Saturday, December 24, 2011

Beyond a reasonable doubt (1956) - Fritz Lang film noir with Dana Andrews and Joan Fontaine

Rating 6.9/10
Runtime: 80 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fritz Lang
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0049006/

Cast

Dana Andrews ... Tom Garrett
Joan Fontaine ... Susan Spencer
Sidney Blackmer ... Austin Spencer
Arthur Franz ... Bob Hale
Philip Bourneuf ... Roy Thompson
Ed Binns ... Lt. Kennedy
Shepperd Strudwick ... Jonathan Wilson
Robin Raymond ... Terry Larue

Description: The owner of an important newspaper Austin Spencer opposes to the capital punishment and particularly to the prosecutor Roy Thompson, who has just succeeded in a trial based on circumstantial evidences. When a dancer is strangled and the police have no suspect, Austin convinces his future son-in-law, the prominent writer Tom Garrett, to plant circumstantial evidences to self-incriminate, while he would hold pictures, receipts and other evidences of his innocence until the very last moment. Later Austin would begin a campaign in his newspaper disclosing the possibility of sending an innocent to the electric chair. They decide to hide the truth from Austin's daughter Susan since she could not support the situation under stress. When the jury withdraws from the court in the end of the trial to give the sentence, Austin takes the evidences that prove the innocence of Tom from his safe, but has a car accident and dies. Tom is sentenced to death penalty and tries to convince Susan of his innocence as his last hope.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 924 MB, 1605 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720*368 (~2:1), XviD = XviD 1.1.0
Audio : 111 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish) included

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Elevator to the gallows AKA Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) - movie debut of director Louis Malle

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 92 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Louis Malle
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0051378

Cast

Jeanne Moreau ... Florence Carala
Maurice Ronet ... Julien Tavernier
Georges Poujouly ... Louis
Yori Bertin ... Véronique
Jean Wall ... Simon Carala
Elga Andersen ... Frieda Bencker
Sylviane Aisenstein ... Yvonne, La fille du bar
Micheline Bona ... Geneviève
Gisèle Grandpré ... Jacqueline Mauclair

Description: The former Captain Julien Tavernier works in the company of the powerful arms dealer Simon Carala and is the lover of his wife Florence Carala. Julien and Florence plot a scheme to kill Simon simulating a suicide. Julien stays after-hours in the company with the telephone operator and the doorman and comes to his office. He climbs to Simon's office using a rope outside the window and kills the executive. He runs to his office to attend a phone call and forgets the rope, and leaves the building with the two employees to have an alibi. When he is ready to drive his car, he sees the rope hanging outside the building and he returns to withdraw the rope, leaving his overcoat and revolver in the car. Then the things get even more complicated...

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+ extra material (all with subtitles, 887 MB to download):

1) New interview with actress Jeanne Moreau
2) Archival interviews with Louis Malle, actors Maurice Ronet and Moreau, and original soundtrack session pianist René Urtreger
3) Footage of Miles Davis and Louis Malle from the soundtrack recording session
4) New video program about the score with jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis and critic Gary Giddins
5) Malle's student film Crazeologie, featuring the title song by Charlie Parker

and soundtrack - Jean-Paul Rappeneau, a jazz fan and Malle's assistant at the time, suggested asking Miles Davis to create the film's soundtrack - possibly inspired by the Modern Jazz Quartet's recording for Roger Vadim's Sait-on jamais (Does One Ever Know), released a few months earlier in 1957.

Miles was booked to perform at the Club St-Germain in Paris for November 1957. Rappeneau introduced him to Malle, and Miles agreed to record the music after attending a private screening. On December 4, he brought his four sidemen to the Le Poste Parisien recording studio without having had them prepare anything. Miles only gave the musicians a few rudimentary harmonic sequences he had assembled in his hotel room, and, once the plot was explained, the band improvised without any precomposed theme, while edited loops of the musically relevant film sequences were projected in the background. Jazz Track, an album that contains ten songs from this soundtrack, received a 1960 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Small Group. This upload is also containing all of the outtakes and raw recordings without reverb which were previously unreleased.

Personnel include Miles Davis on Trumpet, Barney Wilgen on tenor sax, Rene Urteger on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums.

Tracks 1-16 are released for the first time, tracks 17-26 are the original release from 1958.

Track List (171 MB, Format: mp3, Bitrate: 320 Kbps, Encoder: L.A.M.E., Encoder settings: CBR, Secure Mode)

1. Generique
2. Assassinat de Carala
3. Sur l'Autoroute
4. Julien dans l'Ascenseur
5. Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees
6. Diner au Motel
7. Evasion de Julien
8. Visite du Vigile
9. Bar du Petit Bac
10. Chez le Photographe du Motel
11. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees [Take 1]
12. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees [Take 2]
13. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees [Generique]
14. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees [Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees]
15. Assassinat [Take 1]
16. Assassinat [Julien dans L`Ascenseur]
17. Assassinat [L`Assassinat de Carala]
18. Motel (Diner au Motel)
19. Final [Take 1]
20. Final [Take 2]
21. Final [Chez le Photographe du Motel]
22. Ascenseur [Evasion de Julien]
23. Ascenseur [Evasion de Julien]
24. Petit Bal [Au Bar du Petit Bac]
25. Sequence Voiture [Take 1]
26. Sequence Voiture [Sur l'Autoroute]


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.24 GB, 1942 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*384 (1.66:1), XviD = XviD 1.1.0
Audio : 126 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English (SUB/IDX and SRT), Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German, Greek, Italian, Turkish ) + sample and theatrical trailers included

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The man who shot Liberty Valance (1962) - John Wayne, James Stewart and Lee Marvin in one of best westerns ever

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 118 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Ford
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056217/

Cast

John Wayne ... Tom Doniphon
James Stewart ... Ransom Stoddard
Vera Miles ... Hallie Stoddard
Lee Marvin ... Liberty Valance
Edmond O'Brien ... Dutton Peabody
Andy Devine ... Marshal Link Appleyard
Ken Murray ... Doc Willoughby
John Carradine ... Maj. Cassius Starbuckle
Jeanette Nolan ... Nora Ericson
John Qualen ... Peter Ericson
Willis Bouchey ... Jason Tully (conductor)

Description: Senator Ranse Stoddard returns to the city of Shinbone in the Wild West, to go to the funeral of his friend, Tom Doniphon. To a journalist, who's wondering what the senator is doing in Shinbone, he tells how his career started as the man who shot Liberty Valance. As a lawyer he came to Shinbone to bring law and order to the west by means of law books. When the stagecoach is held up by outlaws, he is savagely beaten by Liberty Valance. He survives the attack and is nursed by his future wife, Hallie. Hallie is being wooed by a local rancher, Tom Doniphon. Ranse teaches the people of Shinbone to read and write, all the while trying to find a way of bringing Valance to justice. He finally takes up a gun and faces Valance in a menacing shootout...

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http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/19513736/file.html


+ Two excellent sets of extra material:

1) Selected scenes with commentaries - includes an intro from director's grandson Dan Ford and provides notes from Ford, Stewart and Marvin. We learn that Ford conducted these interviews in the early 1970s as research for a book. The clips cover cast and performances as well as various aspects of the production and the careers of the participants (233 MB, 23 minutes runtime)


2) "The Size of Legends, The Soul of Myth" - seven-part featurette which presents notes from Bogdanovich, Dan Ford, film critic/historian Richard Schickel, John Ford biographer Scott Eyman, Paramount Picture producer AC Lyles, film historian Michael Blake, Lee Marvin's widow Pamela, and film critic/author Molly Haskell. We also hear from John Ford, James Stewart and Lee Marvin via archival elements ( 593 MB, 51 minutes runtime)


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.81 GB, 2185 Kbps, 25 fps, 720*384 (16:9), XviD = XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)
Audio : 379 MB, 448 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Polish, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Czech, Danish, croatian, Dutch, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish) for movie and English, Spanish, French as SUB/IDX for extra included

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Song of the Thin Man (1947) - last movie of Thin Man series

Rating 6.8/10
Runtime: 82 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039853/

Cast

William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Keenan Wynn ... Clarence 'Clinker' Krause
Dean Stockwell ... Nick Charles Jr.
Phillip Reed ... Tommy Edlon Drake
Patricia Morison ... Phyllis Talbin
Leon Ames ... Mitchell Talbin
Gloria Grahame ... Fran Ledue Page

Description: Nick and Nora Charles are asked by Phil Brant and Janet Thayar, who have just eloped, to help them after band leader Tommy Drake is killed at a society dance which Nick and Nora also attended. The police are looking to arrest Brant for the murder and while he claims he's innocent, Nick isn't too keen on having him in the house and turns him over to the police. As they look into the case, Nick and Nora learn that Drake wasn't very well liked and there are actually several people who benefited from his death. Drake owed money to loan shark Al Amboy, and Janet's father disliked Brant and may have set him up. Drake's girlfriend may have been having a fling with clarinetist Buddy Hollis, and he and Drake had a fist fight on stage during the festivities. Nick arranges for another party on the same boat where Nora notices something quite peculiar about one of the guest's jewelry.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 966 MB, 1628 Kbps, 25 fps, 592*432 (1.37:1), XviD 1.2.0.dev47 (UTC 2006-11-01)
Audio : 59 MB, 128 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = MP3, VBR


Subtitles (English, French, Portuguese, Greek) + sample and theatrical trailer included

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Thin Man goes home (1945) with William Powell and Myrna Loy

Rating 7.1/10
Runtime: 100 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037365/

Cast

William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Marta Charles
Gloria DeHaven ... Laura Belle Ronson
Anne Revere ... Crazy Mary
Helen Vinson ... Helena Draque
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Bertram Charles
Lloyd Corrigan ... Dr. Bruce Clayworth

Description: Nick and Nora head to Nick's hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, was always a bit disappointed with Nick's choice of profession in particular and his lifestyle in general. With Nick's arrival however the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, are convinced that he must be there on a case despite his protestations that he's just there for rest and relaxation. When someone is shot dead on his doorstep however, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not.

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Video : 925 MB, 1600 Kbps, 29.970 fps, 720*528 (1.37:1), XviD = XviD
Audio : 115 MB, 160 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = MP3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French (SUB/IDX)) + sample and theatrical trailer (32 MB)

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Rating 7.0/10
Runtime: 97 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034172/

Cast

William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Barry Nelson ... Paul Clarke
Donna Reed ... Molly Ford
Sam Levene ... Lieutenant Abrams
Alan Baxter ... 'Whitey' Barrow
Henry O'Neill ... Major Jason I. Sculley

Description: Nick and Nora's hopes for a pleasant afternoon at the local race track are dashed when a jockey is found shot dead in the locker room. Nick's friend Lt. Abrams wants him to help out but Nick is enjoying the good life too much to get involved. However, he is subsequently approached by Major Scully to look into corruption and the role of organized crime in gambling. Others are killed but in the end, Nick gathers all of the suspects into a room and identifies the killer.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.23 GB, 1813 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD = XviD 1.2.0.dev47
Audio : 133 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French (SUB/IDX) and Greek in SRT format) + sample and theatrical trailer included

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Thin Man (1939) - third part of Thin Man series

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 103 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031047/

Cast

William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Virginia Grey ... Lois MacFay / Linda Mills
Otto Kruger ... Assistant District Attorney Van Slack
C. Aubrey Smith ... Colonel Burr MacFay
Ruth Hussey ... Dorothy Waters, Charles' Nanny
Nat Pendleton ... Lieutenant John Guild

Description: The Charles' are back in New York with Asta and a new arrival: Nicky Jr. They are invited by Colonel MacFey to spend the weekend at his house in Long Island as he desperately wants Charles to help him out. It seems he has been receiving threats from Phil Church, a very shady character. When McFey is killed Church seems to be the obvious suspect but Nick suspects there is something far more complicated going on. McFey's housekeeper, daughter and various hangers-on may all have had an interest in seeking the old man's demise.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.32 GB, 1836 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD = XviD 1.2.0.dev47
Audio : 141 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French (SUB/IDX) and Greek in SRT format) + sample and theatrical trailer included

Sunday, October 16, 2011

After the Thin Man (1936) - second instalment of Thin Man series

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 112 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027260/

Cast

William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
James Stewart ... David Graham
Elissa Landi ... Selma Landis
Joseph Calleia ... 'Dancer'
Jessie Ralph ... Aunt Katherine Forrest
Alan Marshal ... Robert Landis

Description: Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora find themselves trying to solve another mystery. It's New Year's Eve and they are summoned to dinner at Nora's elderly, and very aristocratic, family. There they find that cousin Thelma's husband Charles has been missing for three days. Nick reluctantly agrees to look for him but the case takes a twist when Charles is shot and Thelma is accused of murder. Several other murders occur but eventually Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the identity of the killer.

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https://rapidshare.com/files/674538452/After the Thin Man (1936).torrent


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.31 GB, 1671 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD = XviD 1.2.0.dev47
Audio : 154 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French (SUB/IDX) and German, Portuguese, Greek in SRT format) + sample and theatrical trailer included

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - film adaptation of Agatha Christie novel

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 122 min
Language: English
Country: UK
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071877/

Cast

Albert Finney ... Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall ... Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard
Martin Balsam ... Signor Bianchi
Ingrid Bergman ... Greta Ohlsson
Jacqueline Bisset ... Countess Andrenyi
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Pierre Paul Michel
Sean Connery ... Colonel Arbuthnot
John Gielgud ... Mr. Beddoes
Wendy Hiller ... Princess Dragomiroff
Anthony Perkins ... Hector Willard MacQueen
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mary Debenham
Rachel Roberts ... Hildegarde Schmidt
Richard Widmark ... Mr. Ratchett
Michael York ... Count Andrenyi

Description: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express. One of the passengers requests his protection, but Poirot declines. The next day the passenger is found dead in his compartment and Poirot is asked to solve the case. The train is forced to stop due to a snow drift blocking the tracks. This gives him a few hours to figure out the murderer's identity before the local police take over the investigation. During his investigation, Poirot discovers that many of the passengers have some connection to a 5 year old case where an infant was kidnapped and murdered in which the mastermind escaped prosecution. This lead to the death (during childbirth) of the mother and the suicide of her father. This could be the vital clue to crack the case, but can he do it in time?

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Video and audio information:

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Audio : 167 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3


Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Greek) + sample (6 MB)

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