Friday, September 28, 2007

On the waterfront (1954) - Marlon Brando, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint and Rod Steiger in classic drama

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 108 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Elia Kazan
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Marlon Brando ... Terry Malloy
Karl Malden ... Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb ... Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger ... Charley 'the Gent' Malloy
Eva Marie Saint ... Edie Doyle
Pat Henning ... Timothy J. 'Kayo' Dugan
Leif Erickson ... Glover
James Westerfield ... Big Mac

Description: The Waterfront Crime Commission is about to hold public hearings on union crime and underworld infiltration. As workers are turned against each other, Terry Malloy inadvertently participates in the murder of fellow longshoreman Joey Doyle. Union boss Johnny Friendly orchestrates the murder along with other illegal dockside activities, aided by Terry's brother Charley. Terry begins to feel pangs of conscience. When Joey's sister Edie sees more in Terry than he sees in himself and Father Barry urges him on, Terry reassesses his past and begins to regain responsibility for his actions.






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Audio and video information:

Video : 2.31 GB, 3100 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 956*576 (1.66:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 130
Audio : 147/80 MB (main/commentary), 192/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/1 channel, 0x2000 = AC3/AAC, CBR/VBR

Also a nice set of extras included:

* Interview with Elia Kazan (12:00) - Richard Schickel, author of "Elia Kazan: A Biography" interviewing director Elia Kazan
* Featurette "Contender: Mastering the Method" (25:14) - documentary directed by David Naylor on the film’s most famous scene
* Video photo gallery
* Trailer

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

Dual audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original one, and the other is audio commentary featuring Richard Schickel and Jeff Young - author of "Kazan: The Master Director discusses his films". 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 dual audio file on your HDD (or you can simply drag and drop movie file into program window)

4. If any warining 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 main language 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.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hitchcock Collection - Torn curtain (1966) - Paul Newman, Julie Andrews

Rating 6.5/10
Runtime: 128 min
Language: English/German/Swedish/Norwegian
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
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Paul Newman ... Professor Michael Armstrong
Julie Andrews ... Dr. Sarah Louise Sherman
Lila Kedrova ... Countess Kuchinska
Hansjörg Felmy ... Heinrich Gerhard
Tamara Toumanova ... Ballerina
Wolfgang Kieling ... Hermann Gromek
Ludwig Donath ... Professor Gustav Lindt
Günter Strack ... Professor Karl Manfred

Description: American scientist Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) defects to Eastern Europe, followed by his reluctant fiancée Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews). It's no surprise to learn that the defection is not genuine, and that his real mission is to steal a secret mathematical formula from a professor in Leipzig.


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Audio and video information:

Video : 1.19 GB, 1339 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 608*320 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 175 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x2000 = AC3