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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.

Blow-Up (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 28, 2017
Blow-Up (1966) [Criterion Collection]

Blow-Up / Blowup (1966) [Criterion Collection, Spine #865]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~26.0 Mbps | 1hr 51mn | 46,0 GB
English: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

I Live in Fear (1955) Ikimono no kiroku [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 26, 2017
I Live in Fear (1955) Ikimono no kiroku [The Criterion Collection]

I Live in Fear (1955)
DVDRip | AVI | 640x480 | XviD @ 1791 Kbps | 103 min | 1,37 Gb
Audio: Japanese MP3 @ 128 Kbps | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Drama

Both the final film of this period in which Akira Kurosawa would directly wrestle with the demons of the Second World War and his most literal representation of living in an atomic age, the galvanizing I Live in Fear presents Toshiro Mifune as an elderly, stubborn businessman so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America. With this mournful film, the director depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future.

La noire de... / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 18, 2017
La noire de... / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection]

La noire de… / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection, Spine #852]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 0hr 59mn | 5.27 Gb + 5.78 Gb
Wolof, French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally—into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by M’Bissine Thérèse Diop, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

Charulata (1964) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 14, 2017
Charulata (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Charulata (1964) [Criterion Collection, Spine #669]
DVD Video | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 59mn | 7.68 Gb
Bengali: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Satyajit Ray

The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 9, 2017
Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #860]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 50mn | 5.91 Gb + 7.10 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
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.

Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 3, 2017
Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection]

Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection, Spine #850]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 53mn | 6.12 Gb + 3.89 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
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.