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Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Jan. 14, 2017
Cronos (1993) [The Criterion Collection #551]

Cronos (1993)
A Film by Guillermo del Toro
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:22 | 7,65 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Art-house, Horror, Fantasy | The Criterion Collection #551

Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 14, 2017
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 03mn | 6.65 Gb + 3.76 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 13, 2017
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 49mn | 7.27 Gb + 7.17 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Jan. 10, 2017
Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Safe (1995) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 119min | MKV | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | 4.02GB+340MB

Todd Haynes presents a revisionist take on the paranoia thriller with this story of a Southern California housewife who suddenly falls victim to an inexplicable, apparently incurable illness. Carol White (Julianne Moore) lives with her husband and son in suburban comfort until she collapses one day, for no apparent reason. Her condition worsens in the weeks that follow, as she suffers from coughing fits, exhaustion, and spontaneous nose bleeds, triggered by sources as disparate as car exhaust, cologne, and the sun. Failing to find any medical explanation for her maladies, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist, who suggests that her physical ailments are psychosomatic – a theory echoed by her callous and increasingly frustrated husband. At her wits' end, Carol withdraws to an expensive New Age retreat for sufferers of "20th century disease," where the community's guru (Peter Friedman) champions a dubious regimen of diet, climate control, introspection, and self-love.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) [The Criterion Collection]

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 17mn | 1,36 Gb
Audio: Czech AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Alternate psych-folk soundtrack | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Director: Jaromil Jires

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 22, 2016
Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection

Pierrot le Fou (1965) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 110min | 1920x816 | x264 -> 4500kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 3.65GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Pierrot le fou (1965) is Jean-Luc Godard's sixth film staring Anna Karina, his first wife. It is the story of Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne (Karina). They meet when Ferdinand's wife hires Marianne as a baby-sitter. As he drives Marianne home, Ferdinand decides to run away with her. The couple get caught up in a mysterious gun-running scheme involving Marianne's brother (Dirk Sanders). With Pierrot le fou Godard returns to the story of A bout de souffle (Breathless): the tale of a couple on the run. But in the six years between the two films Godard developed a more complex and often difficult style. Pierrot le fou incorporates musical numbers, references to the history of cinema and painting, and quotations from literature. The film features Godard's most extended use of color to that point, as the shots are filled with blocks of bright primary colors. Pierrot le fou is a catalogue of cinematic inventions and of gestures made by couples in love.

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 16, 2016
Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection

Breathless [À bout de souffle] (1960) Criterion Collection
BDRip | MKV | 90min | 1440x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 320kbps | 3.42GB
Crime-Drama-Romance | Language: French | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless is story of the love between Michel Poiccard, a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and Patricia Franchini, an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris. Breathless uses the famous techniques of the French New Wave: location shooting, improvised dialogue, and a loose narrative form. Much of the film's vigor comes from collisions between popular and high culture: Godard shows us pinups and portraits of women by Picasso and Renoir, and the soundtrack includes both Mozart's clarinet concerto and snippets of French pop radio. When Breathless was first released, audiences and critics responded to the burst of energy it gave the French cinema; it won numerous international awards and became an unexpected box-office sensation.

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Dec. 6, 2016
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 141min | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps | 4.19GB+355MB
Western | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Western bandit Kid Rio (Marlon Brando) is betrayed by his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden). Escaping from prison, Rio learns that Longworth has become a wealthy and influential lawman. Rio thirsts for revenge, but bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Rio's old gang accidentally kills a child during another holdup, Longworth has the perfect excuse to eliminate the troublesome Rio once and for all by hanging him. But that's not what happens at all. Stripped to its fundamentals, One-Eyed Jacks is a workable Western, worthy of perhaps 90 minutes' running time. While Brando the director isn't precisely in the Kubrick class, Brando the actor delivers one of his finest and most focused performances (though he is upstaged throughout by Karl Malden).
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 -> 5000kbps | E-AC3 5.1 512kbps | 4.12GB+870MB
Mystery-Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

Peter Weir's haunting and evocative mystery is set in the Australia of 1900, a mystical place where the British have attempted to impose their Christian culture with such tweedy refinements as a girls' boarding school. After gauzily-photographed, nicely underplayed scenes of the girls' budding sexuality being restrained in Victorian corsets, the uptight headmistress takes them on a Valentine's Day picnic into the countryside, and several of the girls, led by the lovely Miranda decide to explore a nearby volcanic rock formation. It's a desolate, primitive, vaguely menacing place, where one can almost feel the presence of ancient pagan spirits. Something – and there is an unspoken but palpable emphasis on the inherent carnality of the place – draws four of the girls to explore the rock. Three never return. No one ever finds out why. The repercussions for the school are tragic, and of course Roberts reacts with near-crazed anger, but what really happened?

Dr. Strangelove (1964) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at Oct. 11, 2016
Dr. Strangelove (1964) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

Dr. Strangelove (1964) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | MKV | 1hr 34mn | 1792x1080 (1080p) | x264 -> 5500kbps | E-AC3 5.1 512kbps | 3.98+1.05GB
Comedy | Language: English | Subtitles: English | Nitroflare/Karelia

In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button – and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely.