Criterion Collection

His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection]

His Girl Friday (1940) + The Front Page (1931) [Criterion Collection, Spine #849]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 32mn + 1hr 41mn | 7.31 Gb + 7.22 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with ebullient remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931 film The Front Page, Lewis Milestone’s famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material.

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 9, 2017
L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 143min | MKV | 1920x1040 | HEVC -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Mystery | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.32GB+528MB

This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent. The plot concerns a yachting trip by a small group of jaded socialites, including Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), an aging architect who sold out for easy money long ago, his mistress Anna (Lea Massari), and her friend Claudia (Monica Vitti), who doesn't fit in with the wealthy jet-setters' dissolute ethics. When Anna disappears during a tour of a volcanic island, Claudia initially blames Sandro's emotionally barren behavior toward her. As they search the island, however, Claudia and Sandro grow closer and – when it is apparent that Anna is gone forever – become lovers.

Rosemary's Baby (1968) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 1, 2017
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Rosemary's Baby (1968) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 136min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 320kbps
Horror-Mystery-Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | 4.14GB+530MB

In Roman Polanski's first American film, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castevet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building; despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, Guy starts spending time with the Castevets. When Rosemary becomes pregnant after a mousse-provoked nightmare of being raped by a beast, the Castevets take a special interest in her welfare and she begins to suspect that the Castevets' circle is not what it seems.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 25, 2017
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection]

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [Criterion Collection #843]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 35mn | 5.73 Gb + 6.37 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Feb. 10, 2017
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) [Criterion Collection]
A Film by Ermanno Olmi
BluRay Full 1:1 | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC | 1920x1080 | 22843 Kbps @ 1080p | 23.976 fps | 16:9 | 03:07:05 | 45.8 GB
Audio: Bergamasque LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 Kbps; Italian AC3 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitle: English, Italian
Genre: Drama, History | Spine #854

A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm for four months, Olmi adapted neorealist techniques to tell his story, enlisting local people to live as their own ancestors had, speaking in their native dialect on locations with which they were intimately familiar - Tra l'autunno 1897 e l'estate 1898, quattro famiglie vivono in una cascina della Bassa Bergamasca. Tra i componenti di questa comunità esiste un profondo legame spirituale e culturale che li porta a vivere insieme cose belle e cose tragiche, avvenimenti ordinari e avvenimenti straordinari.
8½ (1963) Criterion Collection [Fellini's Eight and a Half] + Extras

8½ (1963) Criterion Collection [Fellini's Eight and a Half] + Extras
BDRip | 139min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Fantasy | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.22GB

Master director Federico Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with Marcello Mastroianni as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director who, overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken, plunges into an interior world where fantasy and memory impinge on reality. Fellini jumbles narrative logic by freely cutting from flashbacks to dream sequences to the present until it becomes impossible to pry them apart, creating both a psychological portrait of Guido's interior world and the surrealistic, circus-like exterior world that came to be known as "Felliniesque."
The Two of Us (1967) [The Criterion Collection #388 - Out of Print]

The Two of Us (1967)
A Film by Claude Berri
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 01:27:42 | 7,07 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | The Criterion Collection #388

A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France’s liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude (played delicately by first-time actor Alain Cohen), bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon), who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Poignant and lighthearted, The Two of Us was acclaimed director Claude Berri’s debut feature, based on own childhood experiences, and gave the legendary Simon one of his most memorable roles in the twilight of his career.

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 2, 2017
Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) [Criterion Collection]

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990)[The Criterion Collection #837]
DVD Video, 5 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 583 mn | 36,8 Gb
Polish: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Series

The Ten Commandments, exact and uncompromising, literally cast in stone, continues to provide a source of moral conflict in contemporary society. In the ten part epic masterpiece, Decalogue, Krzysztof Kieslowski examines the dilemma of fundamental sin in the lives of ordinary Warsaw citizens.

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) [The Criterion Collection #557]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 30, 2017
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) [The Criterion Collection #557]

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Artwork | 01:28:05 | 5,71 Gb + 7,47 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History | The Criterion Collection #557

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.

A Brief History of Time (1991) [The Criterion Collection #699]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 29, 2017
A Brief History of Time (1991) [The Criterion Collection #699]

A Brief History of Time (1991)
A Film by Errol Morris
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:23:54 | 7,41 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection #699

Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man’s incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name, A Brief History of Time is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe.