Friday, February 8, 2008

Kind hearts and coronets (1949) - classic satire starring Alec Guinness in multiple roles

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 102 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Robert Hamer
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041546/

Cast

Alec Guinness ... The Duke/The Banker/The Parson/The General/The Admiral/Young Ascoyne/Young Henry/Lady Agatha
Dennis Price ... Louis
Valerie Hobson ... Edith
Joan Greenwood ... Sibella
Audrey Fildes ... Mama
Miles Malleson ... The Hangman
Clive Morton ... The Prison Governor
John Penrose ... Lionel

Description: Louis Mazzini's mother's frequent tales of how her titled D'Ascoyne family shunned her after she eloped with an Italian commoner causes a simmering resentment in him. On being spurned because of his lowly status by his lifetime (if devious and fickle) sweetheart Sibella he decides to permanently remove all the D'Ascoynes standing between him and the Dukedom. Becoming romantically involved with one of the widows he has created, he finds Sibella's jealousy could seriously threaten his grand design.

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Video : 621 MB, 1594 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 74 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = AC3


English subtitles (SUB/IDX files) and sample (7 MB)

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Trouble in paradise (1932) - Ernst Lubitsch

Rating 8.2/10
Runtime: 83 min
Language: English/Italian/Russian
Country: USA
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0023622/

Cast

Miriam Hopkins ... Lily
Kay Francis ... Madame Mariette Colet
Herbert Marshall ... Gaston Monescu, alias La Valle
Charles Ruggles ... The Major (as Charlie Ruggles)
Edward Everett Horton ... Fran├žois Filiba
C. Aubrey Smith ... Adolph J. Giron
Robert Greig ... Jacques, Mariette's Butler

Description: High class European thief Gaston Monesque meets his soul mate Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a countess. The two join forces and come under the employ of Mme. Colet, the beautiful owner of the Colet perfume company. Gaston works as Mme. Colet's personal secretary under the alias Monsieur Laval. Rumors start to fly as 'M. Laval' steals Mme. Colet away from her other suitors. When the secret of his true identity catches up to him, Gaston is caught between the two beautiful women.

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Video : 1010 MB, 1728 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 60 MB, 65 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel1, 0x55 = MPEG-1 Layer 3