Saturday, September 8, 2007

Gone with the wind (1939) - Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 224 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Victor Fleming
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Thomas Mitchell ... Gerald O'Hara
Barbara O'Neil ... Ellen O'Hara - His Wife
Vivien Leigh ... Scarlett O'Hara - Their Daughter
Evelyn Keyes ... Suellen O'Hara - Their Daughter
Ann Rutherford ... Carreen O'Hara - Their Daughter
Clark Gable ... Rhett Butler - a Visitor from Charleston
Olivia de Havilland ... Melanie Hamilton
George Reeves ... Brent Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
Fred Crane ... Stuart Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
Hattie McDaniel ... Mammy - O'Hara House Servant
Oscar Polk ... Pork - O'Hara House Servant
Butterfly McQueen ... Prissy - O'Hara House Servant
Victor Jory ... Jonas Wilkerson - O'Hara Field Overseer
Everett Brown ... Big Sam - O'Hara Field Foreman
Howard C. Hickman ... John Wilkes
Alicia Rhett ... India Wilkes - His Daughter
Leslie Howard ... Ashley Wilkes

Description: The epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta; from her first love whom she has always desired to three husbands; from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty; from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life.


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Casablanca (1943) - Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre in classic wartime romance directed by Michael Curtiz

Rating 8.2/10
Runtime: 102 min
Language: English/French/German
Country: USA
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
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Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman ... Ilsa Lund
Paul Henreid ... Victor Laszlo
Claude Rains ... Captain Renault
Conrad Veidt ... Major Strasser
Sydney Greenstreet ... Signor Ferrari
Peter Lorre ... Ugarte

Description: In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Laszlo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan.






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Also additional material included:

* "Jack L. Warner: the Last Mogul" - An insider's account of a founding father of the American film industry. Produced by Jack Warner's grandson, filmmaker Gregory Orr, this feature length documentary provides the rags to riches story of the man whose studio - Warner Bros - created many of Hollywood's most classic films, including "Casablanca", "Now Voyager,"Treasure of the Sierra Madre", "Yankee Doodle Dandy, "My Fair Lady, "Bonnie & Clyde" and hundreds more. Includes extensive interviews with family members and friends, film clips, rare home movies and unique location footage.
* "Bacall on Bogart" - Lauren Bacall tells the story of her late husband Humphrey Bogart, presenting clips from his movies and interview clips with his peers.
* "Who holds tomorrow" - premiere episode from the 1955 Casablanca TV series
* "You must remember this: A tribute to Casablanca" - hosted by Lauren Bacall, the story behind the making of one of the most beloved movies of all time. Interviews with writers and others who were part of the original production, along with film critics and historians, relate the process by which this movie came about.
* "Carrotblanca" - Looney Tunes variation of the story
* "The children remember" - parental memories from Stephen Bogart and Ingrid Bergman's daughters Pia Lindstrom and Isabella Rosselini
* Theatrical trailer
* Introduction by Lauren Bacall
* Newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes

Audio and video information:

Video : 3.50 GB, 4889 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 790*576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 141/47/47 MB (main/commentary/commentary), 192/64/64 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/1/1 channel(s), 0x2000 = AC3/AC3/AC3. CBR/VBR/VBR

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

Dual audio track information

This movie contains three audio tracks, one is original English, and the others are commentaries with film critic Roger Ebert and film historian Rudy Behlmer. 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, commentaries on Track 2 and Track 3)

Friday, September 7, 2007

The wizard of Oz (1939) - classic fantasy movie directed by Victor Fleming, starring Judy Garland

Rating 8.3/10
Runtime: 101 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Victor Fleming
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Judy Garland ... Dorothy
Frank Morgan ... Professor Marvel
Ray Bolger ... 'Hunk'
Bert Lahr ... 'Zeke'
Jack Haley ... 'Hickory'
Billie Burke ... Glinda
Margaret Hamilton ... Miss Gulch
Charley Grapewin ... Uncle Henry
Pat Walshe ... Nikko
Clara Blandick ... Auntie Em

Description: When a nasty neighbour tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A cyclone appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

"M" (1931) - Fritz Lang's masterpiece starring Peter Lorre as a psychotic child murderer

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 111 min
Language: German
Country: Germany
Directed by: Fritz Lang
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Peter Lorre ... Hans Beckert
Ellen Widmann ... Frau Beckmann
Inge Landgut ... Elsie Beckmann
Otto Wernicke ... Inspector Karl Lohmann
Theodor Loos ... Inspector Groeber
Gustaf Gründgens ... Schränker

Description: In Germany, Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls. He whistles Edvard Grieg's 'In The Hall of the Mountain King', from the 'Peer Gynt' Suite I Op. 46 while attracting the little girls for death. The police force pressed by the Minister give its best effort trying unsuccessfully to arrest the serial killer. The organized crime has great losses due to the intense search and siege of the police and decides to chase the murderer, with the support of the beggars association.






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Also included set of extra materials:

* Classroom tapes of M editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history (runtime 36:06)

Here Paul Falkekenberg discusses the editing of "M' as he shows the film to his class. The students participate with questions as the film is being shown and a discussion of Falkekenburg's editing on this and other films ensues.

* A physical history of M (runtime 25:09)

Discusses the various versions of the movie. Explains why the original aspect ratio is 1.19. Shows film clips of the changes in the French version of M and clips of how it was used/distorted by the Nazis' anti-Jewish campaign movie "The Eternal Jew"

* Interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal (runtime 14:32)

Discussion centers around Seymour Nebenzal's career as a producer told by his son Harold. It covers the Film Studio Nero-Films for which Fritz Lang and other notable directors worked and the disasterous remake project of the movie "M' in the 60s which effectively ended his father's career.

* Claude Chabrol’s M le Maudit, a short film inspired by M (runtime 10:44)

Director Claude Chabrol further explains the film's brilliance with his 1980s attempt at an abbreviated remake, which shrinks the plot into this 10 minute short.

* An interview with Chabrol by Pierre-Henri Gibert about Lang's filmmaking techniques (runtime 6:48)

* Conversation with Fritz Lang, an interview film by William Friedkin (runtime 49:27)

Video and audio information:

Video : 3.43 GB, 4411 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 570x480 ~> (1.19:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 91/62/60/61 MB (main/commentaries), 114/75/75/75 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2/2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR

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

Multi audio track information

This movie contains four audio tracks, one is original German track from 2011 restoration process, and the others are:

- commentary by German film scholar Eric Rentschler, author of "The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and its afterlife" and Anton Kaes, author of the "BFI Film Classics: Volume on M"
- commentary by film restoration expert Martin Koerber, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, historian Torsten Kaiser, and excerpts from Bogdanovich's 1965 audio interviews with Lang
- commentary by Prof. Elisabeth Lenk and Dr. Regina Stürickow, moderated by restoration supervisor Torsten Kaiser

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, commentaries on Track 2,3 and 4)

Arsenic and old lace (1944) - Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane in classic crewball comedy

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 118 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Frank Capra
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Cary Grant ... Mortimer Brewster
Josephine Hull ... Aunt Abby Brewster
Jean Adair ... Aunt Martha Brewster
Raymond Massey ... Jonathan Brewster
Peter Lorre ... Dr. Herman Einstein
Priscilla Lane ... Elaine Harper
John Alexander ... Theodore Brewster
Jack Carson ... Officer Patrick O'Hara
John Ridgely ... Officer Saunders

Description: Mortimer Bruster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets even worse.


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Audio and video information:

Video : 1.13 GB, 1382 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 162 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x2000 = AC3


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hitchcock Collection - Under Capricorn (1949) - Joseph Cotten, Ingrid Bergman

Rating 6.0/10
Runtime: 117 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
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Ingrid Bergman ... Lady Henrietta Flusky
Joseph Cotten ... Sam Flusky
Michael Wilding ... Hon. Charles Adare
Margaret Leighton ... Milly
Cecil Parker ... The Governor

Description: In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst attending a dinner party at Flusky's house, Charles meets Flusky's wife Henrietta who he had known as a child back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic and seems to be on the verge of madness

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