The Cook, The Thief, His Wife

The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (1989)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 25, 2017
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (1989)
DVDrip | MKV H264-850 | AAC@160 | 720x304 | 2 Audio tracks: English_1 French_2 | Sub: French (emb.) | DVD Cover | 1h59 | 1.0 Gb
Crime, Drama | UK, France 1989 | Director Peter GREENAWAY

Tired of her husband's boorish lifestyle and difficult attitude, the wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secret romance with a bookish patron between meals at her husband's restaurant, sneaking in liaisons while he and his thugs dine.
Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Venture | # DBEBN 55(4) | Time: 00:40:24

For this, his seventh soundtrack for director Peter Greenaway, Nyman deftly orchestrates a mix of strings, horns, and voices to produce another of his fetching and romantic minimalist backdrops. The opening "Memorial" is the highlight of the lot and drives along with stuttering saxophones, an insistent string arrangement, elegiac brass solos, and the soaring vocals of soprano Sarah Leonard (Leonard would be featured on a large part of the Prospero's Books soundtrack). The piece was originally inspired by a 1985 Belgian soccer match tragedy, in which 39 Italian fans were killed. Nyman utilized a death march in his earlier Greenaway collaboration, Drowning by Numbers, and revives the scheme to great effect here for what would become the main theme of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Nyman contrasts the piece's climatic quality with two relatively sedate yet brooding numbers.

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Sept. 5, 2014
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
DVD9 | ISO | PAL, 16:9 (720x576) VBR | 01:59:09 | 8.03 Gb
Audio: AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps (each): English, German, Italian, Spanish
Subs: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Genre: Black Comedy, Erotic Drama, Satire

This is probably Peter Greenaway's most famous (or infamous) film, which first shocked audiences at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival and then on both sides of the Atlantic. A gang leader (Michael Gambon), accompanied by his wife (Helen Mirren) and his associates, entertains himself every night in a fancy French restaurant that he has recently bought. Having tired of her sadistic, boorish husband, the wife finds herself a lover (Alan Howard) and makes love to him in the restaurant's coziest places with the silent permission of the cook (Richard Bohringer). Though less cerebral than Greenaway's other films, featuring deadly passions reminiscent of Jacobean revenge tragedies of the early 17th century, the picture still offers the director's usual ironic and paradoxical comments on the relations between eating and sex, love and death.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 10, 2014
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
English | BDRip | MP4 | AVC, 888 Kbps | 1280x544 | 24.000 fps | 874 MB
Audio: AAC, 93.7 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:03:56 minutes
Genre: Drama

The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 10, 2013
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
English | BDRip | MP4 | MPEG4 Video (H264) 2046 kbps | 1920x816 | 24 fps | 1.86 GB
Audio: AAC, 95 kbps | Stereo | 48000 Hz | Runtime: 02:03:56 minutes
Genre: Drama

The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at Sept. 8, 2013
 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
720p Blu-RayRip | AVC (AVC) @ 873 Kbps, 24.0 fps | 1280 X 544 | AAC (AAC LC) @ 124 Kbps (VBR), 48.0 KHz, 2 Channels, 1 stream | 02:03:56 | 887 MB
Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren
Country: UK | Language: English | Subtitles: English, Swedish
Genre: Drama

The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.
The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover / Повар, вор, его жена и ее любовник (1989)

The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover / Повар, вор, его жена и ее любовник (1989)
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280x544, ~ 6.5 Mbps | 2hr 04mn | 5.96 GB
English: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps; Russian: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Drama | 5 wins & 4 nominations

The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.
Peter Greenaway - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

Peter Greenaway - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
| 1418.9 MB | Runtime 1:59:09 | color |
Language : English
Optional subtitles : English / Turkish
Audio Track-1 : AC3, 48000 Hz, 192 Kb/s, 2-ch (English dub.)
Audio Track-2 : mp3, 48000 Hz, 104 Kb/s, 2-ch (Spanish dub.)
Audio Track-3 : mp3, 48000 Hz, 105 Kb/s, 2-ch (Italian dub.)
Audio Track-4 : mp3, 48000 Hz, 119 Kb/s, 2-ch (German dub.)
Video : XviD, 1100 Kb/s, 25 frm/s, 672x288 (2.35:1)

Peter Greenaway - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

At Le Hollandais gourmet restaurant, every night is filled with opulence, decadence and gluttony. But when the cook (Richard Bohringer), a thief (Michael Gambon), his wife (Helen Mirren) and her lover (Alan Howard) all come together, they unleash a shocking torrent of sex, food, murder, and revenge. (-DVD cover)

The Double Life of Veronique (1991)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at April 30, 2014
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
The Criterion Collection | "La double vie de Véronique" (original title)
720p Blu-rayRip | MKV | AVC @ 7.10 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1176 x 720 | 01:38:06 | 5.62 GB
Audio: French: LPCM Mono, 48kHz @ 192 Kbps | Subtitle: English
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska | Country: France
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music

The Double Life of Veronique is one of my all-time favorite films, and Criterion have certainly treated it right. While their release offers slightly more in the supplemental features department, I prefer the look of the Artificial Eye release. Both, however, are fantastic releases, so pick the one that you like. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Grand Highway (1987)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at April 28, 2014
The Grand Highway (1987)

The Grand Highway (1987)
"Le grand chemin" (original title)
DVDRip | avi | DivX 4 @ 837 Kbps, 25 fps | 704 x 432 | 01:42:25 | 687 MB
Audio: French MP3 2.0 @ 96 Kbps, 48.0 KHz | Subtitle: English Hard-coded
Director: Jean-Loup Hubert | Stars: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert | Country: Franch
Genre: Drama

Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with Martine, the ten-year-old girl next door, and learns from her about life.