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.
A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) [Criterion Collection]

A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) [Criterion Collection, Spine #804]
DVD Video, 3 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | ~ 3hr 56mn | 7.13 Gb + 7.28 Gb + 5.95 Gb
Chinese \ English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance | Director: Edward Yang

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

Island of Lost Souls (1932) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 16, 2018
Island of Lost Souls (1932) [The Criterion Collection]

Island of Lost Souls (1932)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 10mn | 1,19 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Romance | Director: Erle C. Kenton

A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked man (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there. This touchstone of movie terror, directed by Erle C. Kenton, features expressionistic photography by Karl Struss, groundbreaking makeup effects that have inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and the legendary Bela Lugosi in one of his most gruesome roles.

Samurai Rebellion (1967) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 15, 2018
Samurai Rebellion (1967) [The Criterion Collection]

Samurai Rebellion (1967)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x360 | x264 @ 1646 Kbps | 121 min | 1,56 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord’s mistress, who has recently displeased the ruler. Reluctantly, father and son take in the woman, and, to the family’s surprise, the young couple fall in love. But the lord soon reverses his decision and demands the mistress’s return. Against all expectations, Isaburo and his son refuse, risking the destruction of their entire family. Director Masaki Kobayashi’s Samurai Rebellion is the gripping story of a peaceful man who finally decides to take a stand against injustice.

Harakiri (1962) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 14, 2018
Harakiri (1962) [The Criterion Collection]

Harakiri (1962)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 546 | x264 @ 1975 Kbps | 2h 13mn | 2,43 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Drama | Director: Masaki Kobayashi

Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself – but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize, Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi is a fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.

Thirst for Love (1966) Ai no kawaki [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 13, 2018
Thirst for Love (1966) Ai no kawaki [The Criterion Collection]

Thirst for Love (1966)
DVDRip | MKV | 718x352 | x264 @ 1900 Kbps | 99 min | 1,59 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Koreyoshi Kurahara adapted a novel by Yukio Mishima for Thirst for Love (Ai no kawaki), a tense psychological drama about a young woman who is widowed after marrying into a wealthy family, and becomes sexually involved with her father-in-law, while harboring a destructive obsession with the family gardener. Kurahara’s atmospheric style is a perfect match for Mishima’s brooding sensuality.