Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Touch of evil (1958) - Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh in classic film noir

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 111 min
Language: USA
Country: English/Spanish
Directed by: Orson Welles
IMDb Link:


Charlton Heston ... Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas
Janet Leigh ... Susan 'Susie' Vargas
Orson Welles ... Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Joseph Calleia ... Police Sergeant Pete Menzies
Akim Tamiroff ... 'Uncle' Joe Grandi
Marlene Dietrich ... Tanya

Description: An automobile is blown up as it crosses the Mexican border into the United States. Mike Vargas, a high ranking Mexican narcotics official on honeymoon with his bride Susie is drawn into the investigation because a Mexican national has been accused of the crime. The figurative and physical presence of Hank Quinlan as the 330 pound sheriff looms all over. Quinlan is a fanatic where "justice" is concerned, even if obtaining it involves planting evidence. Quinlan's reputation for law and order enables him to bend the law without question until Vargas confronts him. From that point on, it's a battle of wits between the two that, with an accelerating pace, rushes to a thrilling climax


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Download links (please note that this is the 1998 re-release of the film featuring an edit of the movie based on Welles' famous memo sent to Universal after he was removed from the editing process. This release was made available on DVD in 1998) of__ev_il.part1.rar of__ev_il.part2.rar of__ev_il.part3.rar of__ev_il.part4.rar of__ev_il.part5.rar of__ev_il.part6.rar of__ev_il.part7.rar of__ev_il.part1.rar of__ev_il.part2.rar of__ev_il.part3.rar of__ev_il.part4.rar of__ev_il.part5.rar of__ev_il.part6.rar of__ev_il.part7.rar

Audio and video information:

Video : 1.04 GB, 1346 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720*384 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 152 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x2000 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Greek) + sample (11 MB)


Triple audio track information

This movie contains three audio tracks, one is original English, and the other two are additional audio commentaries: by restoration producer Rick Schmidlin and another featuring stars Heston and Leigh. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks or you can use VirtualDub to get rid of any of audio tracks by following these steps:

1. Download Virtualdub from that WWW address:

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 triple 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 butttom 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.


laurent said...

what a marvelous movie and fantactic interpretation...
big thanks!

le_ali said...

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mire said...

A pure masterwork, thanks a lot !!!

tallaghan said...

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Thanks for the uploads. Excellent stuff..

Anonymous said...

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Sam said...

Fantastic movie! The opening scene has a live feeling. Truly a epic film.
Could you re-up part four it seems to be missing.
Thanks for the great movies!