Thursday, October 16, 2014

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in Sherlock Holmes movies - The hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Rating 7.7/10
Runtime: 80 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031448/

Cast

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ... Dr. Watson
Richard Greene ... Sir Henry Baskerville
Wendy Barrie ... Beryl Stapleton
Lionel Atwill ... James Mortimer M.D.
John Carradine ... Barryman
Barlowe Borland ... Frankland
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Jennifer Mortimer
Morton Lowry ... John Stapleton
Ralph Forbes ... Sir Hugo Baskerville

Description: Sherlock Holmes is approached by Dr. Mortimer to assist in protecting the life of his best friend's nephew who is that very day returning to England from Canada. Mortimer's friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died and although the coroner ruled it to be a natural death, the Doctor knows he was being chased by a legendary dog, the Hound of the Baskervilles, that has plagued the Baskerville family for years. Sir Henry Baskerville is Sir Charles' heir and Mortimer is convinced that he will not last long living on moors at Baskerville Hall. Already Sir Henry is facing odd happenings when a single boot is stolen at his hotel. Holmes dispatches his good friend Dr. Watson to accompany the young man to the family estate while he attends to other matters in London. Once there, Sir Henry meets the lovely Beryl Stapleton and her brother John. The servants are acting strangely and when Watson catches one of them signaling to someone on the moor, he thinks he knows who might be involved. Holmes, who has been masquerading as a tramp, has his own ideas however and the solution to the mystery lies in the Baskerville family history.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_ZERIMnlnZmhfQTg/view?usp=sharing

http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/82323294/file.html


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.01 GB, 1810 Kbps, 23,976 fps, 768x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 255 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, French, Spanish, German, Greek, Swedish, Croatian), posters and screenshots included

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hud (1963) - Paul Newman in one of his best drama roles

Rating 7.9/10
Runtime: 112 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Martin Ritt
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057163/

Cast

Paul Newman ... Hud Bannon
Melvyn Douglas ... Homer Bannon
Patricia Neal ... Alma Brown
Brandon De Wilde ... Lonnie Bannon
Whit Bissell ... Mr. Burris
Crahan Denton ... Jesse
John Ashley ... Hermy
Val Avery ... Jose

Description: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner".

Screens (to be added later):

Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_V3BYOTgwaGxzd28/edit?usp=sharing

Video and audio information (to be added later):

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Subtitles, posters and screenshots to be added later (English encoded in a movie)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Brighton Rock (1947) - crime flick starring Richard Attenborough in one of his finest roles

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 88 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: John Boulting
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039220/

Cast

Richard Attenborough ... Pinkie Brown
Hermione Baddeley ... Ida Arnold
William Hartnell ... Dallow
Harcourt Williams ... Prewitt
Wylie Watson ... Spicer
Nigel Stock ... Cubitt
Virginia Winter ... Judy

Description: Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. This doesn't convince Ida Arnold, who was with Fred just before he died, and she sets out to find the truth. She comes across naive waitress Rose, who can prove that Fred was murdered. In an attempt to keep Rose quiet Pinkie marries her. But with his gang beginning to doubt his ability, and his rivals taking over his business, Pinkie starts to become more desperate and violent.

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/58139224/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/19E1E7DB53222F85


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.52 GB, 2492 Kbps, 25 fps, 718x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 98
Audio : 180 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian), posters and screenshots included

Sunday, August 24, 2014

How to marry a millionaire (1953) - classic romantic comedy starring Marylin Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and William Powell

Rating 7.0/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045891/

Cast

Betty Grable ... Loco Dempsey
Marilyn Monroe ... Pola Debevoise
Lauren Bacall ... Schatze Page
David Wayne ... Freddie Denmark
Rory Calhoun ... Eben
Cameron Mitchell ... Tom Brookman
Alexander D'Arcy ... J. Stewart Merrill
Fred Clark ... Waldo Brewster
William Powell ... J.D. Hanley

Description: Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set-up in an exclusive appartment with a plan: tired of cheap men and a lack of money they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that's it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the huxters and even when they can, is the money really worth it?

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/42345158/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/1769545893FFCF84


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.64 GB, 2576 Kbps, 25 fps, 720x334 (2.2:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 112
Audio : 100 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Danish, Romanian, Turkish closed captions embedded in a movie, Romanian subtitles are default, to change it choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Serbian, Norwegian), posters and screenshots included

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Les yeux sans visage AKA Eyes without a face (1960) - French thriller from director Georges Franju

Rating 7.8/10
Runtime: 90 min
Language: French
Country: France/Italy
Directed by: Georges Franju
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053459/

Cast

Pierre Brasseur ... Docteur Génessier
Alida Valli ... Louise
Juliette Mayniel ... Edna Grüber
Edith Scob ... Christiane Génessier
François Guérin ... Jacques Vernon
Alexandre Rignault ... Inspector Parot

Description: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail, and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying...

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/50342847/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/2CB08B3E51C9620A


Also included a set of extra material:

* "Franju on Blood" featurette - excerpt from the acclaimed TV series Cinéma de notre temps, featuring Franju on Blood of the Beasts

* "Le Fantastique" featurette - excerpt from the episode Le Fantastique of the French TV show Ciné Parade, featuring Franju

* "Boileau - Narcejac" featurette - excerpt from Les Grands-pères du crime, a documentary featuring Eyes Without a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (Le Diabolique, Vertigo)

* Trailers - original theatrical and The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus, the latter being a name under which edited and dubbed version was shown in 1962 in USA


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.18 GB, 1900 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 676x480 ~> 801x480 (1.66:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 138
Audio : 124 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Turkish, Greek, Serbian), posters and screenshots included

Monday, August 4, 2014

The apartment (1960) - comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray, directed by Billy Wilder

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 125 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Billy Wilder
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053604/

Cast

Jack Lemmon ... C.C. Baxter
Shirley MacLaine ... Fran Kubelik
Fred MacMurray ... Jeff D. Sheldrake
Ray Walston ... Joe Dobisch
Jack Kruschen ... Dr. Dreyfuss
David Lewis ... Al Kirkeby
Hope Holiday ... Mrs. Margie MacDougall

Description: As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an insurance company, for close to four years, and is one of close to thirty-two thousand employees located in their Manhattan head office. To distinguish himself from all the other lowly cogs in the company in the hopes of moving up the corporate ladder, he often works late, but only because he can't get into his apartment, located off of Central Park West, since he has provided it to a handful of company executives - Mssrs. Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger - on a rotating basis for their extramarital liaisons in return for a good word to the personnel director, Jeff D. Sheldrake. When Baxter is called into Sheldrake's office for the first time, he learns that it isn't just to be promoted as he expects, but also to add married Sheldrake to the list to who he will lend his apartment...

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/9120388/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/EF4655DF9E1CB5D8


Also included a set of extra material:

* "Inside the Apartment" featurette - with input from Chris Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Walter Mirisch, Drew Casper and others

* "Magic Time: The Art of Jack Lemmon" featurette - 12 minute spotlight on the actor's craft and skills with input from colleagues


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.94 GB, 2217 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 854x364 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 133
Audio : 573/72 MB (main/commentary), 640/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Czech, Serbian, Hungarian, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Danish), posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is additional audio commentary by film historian Bruce Block. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track) or you can use VirtualDub to get rid of any of audio tracks by following these steps:


1. Download Virtualdub from that WWW address:

http://www.virtualdub.org/download.html

2. Download your version, unzip the files, start the program by running VirtualDub.exe

3. From “File” tab choose “Open video file” and find your dual audio file on your HDD (or you can simply drag and drop movie file into program window)

4. If any warning window pops up, just click on “OK”

5. From “Video” tab choose “Direct stream copy” option (very important, do not miss that step)

6. From “Audio” tab choose which audio stream you want to use, usually English is Stream 1, and commentary is on Stream 2, but to be 100 % sure use preview option that VD provides by clicking on “Play” button on the bottom of program window when video file is loaded. Of course you can get rid of original audio and save the file with commentary that way too, just by choosing other stream.

7. From “File” tab choose “Save AVI file”, put movie name and choose destination folder and then click on OK. Program will start its job after no more than 2 minutes your only one audio track movie should be ready.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The searchers (1956) - classic western starring John Wayne, Vera Miles and Natalie Wood

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 119 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Ford
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049730/

Cast

John Wayne ... Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter ... Martin Pawley
Vera Miles ... Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond ... Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
Natalie Wood ... Debbie Edwards - Age 15
John Qualen ... Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey ... Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon ... Chief Cicatriz - Scar
Ken Curtis ... Charlie McCorry

Description: Ethan Edwards, returned from the Civil War to the Texas ranch of his brother, hopes to find a home with his family and to be near the woman he obviously but secretly loves. But a Comanche raid destroys these plans, and Ethan sets out, along with his 1/8 Indian nephew Martin, on a years-long journey to find the niece kidnapped by the Indians under Chief Scar. But as the quest goes on, Martin begins to realize that his uncle's hatred for the Indians is beginning to spill over onto his now-assimilated niece. Martin becomes uncertain whether Ethan plans to rescue Debbie...or kill her.

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/44698453/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/140B30C55A3CCA3C


Also included a set of extra material:

* "The Searchers: An Appreciation" featurette - Three directors (Curtis Hanson, Martin Scorsese and John Milius) discuss both their own initial reactions to seeing this film when they were young as well as their impressions about what in this film made John Ford a great director.

* "A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers" featurette - documentary on the making of movie, with outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with many of the surviving cast and crew.

* "Behind the Cameras: Meet Jeffrey Hunter, Monument Valley, Meet Natalie Wood, Setting Up Production" - four episodes from the 1956 TV series (meeting the co-stars and going behind the scenes)


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.96 GB, 3572 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 854x480 (16:9), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 125
Audio : 163/51 MB (main/commentary), 192/60 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/1 channel, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazilian, Polish, Greek, Czech, Romanian, Serbian, Hungarian, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian), posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is additional audio commentary by film historian Peter Bogdanovich. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track) or you can use VirtualDub to get rid of any of audio tracks by following these steps:


1. Download Virtualdub from that WWW address:

http://www.virtualdub.org/download.html

2. Download your version, unzip the files, start the program by running VirtualDub.exe

3. From “File” tab choose “Open video file” and find your dual audio file on your HDD (or you can simply drag and drop movie file into program window)

4. If any warning window pops up, just click on “OK”

5. From “Video” tab choose “Direct stream copy” option (very important, do not miss that step)

6. From “Audio” tab choose which audio stream you want to use, usually English is Stream 1, and commentary is on Stream 2, but to be 100 % sure use preview option that VD provides by clicking on “Play” button on the bottom of program window when video file is loaded. Of course you can get rid of original audio and save the file with commentary that way too, just by choosing other stream.

7. From “File” tab choose “Save AVI file”, put movie name and choose destination folder and then click on OK. Program will start its job after no more than 2 minutes your only one audio track movie should be ready.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

36 hours (1965) - war drama starring James Garner and Eva Marie Saint

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 115 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: George Seaton
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057809/

Cast

James Garner ... Maj. Jefferson Pike
Eva Marie Saint ... Anna Hedler
Rod Taylor ... Maj. Walter Gerber
Werner Peters ... Otto Schack
John Banner ... Ernst
Russell Thorson ... Gen. Allison
Alan Napier ... Col. Peter MacLean

Description: Just days prior to the launch of D-Day in June 1944, the Nazis kidnap Maj. Jefferson Pike in Lisbon and transport him to Germany. They have established an elaborate ruse to convince him that it is 1950 and that the war is long over. They have built a replica of an American hospital, staffed it with English-speaking personnel and tell Pike he has been suffering from periodic loss of memory since the war's end. What they really want to learn is where the Allies will launch their assault on Fortress Europe: the Pas de Calais or Normandy. He is initially taken in and gives away the plans for the Normandy invasion. Once he realizes what is happening, he not only has to convince them he was lying the first time around but find a way to escape.

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www28.zippyshare.com/v/82016074/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/7B92FF2FA1C0A42E


Video and audio information:

Video : 961 MB, 1172 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x360 ~> 846x360 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 122
Audio : 158 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, French, Chinese closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, German), posters and screenshots included

Saturday, July 12, 2014

You only live once (1937) - crime flick starring Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 86 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fritz Lang
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029808/

Cast

Sylvia Sidney ... Joan Graham
Henry Fonda ... Eddie Taylor
Barton MacLane ... Stephen Whitney
Jean Dixon ... Bonnie Graham
William Gargan ... Father Dolan
Jerome Cowan ... Doctor Hill

Description: Joan is the secretary to the public defender in a large city. She is in love with a career criminal named Eddie, and she believes that he is a basically good person who just had some tough breaks. She uses her influence to get him released early, and he tries to go straight after marrying her, but things don't work out, and they both go on the lam.

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www37.zippyshare.com/v/66426960/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/F2A54D180777F8F8


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.07 GB, 1858 Kbps, 25 fps, 694x570 ~> 739x570 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 130
Audio : 113 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese-Brazilian, Greek, Romanian, Serbian, Hungarian, Turkish, Dutch), posters and screenshots included

Sunday, July 6, 2014

20,000 years in Sing Sing (1932) - film noir precursor starring Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis

Rating 7.1/10
Runtime: 78 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023731/

Cast

Spencer Tracy ... Tommy Connors
Bette Davis ... Fay Wilson
Arthur Byron ... The Warden
Lyle Talbot ... Bud Saunders
Warren Hymer ... Hype
Louis Calhern ... Joe Finn

Description: Tom Connors is sentenced to Sing Sing believing his influential friends will soon have him out on parole. A trouble maker, he gets ninety days in solitary and no parole. His girlfriend Fay is injured and Warden Long lets Tom visit her on his honor to return. During a fight with mobster Joe Finn, Fay shoots Finn, Tom jumps out the window and is blamed for the death. He gives himself up but is sentenced to the electric chair.

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Download link (torrent file):

http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/73532723/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/02598499FF084DE6


Video and audio information:

Video : 911 MB, 1637 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x480 ~> 718x538 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 130
Audio : 107 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian), posters and screenshots included