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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.

Gold Dust Gertie (1931)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Oct. 20, 2016
Gold Dust Gertie (1931)

Gold Dust Gertie (1931)
A Film by Lloyd Bacon
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 5min | 716x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 919 MB
Genre: Comedy

Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson's final film for Warner Bros. is as much a vehicle for comedienne Winnie Lightner as it is for the venerable vaudeville team. The premise: Gertie (Lightner) marries Harlan (Johnson), then divorces him to marry Guthrie (Olsen), Harlan's partner in a bathing-suit manufacturing business. After Gertie dumps Guthrie, he weds Lucille (Vivian Oakland), while Harlan ties the knot with Lucille's sister Mabel (Dorothy Christy). Several years pass before Gertie re-enters Harlan and Guthrie's lives, demanding back alimony.

Command Performance (1931)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Oct. 10, 2016
Command Performance (1931)

Command Performance (1931)
A Film by Walter Lang
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 11min | 708x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1006 MB
Genre: Drama

Based on a stage play by C. Stafford Dickens, Command Performance is also beholden to The Prisoner of Zenda and other Ruritanian romances of that ilk. Neil Hamilton stars as Peter Fedor, a stage actor who bears a striking resemblance to Prince Alexis of Kordovia (also Neil Hamilton). Getting into a fight with the hotheaded Alexis, Peter gives the prince a royal shiner. Impressed by his courage, the Queen Mother (Vera Lewis) orders Peter to impersonate Alexis, who has announced that he will give up his throne if he is forced to marry the contentious Princess Katerina (Una Merkel). Peter and the Princess fall in love, whereupon the petulant Alexis is told to take a hike. Command Performance was one of several interesting if not altogether successful films produced by James Cruze for low-budget Tiffany Pictures.

Her Majesty, Love (1931)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Sept. 28, 2016
Her Majesty, Love (1931)

Her Majesty, Love (1931)
A Film by William Dieterle
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 15min | 718x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1.03 GB
Genre: Musical

In this musical comedy, Fred Von Wellingen (Ben Lyon), the scion of a wealthy German family, has fallen in love with Lia Toerrek (Marilyn Miller), a poor but beautiful girl who has gladly agreed to marry him. However, when Fred's father Otmar (Ford Sterling) decides to hold a banquet to celebrate his son's imminent marriage, he's thoroughly appalled by Bela Toerrek (W.C. Fields), Lia's father and a man with a severe lack of good breeding. When Bela announces that he earns a living as a barber and that Lia is a barmaid, the assembled bluebloods are less than amused, and their ire turns to disgust when Bela grabs some of the dinnerware and uses it to demonstrate his juggling techniques.

The Bad Sister (1931)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Aug. 25, 2016
The Bad Sister (1931)

The Bad Sister (1931)
A Film by Hobart Henley
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 4min | 720x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 911 MB
Genre: Drama

A naive, wealthy small-town girl, bored with her routine life, falls for a dashing con artist who has come looking for fresh marks to swindle. He soon charms her into faking her prominent father's name on a letter of endorsement, which he presents to the other local merchants. They willingly give him all sorts of goodies and he prepares his escape, but not before conning the girl into becoming his wife. After their wedding night in a sleazy hotel, he abandons her. Fortunately, by the story's end, she is able to reassemble her shattered life and find happiness.

Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931--1941  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at May 13, 2016
Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931--1941

Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931–1941 by Jeff E. Malpas, Ingo Farin
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0262034018 | 376 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

Hindle Wakes (1931)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Dec. 3, 2015
Hindle Wakes (1931)

Hindle Wakes (1931)
A Film by Victor Saville
VHSRip | MKV | Lang: English | Subs: None | 1h 10min | 688x566 | AVC @ 2138Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps | 1.13 GB
Genre: Drama

A Lancashire mill girl has an illicit adventure with the owner's son while on holiday. Based on the once notorious Houghton play.
Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 625 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 429 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.

An American Tragedy (1931)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Sept. 1, 2015
An American Tragedy (1931)

An American Tragedy (1931)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 6200 kbps | 4.6Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
01:36:00 | USA | Romance, Drama

A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.

M (1931)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at July 1, 2014
M (1931)

M (1931)
The Criterion Collection
1080p Blu-rayRip | MKV | AVC @ 5.86 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1284 x 1080 | 1 hr 50 min | 4.77 GB
Audio: German AC-3 mono, 48kHz, 16-bit @ 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English, Russian, Vietnamese
Director: Fritz Lang | Country: Germany
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert, closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.