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Criterion Designs  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at July 12, 2015
Criterion Designs

The Criterion Collection, Various, "Criterion Designs"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 160465936X | 306 pages | PDF | 155 MB

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.

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.

Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 3, 2017
Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection]

Something Wild (1961) [Criterion Collection, Spine #850]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 53mn | 6.12 Gb + 3.89 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer.
The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959) [Criterion Collection, Collector's Set]

The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959) [Criterion Collection, Spine #782]
DVD Video, 3 x DVD9, Collector's Set | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 2hr 05mn + 1hr 50mn + 1hr 46mn | 7.68 Gb + 7.69 Gb + 7.66 Gb
Bengali: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration. The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. They are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made—essential works for any film lover.

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

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 30, 2017
La noire de... / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection]

La noire de… / Black Girl (1966) [Criterion Collection, Spine #852]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~26.0 Mbps | 1hr 00mn | 45,3 GB
Wolof, French: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
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.
A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977) [Criterion Collection]

A Special Day / Una giornata particolare (1977) [Criterion Collection, Spine #778]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 46mn | 6.94 Gb + 6.26 Gb
Italian: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938.

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 28, 2017
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) [Criterion Collection]

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) [Criterion Collection #271]
DVDRip | MKV | 1hr 36mn | AVC, ~1,7 Mbps | 720x480 | 1.28 GB
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Gate of Flesh (1964) Nikutai no mon [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 18, 2017
Gate of Flesh (1964) Nikutai no mon [The Criterion Collection]

Gate of Flesh (1964)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x360 | x264 @ 1937 Kbps | 90 min | 1,38 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

In the shady black markets and bombed-out hovels of post–World War II Tokyo, a tough band of prostitutes eke out a dog-eat-dog existence, maintaining tenuous friendships and a semblance of order in a world of chaos. But when a renegade ex-soldier stumbles into their midst, lusts and loyalties clash, with tragic results. With Gate of Flesh, visionary director Seijun Suzuki delivers a whirlwind of social critique and pulp drama, shot through with brilliant colors and raw emotions.