Criterion Collection

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.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) [The Criterion Collection #700]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 27, 2017
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) [The Criterion Collection #700]

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
A Film by Wes Anderson
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:26:53 | 7,37 Gb + 7,85 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Criterion Collection #700

Fantastic Mr. Fox is the story of a clever, quick, nimble, and exceptionally well-dressed wild animal. A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family in a new foxhole in a beautiful tree—directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist. Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel is a meticulous work of stop-motion animation featuring vibrant performances by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Bill Murray.

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Jan. 25, 2017
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [The Criterion Collection]

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 @ 12,7 Mbps | 116 min | 10,93 Gb
Dual Audio: Italian FLAC 1.0 @ 537 Kbps; English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama, War

The notorious final film from Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom has been called nauseating, shocking, depraved, pornographic… It’s also a masterpiece. The controversial poet, novelist, and filmmaker’s transposition of the Marquis de Sade’s eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time, a thought-provoking inquiry into the political, social, and sexual dynamics that define the world we live in.

La Notte (1961) [Criterion Collection #678]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 24, 2017
La Notte (1961) [Criterion Collection #678]

La Notte (1961)
A Film by Michelangelo Antonioni
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 VBR | 02:02:10 | 7,56 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Criterion Collection #678

This psychologically acute, visually striking modernist work was director Michelangelo Antonioni’s follow-up to the epochal L’avventura. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as a novelist and his frustrated wife, who, over the course of one night, confront their alienation from each other and the achingly empty bourgeois Milan circles in which they travel. Antonioni’s muse Monica Vitti smolders as an industrialist’s tempting daughter. Moodily sensual cinematography and subtly expressive performances make La notte an indelible illustration of romantic and social deterioration.

City Lights (1931) [The Criterion Collection #680]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 24, 2017
City Lights (1931) [The Criterion Collection #680]

City Lights (1931)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:26:39 | 7,61 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Comedy, Romance | The Criterion Collection #680

City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.