Personals 1998

The Personals (1998) [Reuploaded]  Video

Posted by TinyBear at April 18, 2011
The Personals (1998) [Reuploaded]

Zheng hun qi shi – The Personals (1998)
BRRip 480p + Upload - TinyBearDs | MKV | 848 x 480 | x264 600kbps 23.976fps | AAC 64kbps (2 chnls) 48.0KHz
Language: Mandarin | Subtitle: English Included | 105min | 496.79MB
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance

Issues of modern romance and personal identity are played for intelligent laughter in this tart comedy from Taiwan. Wu (played by Rene Liu) is a businesswoman in her early 30's whose professional life is going just fine. It's her personal life that's giving her problems. Since she's not meeting the right sort of man in her daily life, she decides to take the bull by the horns and place a personal ad in the newspaper; she gets over 100 responses to her ad, and much of the film is taken up by her meetings with a variety of men who want to know more about her. Her potential suitors range from a restaurant manager with a shoe fetish and a writer who his brings his mother along to a would-be rock star and a lesbian in male drag. Director Chen Kuo-Fu was a leading Taiwanese film critic in the 1980's before moving to filmmaking in the early 1990's.

Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998) (Repost)

Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue, log) ~ 380.06 Mb + 27.92 Mb (Scans) | 71:51
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Soul Note - 121316-2

To hear many hard bop hard-liners tell it, all avant-garde jazz is nothing more than atonal screaming. The problem with such sweeping generalizations is that some avant-garde jazz is, in fact, quite musical. A perfect example is Dave Douglas' Convergence, an experimental, adventurous outing that incorporates everything from classical and chamber music to Jewish, Middle Eastern, and East European music.

V.A. - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (OST) (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 9, 2017
V.A. - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (OST) (1998)

V.A. - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (OST) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 421 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury (PHCW-1704), 1999

Writer-director Guy Ritchie's street-tough look at London's decrepit underworld and the unsavory dealings of four best friends whose cockiness is undercut by some serious trouble features a soundtrack of quick dialogue sound clips, a smattering of classic rock, pop, and reggae, and a few current submissions as well. Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves," known most to rock audiences by the Clash cover, is a great piece of political resistance and laidback dub groove. James Brown's "The Payback" and "The Boss" and Iggy and the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" stake out the sharp end, while the late Dusty Springfield paints the softer corner with "Spooky." Ocean Colour Scene delivers the backwards guitar driven "100 Mile High City," and Stretch's "Why Did You Do It?" is a great recreation of early '70s soul.
Big Country - Were Not in Kansas the Live Bootleg 1993-1998 (2017)

Big Country - Were Not in Kansas the Live Bootleg 1993-1998 (2017)
Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 06:00:45 | 827 MB
Label: Cherry Red Records

Obviously, there’s loads of familiar hits here, such as In A Big Country, Look Away and Wonderland, but amongst the self-penned material is a smattering of covers, including Blue Oyster Cult‘s Don’t Fear The Reaper; My, My, Hey Hey and Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young) and Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles). The Live Bootleg Set 1993-1998. Formed out of the ashes of Scottish punk band Skids by their guitarist Stuart Adamson, Big Country became one of the biggest British alternative rock bands of the 1980s, with a huge reputation as a live band to rival the likes of U2 and Simple Minds. After their initial success with a string of albums on Mercury Records, Big Country continued throughout the 1990s with new albums on a variety of labels, playing as ever around the world to their devoted fanbase. Sadly, Stuart’s untimely death in 2001 closed a chapter on Big Country’s story forever.

The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2017
The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)

The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 171 Mb
Classical, Choral, Christmas | Label: Gimell | # 454 934-2 | Time: 00:56:22

Few ensembles are as difficult to write about as the incomparable Tallis Scholars. Inevitably, you just string together an array of superlatives and hope that other reviewers haven't gushed about the same attributes using the same words in precisely the same order. The ensemble's recording of the Christmas Mass and the antiphon Ave Dei patris filia marks both its fourth recording of works by Renaissance master Thomas Tallis and one of Gimell's last albums to be made during an unhappy affiliation with Universal Classics. (The label has since reverted to independent status, distributed in the United States by Harmonia Mundi.) As has been the case with other Tallis Scholars projects, the singers have rediscovered missing manuscripts and have put together the first modern performance editions of both of these works. Their complete mastery of their chosen subject, combining keen scholarship and transcendent beauty, makes this a radiant recording. The clarity and luminescent tone that conductor Peter Phillips achieves with his singers are simply superb. The recording, made at their frequent locale of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Norfolk, is a faithful one–but don't miss any opportunity to hear them live.

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2017
Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:48
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Holidays, Christmas | Label: Concord | # CCD-4844-2

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass add plenty of spice to this Christmas jazz CD, not only with superb, fresh charts but a few surprising selections. The rich brass and reeds carry the deliberate rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which segues into a perky Latin-flavored chart of "I'll Be Home for Christmas." "Away in a Manger" is not the commonly heard melody but one first written in 1887, though the music will likely be familiar, even if one doesn't associate it with the well-known lyrics. The lush setting of "The Christmas Song," which likely set Mel Tormé and Bob Wells for life with royalty checks due to its many recordings, showcases the leader's valve trombone and pianist David Restivo. "My Favorite Things," originally written for The Sound of Music, has gradually been transformed into double duty as a Christmas carol; this swinging interpretation works very well. Johnny Mandel, the composer of many memorable melodies, deserves greater recognition for his gorgeous piece "A Christmas Love Song"; this arrangement deserved to help put it on the jazz map. Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass consistently delivered first-rate music throughout their existence, this holiday CD no exception.

Hope Floats (1998)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 7, 2017
Hope Floats (1998)

Hope Floats (1998)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 692 | x264 @ 2250 Kbps | 1h 54mn | 2,16 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Forest Whitaker

Birdee Calvert-Pruitt is back in her hometown of Smithville, Texas, after discovering that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, Connie. The entire town knows what happened to flawless beauty Birdee since Connie let her know about the affair on a national talk show. Back in town, she's dealing with catty old friends and acquaintances from high school who can't help rubbing it in her face that she isn't as perfect as she thought while still trying to get back on her feet with her daughter, Bernice. Deeply depressed, she runs into an old friend, Justin Matisse, who tries to help her through, but is still in love with her. Birdee must make a new life for her and her daughter, but will Justin be able to be part of it?

Oreste Pipolo, fotografo di matrimoni (1998)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Dec. 7, 2017
Oreste Pipolo, fotografo di matrimoni (1998)

Oreste Pipolo, fotografo di matrimoni (1998)
DVDRip | MKV | 718x574 | x264 @ 5287 Kbps | 44 min | 1,70 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs (embedded): English, Italian
Genre: Documentary

In all of Naples, photographer Oreste Pipolo is renowned for his wedding photographs. An album with the heavily accentuated romantic pictures of Pipolo is, like a copious dinner in an expensive hotel, an essential part of a successful wedding. If need be, every self-respecting bridal couple will spend their last savings to be able to engage Pipolo. In ORESTE PIPOLO, the city of Naples and in particular the Neapolitan wedding is the universe where Pipolo holds sway. We see him routinely handling nervous couples and making preparations for the ceremony of yet another pair, meanwhile constantly commanding his assistants. But when his customers have disappeared from sight another Pipolo appears, one who after thirty years in business is fed up with it and really cannot stand to see another bridal couple.

Dangerous Beauty (1998)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Dec. 6, 2017
Dangerous Beauty (1998)

Dangerous Beauty (1998)
WEBRip 1080p | 1h 51mn | 1920x800 | MKV AVC@7507Kbps 29.97fps | AC3@224Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 6.04 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance | Subtitles: English

In 16th century Venice, courtesans enjoy unique privileges: dressed richly in red, they read, compose poetry and music, and discuss affairs of state with the men who govern the Republic.

Edward Artemyev - The Odyssey (OST) (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 6, 2017
Edward Artemyev - The Odyssey (OST) (1998)

Edward Artemyev - The Odyssey (OST) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Soundtrack/Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Electroshock Records (ELCD 008)

The two features that make a good film soundtrack composer are a personal style and the flexibility to adapt. Therefore, it seems unfair to compare Edward Artemiev's score for the Hollywood-financed television production The Odyssey and his classic music for Andrei Tarkovsky's science-fiction films of the 1970s. All Artemiev did was adapt to the needs of the production, starting with the setting. The action of Andrei Konchalovski's film (following Homer's The Odyssey) takes place in Greece, so the composer borrowed bouzouki melodies and included a couple of Greek folk-style singing episodes. Each piece has been tailored to suit the action of a specific scene, including orchestral cues, percussive outbursts, and horn section buildups…