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The Bridge (1959) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at May 20, 2016
The Bridge (1959) [Criterion Collection]

The Bridge (1959)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 976 x 720 | x264 @ 5417 Kbps | 103 min | 4,59 Gb
Audio: German AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, War

Bernhard Wicki’s astonishing The Bridge was the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation’s first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination. Set near the end of the conflict, it follows a group of teenage boys in a small town as they contend with everyday matters like school, girls, and parents, before enlisting as soldiers and being forced to defend their home turf in a confused, terrifying battle. This expressively shot, emotionally bruising drama dared to humanize young German soldiers at a historically tender moment, and proved influential for the coming generation of New German Cinema auteurs.
White Nights / Le notti bianche (1957) [REPOST] [The Criterion Collection #296]

White Nights / Le notti bianche (1957) [REPOST] [The Criterion Collection #296]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 16:9 | 720x480 | 7800 kbps | 7.8Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
01:41:00 | Italy, France | Drama, Romance

Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion. Luchino Visconti’s Le notti bianche, an exquisite adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s “White Nights,” translates this romantic, shattering tale of two restless souls into a ravishing black-and-white dream.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) [The Criterion Collection #535] [Re-UP]

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
A Film by Nagisa Ôshima
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 02:03:11 | 7,51 Gb + 7,67 Gb
Audio: English-Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War | The Criterion Collection #535

In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Rock star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is the British lieutenant colonel Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between captor and prisoner. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash, and one of Oshima’s greatest successes.

Rumble Fish (1983) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Aug. 11, 2017
Rumble Fish (1983) [Criterion Collection]

Rumble Fish (1983) [Criterion Collection, Spine #869]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 34mn | 7.35 Gb + 7.33 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Judex (1963) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Aug. 3, 2017
Judex (1963) [Criterion Collection]

Judex (1963) [Criterion Collection, Spine #710]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 37mn | 6.32 Gb + 7.47 Gb
French: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight toast at his masked ball. However, he is only drugged by Judex and locked away. Judex spares his life when the banker's widowed daughter, Jacqueline, rejects the inheritance. Meanwhile Diana Monti, the former governess, kidnaps Jacqueline to try to get the banker's money. But Judex is hot on her trail.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at July 28, 2017
The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection]

The Night of the Hunter (1955) [Criterion Collection, Spine #541]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 33mn | 7.63 Gb + 7.86 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection]

Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection, Spine #17]
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280x692, ~ 3.0 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 2.79 GB
Italian \ English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection]

Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [Criterion Collection, Spine #17]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~26.0 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 42,6 GB
Italian: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps; English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (1974-1976) [Criterion Collection]

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (1974-1976) [Criterion Collection, Spine #813]
DVD Video, 4 x DVD9, Collector's Set | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 10mn | 27,5 Gb
German: Dolby AC3, 6 ch / Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

In the 1970s, Wim Wenders was among the first true international breakthrough artists of the revolutionary New German Cinema movement, a filmmaker whose fascination with the physical landscapes and emotional contours of the open road proved to be universal. In the middle of that decade, Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler as the director’s alter ego, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road are dramas of emotional transformation that follow their characters’ searches for themselves, all rendered with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry.

Being There (1979) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at July 7, 2017
Being There (1979) [Criterion Collection]

Being There (1979) [Criterion Collection, Spine #864]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 10mn | 6.84 Gb + 5.21 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.