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8½ (1963) [The Criterion Collection #140] [BluRay + DVD] [ReUp]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 14, 2011
8½ (1963) [The Criterion Collection #140] [BluRay + DVD] [ReUp]

8½ (1963) [The Criterion Collection #140]
A Film by Federico Fellini
2xDVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | Cover + Booklet | 02:18:43 | 15,35 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Art-house | The Criterion Collection #140

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.
Léon Morin, Priest (1961) [The Criterion Collection #572] [BluRay + DVD]

Léon Morin, Priest (1961) [The Criterion Collection #572]
A Film by Jean-Pierre Melville
Full BluRay 1:1 | 1080p MPEG-4 AVC @ 34996 Kbps | 1:57:43 | 42,21 Gb
Audio: French LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 Kbps | Subs: English
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DVD9 (VIDEO_TS) | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | 01:57:35 | 7,52 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama | France, Italy

Jean-Paul Belmondo delivers a subtly sensual performance in the hot-under-the-collar Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, prêtre), directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The French superstar plays a devoted man of the cloth who is desired by all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow—played by Emmanuelle Riva—a religious skeptic whose relationship with her confessor turns into a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema’s towering virtuosos.

WALL-E (2008) [BluRay + DVD]  Video

Posted by denisbul at June 25, 2011
WALL-E (2008) [BluRay + DVD]

WALL-E (2008) [BluRay + DVD]
Full BluRay 1:1 | 1080p MPEG-4 AVC @ 23439 kbps | 01:38:41 | 38,07 Gb
Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.1 @ 4146 kbps (English); DD 5.1 @ 640 kbps (Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian)
DD 2.0 @ 192 kbps (English, Polish, Portuguese, Russian)
Subs: English, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
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DVD5 (VIDEO_TS) | PAL 16:9 (720x576) | 98 min | 4,41 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps | Russian AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps
Sub: Eng, Eng (for the hearing impaired), Rus, Ukr, Lat, Lit, Est
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi | 46 wins (1 Oscar) & 41 nominations (5 Oscar) | USA

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick- knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy.

Mulholland Dr. (2001) [BluRay + DVD]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at June 20, 2011
Mulholland Dr. (2001) [BluRay + DVD]

Mulholland Drive (2001)
A Film by David Lynch
Full BluRay 1:1 | 1080p MPEG-4 AVC @ 25970 Kbps | DTS-HD MA 5.1 / DD 5.1 | 02:26:34 | 47,23 Gb
Lang: English, Russian | Subs: English, French, Italian, Russian
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DVD9 + DVD5 (VIDEO_TS) Special Edition | PAL 16:9 (720 x 576) | 02:20:31 | 8,57 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/224 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Mystery, Thriller | Nominated for Oscar + 33 wins | France, USA

Beautiful, bizarre and strangely addictive Mullholland Drive begins as a botched hit results in the meeting of bruised brunette amnesiac Rita (Laura Harring) and blonde would-be Hollywood actress Betty (Naomi Watts – King Kong, 21 Grams). Taking the viewer on a memorable neo-noir trip through Hollywood’s dark underbelly, Lynch dispenses with a conventional narrative in favour of an hallucinogenic assault on the senses that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Diana Damrau, Francesco Demuro) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Diana Damrau, Francesco Demuro) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 6,79GB
Audio: Italian / AC-3 / 6ch / 448 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Diana Damrau’s primacy as an interpreter of Violetta Valéry in La traviata can be inferred from the names of theatres where she has performed Verdi’s most popular opera: the Metropolitan, New York; La Scala, Milan; London’s Royal Opera House; the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Zurich Opera. Paris’s Opéra Bastille joined that list of leading houses in June 2014, when the German soprano appeared in a new production by the film director Benoît Jacquot. Conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, it is presented on this DVD release from Warner Classics, which joins a DVD of Verdi’s Rigoletto, with Damrau as Gilda, recorded in Dresden and released in 2010, and the recent CD release of the soprano’s spine-tingling interpretation of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, recorded live in Munich.
Allan Taylor - The Endless Highway [Stockfisch Records, DVD Untouched] {2009}

Allan Taylor - The Endless Highway [DVD Untouched]
MPEG-2, NTSC 16:9 | LPCM @ 16Bit/48kHz | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.7063.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009 | Size: 4,17 GB
Genre: Music Documentary | Style: Folk, Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter

"One of the few films of its kind which really does distil and epitomise the essence of the man and his music." ~David Kidman
Britten - Death in Venice (Bruno Bartoletti, Marlin Miller) (2008) [BluRay-rip]

Britten - Death in Venice (Bruno Bartoletti, Marlin Miller) (2008) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 8,43GB
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

Here is Death in Venice in high Visconti style, ravishingly designed in greys and silver blues, and inimitably Italian in the classical elegance of its settings. No other production of this opera has so successfully transported the audience through a series of fully conceived sets – starting out from a graveyard built of piles of books, along the Grand Canal, checking in to a black-and-white marble hotel, and then out on to the beach, where the games of Apollo take place under the gaze of the god’s giant statue.
Wagner - Parsifal (Kent Nagano, Christopher Ventris, Waltraud Meier) (2010) [BluRay-rip]

Wagner - Parsifal (Kent Nagano, Christopher Ventris, Waltraud Meier) (2010) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 235 min | 12,7GB
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Ever since the world premiere of Parsifal at Bayreuth on 26th July 1882, the meaning of Richard Wagner's last opera has been widely discussed. Nikolaus Lehnhoff's visionary staging of this emotionally charged opera reveals a masterpiece of existential drama about human existence. Christopher Ventris and Waltraud Meier lead an inspired cast in a high definition recording in true surround sound.
Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Jonathan Webb, Simone Alaimo, Mirto Papatanasiu) (2009) [BluRay-rip]

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Jonathan Webb, Simone Alaimo, Mirtò Papatanasiu) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 162 min | 8,8GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

Il Turco in Italia is one of Rossini‘s wittiest but most neglected works. It is full of ingenious and freshly composed invention. It is Rossini‘s fi rst collaboration with Felice Romani - Bellini‘s librettist - on this opera and Romani understood perfectly Rossini‘s love of pastiche and parody. He provided a commedia dell‘ arte scenario that gave Rossini plenty of opportunity to mock traditions he had helped to cultivate in the first place. The plot is delightfully salcious and among the many jewels in the score, the duet for Geronio and Selim, in which the Turk tries to persuade the ageing husband to sell his wife to him, is widely considered one of the composer‘s masterpieces.
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - I Pagliacci (Jesus Lopez Cobos, Urmana, Galouzine, Bayo) (2007) [BluRay-rip]

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - I Pagliacci (Jesus Lopez Cobos, Urmana, Galouzine, Bayo) (2007) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 150 min | 12,5GB
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Stage Director Giancarlo del Monaco (the son of the famed dramatic tenor, Mario) flat-out rejects the notion that Cavalleria rusticana or Pagliacci should be performed with anything except each other. In an interview included on this Opus Arte Blu-ray release, del Monaco emphatically notes that these operas represent “the fundamental diptych of realist theater;” that they are “two sides of the same coin.” As with many other productions, del Monaco presents Pagliacci ’s Prologue before the Mascagni work, Tonio appearing in the midst of the audience to underscore that the verismo evening ahead is meant to connect to everyone’s real-world experience. A seamless integration of the two dramas is further highlighted when Turridu’s lifeless body is driven off the stage just as the first chords of Pagliacci are sounding.