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Passing Fancy (1933) [The Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Sept. 20, 2015
Passing Fancy (1933) [The Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series]

Passing Fancy (1933)
DVDRip | MKV | 608 x 480 | x264 @ 1800 Kbps | 100 min | 1,47 Gb
Silent with Japanese intertitles and English subtitles
Genre: Drama

The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing Fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship. With an ever more sophisticated visual style and understanding of fragile human relationships, Ozu seamlessly weaves rib-tickling comedy and weighty family drama for this distinguished precursor to a brilliant career.
Le ciel est à vous / The Woman Who Dared (1944) [Criterion Collection] [Eclipse Series 34]

Le ciel est à vous / The Woman Who Dared (1944) [Criterion Collection] [Eclipse Series 34]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC mpeg 2 ~8796 kbps avg | ~107 minutes | 23.976 fps | 720x480 | 6.77 GB
Audio: French | AC3 1 Ch 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Jean Grémillon

In this uplifting romantic drama, the wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession, and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman. A warm look at a working-class family as well as a triumphant tale of determination, Le ciel est à vous was Jean Grémillon’s most financially successful film.
Lumière d'été (1943) [Criterion Collection] [Eclipse Series 34]

Lumière d'été (1943) [Criterion Collection] [Eclipse Series 34]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC mpeg 2 ~8470 kbps avg | ~110 minutes | 23.976 fps | 720x480 | 6.86 GB
Audio: French | AC3 1 Ch 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Jean Grémillon

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from theaters for the duration of the occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.
Remorques / Stormy Waters (1941) [Criterion Collection] [Eclipse Series 34]

Remorques / Stormy Waters (1941) [Criterion Collection] [Eclipse Series 34]
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC mpeg 2 ~7739 kbps avg | ~84 minutes | 23.976 fps | 720x480 | 4.26 GB
Audio: French | AC3 1 Ch 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance | Director: Jean Grémillon

Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One night, during a sea rescue, he meets Catherine. She wants to leave her husband, the captain of the rescued ship. She is a beautiful and unusual woman…
Eclipse Series 12: Aki Kaurismaki's Proletariat Trilogy (1986-1990) [The Criterion Collection] [REPOST]

Eclipse Series 12: Aki Kaurismaki's Proletariat Trilogy (1986-1990) [The Criterion Collection]
3xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 16:9 | 720x480 | ~ 7900kbps | 12.3Gb
Audio: Finnish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Full Tume: ~ 220 minutes | Finland | Crime, Drama, Romance, Comedy

The poignant, deadpan films of Aki Kaurismäki are pitched somewhere in the wintry nether lands between comedy and tragedy. And rarely in his body of work has the line separating those genres seemed thinner than in what is often identified as his “Proletariat Trilogy,” Shadows in Paradise, Ariel, and The Match Factory Girl.

Shoah (1985) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 19, 2018
Shoah (1985) [Criterion Collection]

Shoah (1985) [Criterion Collection, Spine #663]
DVD Video | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | ~ 550 minutes | 6 x ~ 7.60 Gb
French, Italian, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, History, War

Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses), employing a circular, free-associative method in assembling them. The intellectual yet emotionally overwhelming Shoah is not a film about excavating the past but an intensive portrait of the ways in which the past is always present, and it is inarguably one of the most important cinematic works of all time.

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Jan. 18, 2018
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) [The Criterion Collection]

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
DVDRip | AVI | 640x352 | XviD @ 1735 Kbps | 104 min | 1,46 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Documentary

Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award-winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack – with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece – the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.

Casque d'Or (1952) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Jan. 18, 2018
Casque d'Or (1952) [The Criterion Collection]

Casque d'Or (1952)
DVDRip | MKV | 716x476 | x264 @ 1808 Kbps | 98 min | 1,67 Gb
Audio: French and English dub - each AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps + English Commentary | Subs: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster’s moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy. With poignant, nuanced performances and sensuous black-and-white photography, Casque d’or (Golden Marie) is Becker at the height of his cinematic powers – a romantic masterpiece.
État de siège / State of Siege (1972) [Criterion Collection]

État de siège / State of Siege (1972) [Criterion Collection, Spine #760]
DVD Video | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 01mn | 7.70 Gb
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Thriller

In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by a group of urban guerillas. Using his interrogation as a backdrop, the film explores the often brutal consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerillas.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 17, 2018
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) [Criterion Collection]

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 49mn | 2,46 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Director's Commentary | Subs: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Wes Anderson

Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children – Chas, Margot, and Richie – and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson.