Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ashes and Diamonds aka Popiół i diament (1958)

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 103 min
Language: Polish
Country: Poland
Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052080/

Cast

Zbigniew Cybulski ... Maciek Chelmicki
Ewa Krzyzewska ... Krystyna
Waclaw Zastrzezynski ... Szczuka
Adam Pawlikowski ... Andrzej
Bogumil Kobiela ... Drewnowski
Jan Ciecierski ... Portier
Stanislaw Milski ... Pieniazek

Description: On the last day of World War Two in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. Gorgeously photographed and brilliantly performed, Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time.

Screens

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Download link (torrent file):

https://rapidshare.com/files/2445752942/Ashes and Diamonds.torrent


+ extra - documentary called "On Ashes and Diamonds" from 2005, with Andrzej Wajda discussing some aspects of making the movie and his early director career


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.02 GB, 1447 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704*416 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 169 MB, 107 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = Lame MP3


Subtitles for main movie (English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian) and extra (English) + sample (11 MB)

All included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original Polish, and the other is additional audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf. 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:

http://www.virtualdub.org/download.html

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 warning 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 audio stream 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 butttom 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.

And finally...


Beta version :)

What do you think?

Do we have some reporters here?

I am so angry...

I spent 5 hours re-uploading 3 CD version of "Gone with the wind", I put new links online yesterday in the evening, and after no more than 12 hours, they got reported...

What the f....? Who is that bastard who do this to me? This way I will not be able to provide the stuff the way I used to...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Some like it hot (1959) - excellent comedy from director Billy Wilder, starring Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft and Pat O'Brien

Rating 8.3/10
Runtime: 121 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Billy Wilder
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053291/

Cast

Marilyn Monroe ... Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis ... Joe - 'Josephine'/'Junior'
Jack Lemmon ... Jerry - 'Daphne'
George Raft ... Spats Colombo
Pat O'Brien ... Det. Mulligan
Joe E. Brown ... Osgood Fielding III
Nehemiah Persoff ... Little Bonaparte
Joan Shawlee ... Sweet Sue
Billy Gray ... Sig Poliakoff
George E. Stone ... Toothpick Charlie
Dave Barry ... Beinstock

Description: Joe, the saxophone player, is Josephine in the all girls band that he joined with Jerry, the bass violin player, to be one step ahead of the mob after witnessing the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. After a train ride that sets a record for number of people in an upper berth, they are in Miami. Joe decides to be the man of Sugar Kane's dreams and invites her out to a yacht he doesn't have. But he can use Osgood Fielding's yacht if Jerry - as Daphne - will keep Osgood dancing. The pace gets even giddier when the Chicago mob arrives in Miami for a convention.

Screens:

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_ZERmeTRQblhDdzQ

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=06061746584451399233

With extra material included:

* The Making of "Some Like It Hot" (26 mins.) — A casual, well-made thumbnail history assembled from new and archival materials that chronicle the film's writing (including good moments spent on Joe E. Brown's closing line) and production.

* The Legacy of "Some Like It Hot" (20 min) — An even more nostalgic and warmly felt companion piece to "The Making of...", this one adds Hugh Hefner, UCLA cinema professor Harold Suber, producer Walter Mirisch and director Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys) to Lemmon, Curtis, Wilder and Mrs. Diamond.

* "Nostalgic Look Back" (31 min) — An interview with Tony Curtis by Leonard Maltin.

* "Memories from the Sweet Sues" (12 min) — retrospective interviews with four of the bit-part actresses who played members of the all-girl jazz band, who recall being on the set, with most of the talk revolving around Marylin Monroe.

* Interactive 3-D Hall of Memories — 21-minute montage of stills, scene snippets and "Never-Before-Seen" photos, devoted to Monroe, Curtis, Lemmon, Wilder and Behind The Scenes.

* Original theatrical trailer


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.54 GB, 2987 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 952*576 (1.66:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 130
Audio : 334/70 MB (main/commentary), 384/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


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


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by actors Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, son of co-screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond and screenwriters Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz. 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, commentary on Track 2)