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Pickup on South Street (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Aug. 29, 2016
Pickup on South Street (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

Pickup on South Street (1953) [The Criterion Collection]
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~2457 kbps avg | 1Hr 20Mins | 29.970 fps | 720x480 | 1.52 GB
Audio: English | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | Director: Samuel Fuller

A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 14, 2017
Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]

Cronos (1993)
A Film by Guillermo del Toro
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:22 | 7,65 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Art-house, Horror, Fantasy | The Criterion Collection #551

Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 14, 2017
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 03mn | 6.65 Gb + 3.76 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 13, 2017
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 49mn | 7.27 Gb + 7.17 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 11, 2017
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Criterion Collection
BDRip | 64min | MKV | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 6000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: French | Subtitles: English | 3.7GB

Vivre sa vie presents 12 episodes in the life of a young woman who turns to prostitution to pay her rent. Each episode features a theatrical scene preceded by a title that lists the characters in the episode, its location, and a brief summary of the action. As he would throughout his career, director Jean-Luc Godard uses prostitution as a metaphor for both economic life in general and the position of the filmmaker under capitalism. The improvised acting and fragmented story give the viewer the impression of watching a documentary about a woman's life that is also a series of essays about aesthetics and economics. In addition, the film's camera style presents a catalogue of alternatives to conventional shooting strategies.

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 10, 2017
Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 119min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | 4.02GB+340MB

Todd Haynes presents a revisionist take on the paranoia thriller with this story of a Southern California housewife who suddenly falls victim to an inexplicable, apparently incurable illness. Carol White (Julianne Moore) lives with her husband and son in suburban comfort until she collapses one day, for no apparent reason. Her condition worsens in the weeks that follow, as she suffers from coughing fits, exhaustion, and spontaneous nose bleeds, triggered by sources as disparate as car exhaust, cologne, and the sun. Failing to find any medical explanation for her maladies, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist, who suggests that her physical ailments are psychosomatic – a theory echoed by her callous and increasingly frustrated husband. At her wits' end, Carol withdraws to an expensive New Age retreat for sufferers of "20th century disease," where the community's guru (Peter Friedman) champions a dubious regimen of diet, climate control, introspection, and self-love.

The Wages Of Fear (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 8, 2017
The Wages Of Fear (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

The Wages Of Fear (1953)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 960 x 720 | x264 @ 2150 Kbps | 2h 28mn | 2,55 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 22, 2016
Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 110min | 1920x816 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 3.65GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Pierrot le fou (1965) is Jean-Luc Godard's sixth film staring Anna Karina, his first wife. It is the story of Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne (Karina). They meet when Ferdinand's wife hires Marianne as a baby-sitter. As he drives Marianne home, Ferdinand decides to run away with her. The couple get caught up in a mysterious gun-running scheme involving Marianne's brother (Dirk Sanders). With Pierrot le fou Godard returns to the story of A bout de souffle (Breathless): the tale of a couple on the run. But in the six years between the two films Godard developed a more complex and often difficult style. Pierrot le fou incorporates musical numbers, references to the history of cinema and painting, and quotations from literature. The film features Godard's most extended use of color to that point, as the shots are filled with blocks of bright primary colors. Pierrot le fou is a catalogue of cinematic inventions and of gestures made by couples in love.

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 16, 2016
Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 90min | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 320kbps | 3.42GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless is story of the love between Michel Poiccard, a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and Patricia Franchini, an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave: location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a loose narrative form. Much of the film's vigor comes from collisions between popular and high culture: Godard shows us pinups and portraits of women by Picasso and Renoir, and the soundtrack includes both Mozart's clarinet concerto and snippets of French pop radio. When Breathless was first released, audiences and critics responded to the burst of energy it gave the French cinema; it won numerous international awards and became an unexpected box-office sensation.

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 6, 2016
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 141min | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 4.19GB+355MB
Western | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Western bandit Kid Rio (Marlon Brando) is betrayed by his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden). Escaping from prison, Rio learns that Longworth has become a wealthy and influential lawman. Rio thirsts for revenge, but bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Rio's old gang accidentally kills a child during another holdup, Longworth has the perfect excuse to eliminate the troublesome Rio once and for all by hanging him. But that's not what happens at all. Stripped to its fundamentals, One-Eyed Jacks is a workable Western, worthy of perhaps 90 minutes' running time. While Brando the director isn't precisely in the Kubrick class, Brando the actor delivers one of his finest and most focused performances (though he is upstaged throughout by Karl Malden).