Criterion

Woman of the Year (1942) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 7, 2018
Woman of the Year (1942) [Criterion Collection]

Woman of the Year (1942) [Criterion Collection, Spine #867]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 54mn | 7.06 Gb + 7.23 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

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.

Speedy (1928) + Extras [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 8, 2018
Speedy (1928) + Extras [Criterion Collection]

Speedy (1928) + Extras
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 26mn | 1,78 Gb + 2,30 Gb
Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps with English intertitles + Commentary track
Genre: Action, Comedy | Director: Ted Wilde

Speedy was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd – and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his “Glasses Character,” this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can’t keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar, which is operated by his sweetheart’s crusty grandfather. From its joyous visit to Coney Island to its incredible Babe Ruth cameo to its hair-raising climactic stunts on the city’s streets, Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Trances (1981) Transes [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Jan. 4, 2018
Trances (1981) Transes [The Criterion Collection]

Trances (1981)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1200x720 | x264 @ 4600 Kbps | 89 min | 3,28 Gb
Audio: Arabic AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Documentary, Music

The beloved Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the dynamic subject of this captivating musical documentary. Storytellers through song, with connections to political theater, the band became an international sensation (Western music critics have often referred to them as “the Rolling Stones of North Africa”) thanks to their political lyrics and sublime, fully acoustic sound, which draws on the Moroccan trance music tradition. Both a concert movie and a free-form audiovisual experiment, Ahmed El Maânouni’s Trances is cinematic poetry.

Pitfall (1962) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Jan. 3, 2018
Pitfall (1962) [The Criterion Collection]

Pitfall (1962)
DVDRip | AVI | 656x496 | XviD @ 1900 Kbps | 97 min | 1,36 Gb
Audio: Japanese MP3 @ 32 Kbps | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy

When a miner leaves his employers and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny. Hiroshi Teshigahara’s debut feature and first collaboration with novelist Kobo Abe, Pitfall is many things: a mysterious, unsettling ghost story, a portrait of human alienation, and a compellingly surreal critique of soulless industry, shot in elegant black and white.
An Autumn Afternoon / Sanma no aji (1962) [Criterion Collection]

An Autumn Afternoon / Sanma no aji (1962) [Criterion Collection, Spine #446]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~34.7 Mbps | 1hr 53mn | 36,7 GB
Japanese: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps; English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Downhill Racer (1969) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 29, 2017
Downhill Racer (1969) [Criterion Collection]

Downhill Racer (1969)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 41mn | 2,01 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Michael Ritchie

Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Downhill Racer, the visceral debut feature of Michael Ritchie. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory. With a subtle screenplay by acclaimed novelist James Salter, Downhill Racer is a vivid character portrait buoyed by breathtakingly fast and furious imagery that brings the viewer directly into the mind of the competitor.

Equinox (1970) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Dec. 29, 2017
Equinox (1970) [The Criterion Collection]

Equinox (1970)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x480 | x264 @ 2185 Kbps | 82 min | 1,43 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English
Genre: Horror, Adventure, Mystery

Before he took you to a galaxy far, far away, before he brought you face-to-face with living, breathing prehistoric beasts, Dennis Muren, the future nine-time Oscar-winning visual-effects artist (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), joined forces with a group of talented young filmmakers to create an homage to the creature features of yore in the eerie monster mash Equinox. Deep within the woods and canyons of California, four teenagers happen upon an ancient book containing the secrets of a strange, malevolent world that coexists with that of mankind. This $6,500-budget wonder (originally called The Equinox… A Journey into the Supernatural) was picked up for distribution by producer Jack H. Harris (The Blob), who shot new footage for the film with writer-director Jack Woods and released it in 1970 as Equinox. Since then, the film has gained a passionate cult following and inspired succeeding generations of horror/fantasy filmmakers.