Remaster

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo At Montreux (1971) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo At Montreux (1971) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 212 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1971, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27188 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Latin Jazz / Percussion

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded live at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival, the blistering Mongo at Montreux captures Mongo Santamaria in the absolute prime of his career, embracing all facets of his expansive musical vision for a set that is far more than the sum of its parts. Spanning from soulful Latin boogaloo grooves like "Come Candela" to psychedelic jazz renditions of pop hits like the Temptations' "Cloud Nine" to straight-up funk excursions like "Climax," Mongo at Montreux is relentlessly energetic music genetically engineered for dancing – most impressive of all is "Conversation in Drums," a virtual primer in Latin percussion.

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.
Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages (1991) {2015 M.O.D. Technologies Remaster}

Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages (1991) {2015 M.O.D. Technologies Remaster}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1991, 2015 Axiom / M.O.D. Technologies | CDMOD 0016
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar

Ask the Ages is Sonny Sharrock's masterpiece, and sadly it was also the last album he would record before his premature death in 1994. It's the most challenging jazz work he recorded as a leader, and it's the clearest expression of his roots as a jazz player, drawing heavily on Coltrane's modal post-bop and concepts of freedom. To that end, Sharrock reunites with Coltrane's old cohort, Pharoah Sanders, who featured Sharrock on his wild Tauhid and Izipho Zam LPs; what's more, Coltrane Quartet drummer Elvin Jones is on hand, as is young bassist Charnett Moffett. It's far and away the best, most adventurous, and most jazz-oriented backing group Sharrock recorded with during his comeback, and the results are breathtaking.
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 156 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1982, 2013 Electra Musician / Asylum / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27368 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A tremendous live performance from the group co-led by Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – two players who really bring a lot to each other's music! There's a mode here that really blows us away – a careful, sensitive approach that allows each horn player to hit their most lyrical moments – shading things in with a far richer palette of sounds than we might ever have expected. The rest of the group's a big factor for the album's sound, though – as it features the great pianist Garry Dial, who also wrote some of the tunes – plus Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums. Rodney plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and Sullivan plays flute, flugelhorn, alto, and soprano sax – on titles that include "How Do You Know", "As Time Goes By", "Sprint", "My Son The Minstrel", and "Speak Like A Child".
Sonny Rollins - On Impulse! / There Will Never Be Another You (1965) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}

Sonny Rollins - On Impulse! / There Will Never Be Another You (1965) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 485 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 308 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06007 5334723
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

This set combines two of Sonny Rollins' LPs for Impulse Records, There Will Never Be Another You and On Impulse!, both of which were originally issued in 1965. There Will Never Be Another You featured the saxophonist playing a live set (in the rain, apparently) with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins and Mickey Roker on drums. Rollins is in fine form, playing standards including a nearly 17-minute version of the title tune. He wanders off the microphone frequently, though, which is a problem, and it makes this otherwise very nice set less than essential.
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan - Spirit Within (1981) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan - Spirit Within (1981) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 160 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1981, 2013 Electra Musician / Asylum / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27367 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of either player here – and instead, the album mostly features inspiring jazz compositions from Garry Dial – the pianist in the group, and a real genius with color, tone, and timing. Dial's tunes dominate most of the record, and they really set the group on a great footing – horn trading between Rodney's trumpet and Sullivan's soprano, flute, and flugelhorn – supported with complicated changes from the core rhythm trio.