Criterion Collection Blu Ray

The Confession (1970) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 11, 2016
The Confession (1970) Criterion Collection

The Confession (1970) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 2hr 18mn | 1792x1080 | AVC | 5000kbps | DTS 1.0 255 kbps | 5.09GB + 1.05GB
Drama-Thriller | Language: French | Subtitles: English | NitroFlare/1Fichier

This Costa-Gavras thriller stars Yves Montand as an East European government functionary, inexplicably imprisoned by his Communist superiors. He is not told why he has been arrested, nor has his wife (Simone Signoret) been informed of his fate. He never knows the whys and wherefores of the whole affair – nor does the audience. The Confession was based on the true story of loyal Communist Arthur London's unjustified purge trial of 1951. Despite the film's confusion, Costa-Gavras' Kafkaesque view of the world, in which the individual is overwhelmed by events that he can't possibly begin to understand, struck a responsive chord in the chaotic early '70s.

State Of Siege (1972) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 4, 2016
State Of Siege (1972) Criterion Collection

State Of Siege (1972) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 2hr 01mn | 1792x1080 | AVC | 5000kbps | DTS 1.0 318 kbps | 4.50 GB
Political Thriller | Language: English | Subtitles: English | NitroFlare/1Fichier

Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with the kidnappers, especially since the official (played by Yves Montand), ostensibly an expert in traffic control, has been assigned as special advisor to the government's secret police, training these worthies in the art of the torturing of political prisoners. Uruguay was the country where this story actually took place; though no names are given, there's little doubting the identity of Costa-Gavras' fictional locale. Despite its up-to-date radicalism, State of Siege adheres to time-honored Hollywood formula, with ugly, vulgar bad guys vs. handsome, articulate good guys.

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 24, 2015
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]

Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963) + Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:26:09 + 01:27:42 | 7,77 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure | The Criterion Collection #679

The legendary blind warrior discovers love and money have created divided alliances in this classic samurai film. After defeating a angry stranger he meets along the road, blind nomad Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) learns that a bounty is being offered for his head; despite the danger to himself, Zatoichi visits the mother of his victim and offers to help support her. As Zatoichi tries to find out why a price is being offered for his life, he discovers a community has been torn apart by violent feuding from rival bands of criminals – and that one of the bloodthirsty killers who has been drawn to this ugly contest is now the husband of Gajuro, a woman he once loved. Will Zatoichi fight to free his love, or will he search out the man who wants him dead?

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 23, 2015
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman [The Criterion Collection #679]

The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) + The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:36:12 + 01:12:25 | 7,99 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure | The Criterion Collection #679

The epic saga of Zatoichi begins. As tensions mount between rival yakuza clans, one boss hires a formidable but ailing ronin as his clan’s muscle—while the other employs a humble, moral blind masseur named Ichi. With its lightning-fast swordplay, sleight-of-hand dice games, and codes of honor upheld and betrayed, this first chapter sets the stage for all the Zatoichi adventures to come. And Shintaro Katsu brings author Kan Shimozawa’s blind swordsman to vivid life, making the character excitingly, indelibly his own.

The Killing (1956) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Sept. 15, 2014
The Killing (1956) Criterion Collection

The Killing (1956) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 1hr 24mn | 1800x1080 (1080p) | x264 -> 5700kbps | DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 | 3.76 GB
Crime-Noir-Thriller | Language: English | Subtitles: ARA, DAN, ENG, FRE, ITA, PER, POR, RUS | Uploaded/1Fichier/Files2Share

Stanley Kubrick's third feature showed that he was no ordinary director, as he dispensed with traditional time structure to detail the planning and execution of a racetrack heist gone wrong. Combining a non-linear story with a unifying, matter-of-fact voice-over narration, Kubrick constructed an intricate yet lucid cinematic puzzle that shifted back and forth both in time and among the central characters, revealing the personal stakes for each participant by following their individual actions leading up to the fateful seventh race. Johnny the leader thinks he has it all under control, but, in true Kubrick fashion, his plan is not immune to human failure. While the fractured time frame and use of long takes and tracking shots signaled Kubrick's stylistic break from classical form, the sharp black-and-white photography, Marie Windsor's insidious femme fatale, and Sterling Hayden's doomed Johnny place The Killing in the mode of 1940s/1950s film noir. His first film made on a reasonable budget and with an established cast of pros, The Killing caught critics' attention and established Kubrick as a director to watch, especially for such future cinematic time-tricksters as Quentin Tarantino.

Blow-Up (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at June 8, 2017
Blow-Up (1966) [Criterion Collection]

Blow-Up / Blowup (1966) [Criterion Collection, Spine #865]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 51mn | 7.23 Gb + 5.51 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 20, 2015
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Criterion Collection

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 1hr 34mn | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 6000kbps | DTS 5.1 768 kbps | 4.49 GB + 688MB (Extras)
Comedy-Drama-Romance | Language: English | Subtitles: ENG, SPA | NitroFlare/1Fichier

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson teams with screenwriter Roman Coppola for this period comedy-drama set in the 1960s, in which a pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) from an island off the New England coast head for the hills and throw their small town into a frenzy. Bruce Willis co-stars with Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand.

The Gold Rush (1925) [The Criterion Collection #615]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at June 23, 2012
The Gold Rush (1925) [The Criterion Collection #615]

The Gold Rush (1925) [The Criterion Collection #615]
Full Blu-Ray 1:1 | 1080p MPEG-4 AVC @ ~23 Mbps | Silent - 01:29:14; Sound - 01:12:24 | 43,20 Gb
Score DTS-HD MA 5.1 @ 3740 Kbps or English LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 Kbps | English Subs for Silent Feature
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Classics

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork - which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale) - forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character. Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such timeless gags as the dance of the dinner rolls and the meal of boiled shoe leather, The Gold Rush is an indelible work of heartwarming hilarity. This special edition features both Chaplin’s definitive 1942 version, for which the director added new music and narration, and a new restoration of the original 1925 silent film.

Amarcord - Criterion Collection (1973)  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Aug. 29, 2011
Amarcord - Criterion Collection (1973)

Amarcord - Criterion Collection (1973)
BluRay Full 1:1 | M2ts | MPEG-4 AVC Video | 1920x1080 | 28181 Kbps | 23.976 fps | 16:9 | 02:03:53 | 42.1 GB
Audio: Italian LPCM @ 1152 Kbps; English Digital Audio 2.0 AC3 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy | Extra: Commentary, Original Trailer, Fellini's Drawings, Fellini's Homecoming, Interview, Deleted Scenes | 5 Wins

This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (1964) [Blu-ray] {2014 The Criterion Collection}

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (1964) [Blu-ray] {2014 The Criterion Collection}
BLU-RAY -> 41.7 Gb | 1080p WS 16:9 | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / LPCM 2.0 / LPCM Mono | restored in 4K
ISO Image | ~ 88 m | Artwork | 5% repair rar | subs: English SDH
© 2014 The Criterion Collection | DAVID3164
Rock / Classic Rock

Nominated for two Academy Awards, Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the disc include original rerelease trailers for the film; documentary film produced by Walter Shenson; Richard Lester's early short film "The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film" (1960); audio commentary featuring various members of the film's cast and crew; exclusive new video piece featuring story editor and screenwriter Bobbie O'Steen and music editor Suzana Peric; Martin Lewis' documentary "Things They Said Today" (2002); and a lot more. The release also arrives with an illustrated booklet featuring an essay by critic Howard Hampton. In English, with optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.