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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.

L'Argent (1983) + Extras [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Nov. 18, 2017
L'Argent (1983) + Extras [Criterion Collection]

L'Argent (1983) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 24mn | 1,61 Gb + 0,97 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Robert Bresson

In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L’argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates as a prop in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver and leading him to incarceration and violence. With brutal economy, Bresson constructs his unforgiving vision of original sin out of starkly perceived details, rooting his characters in a dehumanizing material world that withholds any hope of transcendence.

La noire de... / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 18, 2017
La noire de... / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection]

La noire de… / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection, Spine #852]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 0hr 59mn | 5.27 Gb + 5.78 Gb
Wolof, French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally—into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by M’Bissine Thérèse Diop, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

Charulata (1964) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 14, 2017
Charulata (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Charulata (1964) [Criterion Collection, Spine #669]
DVD Video | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 59mn | 7.68 Gb
Bengali: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Satyajit Ray

The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

Diabolique (1955) Les diaboliques [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 12, 2017
Diabolique (1955) Les diaboliques [The Criterion Collection]

Diabolique (1955)
DVDRip | MKV | 706x480 | x264 @ 2188 Kbps | 116 min | 1,98 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Horror

Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri‑Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women – the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys’ boarding school – who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 9, 2017
Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #860]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 50mn | 5.91 Gb + 7.10 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford’s career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent’s tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Recasting James M. Cain’s rich psychological novel as a murder mystery, this bitter cocktail of blind parental love and all-American ambition is both unremittingly hard-boiled and sumptuously emotional.