Chikamatsu Monogatari Crucified Lovers

The Crucified Lovers (1954) Chikamatsu monogatari  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 16, 2018
The Crucified Lovers (1954) Chikamatsu monogatari

The Crucified Lovers (1954)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x476 | x264 @ 1674 Kbps | 102 min | 1,55 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Romance

In 17th century Kyoto, Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy miserly scroll-maker. When Osan is falsely accused of having an affair with the best worker, Mohei, the pair flee the city and declare their love for each other. Ishun orders his men to find them, and separate them to avoid public humiliation.
Chikamatsu Monogatari / Uwasa No Onna (1954) [The Masters of Cinema Series #56/57]

Chikamatsu Monogatari / Uwasa No Onna (1954) [Masters of Cinema #56/57]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | 01:42:14 + 01:23:58 | 7,62 Gb + 6,42 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English | Scans (4 JPGs) -> 6 Mb
Genre: Drama, Romance | Japan

Based on a centuries old tale with roots in real events, Chikamatsu Monogatari [A Tale From Chikamatsu, aka The Crucified Lovers] tells the hauntingly tragic story of a forbidden love affair between a merchant’s wife, Osan (Kyoko Kagawa), and her husband’s employee, Mohei (Kazuo Hasegawa), in an era when the punishment for adultery was crucifixion. When a series of innocent events lead to the false accusation of an affair between Osan and Mohei, the accused pair are forced to flee an almost certain death sentence. On the run, the outlaw couple grow closer together, drawn inexorably towards the romantic crime of which they are accused. In the hands of Mizoguchi, Chikamatsu Monogatari depicts two people caught up in a constricted world where true love and social obligation are at odds. His portrayal of the lovers’ dilemma lead famed director Akira Kurosawa to describe the film as “a great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.”
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Mizoguchi’s films for the first time on home video in the UK - Chikamatsu Monogatari is only available as a twinpack with Uwasa no Onna.
Miss Oyu / Oyu-Sama (1951) + Ugetsu / Ugetsu Monogatari (1953) [Masters of Cinema #52, #53] [Re-UP]

Miss Oyu (1951) + Ugetsu (1953)
A Films by Kenji Mizoguchi
2xDVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:48 + 01:36:51 | 6,23 Gb + 7,50 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Masters of Cinema #52, #53

Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu Monogatari [Tales of the Rain and Moon] is a highly acclaimed masterwork of Japanese cinema. Based on a pair of 18th century ghost stories by Ueda Akinari, the film’s release continued Mizoguchi’s introduction to the West, where it was nominated for an Oscar (for Best Costume Design) and won the the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion award (for Best Direction).
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Mizoguchi’s films for the first time on home video in the UK - Ugetsu Monogatari is only available as a twinpack with Oyu-sama.

BBC - An Art Lovers' Guide: Series 2 (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 25, 2018
BBC - An Art Lovers' Guide: Series 2 (2018)

BBC - An Art Lovers' Guide: Series 2 (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3960 Kbps | 3x~59min | 5.12 GiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three entertaining and revealing cultural city breaks.
Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 78:29 Min | 442,90 Mb
Label: Jackpot Records (Europe) | Cat.# 48727 | Released: 2012-05-14 (1965)

Miles Davis Plays for Lovers collects a number of ballads from the trumpeter's mid-'50s albums to create a lovely late-night disc for friends, night owls, and couples in love. The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's an elegant beauty to pieces like "My Funny Valentine" and "You're My Everything," featuring the rhythm section's spare, tasteful backdrop and the carefully chosen notes of Davis' and Coltrane's horns.
Underground Lovers - Staring At You Staring At Me (2017) {Rubber Records RUB - 300}

Underground Lovers - Staring At You Staring At Me (2017) {Rubber Records RUB - 300}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Rubber Records | RUB - 300
Rock / Indie Pop-Rock / Alternative Rock

Still one of the leading lights of the Australian strand of guitar-strummed, literate indie pop-rock, Underground Lovers have influenced the sound of many local bands over the years, from The Sleepy Jackson to Blank Realm and on to Shining Bird. They'll no doubt continue to hold that sphere of influence with their latest and one of their best albums.

Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 7, 2018
Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)

Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:13
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Standarts | Label: Concord | # CRE-31197-02

The beautifully subtle pop/jazz vocalist has been one of the great old souls of music since launching her recording career after winning the first runner up prize at the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition. But she celebrated the significant chronological milestone of passing 30 while making this graceful and exquisite album. Beyond that, Monheit also celebrates her new motherhood to son Jack, and that's what inspired the inclusion of the always welcome "Rainbow Connection"; she sings the charming song – and its lyrics that inspired the name of the recording – to Jack all the time. At home, however, it doesn't have the exquisite Gil Goldstein accordion touch that makes this one of the best renditions ever. Goldstein arranged many of the tracks, but one of the most exciting jazzy turns, Monheit's swinging, swaggering "Get Out of Town," was done by pianist Michael Kanan, who was part of the ensemble that recorded half of these tracks while the singer was still pregnant. In many ways, then, this 13-track collection is a chronicle of the singer pre- and post-motherhood – and all something that Jack will be proud of as he grows older. As always, the key to a great interpreter's project is the choice of material, and Monheit makes interesting picks, ranging from a wistful take on Paul Simon's "I Do It for Your Love" to Fiona Apple's dark and haunting "Slow Like Honey" and Corinne Bailey Rae's "Like a Star".

Hazel O'Connor - Sons And Lovers (Expanded Edition) (1980/2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 29, 2018
Hazel O'Connor - Sons And Lovers (Expanded Edition) (1980/2018)

Hazel O'Connor - Sons And Lovers (Expanded Edition) (1980/2018)
New Wave, Post-Punk | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 378 MB
Label: Sfe | Tracks: 17 | Time: 59:24 min

Hazel O'Connor's second album followed her career defining movie role in, and soundtrack album for, the feature film 'Breaking Glass' and included songs written mostly before that project. "Sons And Lovers" - produced by Nigel Gray (who by then, had been the producer of material for both The Fall and The Police) - is referred to by Hazel as being: "really my first album of songs, but it had to wait to be recorded after I'd completed Breaking Glass".

NHK Kabuki Kool - The Peerless Chikamatsu Monzaemon (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 31, 2018
NHK Kabuki Kool - The Peerless Chikamatsu Monzaemon (2018)

NHK Kabuki Kool - The Peerless Chikamatsu Monzaemon (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2114 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 437 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The universal plays of Chikamatsu Monzaemon were written 300 years ago yet are still used in movies and TV today. Kabuki actor Nakamura Kazutaro explores his genius.
Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori (Repost)

Antony Cummins, Yoshie Minami, "Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori"
2013 | ISBN: 0752493620 | 192 pages | EPUB | 8 MB