Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hitchcock Collection - The wrong man (1956) - Henry Fonda, Vera Miles

Rating: 7.4/10
Runtime: 105 min
Country: USA
Language: English/Italian
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0051207

Cast

Henry Fonda ... Christopher Emmanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
Vera Miles ... Rose Balestrero
Anthony Quayle ... Frank D. O'Connor
Harold J. Stone ... Det. Lt. Bowers
John Heldabrand ... Tomasini
Doreen Lang ... Ann James

Description: Manny Ballestero is an honest hardworking musician at New York's Stork Club. When his wife needs money for dental treatment, Manny goes to the local insurance office to borrow on her policy. Employees at the office mistake him for a hold-up man who robbed them the year before and the police are called. The film tells the true story of what happened to Manny and his family.

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Audio and video information:

Video : 1.22 GB, 1663 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*368 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 144 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Polish, Swedish Finnish, Greek) + sample (6 MB)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rear window (1954) - classic thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly

Rating: 8.7/10
Runtime: 112 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047396/

Cast

James Stewart ... L.B. Jefferies
Grace Kelly ... Lisa Carol Fremont
Raymond Burr ... Lars Thorwald
Wendell Corey ... Det. Thomas. J. Doyle
Judith Evelyn ... Miss Lonelyheart

Description: In 1950-something New York, an adventuresome free-lance photographer finds himself confined to a wheelchair in his tiny apartment while a broken leg mends. With only the occasional distraction of a visiting nurse and his frustrated love interest, a beautiful fashion consultant, his attention is naturally drawn to the courtyard outside his "rear window" and the occupants of the apartment buildings which surround it. Soon he is consumed by the private dramas of his neighbors lives which play themselves out before his eyes. There is "Miss Lonelyhearts" so desperate for her imaginary lover that she sits him a plate at the dinner table and feigns their ensuing chat. There is the frustrated composer banging on his piano, the sunbathing sculptress, the shapely dancer, the newlyweds who are concealed from their neighbors by a window shade, and a bungling middle-aged couple with a little yapping dog who sleep on the fire escape to avoid the sweltering heat of their apartment... And then there is the mysterious salesman whose nagging, invalid wife's sudden absence from the scene ominously coincides with middle-of-the-night forays into the dark, sleeping city with his sample case. Where did she go? What's in the trunk that the salesman ships away? What's he been doing with the knives and the saw that he cleans at the kitchen sink?

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_SFhOenE3bUd2aDA

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=71485462306343351869


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.32 GB, 1663 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704*432 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 137 MB, 168 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = Lame MP3


Additional set of extras included (with subtitles):

* "Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock" - at almost 24 minutes, it focuses on the manipulation of audio-orchestral bridges and how it melded with the plots
* "Rear Window Ethics: Remembering and restoring a Hitchcock classic" documentary
* Conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes
* "Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master" - this in-depth documentary allows directors such as William Friedkin, Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro to examine the power and mastery of Hitchcock's cinematic style, breaking down such signature sequences as the bell tower scene in Vertigo, the attic attack in The Birds and the shower scene in Psycho.
* Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts - from 1962, run 16 minutes and are shot to the backdrop of scenes and stills from the film.
* Trailer


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


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by John Fawell, author of "Hitchcock's Rear Window: the well-made film". You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)

Hitchcock Collection - Strangers on a train (1951)


Rating: 8.3/10
Runtime: 101 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0044079/

Cast

Farley Granger ... Guy Haines
Ruth Roman ... Anne Morton
Robert Walker ... Bruno Anthony
Leo G. Carroll ... Sen. Morton
Patricia Hitchcock ... Barbara Morton

Description: Tennis star Guy Haines meets a stranger on the Washington-to-New York train who offers to exchange murders. The stranger, Bruno Anthony, will kill Guy's estranged wife if Guy will kill Bruno's hated father. Guy doesn't take Bruno seriously until his wife, Miriam, is found murdered in an amusement park. Guy becomes the chief suspect, which threatens his tennis career, his romantic involvement with a U.S. senator's daughter, Anne Morton, his hopes for a political career, and even his life. When it becomes evident to Bruno that Guy isn't going to kill his father, he tells Guy he intends to establish Guy's guilt conclusively by planting his monogrammed cigarette lighter on the island where Miriam was murdered. With Anne's help, Guy attempts to stop Bruno after rushing through an important tennis match and racing to the amusement park.

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Download links:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/5g3o1zeq9ia5/n/Strangers_on_a_train_1951_torrent

Beside widely known theatrical version posted originally, this download also includes preview version of the movie also known as British version as it was mislabeled as so when it was found. In fact, it was never screened in the UK and was only ever screened twice before Warner Bros executives, who hated it, forced Hitchcock to make changes. The differences are additional scenes, including an extended version of the tennis scene, alternate ending (in fact the whole last part of movie is different) making runtime difference of over two minutes.

In addition to that, there are also several extra materials :

• Strangers on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic (12:46)
• Strangers on a Train: The Victim's POV (7:22)
• Strangers on a Train: An Appreciation by M. Night Shyamalan (12:46)
• The Hitchcocks on Hitch (11:20)
• Alfred Hitchcock's historical meeting with Betsy Ross and Thomas Jefferson (1:08)
• Theatrical trailer (2:34)


Audio and video information:

Video : 1.33 GB, 1847 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID 1.2.1
Audio : 141 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = AC-3 ACM Codec


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French for both theatrical and preview versions) included



Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is additional audio commentary by Laurent Bouzereau with Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Stefano, Andrew Wilson (Patricia Highsmiths biographer), Colleagues, Aficionados, Family and Hitchcock himself. 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:

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 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.

Hitchcock Collection - Suspicion (1941) - Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant

Rating: 7.6/10
Runtime: 99 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0034248/

Cast

Joan Fontaine ... Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth
Cary Grant ... Johnnie Aysgarth
Cedric Hardwicke ... General McLaidlaw
Nigel Bruce ... Gordon Cochrane 'Beaky' Thwaite
Dame May Whitty ... Mrs. Martha McLaidlaw
Isabel Jeans ... Mrs. Newsham

Description: Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously.

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Audio and video information:

Video : 1.28 GB, 1837 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 91 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = MPEG Layer-3

Hitchcock Collection - Young and innocent (1937)

Rating: 7.1/10
Runtime: 83 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0029811/

Cast:

Nova Pilbeam ... Erica Burgoyne
Derrick De Marney ... Robert Tisdall
Percy Marmont ... Col. Burgoyne, Chief Constable
Edward Rigby ... Old Will the China Mender
Mary Clare ... Erica's Aunt Margaret
John Longden ... Det. Insp. Kent

Description: A film actress is murdered by her estranged husband who is jealous of all her young boyfriends. The next day, writer Robert Tisdall (who happens to be one such boyfriend) discovers her body on the beach. He runs to call the police, however, two witnesses think that he is the escaping murderer. Robert is arrested, but owing to a mix up at the courthouse, he escapes and goes on the run with a police constable's daughter Erica, determined to prove his innocence

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Audio and video information:

Video : 981 MB, 1649 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 114 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French) in SUB/IDX format + sample (12 MB)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hitchcock Collection - Rebecca (1941) - Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine


Rating: 8.4/10
Runtime: 130 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0032976/

Cast

Laurence Olivier ... 'Maxim' de Winter
Joan Fontaine ... The Second Mrs. de Winter
George Sanders ... Jack Favell
Judith Anderson ... Mrs. Danvers
Nigel Bruce ... Major Giles Lacy
Reginald Denny ... Frank Crawley

Description: A shy ladies companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer when she meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. Max is still troubled by the death of his wife, Rebecca in a boating accident the year before. She and Max fall in love, get married and return to Manderlay, his large country estate in Cornwall. The second Mrs. de Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderlay.

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Audio and video information:

Video : 1.27 GB, 1389 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 672*496 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 179 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = AC-3 ACM Codec

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Psycho (1960) - classic thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Janet Leigh

Rating 8.5/10
Runtime: 109 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0054215/

Cast

Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates
Janet Leigh ... Marion Crane
Vera Miles ... Lila Crane
John Gavin ... Sam Loomis
Martin Balsam ... Detective Milton Arbogast
John McIntire ... Sheriff Al Chambers
Simon Oakland ... Dr. Fred Richmond

Description: Marion Crane is a Phoenix, Arizona working girl fed up with having to sneak away during lunch breaks to meet her lover, Sam Loomis, who cannot get married because most of his money goes towards alimony. One Friday, Marion's employer asks her to take $40,000 in cash to a local bank for deposit. Desperate to make a change in her life, she impulsively leaves town with the money, determined to start a new life with Sam in California. As night falls and a torrential rain obscures the road ahead of her, Marion turns off the main highway. Exhausted from the long drive and the stress of her criminal act, she decides to spend the night at the desolate Bates Motel. The motel is run by Norman Bates, a peculiar young man dominated by his invalid mother. After Norman fixes her a light dinner, Marion goes back to her room for a shower....

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_elpUcXpNRDllUEk

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=30778582799342549524


Extra material included:

* Presentation by Richard Fleischer (in English, with French hardcoded subtitles)
* "One Crime, Two Masters"- A comparison of Hitchcock's Rope and Fleischer's Compulsion (French & English, with French hardcoded subtitles for English parts)
* "Orson Welles, Actor'' with Marc Toullec (in French, without subtitles)
* "Noir according to Fleischer" (French & English, with French hardcoded subtitles for English parts)
* Meyer Levin's novel "Compulsion" (in French, without subtitles)
* Teaser and trailer


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.75 GB, 2432 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x436 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 330 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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