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Directed by Douglas Sirk (1952-1959)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 17, 2011
Directed by Douglas Sirk (1952-1959)

Directed by Douglas Sirk (1952-1959)
6xDVD5 + 1xDVD9 | ISO | PAL 16:9/4:3 | > 620 mins | Total: 31,6 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy | USA

Douglas Sirk remains one of cinema's sharpest observers of human nature, and the string of melodramas he made in the 1950s, although glossy and colourful on the surface, reveal a cynical and pessimistic view when examined more closely. Although his movies were derisively labeled as “women's pictures” by critics, directors such as Godard and Fassbinder later praised his films, applauding his use of cinematic distancing techniques to coax the audience into examining the message behind the images. This magnificent box set contains seven of the master of melodrama's finest works, including his masterpiece - All That Heaven Allows, a ruthless depiction of spite in suburbia, and a heavy influence on Fassbinder. Features Imitation Of Life (1959), Magnificent Obsession (1954), Written On The Wind (1956), All I Desire (1953), Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and The Tarnished Angels (1958).

All That Heaven Allows (1955) [The Criterion Collection #095]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 18, 2016
All That Heaven Allows (1955) [The Criterion Collection #095]

All That Heaven Allows (1955)
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:28:46 | 7,77 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #95

Jane Wyman is a repressed wealthy widow and Rock Hudson is the hunky Thoreau-following gardener who loves her in Douglas Sirk’s heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s small-town America. Sirk utilizes expressionist colors, reflective surfaces, and frames-within-frames to convey the loneliness and isolation of a matriarch trapped by the snobbery of her children and the gossip of her social-climbing country club chums. Criterion is proud to present this subversive Hollywood tearjerker in a special edition.

Imitation of Life (1959)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 18, 2016
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.
Magnificent Obsession (1935) + Magnificent Obsession (1954) [The Criterion Collection #457] [Re-UP]

Magnificent Obsession (1954)
A film by Douglas Sirk (1954)
2xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:47:53 | 7,82 Gb + 7,61 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #457

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town’s only resuscitator—at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk’s most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor’s widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations. For this release, Criterion also presents John M. Stahl’s 1935 film version of the Lloyd C. Douglas novel, starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Masters of Cinema) [1 DV9 & 1 DVD5]

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Masters of Cinema) [1 DV9 & 1 DVD5]
A Film By Douglas Sirk
Classics | 2.35:1 | Colour | English/French Dolby Digital | English Subtitles
2 Full Original DVD Images (.ISO) + 600dpi Scans = 10.99GBs | 400MB RARs | NL/FSe/FSo

Written on the Wind (1956)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 21, 2016
Written on the Wind (1956)

Written on the Wind (1956)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 39mn | 1,98 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Douglas Sirk

Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's WRITTEN ON THE WIND is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance) as his nymphomaniac sister.

Thunder on the Hill / Tempête sur la Colline (1951)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Nov. 16, 2016
Thunder on the Hill / Tempête sur la Colline (1951)

Thunder on the Hill / Tempête sur la Colline (1951)
BDRip | MKV H264-1488 | AAC@160 | 720x528 | Audio: English | Sub: French (emb.) | BD Cover | 1h24 | 1.0 Gb
Drama | USA 17 Oct 1951 | Director Douglas SIRK

Sister Mary Bonaventure is in charge of the hospital ward of a convent in the county of Norfolk, England. She is troubled by her own sister's suicide, which she confides to her Mother Superior. A torrential rain closes nearby roads, causing Sergeant Melling of the police to bring condemned murderer Valerie Carns there. She is being taken to prison. Valerie was convicted of poisoning her brother Jason, a pianist. Jason's physician, Dr. Jeffreys, is head of the hospital where Sister Mary now works. Valerie still proclaims her innocence, but Jeffreys insists that she gave Jason a fatal overdose of his medicine…

Captain Lightfoot [Capitaine Mystère] 1955 Repost  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Sept. 2, 2016
Captain Lightfoot [Capitaine Mystère] 1955 Repost

Captain Lightfoot [Capitaine Mystère] 1955
DVDrip | XviD-1313 | AC3@448 | 672x288 | 2 Audio tracks: English_1 French_2 | Sub: French (idx/sub) | DVD Cover | 1h28 | 1.4 Gb
Drama, Aventure | USA 26 March 1955 (Restored Version) | Director Douglas SIRK

In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance…

There's Always Tomorrow (1955)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Aug. 26, 2016
There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVDRip | MP4 | 1h 20min | 736x398 | AVC @ 1500Kbps | AAC @ 128Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 946 MB
Genre: Drama | Romance

Clifford Groves, toy manufacturer, is in full charge at the factory but feels left out and taken for granted by his wife and children at home. Alone and depressed, he meets old flame Norma, and one thing leads to another. While their relationship is still fairly innocent, his son Vinnie sees them together and suspects the worst. It's time for tortured souls behind rain-streaming windows…

All That Heaven Allows (1955)  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 27, 2016
All That Heaven Allows (1955)

All That Heaven Allows (1955)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1264 x 720 | x264 @ 4633 Kbps | 88 min | 3,43 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics

This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.