Criterion Collection

Island of Lost Souls (1932) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 16, 2018
Island of Lost Souls (1932) [The Criterion Collection]

Island of Lost Souls (1932)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 10mn | 1,19 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Romance | Director: Erle C. Kenton

A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked man (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there. This touchstone of movie terror, directed by Erle C. Kenton, features expressionistic photography by Karl Struss, groundbreaking makeup effects that have inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and the legendary Bela Lugosi in one of his most gruesome roles.

Samurai Rebellion (1967) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 15, 2018
Samurai Rebellion (1967) [The Criterion Collection]

Samurai Rebellion (1967)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x360 | x264 @ 1646 Kbps | 121 min | 1,56 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord’s mistress, who has recently displeased the ruler. Reluctantly, father and son take in the woman, and, to the family’s surprise, the young couple fall in love. But the lord soon reverses his decision and demands the mistress’s return. Against all expectations, Isaburo and his son refuse, risking the destruction of their entire family. Director Masaki Kobayashi’s Samurai Rebellion is the gripping story of a peaceful man who finally decides to take a stand against injustice.

Harakiri (1962) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 14, 2018
Harakiri (1962) [The Criterion Collection]

Harakiri (1962)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 546 | x264 @ 1975 Kbps | 2h 13mn | 2,43 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Drama | Director: Masaki Kobayashi

Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself – but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize, Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi is a fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.

Thirst for Love (1966) Ai no kawaki [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 13, 2018
Thirst for Love (1966) Ai no kawaki [The Criterion Collection]

Thirst for Love (1966)
DVDRip | MKV | 718x352 | x264 @ 1900 Kbps | 99 min | 1,59 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Koreyoshi Kurahara adapted a novel by Yukio Mishima for Thirst for Love (Ai no kawaki), a tense psychological drama about a young woman who is widowed after marrying into a wealthy family, and becomes sexually involved with her father-in-law, while harboring a destructive obsession with the family gardener. Kurahara’s atmospheric style is a perfect match for Mishima’s brooding sensuality.
Beastie Boys - Video Anthology (2000) [The Criterion Collection #100]

Beastie Boys - Video Anthology (2000) [The Criterion Collection #100]
2xDVD9 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Label: Criterion/Capitol | Time: 01:04:52 | ~ 15 Gb
Old-School Hip Hop, Alternative Rap, Hardcore Punk, Alternative Rock

Beastie Boys fans should prepare for a feast with this two-DVD collection from the Criterion collection (Capitol Records had planned a regular collection, but seem to have abandoned it along the way.) The collection is not by any means completely comprehensive (there are 18 videos included), but it does manage to be exhaustive in terms of what it does cover (and offer.) Each disc includes nine videos, with each group presented twice – the first is a sequential presentation that offers a choice of Dolby 2.0, Dolby 5.1, band commentary track, or directors commentary track.
A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) [Criterion Collection]

A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) [Criterion Collection, Spine #804]
DVD Video, 3 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | ~ 3hr 56mn | 7.13 Gb + 7.28 Gb + 5.95 Gb
Chinese \ English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance | Director: Edward Yang

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

Dazed and Confused (1993) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 31, 2018
Dazed and Confused (1993) [Criterion Collection]

Dazed and Confused (1993) [Criterion Collection, Spine #336]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 42mn | 7.41 Gb + 7.78 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ DTS, 5 ch \ Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy | Director: Richard Linklater

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Macbeth (1971) The Tragedy of Macbeth [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 27, 2018
Macbeth (1971) The Tragedy of Macbeth [Criterion Collection]

Macbeth (1971)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 20mn | 2,89 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.1 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, War | Director: Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis give performances charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising through the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means. Coadapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films.

High And Low (1963) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 26, 2018
High And Low (1963) [Criterion Collection]

High And Low (1963)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 544 | x264 @ 1975 Kbps | 2h 23mn | 2,43 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Mystery | Director: Akira Kurosawa

Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.

Tampopo (1985) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 25, 2018
Tampopo (1985) [Criterion Collection]

Tampopo (1985) [Criterion Collection, Spine #868]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 54mn | 6.07 Gb + 7.14 Gb
Japanese: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.