Maledetto Imbroglio 1959

Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at July 31, 2012
Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959)

Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL mpeg 2 ~6115 kbps avg | ~110 minutes | 25 fps | 720x576 | 7.03 GB
Audio: Italian | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (Custom), Italian
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Pietro Germi

A masked bandit steals valuables from Commendatore Anzaloni's apartment and flees, leaving Anzaloni unharmed. Inspector Ingravallo is called in. The robbery is suspicious; the thief found the jewellery too quickly. The neighbour, Liliana Banducci, employs a servant girl, Assuntina. Her fiancé, Diomede, tries to flee when he sees police tailing Assuntina. But Diomede has an alibi, a rich American woman… Liliana's cousin, Dr. Valdarena, pays her a visit, only to find her body on the floor. But before calling police, Valdarena removes an envelope addressed to him from the sideboard… Liliana's husband Remo was away from Rome at the time of the murder, but he is surprised to hear that Liliana had changed her will only the week before…

Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 8, 2015
Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959)

Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959)
Italian | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1690 Kbps | 672x496 | 25.000 fps | 1.45 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 1 channel | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:49:51 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Crime, Drama

A masked bandit steals valuables from Commendatore Anzaloni's apartment and flees, leaving Anzaloni unharmed. Inspector Ingravallo is called in. The robbery is suspicious; the thief found the jewellery too quickly. The neighbour, Liliana Banducci, employs a servant girl, Assuntina. Her fiancé, Diomede, tries to flee when he sees police tailing Assuntina. But Diomede has an alibi, a rich American woman… Liliana's cousin, Dr. Valdarena, pays her a visit, only to find her body on the floor.

Black Orpheus (1959) + Extras [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at May 9, 2017
Black Orpheus (1959) + Extras [Criterion Collection]

Black Orpheus (1959) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 47mn | 2,20 Gb + 324 Mb
Dual Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps; Portuguese AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Fantasy, Drama | Director: Marcel Camus

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.
Johnny Smith Trio - Designed For You (1959) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29157}

Johnny Smith Trio - Designed For You (1959) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29157}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1959, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29157
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Johnny Smith really helped bring the sound of jazz guitar to a huge audience in the 50s – and an album like this is a perfect demonstration of his subtle genius on the instrument! At a time when so many others were working the guitar with a hard-edged sound, Smith moves into territory that's even more careful and precise – really making the most of the amplification on the strings, so that his touch can be gentle, but very pointed – allowing for lots of space between the notes, in a way that makes each of them mean even more than they might if strung together in a flurry. The group's a trio – with the bass and drums really giving Johnny a lot of room.

Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)  Video

Posted by Helladot at May 9, 2017
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 692 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 1,71 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy | Director: Norman Taurog

John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ship, or pay for it, Now! If only Prudence, to whom he just got married, could understand why he isn't there for his Honeymoon.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1959/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1959/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:09 minutes | 925 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestra in E minor, Op. 125, makes the listener aware of the level of external and internal conflict under which the composer was laboring at the time of its composition in 1952, close to the end of his life. Prokofiev had suffered under the censure of the Soviet regime in the last decades of his life and worked hard to maintain his artistic integrity while avoiding offending the delicate aesthetic sensibilities of the authorities. The Sinfonia Concertante, his last major work, suffers for being a balancing act that didn't allow the composer to give expression to the full level of inventiveness that's held in check by his tenuous political situation.
Mahalia Jackson - Great Gettin' Up Morning (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahalia Jackson - Great Gettin' Up Morning (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:40 minutes | 777 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Widely regarded as the greatest gospel singer of all time, Mahalia Jacksom made her impact felt across several musical genres. Her appearances at the 1957 and 1958 Newport Jazz Festivals exposed her to audiences that had previously been unaware of her abilities, just as her weekly radio show (which began in 1954) had done earlier in the decade. This album was released in 1959 on the Columbia label.

Imitation of Life (1959)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 29, 2017
Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 02:04:26 | 6,49 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English SDH, French, Spanish
Genre: Drama, Romance

Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Each woman has an intolerable daughter, though Annie's little girl Sarah Jane, is by far the worse. Neurotic and obnoxious, Sarah Jane doesn't like being black; since she's light-skinned (her father was practically white), she spends the rest of the film passing as white, much to her mother's heartache and shame. Lora, meanwhile, virtually ignores her own daughter in a single-minded quest for stardom.
Duke Ellington - Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD005}

Duke Ellington - Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 243 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956-59, 2014 La Maison du Duke | MDD 005
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Jimmy Forrest - All The Gin Is Gone (1959) {Delmark DD-404 rel 1997}

Jimmy Forrest - All The Gin Is Gone (1959) {Delmark DD-404 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 221 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1997 Delmark Records | DD-404
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bebop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

This was the first album that tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest made after his R&B phase ended. Particularly notable is that the set served as the recording debut of guitarist Grant Green; completing the band are pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Elvin Jones. The top-notch group performs two ballads, "Caravan" and three basic Forrest originals, including the title cut. The music is essentially melodic and blues-based hard bop that looks toward soul-jazz. Everyone sounds in fine form.