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Shoah (1985) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 19, 2018
Shoah (1985) [Criterion Collection]

Shoah (1985) [Criterion Collection, Spine #663]
DVD Video | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | ~ 550 minutes | 6 x ~ 7.60 Gb
French, Italian, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, History, War

Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses), employing a circular, free-associative method in assembling them. The intellectual yet emotionally overwhelming Shoah is not a film about excavating the past but an intensive portrait of the ways in which the past is always present, and it is inarguably one of the most important cinematic works of all time.
État de siège / State of Siege (1972) [Criterion Collection]

État de siège / State of Siege (1972) [Criterion Collection, Spine #760]
DVD Video | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 01mn | 7.70 Gb
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Thriller

In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by a group of urban guerillas. Using his interrogation as a backdrop, the film explores the often brutal consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerillas.

Woman of the Year (1942) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 7, 2018
Woman of the Year (1942) [Criterion Collection]

Woman of the Year (1942) [Criterion Collection, Spine #867]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 54mn | 7.06 Gb + 7.23 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
An Autumn Afternoon / Sanma no aji (1962) [Criterion Collection]

An Autumn Afternoon / Sanma no aji (1962) [Criterion Collection, Spine #446]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~34.7 Mbps | 1hr 53mn | 36,7 GB
Japanese: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps; English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Broadcast News (1987) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 28, 2017
Broadcast News (1987) [Criterion Collection]

Broadcast News (1987) [Criterion Collection, Spine #552]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~27.0 Mbps | 2hr 12mn | 44,1 GB
English: DTS-HD MA, 2 ch, 2048 kbps \ AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

A Touch of Zen / Xia nü (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 27, 2017
A Touch of Zen / Xia nü (1945) [Criterion Collection]

A Touch of Zen / Xia nü (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #825]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~22.0 Mbps | 2hr 59mn | 44,1 GB
Chinese: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 15, 2017
Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection]

Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection, Spine #850]
DVDRip | MKV | 1hr 53mn | AVC, ~1,6 Mbps | 672x480 | 1.57 GB
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer.

A Touch of Zen / Xia nü (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 14, 2017
A Touch of Zen / Xia nü (1945) [Criterion Collection]

A Touch of Zen / Xia nü (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #825]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 59mn | 7.53 Gb + 5.79 Gb
Chinese: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

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.

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.