Friday, September 21, 2007

The big sleep (1946) - Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall in classic film noir

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 114 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Howard Hawks
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0038355/

Cast

Humphrey Bogart ... Philip Marlowe
Lauren Bacall ... Vivian Sternwood Rutledge
John Ridgely ... Eddie Mars
Martha Vickers ... Carmen Sternwood
Dorothy Malone ... Acme Bookstore proprietress
Peggy Knudsen ... Mona Mars

Description: Private-eye Philip Marlowe is hired to keep an eye on General Sternwood's youngest daughter, Carmen, who has fallen into bad company and is likely to do some damage to herself and her family before long. He soon finds himself falling in love with her older sister, Vivien, who initially takes a deep dislike to Mr Marlowe. However, the plot thickens when murder follows murder...

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There are tvo versions of this movie posted: one is the "prerelease" (1945) version of "The Big Sleep" that IMDB calls the director's cut and other version is theatrical one. The following describes the main differences between the two versions and why two versions were created.

After the film was completed, it was shelved while Warner Bros. worked to release a backlog of war-related films. It was decided that since the war was drawing to a close, public interest in these films would substantially lessened after its conclusion, whereas The Big Sleep had no such obvious issues of time sensitivity which would require a more immediate release. (A careful eye will spot many indications of The Big Sleep being shot during the war, such as ration stamps and dialogue, and pictures of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.)
Once the war ended, and Warner Bros. planned to release The Big Sleep, the "Bogie & Bacall" phenomenon caused by their electric appearance in To Have and Have Not as well as their subsequent marriage, was in full swing. Bacall's agent requested that portions of the film be reshot to capitalize on her newly attained celebrity. Studio head Jack Warner agreed, and new material, such as the suggestive "horse racing" scene was added (even though, contextually, it makes no sense whatsoever). Parts of the ending were also reshot, with Peggy Knudsen now in the part of Mona Mars, owing to the original actress, Pat Clark, being unavailable. While there is only a difference of two minutes in the run time of both versions, there is over twenty minutes of different footage between them. This resulted in a great deal of confusion being artificially imposed on what was an already intricate plot. In its revised form, The Big Sleep made its theatrical debut on 23 August 1946. - Wikipedia

Download link (torrent file)

http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/71642502/file.html

https://www.firedrive.com/file/09EE4BD62010C107


There is also extra material included - versions comparison, behind the scenes photos and trailer


Audio and video information:

Theatrical

Video : 1.39 GB, 1748 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 720x540 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 157 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Prerelease

Video : 2.36 GB, 2848 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 720x540 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 160 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian) for theatrical and English, French, Spanish for prerelease

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Charles Chaplin - Modern times (1936)

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 87 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0027977/

Cast

Charles Chaplin ... A factory worker
Paulette Goddard ... A gamin
Henry Bergman ... Cafe proprietor
Tiny Sandford ... Big Bill
Chester Conklin ... Mechanic
Hank Mann ... Burglar
Stanley Blystone ... Gamin's father
Al Ernest Garcia ... President of the Electro Steel Corp.
Richard Alexander ... Cellmate (as Dick Alexander)
Cecil Reynolds ... Minister

Description: The idea of the film was apparently given to Chaplin by a young reporter, who told him about the production line system in Detroit, which was turning its workers into nervous wrecks. In the film, Charlie becomes literally trapped in the machine and, in one of his finest patches of comic invention, is battered and buffeted by an automatic feeding machine introduced by his bosses to save time and money. Cured after his breakdown, he is arrested when he picks up a red flag that has fallen off the back of a lorry, and runs down the street to return it, exactly the same time as a left-wing demonstration comes round the corner. He meets 'The Gamine' (Paulette Goddard) in the back of the police van, who has also been arrested for stealing bread. From then on the theme is about two nondescripts trying to get along in modern times. "Smile, though your heart is breaking"

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http://rapidshare.com/files/398315138/Mod_t__es.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/398594238/Mod_t__es.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/397371718/Mod_t__es.part5.rar



Audio and video information:

Video : 812 MB, 1364 Kbps, 25 fps, 576*432 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 77 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x2000 = Lame MP3


Subtitles (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Hebrew, Russian) in SUB/IDX format + sample (13 MB)

http://rapidshare.com/files/399815204/Mod_t_subs_sample.rar


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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hitchcock Collection - The man who knew too much (1934)

Rating 6.9/10
Runtime: 75 min
Language: English/German/Italian
Country: UK
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0025452/

Cast

Leslie Banks ... Bob Lawrence
Edna Best ... Jill Lawrence
Peter Lorre ... Abbott
Frank Vosper ... Ramon Levine
Hugh Wakefield ... Clive
Nova Pilbeam ... Betty Lawrence
Pierre Fresnay ... Louis Bernard
Cicely Oates ... Nurse Agnes

Description: Bob and Jill Lawrence are on a winter sports holiday with their teenage daughter Betty. When their friend Louis Bernard is shot whilst dancing with Jill, he tells Bob of an assassination about to take place in London. Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the assassins kidnap Betty in order to keep the Lawrence's quiet. Bob and Jill return to London and take matters into their own hands.

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http://rapidshare.com/files/285928475/1934_-_The_man_who_knew_too_much.part01.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/285934669/1934_-_The_man_who_knew_too_much.part02.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/285935868/1934_-_The_man_who_knew_too_much.part03.rar
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http://rapidshare.com/files/285928918/1934_-_The_man_who_knew_too_much.part05.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/285929276/1934_-_The_man_who_knew_too_much.part06.rar
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http://rapidshare.com/files/285935383/1934_-_The_man_who_knew_too_much.part13.rar
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Hitchcock Collection - The 39 steps (1935)

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 86 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0026029/

Cast

Robert Donat ... Richard Hannay
Madeleine Carroll ... Pamela
Lucie Mannheim ... Miss Annabella Smith
Godfrey Tearle ... Professor Jordan
Peggy Ashcroft ... Margaret, crofter's wife
John Laurie ... John, crofter
Helen Haye ... Mrs. Louisa Jordan
Frank Cellier ... Sheriff Watson
Wylie Watson ... Mr. Memory

Description: Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr Memory"'s show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is running away from secret agents. He accepts to hide her in his flat, but in the night she is murdered. Fearing he could be accused on the girl's murder, Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring.

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+ extra material included: "Vintage Hitchcock", half-hour "Vintage Hitchcock" episode from Janus Films' documentary series "The Art of Film," chronicling Hitchcock's British films and "Lux Radio Theatre - The 39 Steps", complete full hour 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the story performed by Robert Montgomery and Ida Lupino.


Audio and video information:

Video : 1.25 GB, 2069 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704*528 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 118 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Dutch) included