Friday, June 6, 2008

Hitchcock Collection - Shadow of a doubt (1943) - Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

Rating 8.2/10
Runtime: 103 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036342/

Cast

Teresa Wright ... Charlotte Newton / Charlie
Joseph Cotten ... Charles Oakley / Uncle Charlie
Macdonald Carey ... Det. Jack Graham
Henry Travers ... Joseph Newton
Patricia Collinge ... Emma Newton
Hume Cronyn ... Herbie Hawkins

Description: Young Charlie Newton not only shares a name with her favorite uncle, but a special bond. At times she feels the charming man is the only one who understands her need to be extordinary and that she is better than the tiny town she lives in. So, when life is too dull she calls on him to visit. However, upon the arrival of two detecitves, one of whom becomes very close to young Charlie, and a series of unusal clues concerning the mysterious 'Merry Widow Murderer', her Uncle Charlie's behavor begins to change. Young Charlie starts to suspect that the man she once idiolized is not what he seems and as her world shatters, she realizes that her life may be in danger.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.13 GB, 1504 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 148 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channel, 0x2000 = AC3


Subtitles (English, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Turkish, Swedish) + sample (10 MB)

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sweet smell of success (1957) - Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis in classic film noir drama

Rating: 8.2/10
Runtime: 96
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051036/

Cast

Burt Lancaster ... J.J. Hunsecker
Tony Curtis ... Sidney Falco
Susan Harrison ... Susan Hunsecker
Martin Milner ... Steve Dallas (as Marty Milner)
Sam Levene ... Frank D' Angelo
Barbara Nichols ... Rita
Jeff Donnell ... Sally
Joe Frisco ... Herbie Temple
Emile Meyer ... Lt. Harry Kello
Edith Atwater ... Mary
The Chico Hamilton Quintet ... Themselves

Description: J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.

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+ set of extra material (2 GB to download):

1) Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away - 1986 Scottish Television documentary about filmmaker Alexander Mackendrick featuring interviews with the director, actors Burt Lancaster and James Coburn, producer James Hill and others

2) James Wong Howe: Cinematographer - 1973 documentary about James Wong Howe featuring the Oscar-winning dicrector of photography discussing his philosophy of cinematography and offering a tutorial on film lighting.

3) Neal Gabler on Walter Winchell - video piece with author and film historian Neal Gabler who looks at Walter Winchell, the media powerhouse who inspired Sweet Smell of Success's J.J. Hunsecker.

4) James Mangold on Alexander Mackendrick - video interview with writer-director James Mangold, where he remembers his CalArts mentor and teacher Alexandre Mackendrick and details how Sweet Smell of Success reflects Mackendrick's central instrunctions about filmmaking

5) Original theatrical trailer

6) Additional audio commentary by James Naremore, author of BFI Film Classics series' Sweet Smell of Success, in separate ac3 file

7) Movie soundtrack by Chico Hamilton Quintet/Elmer Bernstein, total duration: 01:10:13

Track listing

1. Goodbye Baby (05:02)
2. Cheek to Chico (02:11)
3. Susan (The Sage) (02:30)
4. Sidney's Theme (01:56)
5. Jonalah (02:14)
6. Jam (01:46)
7. Night Beat (02:20)
8. Concerto of Themes from Soundtrack of "Sweet Smell of Success" (16:32)
9. The Street (02:41)
10. Hot Dogs and Juice (Goodbye Baby) (02:29)
11. Sidney and Susie (02:47)
12. Hunsecker's Price (01:58)
13. Tropical Island Mood (02:43)
14. The Smear (01:37)
15. Toots Shor's Blues (02:48)
16. Nite Spot Rock (01:58)
17. Susie's Problem's (02:11)
18. Hunsecker Operates (Goodbye Baby) (01:32)
19. Goodbye Baby Blues (03:33)
20. The Trap is Sprung (02:04)
21. Love Scene (Susan-The Sage) (03:36)
22. Out of Darkness (03:45)


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.20 GB, 1781 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 672*400 (1.66:1), XviD= XviD 1.2.1
Audio : 266 MB, 384 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = Dolby AC3


Subtitles (English (SUB/IDX), Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish) + sample (9 MB) included