Criterion Collection A Special Day

A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977) [Criterion Collection]

A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977) [Criterion Collection, Spine #778]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 46mn | 6.94 Gb + 6.26 Gb
Italian: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938.

A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 5, 2017
A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977)

A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977) [Criterion Collection, Spine #778]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~31.7 Mbps | 1hr 47mn | 43,0 GB
Italian: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938.

Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977)  Video

Posted by Rare-1 at Dec. 26, 2015
Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977)

Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977)
BRRip | MKV | 1024 x 552 | AVC @ 2436 Kbps | 107 min | 1.97 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 2 nominations
Genre: Drama | Italy, Canada

The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the meeting between Mussolini and Hitler in Rome. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loren and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Oct. 27, 2013
Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977)

Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1850 kbps avg | 1Hr 43Mins | 25 fps | 704x384 | 1.47 GB
Audio: Italian | AC3 2 Ch 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish, Spanish
Genre: Drama | Director: Ettore Scola

The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loren and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

Una giornata particolare/A Special Day (1977)  Video

Posted by serpmolot at Dec. 22, 2011
Una giornata particolare/A Special Day (1977)

Una giornata particolare/A Special Day (1977)
DVD9 Custom | ~104 min | MPEG2 720x576 PAL 16:9 ~7100 kbps avg | 5.16 GB
audio#1: Italian | Dolby AC3 6 ch ~384 Kbps | audio#2: Russian (Custom) | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps | Sub: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Russian (Custom)
Drama, Romance, War, Art-house | Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 2 nominations

The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loren and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

Broadcast News (1987) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 10, 2017
Broadcast News (1987) [Criterion Collection]

Broadcast News (1987) [Criterion Collection, Spine #552]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 12mn | 7.50 Gb + 6.47 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch \ Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 16 nominations

Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.

Rosemary's Baby (1968) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 6, 2017
Rosemary's Baby (1968) [Criterion Collection]

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 136 min | 2,15 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Horror | Director: Roman Polanski

Horrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby was Roman Polanski’s Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors (played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon) and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.

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

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 5, 2017
The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection]

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 768 | x264 @ 2350 Kbps | 1h 33mn | 1,70 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | Director: Charles Laughton

The Night of the Hunter – incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed – is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic – also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee – is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil.

L'Atalante (1934) + Extras [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 5, 2017
L'Atalante (1934) + Extras [Criterion Collection]

L'Atalante (1934) + Extras
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 1,82 Gb + 3,48 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + English Commentary | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Jean Vigo

When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him as he captains a river barge. Besides the two of them, are a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, she slips off to see the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Pere Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 1, 2017
Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #860]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~32.0 Mbps | 1hr 51mn | 44.4 GB
English: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford’s career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent’s tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Recasting James M. Cain’s rich psychological novel as a murder mystery, this bitter cocktail of blind parental love and all-American ambition is both unremittingly hard-boiled and sumptuously emotional.