Sunday, January 25, 2015

Imitation of life (1959) - Lana Turner and John Gavin starring in classic drama from director Douglas Sirk

Rating 7.9/10
Runtime: 124 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052918/

Cast

Lana Turner ... Lora Meredith
John Gavin ... Steve Archer
Sandra Dee ... Susie - 16
Susan Kohner ... Sarah Jane - 18
Robert Alda ... Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy ... David Edwards
Juanita Moore ... Annie Johnson
Karin Dicker ... Sarah Jane - 8
Terry Burnham ... Susie - 6

Description: In Coney Island, the widow aspiring actress Lora Meredith finds her six-year-old daughter Susie playing with eight-year-old Sarah Jane, who is the daughter of the black homeless housekeeper Annie Johnson. Lora brings Annie and her daughter to live in her small apartment in New York and they become close friends. Lora has a love affair with the photographer Steve Archer and sooner he proposes her. But the ambitious Lora dreams on becoming a star in Broadway and prioritizes her career and also neglects Susie. The light-skinned Sarah Jones rejects her mother and tries to pass as white for her friends. Lora is well-succeeded in her career and reaches stardom. Ten years later, she meets Steve by chance and he gives attention to Susie while Lora is shooting a film in Italy. When she returns, she decides to get married with Steve; but Susie has fallen in love with Steve. Meanwhile Sarah Jane runs away home to work in fleshpots.

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/3nNnQ7Un/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_bnlVX1NwNllSaFk


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.76 GB, 3168 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x512 (2:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 570 MB, 640 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

La dolce vita AKA The sweet life (1960) - Federico Fellini's masterpiece starring late Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 175 min
Language: Italian/French/English/German
Country: Italy/France
Directed by: Federico Fellini
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053779/

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello Rubini
Anita Ekberg ... Sylvia
Anouk Aimée ... Maddalena
Yvonne Furneaux ... Emma
Magali Noël ... Fanny
Alain Cuny ... Steiner
Annibale Ninchi ... Il padre di Marcello
Walter Santesso ... Paparazzo

Description: Seven days (and nights) in the life of a Marcello, a Roman journalist torn between making something serious of his life or drifting along on a pleasant if empty stream of casual affairs and profitable, but meaningless, newspaper and magazine work. In the course of the week, he flirts with a visiting movie star has a couple of encounters with a bored socialite, one of them in a prostitute's bedroom, is shocked when Steiner, a "serious" writer and deep thinker kills himself and his children, and generally ignores his adoring girlfriend. In the end, he seems to have cut himself adrift on a sea of frivolity and self-disgust, with no real idea of how to find his way "home" again ...

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/fb86aPUy/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_dFR5YlZBZ21MV1E


Also a set of extras included:

* "Cinecitta - La Casa di F. Fellini" - Musical montage
* "Fellini Roma Cinecitta" - Interview with Fellini from 1965, conducted by Irving R. Levine for NBC News
* "Remembering the Sweet Life" - Interviews with Marcello Mastroianni & Anita Ekberg
* La Dolce Vita Restoration Demo


Video and audio information:

Video : 3.22 GB, 2624 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 854x366 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 130
Audio : 563 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Invasion of the body snatchers (1956) - another of classic 1950s sci-fi flicks

Rating 7.8/10
Runtime: 80 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Don Siegel
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049366/

Cast

Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. Miles J. Bennell
Dana Wynter ... Becky Driscoll
Larry Gates ... Dr. Dan 'Danny' Kauffman
King Donovan ... Jack Belicec
Carolyn Jones ... Theodora 'Teddy' Belicec
Jean Willes ... Nurse Sally Withers
Ralph Dumke ... Police Chief Nick Grivett
Virginia Christine ... Wilma Lentz

Description: Held by the police as a raving lunatic, Dr. Miles Bennell recounts to a psychiatrist the events that have turned his life upside down. He returned to his small town the previous Thursday, having been called back from a medical conference by his nurse, who was being flooded with patients. He arrives to find that most have canceled their appointments, but the few cases he does have all have the same story: someone close to them is acting strangely as if they had been replaced. Consulting some of his colleagues, he finds that these types of reports have been coming in all week and they conclude it must be some type of mass hysteria. However, when his friends Jack and Teddy Belicec show him a partly formed body they have uncovered in their home, he begins to realize that there may be some truth to the wild stories he has been hearing.

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www6.zippyshare.com/v/76818576/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_bXVFNzdYU0JzOTQ


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.04 GB, 1849 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x514 (2:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 259 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Serbian, Hungarian, Arabic, Romanian, Slovenian), posters and screenshots included

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A man escaped AKA Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (1956) - classic French prison drama directed by Robert Bresson

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 100 min
Language: French/German
Country: France
Directed by: Robert Bresson
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049902/

Cast

François Leterrier ... Le lieutenant Fontaine
Charles Le Clainche ... François Jost
Maurice Beerblock ... Blanchet
Roland Monod ... Le pasteur Deleyris
Jacques Ertaud ... Orsini
Jean Paul Delhumeau ... Hebrard
Roger Treherne ... Terry
Jean Philippe Delamarre ... Le prisonnier 10

Description: French Resistance activist Andre Devigny is imprisoned by the Nazis, and devotes his waking hours to planning an elaborate escape. Then, on the same day, he is condemned to death, and given a new cellmate. Should he kill him, or risk revealing his plans to someone who may be a Gestapo informer?

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/26700565/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_MFVmcUNiQ2dzVDg


Also included documentary from director Leo De Boer "De weg naar Bresson AKA The road to Bresson" (1984) - a tribute to the French director and screenwriter, and to his minimalist films about sensitive individuals (or even animals) trying unsuccessfully to survive in a cruel world. Weg Naar Bresson is divided into several segments with specific themes, such as "camera" or "theory," that are illustrated by film clips, and interviews with Bresson himself and also with acclaimed directors Andrei Tarkovsky, Louis Malle and Paul Schrader.


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.90 GB, 2705 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 768x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 138 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Quai des Orfèvres AKA Quay of the Goldsmiths (1947) - French crime flick from director Henri-Georges Clouzot

Rating 7.6/10
Runtime: 107 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039739/

Cast

Louis Jouvet ... L'inspecteur adjoint Antoine
Simone Renant ... Dora Monier
Bernard Blier ... Maurice Martineau
Suzy Delair ... Marguerite Chauffournier Martineau, aka Jenny Lamour
Pierre Larquey ... Emile Lafour, un chauffeur de taxi
Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... Pâquerette, la dame du vestiaire

Description: In the postwar Paris, the accompanist pianist Maurice Martineau is a jealous man from the upper class married with the ambitious singer Marguerite Chauffournier Martineau, most known by her artistic name Jenny Lamour, a woman with past from the lower classes. When powerful businessman Georges Brignon harasses and invites Jenny for dinner promising a role in a film, Maurice goes to the restaurant and threatens Brignon. A couple of days later, Jenny tells Maurice that she is going to visit her grandmother in another town. However, her husband finds a piece of paper hidden in the kitchen with Brignon's address. Maurice goes to the theater to have an alibi and heads to Brignon's manor during the show with the intention of killing the old man. However, he finds Brignon's house open and the man dead on the floor. When he leaves the crime scene, his car is stolen and Maurice has to walk back to the theater. Meanwhile, Jenny arrives in the house of the lesbian photographer Dora Monier, who is an old friend of Maurice and has a crush on Jenny, and tells Dora that she has just killed Brignon. But Jenny notes that she had forgotten her fur on the couch in the living room of Brignon's house and Dora takes a cab to retrieve the stole. Inspector Antoine is assigned to investigate the case and sooner he visits Jenny, Maurice and Dora to check their alibis for that night in the beginning of his investigation.

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www5.zippyshare.com/v/50494427/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_Z2FPdzFCZDk1R3c


Video and audio information:

Video : 998 MB, 1329 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704x480 ~> 704x528 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 98
Audio : 98 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in Sherlock Holmes movies - Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Rating 6.8/10
Runtime: 68 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Roy William Neill
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035317/

Cast

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ... Dr. Watson
Lionel Atwill ... Professor James Moriarty
Kaaren Verne ... Charlotte Eberli
William Post Jr. ... Dr. Franz Tobel
Dennis Hoey ... Inspector Lestrade
Holmes Herbert ... Sir Reginald Bailey
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Martha Hudson

Description: Working for the British government, Sherlock Holmes manages to spirit Dr. Franz Tobel out of Switzerland and into England before the Gestapo are able to get to him. Tobel has devised an immensely accurate bomb site and while he is willing to make it available to the Allies, he insists on manufacturing it himself. Soon however, he vanishes and it is left to Holmes, assisted by Dr. Watson, to decipher a coded message he left behind. Holmes soon realizes that he is up against his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_ZnpfVGp5ekI1UDA

http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/78435729/file.html


Video and audio information:

Video : 879 MB, 1836 Kbps, 23,976 fps, 768x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 220 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, French, Spanish, German, Greek, Turkish, Serbian, Swedish, Danish), posters and screenshots included

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The incredible shrinking man (1957) - Grant Williams in classic 1950s sci-fi flick

Rating 7.7/10
Runtime: 81 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Jack Arnold
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050539/

Cast

Grant Williams ... Scott Carey
Randy Stuart ... Louise Carey
April Kent ... Clarice
Paul Langton ... Charlie Carey
Raymond Bailey ... Doctor Thomas Silver
William Schallert ... Doctor Arthur Bramson
Frank J. Scannell ... Barker
Helene Marshall ... Nurse

Description: Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in. Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is closed, trapping him in the littered room where, menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive.

Screens:

3

4

1

2

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/59245221/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_S3BqR2prdGZ3UTg


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.46 GB, 2582 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 853x480 (16:9), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 130
Audio : 111 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Ipcress File (1965) - Michael Caine in classic spy thriller

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 109 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059319/

Cast

Michael Caine ... Harry Palmer
Nigel Green ... Dalby
Guy Doleman ... Ross
Sue Lloyd ... Jean
Gordon Jackson ... Carswell
Aubrey Richards ... Radcliffe
Frank Gatliff ... Bluejay

Description: A number of leading Western scientists have been kidnapped only to reappear a fews days later. Unfortunately, each scientist has been brainwashed and is now completely useless. The British send their agent, Harry Palmer, to investigate. Palmer is surprised to be selected for such a mission (considering his past) and believes he has been chosen because he is expendable.

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

http://www78.zippyshare.com/v/82736599/file.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_akQ0dC1uX3VEcEE/

Also a set of extra material included:

* Candid Caine - a 45 minute 'Self Portrait' documentary (1969, 44 min)
* Interview with Production Designer Sir Ken Adam (2005, 10min)
* Interview with Sir Michael Caine (2005, 21 min)
* The Ipcress File: Michael Caine Goes Stella - spoof comedy sketch performed by Phil Cornwell and directed by Stephen La Rivière (2006, 4 min)
* Original theatrical trailer (1 min)


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.88 GB, 2503 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x434 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 345/62 MB (main/commentary), 448/80 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, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazilian, Polish, Greek, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Romanian, Serbian, Hungarian), 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 director Sidney J. Furie and editor Peter Hunt. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main 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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in Sherlock Holmes movies - Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Rating 6.8/10
Runtime: 65 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Rawlins
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035318/

Cast

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ... Dr. Watson
Evelyn Ankers ... Kitty
Reginald Denny ... Sir Evan Barham
Thomas Gomez ... R.F. Meade
Henry Daniell ... Anthony Lloyd
Montagu Love ... General Jerome Lawford

Description: When Nazi saboteurs jeeringly predict to the nation of new depredations via their radio Voice of Terror, the Intelligence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson, are visited the first night of their investigation - a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty, the sweetheart of the slain man.

Screens:

1

2

3

4

5
Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_N1RZSkJFT0JaTWM

http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/2041473/file.html


Video and audio information:

Video : 947 MB, 2010 Kbps, 23,976 fps, 768x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 210 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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