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Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]  Video

Posted by Sartre at July 31, 2016
Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]

Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]
BDRip | MKV | 2hr 42mn | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 3500kbps | E-AC3 4.0 -> 512kbps | 4.55GiB
Action-Drama | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: ENG, GER | Nitroflare/1fichier

Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai), who announces that he's about to divide his kingdom equally among his three sons. In his dotage, he falls prey to the false flattery of his treacherous sons (Akira Terao and Jinpachi Nezu), while banishing his youngest son (Daisuke Ryu), the only member of the family who loves him enough to tell him the unvarnished truth. Thanks to his foolish pride, his domain collapses under its own weight as the sons battle each other over total control.
Ningen No Joken III (1961) The Human Condition Parts 5+6 - CRITERION Remaster

Ningen No Joken III (1961) The Human Condition Parts 5+6 - CRITERION Remaster
XviD/AVI | 720x304 | AC3 192kbps | Japanese | Subs: English | 1:30 + 1:40 | 1.46GB + 1.42GB
Art-House / Classic / War

Based in part on a six-volume novel by Junpei Gomikawa and, in part, on Kobayashi's own wartime experiences as a pacifist trying to survive in the Japanese army, The Human Condition is as grand in scale and scope as that other anti-war classic, Gone With the Wind. Like the South, Japan lost a war and can't stop talking about it. Every great Japanese director has a movie about the traumas of WWII under his belt, but none is as ambitious as The Human Condition.

Ningen No Joken II (1959) The Human Condition Parts 3+4 - CRITERION Remaster  Video

Posted by Lilywhite Lilith at Jan. 28, 2010
Ningen No Joken II (1959) The Human Condition Parts 3+4 - CRITERION Remaster

Ningen No Joken II (1959) The Human Condition Parts 3+4 - CRITERION Remaster
XviD/AVI | 720x304 | AC3 192kbps | Japanese | Subs: EN srt | 1:43 + 1:15 | 1.44GB x2
Art-House / Classic / War

Based in part on a six-volume novel by Junpei Gomikawa and, in part, on Kobayashi's own wartime experiences as a pacifist trying to survive in the Japanese army, The Human Condition is as grand in scale and scope as that other anti-war classic, Gone With the Wind. Like the South, Japan lost a war and can't stop talking about it. Every great Japanese director has a movie about the traumas of WWII under his belt, but none is as ambitious as The Human Condition.

Ningen No Joken I (1959) The Human Condition Parts 1+2 - CRITERION Remaster  Video

Posted by Lilywhite Lilith at Jan. 25, 2010
Ningen No Joken I (1959) The Human Condition Parts 1+2 - CRITERION Remaster

Ningen No Joken I (1959) The Human Condition Parts 1+2 - CRITERION Remaster
XviD/AVI | 720x304 | AC3 192kbps | Japanese | Subs: EN srt | 1:48 + 1:39 | 1.44GB x2
Classic / Drama

Based in part on a six-volume novel by Junpei Gomikawa and, in part, on Kobayashi's own wartime experiences as a pacifist trying to survive in the Japanese army, The Human Condition is as grand in scale and scope as that other anti-war classic, Gone With the Wind. Like the South, Japan lost a war and can't stop talking about it. Every great Japanese director has a movie about the traumas of WWII under his belt, but none is as ambitious as The Human Condition.
This post features the first 2 of 6 parts.

Onibaba (1964) "The Hole" - CRITERION Remaster  Video

Posted by Lilywhite Lilith at Jan. 9, 2010
Onibaba (1964) "The Hole" - CRITERION Remaster

Onibaba (1964) - CRITERION Remaster
XviD/AVI | 192kbps AC3 | 720 x 304 (2.35:1) | Japanese | EN srt | 1hr 43 min | 1.44 GB
Art-House / Horror

Deep within the wind-swept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. Forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, they dump the corpses down a deep, dark hole and live off of their meager spoils. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from the skirmishes, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio’s tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals the trio’s horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, Kaneto Shindo’s chilling folktale Onibaba is a singular cinematic experience.
Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}

Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2005 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-6617 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Piano

In Memoriam. Horace Parlan RIP. We’ve lost another great jazzman. Horace Parlan died on Thursday evening peacefully in his sleep in Denmark where he lived since 1973. By adding guitarist Grant Green and tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin to his standard rhythm section of bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood, pianist Horace Parlan opens up his sound and brings it closer to soul-jazz on Up and Down. Green's clean, graceful style meshes well with Parlan's relaxed technique, while Ervin's robust tone and virile attack provides a good contrast to the laid-back groove the rhythm section lays down.
Face To Face - Big Choice (1994) {2016 Remaster with 2 Bonus Tracks Fat Wreck Chords FAT 971-2}

Face To Face - Big Choice (1994) {2016 Remaster with 2 Bonus Tracks Fat Wreck Chords FAT 971-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 369 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994, 2016 Antagonist Records / Fat Wreck Chords | FAT 971-2
Rock / Punk Rock / Alternative Rock / Punk Revival / New Wave / Skatepunk / Punk Pop

The success of the hit single "Disconnected" on Los Angeles radio station KROQ catapulted Face to Face to a new level of popularity, causing their 1995 release, Big Choice, to sell more than 100,000 copies – a first for the southern California punk band. "Disconnected" had appeared on their previous album Over It, but the band redid it for Big Choice, making it a bit heavier and adding a somewhat humorous exchange with a "record producer" about whether to include the song on the album because they didn't want to be labeled sell-outs. The conversation ends with the band declaring "there's no way in hell this song is going on this record" and then launching right into "Disconnected."
The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 188 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.
Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}

Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 192 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 147 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2005 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-5271 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Cool / Contemporary Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader (after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet) is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire (in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland) has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles ("Yesterday" and "If I Fell") and Burt Bacharach (including "Walk On By"). Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.
Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}

Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27148 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Cool / Traditional Pop Vocal

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The 1960's represented a very interesting time for musicians of all genres; three particular reasons began a trend for future generations of musical artists. The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones were the 3 reasons which permanently altered the musical landscape and basically made it impossible for stars of the past to remain economically viable in the present. The only 2 exceptions to the rule of course were Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra.