Authority 2004

Crash (2004)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Jan. 15, 2017
Crash (2004)

Crash (2004)
BDRip 1080p | 1h 55mn | 1920x812 | MKV AVC@11.8Mbps 23.98fps | DTS@755Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 10.25 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Subtitles: English

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city.

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)  Video

Posted by wcruiser at Dec. 18, 2016
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
720p BDRip | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 2364 Kbps | English, Japanese DTS (6 ch) @ 1509 Kbps | 1h 30mn | 3.41 GB
1080p BDRip | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 @ 11.6 Mbps | English, Japanese DTS (6 ch) @ 1509 Kbps | 1h 30mn | 9.22 GB
Sub: English
Genre: Animation | Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the “Union” while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be seen from Tokyo. In the summer of 1996, three middle-school students make a promise that they’ll cross the border with a self-constructed plane and unravel the tower’s secret, but their project was abandoned after the girl, Sayuri Sawatari, became mysteriously ill and transferred to Tokyo. Years later on the brink of another war Hiroki Fujisawa finds out that Sayuri had been in coma since then, and he asks Takuya Shirakawa to help him finding a way to wake her up.
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.
PBS Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004) [Repost]

PBS Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)
DVDRip | 640 x 352 | .AVI/DivX 5 @ 1568 Kbps | 4x~55mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.73 GB
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Arts, History

From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world.

Planetary - Crossing Worlds Vol 1 TPB (2004)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Dec. 26, 2015
Planetary - Crossing Worlds Vol 1 TPB (2004)

Planetary - Crossing Worlds Vol 1 TPB (2004)
English | CBR | 155 pages | HD | 176.04 MB

Three fantastic crossovers – all written by Warren Ellis – are collected in one spectacular collection! This volume collects PLANETARY/THE AUTHORITY, PLANETARY/JLA, and PLANETARY/BATMAN, featuring gorgeous art by fan-favorites John Cassaday, Phil Jimenez and Jerry Ordway!
Giordano - Fedora (Roberto Abbado, Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo) (2004/1997)

Giordano - Fedora (Roberto Abbado, Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo) (2004/1997)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.0 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Mirella Freni returns as a glamorous Russian princess involved with a dashing aristocratic spy (Plácido Domingo) in this production of Giordano’s Fedora from 1997 conducted by Roberto Abbado. The audience and critics were unanimous in their praise for her dramatic authority, power, warmth and brilliance of her voice and the partnership of Freni and Domingo was described as “operatic royalty.”
Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land - Disney in Space and Beyond 1955-1967 (2004)

Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land - Disney in Space and Beyond 1955-1967 (2004)
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 640x480 VBR | 319 mn | 14.19 GB
Audio: English AC-3 Dolby Digital MONO @ 192 kbps 48.0 kHz | Subtitles: English for Hard of Hearing | Artwork: Covers, Labels, Booklet (JPG)
Extras: Menu, Episode Selection, Bonus Features | Genre: Adventure, Biography, Documentary, Family, Animation | Country: USA

Disney in Space and Beyond. Walt Disney was a true visionary and his most far-reaching vision examined the future. During the 1950s his investigation into space exploration and the wondrous opportunities and challenges of space travel not only came alive in several Disneyland TV shows, but helped create strong public support for The United Stated space program. Go back in time to the beginning of the future and enjoy four episodes and a theatrical short that delve into the mysteries of the universe of space travel - Man In Space, Man And the Moon, Mars and Beyond, Eyes in Outer Space and Our Friend that Atom. You'll also get a rare look at Walt's last film Epcot, in which he reveals his concepts and plans for the Disney World and EPCOT projects. Other not-to-be-missed features include a special interview with noted futurist and author Ray Bradbury. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin, this is a timeless collection from generations past for generations to come.

The Authority - More Kev #1-4 (2004) Complete  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at July 15, 2014
The Authority - More Kev #1-4 (2004) Complete

The Authority - More Kev #1-4 (2004) Complete
English | CBR | 4 Issues | 138.99 MB

Saving the world is an everyday occurrence for the Authority…but not for Kev Hawkins! An alien armada stands poised to assault Earth, bent on destruction and genocide. When the Authority lost their initial encounter with the invaders, Kev must fight them off–alone. Is the world doomed?
R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (1968/2003) [MFSL 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (1968/2003) [MFSL 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:35 minutes | Scans included | 1,38 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 851 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2026 (Monoural)

this popular North Mississippi singer-guitarist is a master of dirty juke-joint blues. But Burnside was a farm hand when these late ’60s recordings captured him developing his staples "Goin’ Down South," "Jumper On the Line," "Poor Black Mattie," and "Long Haired Doney"–and his playing style–in bare-boned acoustic form. Burnside practically cries over the roiling John Lee Hooker-influenced guitar lines of the heartbroken "Like a Bird Without a Feather," which he’s never again recorded, winning sympathy until he admits that he murdered his lost lover. In "Skinny Woman," covered recently by the North Mississippi Allstars, he offsets the rippling picking style associated with John Hurt by beating his knuckles against his six-string’s body. Burnside’s slide on "Walkin’ Blues" favors the low strings until his solo stabs into the high register with keening, measured authority, matching the sweet and dusty tones of his voice, which then possessed a youthful flexibility that wrung all sorts of nuances from these songs.

Chicago - Soundstage (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Sept. 27, 2013
Chicago - Soundstage (2004)

Chicago - Soundstage (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 151 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.778) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Rock | Label: Broadsword | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: Koch Vision | Runtime: 93 min. | 4,35 GB (DVD5)

As noted in other reviews, this DVD, which features a live performance of the supergroup Chicago that aired on PBS, is recommended highly over their other live DVD, "Live by Request" which was shown on A&E. The less-than-excellent sound and visual editing on the A&E disc has been corrected on the Soundstage production and makes this DVD a worthy document of one of the great rock bands of all time. The vocals are tight and well mixed and the horns, those all-time great horns, sound fat and up front in the mix.