Criterion Collection A Special Day

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.

Breaking the Waves (1996) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 18, 2017
Breaking the Waves (1996) [Criterion Collection]

Breaking the Waves (1996) [Criterion Collection, Spine #705]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 39mn | 7.76 Gb + 6.32 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
Pandora's Box (1929) Die Büchse der Pandora [The Criterion Collection]

Pandora's Box (1929)
DVDRip | MKV | 658x446 | x264 @ 1443 Kbps | 131 min | 2,14 Gb
4 Score tracks AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + English Commentary track (see below)
German intertitles with English subtitles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst’s lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora’s Box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora’s Box is one of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brooks’s dazzling individuality.

I Am Waiting (1957) Ore wa matteru ze [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 16, 2017
I Am Waiting (1957) Ore wa matteru ze [The Criterion Collection]

I Am Waiting (1957)
DVDRip | MKV | 664x448 | x264 @ 1700 Kbps | 90 min | 1,33 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Drama

In Koreyoshi Kurahara’s directorial debut, rebel matinee idol Yujiro Ishihara (fresh off the sensational Crazed Fruit) stars as a restaurant manager and former boxer who saves a beautiful, suicidal club hostess (Mie Kitahara) trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer. Featuring expressionist lighting and bold camera work, this was one of Nikkatsu’s early successes.

Intentions of Murder (1964) Akai satsui [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 12, 2017
Intentions of Murder (1964) Akai satsui [The Criterion Collection]

Intentions of Murder (1964) + Extras
DVDRip | MKV | 720x370 | x264 @ 2500 Kbps | 150 min | 3,03 Gb + 746 Mb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Sadako (Masumi Harukawa), cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening. This disturbing and pitiless evocation of domestic drudgery and sexual violence is also a fascinating, unsentimental account of one woman’s determination. Filled with director Shohei Imamura’s characteristic flashbacks and dream sequences, Intentions of Murder is a gripping, audacious portrait of a woman coming into her own in a man’s world.

The Joke (1969) Zert [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 12, 2017
The Joke (1969) Zert [The Criterion Collection]

The Joke (1969)
DVDRip | MKV | 714x476 | x264 @ 2070 Kbps | 81 min | 1,42 Gb
Audio: Czech AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Jaromil Jireš’s brilliant adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel tells the fragmentary tale of a man expelled from the Communist Party because of a political joke. After “rehabilitation” in the mines and a stint in prison, he hatches a revenge plot against the former friend who betrayed him. Made near the end of the Czech New Wave, The Joke is acknowledged as one of its greatest works.

The Silence (1963) Tystnaden [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 11, 2017
The Silence (1963) Tystnaden [The Criterion Collection]

The Silence (1963)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x544 | XviD @ 1655 Kbps | 95 min | 1,23 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Art-house, Drama

Two sisters – the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) – travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.