looping, self-referential spoof that was ahead of its time, Head dodged commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era.
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.

Late Spring (1949) [The Criterion Collection #331]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Oct. 7, 2014
Late Spring (1949) [The Criterion Collection #331]

Banshun (1949) [The Criterion Collection #331]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 01:48:09 & 01:31:49| 12.51 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama

Veteran Japanese writer/director Yasujiro Ozu's second postwar production was 1949's Late Spring or Banshun. Chisu Ryu plays another of Ozu's realistic middle-class types, this time a widower with a marriageable daughter. Not wishing to see the girl resign herself to spinsterhood, Ryu pretends that he himself is about to be married. The game plan is to convince the daughter that they'll be no room for her at home, thus forcing her to seek comfort and joy elsewhere. What makes this homey little domestic episode work is the rapport between Chisu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, who plays the daughter. Late Spring is no facile Hollywood farce; we like these people, believe in them, and wish them the best.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) [The Criterion Collection #629] [Re-UP]

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
A Film by John Schlesinger
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Artwork | 01:50:17 | 7,86 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Drama | The Criterion Collection #629

John Schlesinger followed his iconic Midnight Cowboy with this deeply personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée - played with great sensitivity by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson - who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the seventies’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships.

Rumble Fish (1983) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Aug. 11, 2017
Rumble Fish (1983) [Criterion Collection]

Rumble Fish (1983) [Criterion Collection, Spine #869]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 34mn | 7.35 Gb + 7.33 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Judex (1963) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Aug. 3, 2017
Judex (1963) [Criterion Collection]

Judex (1963) [Criterion Collection, Spine #710]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 37mn | 6.32 Gb + 7.47 Gb
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight toast at his masked ball. However, he is only drugged by Judex and locked away. Judex spares his life when the banker's widowed daughter, Jacqueline, rejects the inheritance. Meanwhile Diana Monti, the former governess, kidnaps Jacqueline to try to get the banker's money. But Judex is hot on her trail.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at July 28, 2017
The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection]

The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection, Spine #541]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 33mn | 7.63 Gb + 7.86 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection]

Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection, Spine #17]
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280x692, ~ 3.0 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 2.79 GB
Italian \ English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection]

Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection, Spine #17]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~26.0 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 42,6 GB
Italian: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps; English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (1974-1976) [Criterion Collection]

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (1974-1976) [Criterion Collection, Spine #813]
DVD Video, 4 x DVD9, Collector's Set | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 10mn | 27,5 Gb
German: Dolby AC3, 6 ch / Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

In the 1970s, Wim Wenders was among the first true international breakthrough artists of the revolutionary New German Cinema movement, a filmmaker whose fascination with the physical landscapes and emotional contours of the open road proved to be universal. In the middle of that decade, Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler as the director’s alter ego, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road are dramas of emotional transformation that follow their characters’ searches for themselves, all rendered with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry.