Criterion Collection Eclipse

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 (1962) Criterion Collection  

Posted by TinyBear at Oct. 31, 2014
Eclipse (1962) Criterion Collection

L'eclisse – Eclipse (1962) Criterion Collection
BRRip 480p - TinyBearDs | MKV | 848 x 456 | x264 600kbps 23.976fps | HE-AACv2 64kbps 2CH
Language: French | Subtitle: English Included | 2h 6mn | 600.35MB | 3% Recovery
Genre: Drama | 1 win & 4 nominations.
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10 (8,947 users)

In the suburbs of Rome, the translator Vittoria breaks her engagement with her boyfriend, the writer Ricardo, after a troubled night. Vittoria goes downtown to meet her mother, who is addicted to the stock market, and she meets the broker Piero on a day of crash. The materialist Piero and the absent Vittoria begin a monosyllabic relationship.
Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection] [Repost]

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945)
Sanshiro Sugata / The Most Beautiful / Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two / The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 305 min | 16,45 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | Criterion Collection

Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged. All gripping dramas, those rare first films - Sanshiro Sugata; The Most Beautiful; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail - are collected here and include a two-part martial arts saga, a portrait of female volunteers helping the war effort, and a kabuki-derived tale of deception. These captivating films are a glorious introduction to a peerless career.
Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (2011) [The Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (2011) [The Criterion Collection]
A Film by Raffaello Matarazzo
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 1,33:1 | 4:3 | 720x480 | 06:28:57 | 5% Recovery | 16.9 GB
Languages Available: English, Italian 1.0 AC3 | Subtitle: English | Extra: Menù, Scene Selection
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, film critics, international festivalgoers, and other studious viewers were swept up by the tide of Italian neorealism. Meanwhile, mainstream Italian audiences were indulging in a different kind of cinema experience: the sensational, extravagant melodramas of director Raffaello Matarazzo.
Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (1981-1986) [The Criterion Collection - Out Of Print] [Re-UP]

Eclipse Series 6: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (1981-1986)
2xDVD9+DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3/16:9 | Complete Scans | 275 mins | 17 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 1.0 or 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house

One of Spanish cinema’s great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country’s dance than any other filmmaker, before or since. In his Flamenco Trilogy - Blood Wedding, Carmen, and El amor brujo - Saura merged his passion for music with his exploration of national identity. All starring and choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, the films feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing - colorful paeans to bodies in motion as well as to cinema itself.
Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies (1972-1978) [The Criterion Collection] [REPOST]

Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies (1972-1978) [The Criterion Collection]
2xDVD9+DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | ~ 6000-7000 kbps | 19.2Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192-320 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Full time: ~ 370 minutes | France, Belgium, West Germany, USA | Drama

Over the past four decades, Belgian director Chantal Akerman (Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles) has created one of cinema’s most distinctive bodies of work—formally daring, often autobiographical films about people and places, time and space. In this collection, we present the early films that put her on the map: intensely personal, modernist investigations of cities, history, family, and sexuality, made in the 1970s in the United States and Europe and strongly influenced by the New York experimental film scene. Bold and iconoclastic, these five films pushed boundaries in their day and continue to have a profound influence on filmmakers all over the world.
Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (1957-1967) [Tre Criterion Collection] [REPOST]

Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (1957-1967) [Tre Criterion Collection]
5xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 16:9, 4:3 | 720x480 | ~ 5600kbps | 18.3Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 kbps | Subtitles: English
Full time: ~ 450 minutes | Japan | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

From the late 1950s through the sixties, wild, idiosyncratic crime movies were the brutal and boisterous business of Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan. In an effort to attract youthful audiences growing increasingly accustomed to American and French big-screen imports, Nikkatsu began producing action potboilers (mukokuseki akushun, or “borderless action”) that incorporated elements of the western, comedy, gangster, and teen-rebel genres. This bruised and bloody collection represents a standout cross section of what Nikkatsu had to offer, from such prominent, stylistically daring directors as Seijun Suzuki, Toshio Masuda, and Takashi Nomura.