Criterion Collection

Summer with Monika (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Dec. 8, 2016
Summer with Monika (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

Summer with Monika (1953)
A Film by Ingmar Bergman
BDRip 720p | MKV | 992x720 | x264 @ 5831 Kbps | 98 min | 4,58 Gb
Audio: Swedish FLAC 1.0 @ 539 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded+idx/sub)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Romance

Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. A girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars Ekborg) from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach, far from parents and responsibilities. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair are forced to return to reality. The version initially released in the U.S. was reedited by its distributor into something more salacious, but the original Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika), presented here, is a work of stunning maturity and one of Bergman’s most important films.

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 6, 2016
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 141min | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 4.19GB+355MB
Western | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Western bandit Kid Rio (Marlon Brando) is betrayed by his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden). Escaping from prison, Rio learns that Longworth has become a wealthy and influential lawman. Rio thirsts for revenge, but bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Rio's old gang accidentally kills a child during another holdup, Longworth has the perfect excuse to eliminate the troublesome Rio once and for all by hanging him. But that's not what happens at all. Stripped to its fundamentals, One-Eyed Jacks is a workable Western, worthy of perhaps 90 minutes' running time. While Brando the director isn't precisely in the Kubrick class, Brando the actor delivers one of his finest and most focused performances (though he is upstaged throughout by Karl Malden).

Valley of the Dolls (1967) + Extras [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 6, 2016
Valley of the Dolls (1967) + Extras [Criterion Collection]

Valley of the Dolls (1967) + Extras
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 3mn | 2,84 Gb + 519 Mb
Audio: English AC3 3.0 @ 384 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Mark Robson

Cutthroat careerism, wild sex, and fierce female protagonists are all on offer in this adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s sensational and wildly popular novel. Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, and Sharon Tate star as three friends attempting to navigate the glamorous, pressurized world of big-time show business – the “valley” is not a place but a narcotized state of mind, and the “dolls” are the pills that rouse them in the morning and knock them out at night. Blending old-fashioned gloss with Madison Avenue grooviness, director Mark Robson’s slick look at the early days of sexual liberation and an entertainment industry coming apart was a giant box-office hit, and has become an unforgettably campy time capsule of the 1960s.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 5.1 512kbps | 4.12GB+870MB
Mystery-Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Peter Weir's haunting and evocative mystery is set in the Australia of 1900, a mystical place where the British have attempted to impose their Christian culture with such tweedy refinements as a girls' boarding school. After gauzily-photographed, nicely underplayed scenes of the girls' budding sexuality being restrained in Victorian corsets, the uptight headmistress takes them on a Valentine's Day picnic into the countryside, and several of the girls, led by the lovely Miranda decide to explore a nearby volcanic rock formation. It's a desolate, primitive, vaguely menacing place, where one can almost feel the presence of ancient pagan spirits. Something – and there is an unspoken but palpable emphasis on the inherent carnality of the place – draws four of the girls to explore the rock. Three never return. No one ever finds out why. The repercussions for the school are tragic, and of course Roberts reacts with near-crazed anger, but what really happened?

The New World (2005) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Nov. 19, 2016
The New World (2005) [Criterion Collection]

The New World (2005)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 52mn | 3,79 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Terrence Malick

This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization. It reimagines the apocryphal story of the meeting of British explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Powhatan native Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher, in a revelatory performance) as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals, then follows Pocahontas as she marries John Rolfe (Christian Bale) and moves to England. With production designer Jack Fisk’s raw re-creation of the Jamestown colony and Emmanuel Lubezki’s marvelous, naturally lit cinematography, The New World is a film of uncommon power and technical splendor, one that shows Malick at the height of his visual and philosophical powers.

Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Nov. 15, 2016
Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection

Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 256kbps | 3.75GB
Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette (Karen Black). But when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he wants to reunite with his estranged family in the state of Washington. He and Rayette take a road trip that brings the two paths of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 12, 2016
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [The Criterion Collection]

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 540 | x264 @ 1800 Kbps | 124 min | 1,71 Gb
Audio: English AAC 1.0 @ 74 Kbps | Subs: English (+SDH)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder. Chaplin is a twentieth-century bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows (including one played by the indefatigable Martha Raye, in a hilarious performance). This deeply philosophical and wildly entertaining film is a work of true sophistication, both for the moral questions it dares to ask and for the way it deconstructs its megastar’s lovable on-screen persona.

Valley of the Dolls (1967) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 11, 2016
Valley of the Dolls (1967) [The Criterion Collection]

Valley of the Dolls (1967)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 300 | x264 @ 815 Kbps | 123 min | 887 Mb
Audio: English AAC 2.0 @ 137 Kbps | Subs: English SDH (idx/sub)
Genre: Drama, Romance

Cutthroat careerism, wild sex, and fierce female protagonists are all on offer in this adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s sensational and wildly popular novel. Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, and Sharon Tate star as three friends attempting to navigate the glamorous, pressurized world of big-time show business – the “valley” is not a place but a narcotized state of mind, and the “dolls” are the pills that rouse them in the morning and knock them out at night. Blending old-fashioned gloss with Madison Avenue grooviness, director Mark Robson’s slick look at the early days of sexual liberation and an entertainment industry coming apart was a giant box-office hit, and has become an unforgettably campy time capsule of the 1960s.

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 10, 2016
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) [The Criterion Collection]

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 388 | x264 @ 1255 Kbps | 119 min | 1,24 Gb
Audio: Japanese AAC 2.0 @ 154 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of creation, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (who is played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker’s artistry at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.

Rashomon (1950) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Nov. 3, 2016
Rashomon (1950) [Criterion Collection]

Rashomon (1950)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 1,76 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery | Director: Akira Kurosawa

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema – and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune – to the Western world.