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Spartacus (1960) [The Criterion Collection #105]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Sept. 16, 2017
Spartacus (1960) [The Criterion Collection #105]

Spartacus (1960)
A Film by Stanley Kubrick
DVD9+DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 03:16:39 | 7,71 Gb + 3,44
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Adventure, Drama | The Criterion Collection #105

Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends – including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt – in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual suggestion scandalized audiences. Today Kubrick’s controversial classic, the first film to openly defy Hollywood’s blacklist, remains a landmark of cinematic artistry and history.

My Own Private Idaho (1991) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Sept. 6, 2017
My Own Private Idaho (1991) [Criterion Collection]

My Own Private Idaho (1991) [Criterion Collection, Spine #277]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 44mn | 6.50 Gb + 7.32 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Lady Snowblood (1973) + Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974) [The Criterion Collection #790 and #791]

The Complete Lady Snowblood
Lady Snowblood (1973) + Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:37:07 + 01:29:16 | 7,65 Gb + 5,95 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller | The Criterion Collection #790 and #791

A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita’s pair of influential cult classics Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another. The first Lady Snowblood was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, and both of Fujita’s films remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.

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.
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words / Jag är Ingrid (2015) [Criterion Collection] [ReUp]

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words / Jag är Ingrid (2015) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 | 1hr 54mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 7.31 Gb
Swedish: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary | Biography

A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 23, 2015
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]

The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) + The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:36:12 + 01:12:25 | 7,99 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure | The Criterion Collection #679

The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan’s muscle—while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. With its lightning-fast swordplay, sleight-of-hand dice games, and codes of honor upheld and betrayed, this first chapter sets the stage for all the Zatoichi adventures to come. And Shintaro Katsu brings author Kan Shimozawa’s blind swordsman to vivid life, making the character excitingly, indelibly his own.

The River (1951) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Sept. 24, 2017
The River (1951) [Criterion Collection]

The River (1951) [Criterion Collection, Spine #276]
DVDRip | MKV | 1hr 39mn | AVC, ~1,7 Mbps | 720x480 | 1.45 GB
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature — shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.

The Moment of Truth (1965) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 22, 2017
The Moment of Truth (1965) [The Criterion Collection]

The Moment of Truth (1965)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x544 | x264 @ 5669 Kbps | 107 min | 4,36 Gb
Audio: Italian AAC 1.0 @ 130 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

The Moment of Truth (Il momento della verità), from director Francesco Rosi, is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero – played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín. Charting his rise and fall with a single-minded focus on the bloody business at hand, the film is at once gritty and operatic, placing the viewer right in the thick of the ring’s action, as close to death as possible. Like all of the great Italian truth seeker’s films, this is not just an electrifying drama but also a profound and moving inquiry into a violent world – and it’s perhaps the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

Certified Copy (2010) Copie conforme [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 17, 2017
Certified Copy (2010) Copie conforme [The Criterion Collection]

Certified Copy (2010)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x692 | x264 @ 4574 Kbps | 106 min | 3,97 Gb
Audio: French (mostly) AC3 5.1 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English, Greek
Genre: Drama

The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears. What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people – played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell – getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, Certified Copy reminds us that love itself is an enigma.

3 Women (1977) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Sept. 17, 2017
3 Women (1977) [The Criterion Collection]

3 Women (1977)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x812 | x264 @ 9956 Kbps | 123 min | 9,45 Gb
Audio: English DTS 1.0 @ 768 Kbps + Director's Commentary | Subs: English
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

In a dusty, underpopulated California resort town, a naive southern waif, Pinky Rose (Sissy Spacek), idolizes and befriends her fellow nurse, the would-be sophisticate and “thoroughly modern” Millie Lammoreaux (Shelley Duvall). When Millie takes Pinky in as her roommate, Pinky’s hero worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than either could have anticipated. Featuring brilliant performances from Spacek and Duvall, this dreamlike masterpiece from Robert Altman careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal, resulting in one of the most unusual and compelling films of the 1970s.