Greed 1927

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) + Downhill (1927)

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) + Downhill (1927) [Criterion Collection, Spine #885]
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280x720, ~ 2.6 Mbps | 1hr 30mn + 1hr 50mn | 1.92 GB + 2.15 GB
English (Score): AC3, 2 ch, 448 kbps \ AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles(PGS): English (Intertitles)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Adventure, Thriller| Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

With his third feature film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director’s formal and thematic obsessions. In this release, The Lodger is accompanied by Downhill, another silent from 1927 that explores Hitchcock’s “wrong man” trope, also headlined by Novello—making for a double feature that reveals the master of the macabre as he was just coming into his own.

Siren of the Tropics (1927) La sirène des tropiques  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 31, 2017
Siren of the Tropics (1927) La sirène des tropiques

Siren of the Tropics (1927)
DVDRip | AVI | 640x480 | DivX @ 1819 Kbps | 86 min | 1,19 Gb
Audio: Score MP3 @ 128 Kbps with English intertitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Marquis Sévéro, a rich, lazy Parisian, wants to divorce his wife so that he can marry his own goddaughter Denise. But Denise herself loves André Berval, an engineer employed by the marquis. Filled with jealousy, the marquis sends André to the Antilles, to prospect some land he has just acquired. He promises André that he can marry Denise if he is successful in the tropics, but he then writes to Alvarez, his manager at the site, asking him to prevent André from ever returning to France. The brutal Alvarez forms an instant hatred for André when the engineer breaks up Alvarez's attempt to rape Papitou, a beautiful native girl. Papitou becomes devoted to André, and protects him against Alvarez's schemes. But she faces a crisis herself when she learns that André plans to marry Denise.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 24, 2017
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) [Criterion Collection, Spine #885]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~29.3 Mbps | 1hr 50mn + 1hr 30mn | 45,4 GB
English (Score): LPCM Audio, 2 ch, 2304 kbps \ AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery | Directed: Alfred Hitchcock

With his third feature film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director’s formal and thematic obsessions. In this release, The Lodger is accompanied by Downhill, another silent from 1927 that explores Hitchcock’s “wrong man” trope, also headlined by Novello—making for a double feature that reveals the master of the macabre as he was just coming into his own.

O Táxi 9297 (1927)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 12, 2017
O Táxi 9297 (1927)

O Táxi 9297 (1927)
DVDRip | AVI | 688x512 | XviD @ 1609 Kbps | 133 min | 1,50 Gb
Silent | Portuguese intertitles with English subs (srt)
Genre: Crime, Thriller

The story of this film is based on actual facts, the murder of actress Maria Alves, and the investigation that ensued, covered by Reinaldo Ferreira himself. Ferreira also wrote a novel based on the same facts.

NHK - The Changing Face of Greed (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 16, 2017
NHK - The Changing Face of Greed (2017)

NHK - The Changing Face of Greed (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1893 Kbps | 1 h 38 min | 1.35 GiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Everyone on earth is motivated by greed and affected by the economic trends, forcing us to pursue immediate profit. The movement of capital extends beyond borders and never stops. But at the same time, there is an increasing need to stop and re-examine our economy. In the first half of this program, through interviews with experts of the global economy including Joseph Stiglitz, Alvin Roth and Tomas Sedlacek, the crises which capitalism is facing today become clear. Was Adam Smith wrong? What is the nature of money?

Downhill (1927) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 29, 2017
Downhill (1927) [Criterion Collection]

Downhill (1927)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 50mn | 2,13 Gb
Audio: Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps with English intertitles
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller | Director: Alfred Hitchcock

The black sheep of a prosperous family's life begins its downward spiral when he is expelled from school after shielding a friend from punishment. Following several desultory adventures, Novello weds faithless actress Isabel Jeans, who divests him of what little money he has and runs off with another man. Only when he is at his lowest is Novello forgiven by his family.

Parisian Pleasures (1927) La revue des revues  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at June 16, 2017
Parisian Pleasures (1927) La revue des revues

Parisian Pleasures (1927)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x480 | x264 @ 1362 Kbps | 103 min | 1,15 Gb
Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps with English intertitles
Genre: Drama

Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious but innocent would-be young chorine, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella. But this lighter-than-champagne-bubbles story is only a pretext for LA REVUE DES REVUES's white-hot, non-stop procession of outrageously and scantily attired exotic dancers, showgirls, and acrobats.

Vitaphone Varieties. Volume Two (1927-1931)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at May 29, 2017
Vitaphone Varieties. Volume Two (1927-1931)

Vitaphone Varieties. Volume Two (1927-1931)
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | 316 minutes | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 7.40 Gb + 7.57 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: None
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Shorts

The greatest variety acts of the past – humorists, bands, vaudevillians, dramatists, dancers and more – return for a second collection of the earliest of the venerable Vitaphone sound shorts. Entertainers from coast to coast, from stage and screen, from the heights of Brooklyn to the valleys of Hollywood, all shared the spotlight as cinema learned to play with sound. Nestled in among 35 Jazz Age gems to be found on this 2-Disc collection are appearances by Edgar Bergen, Fred Allen, Fred Waring, Blanche Sweet, Bert Lahr, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown and a (very) young Natalie Schafer – the future Mrs. Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island.

Napoleon / Napoléon vu par Abel Gance (1927)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at May 29, 2017
Napoleon / Napoléon vu par Abel Gance (1927)

Napoleon / Napoléon vu par Abel Gance (1927)
Blu-Ray, 3 x Blu-Ray BFI Video | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~28.0 Mbps | 1hr 53mn + 2hr 50mn + 0hr 51mn | 34,1 GB + 44,8 GB + 40,2 GB
English: DTS-HD MA, 8 ch, 4757 kbps \ LPCM Audio, 2 ch, 2304 kbps \ Dolby Digital Audio, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English (intertitles)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

A massive six-hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make the other five). The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

Sunrise (1927) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans + Extras  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 21, 2017
Sunrise (1927) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans + Extras

Sunrise (1927) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 34mn | 2,95 Gb + 470 Mb
Two Scores - each AC3 2.0 @ 640 Kbps + Commentary track | English intertitles
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: F.W. Murnau

Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic.