Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fury (1936) - classic gangster movie from director Fritz Lang, starring Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney

Rating 7.9/10
Runtime: 92 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fritz Lang
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027652/

Cast

Sylvia Sidney ... Katherine Grant
Spencer Tracy ... Joe Wilson
Walter Abel ... District Attorney
Bruce Cabot ... Kirby Dawson
Edward Ellis ... Sheriff
Walter Brennan ... 'Bugs' Meyers
Frank Albertson ... Charlie
George Walcott ... Tom
Arthur Stone ... Durkin

Description: Based on the story "Mob Rule" by Norman Krasna. Joe Wilson and Katherine Grant are in love, but he doesn't have enough money for them to get married. So Katherine moves across the country to make money. But things go disastrously wrong for Joe when he is stopped in Strand by the redneck Deputy "Bugs" Meyers as suspect of kidnapping a boy in the Peabody Case. When they find peanuts in his pocket and a five-dollar bill in his pocket with the numeration of the money paid for ransom, Joe is arrested for investigation. "Bugs" Meyers makes a comment in the barbershop about the prisoner and sooner the gossip is spread in the little town. Joe is accused of being a kidnapper and they try to invade the police station to lynch him. For political reason, Governor Burt does not send the National Guard to help Sheriff Tad Hummel to protect Joe and the Police Station is burnt down by the vigilantes. Joe is presumed dead but out of the blue he appears at his brothers' apartment seeking justice. He had learnt that in accordance with the laws, Lynch Law is murder in the first degree and his brothers open a case against twenty-two dwellers of Strand. The prosecutor Mr. Adams accepts the case and Katherine Grant is the prime witness. Joe's revenge is set in motion.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_bE1KdHN5MVh6SGc

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=14549269657003262571


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.43 GB, 3757 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 710x480 ~> 710x517 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 122
Audio : 127/53 MB (main/commentary), 192/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channel(s), 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


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


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, with interview excerpts of director Fritz Lang. 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)

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Boris Karloff's Thriller - season 2, episodes 17-23

Episode 17 - La Strega

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself
Ursula Andress ... Luana
Alejandro Rey ... Tonio Bellini
Ramon Novarro ... Maestro Giuliano
Jeanette Nolan ... La Strega
Frank DeKova ... Lieutenant Vincoli
Ernest Sarracino ... Padre Lupari

Description: Three men try to drown a young woman, fearing she's a witch. A wandering painter pulls her from the river, refusing to believe in such rural superstition. The young artist shelters her, but her elderly aunt who rules the 18th Century Italian countryside via supernatural power, plots to keep her niece as a sorcerer's apprentice - no matter what.


Episode 18 - The storm

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself
Nancy Kelly ... Janet Willsom
David McLean ... Ben T. Willsom
James Griffith ... Ed Brandies

Description: Woman & her jumpy black cat Baba increasingly besieged by amorous loon of a cabbie, power outages, and menacing sounds throughout her isolated home during a devastating storm. The newlywed just returned early from 2 weeks caring for her sister. As she prays for her husband's arrival, she decides to confront strange sounds emanating from the storm cellar.


Episode 19 - A wig for Miss Devore

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself
Patricia Barry ... Sheila Devore
John Baragrey ... George Machik
John Fiedler ... Herbert Bleake
Herbert Rudley ... Max Quinke
Linda Watkins ... Arabella Foote
Ina Victor ... Betty

Description: An aging actress tries for a comeback in a film about a witch hanged for murder. As a stunt she insists on wearing the historical woman's wig, which turns out to be cursed, changing her into a literal man-killer.


Episode 20 - The hollow watcher

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself
Audrey Dalton ... Meg O'Danagh Wheeler
Sean McClory ... Sean O'Danagh
Warren Oates ... Hugo Wheeler
Sandy Kenyon ... Mason
Walter Burke ... Croxton
Denver Pyle ... Ortho Wheeler

Description: An Irish mail-order bride marries into a family in North Carolina, with a scheme to steal their hidden fortune. She murders her autocratic father-in-law and hides his body inside a scarecrow - but the vengeful scarecrow is now stalking her.


Episode 21 - Cousin Tundifer

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself
Edward Andrews ... Miles Tundifer
Sue Ane Langdon ... Queenie de Lyte
Vaughn Taylor ... Pontifex Tundifer
Howard McNear ... Jack Passasstroy
Dayton Lummis ... Millard Braystone
Hallene Hill ... The Old Woman
Cyril Delevanti ... The Old Man

Description: Mass murderer's descendant plots quicker inheritance options when his ill, rich uncle Pontifex, takes up with Queenie De Lyte, a stripper turned art fancier. A psychologist cured Pontifex's obsession with restoring ancient family homes, destroying nephew Tundifer's hope of having Pontifex declared incompetent. Tundifer looks exactly like his evil ancestor, a portrait of whom hangs in one family mansion, whose expensive renovation may include a portal to a prior century.


Episode 22 - The incredible Doktor Markesan

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself / Dr. Konrad Markesan
Dick York ... Fred Bancroft
Carolyn Kearney ... Molly Bancroft
Richard Hale ... Prof. Everett Latimore
Henry Hunter ... Prof. Angus Holden
Basil Howes ... Prof. Charing

Description: Fred and Molly Bancroft, a pair of penniless newlyweds, are so desperate that they visit Fred's mysterious uncle Konrad Markesan, whom he hasn't seen in over twenty years. They are hoping to live in with him rent free until they can find jobs and be self-sufficient. The once-beautiful mansion is in a decrepitly musty state, filled with dust, cobwebs, and rats while Fred's once-kindly uncle is now a disheveled, cadaver-like figure who offers them shelter on condition that they never leave their room after dark, a condition that Markesan insures by locking them in at night.


Episode 23 - Flowers of evil

Cast:

Boris Karloff ... Himself
Luciana Paluzzi ... Madalena
Kevin Hagen ... Arno Lunt
Jack Weston ... Maurice Reynard
Vladimir Sokoloff ... The Janitor
Gregory Gaye ... The President

Description: A faithless wife and her lover murder her husband and sell his skeleton to a medical school. The skeleton keeps returning, however - and screaming.


Extras for episodes from this post (promos not included in my source):

2x17 - La Strega (Audio commentary by Gary Gerani, Steve Mitchell and Craig Reardon, audio commentary by Jon Burlingame and Steve Mitchell, isolated music score by Morton Stevens)
2x18 - The storm (Audio commentary by Larry Blamire and David Schow, isolated music score by Morton Stevens)
2x19 - A wig for Miss Devore (Audio commentary by Patricia Barry and Steve Mitchell, isolated music score by Morton Stevens)
2x20 - The hollow watcher (Audio commentary by Larry Blamire, Gary Gerani and David Schow)
2x21 - Cousin Tundifer (Isolated music score by Morton Stevens)
2x22 - The incredible Doktor Markesan (Audio commentary by Gary Gerani and David Schow, isolated music score by Morton Stevens)
2x23 - Flowers of evil (Isolated music score by Morton Stevens)


Download link (torrent file)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_clV1Mjl2cGZzelU

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=87757667562661381347

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They won't forget (1937) - classic drama directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Claude Rains, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger and Lana Turner

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029658/

Cast

Claude Rains ... Andy Griffin
Gloria Dickson ... Sybil Hale
Edward Norris ... Robert Hale
Otto Kruger ... Gleason
Allyn Joslyn ... Bill Brock
Lana Turner ... Mary Clay
Linda Perry ... Imogene Mayfield
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Joe Turner
Cy Kendall ... Detective Laneart

Description: A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime. He sets out to convict Robert Hale, a transplanted northerner who was Mary's teacher at the business school where she was killed. Despite the fact that all the evidence against Hale is circumstantial, Griffin works with a ruthless reporter to create a media frenzy of prejudice and hate against the teacher.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_WGpLeFk4cHZibkE

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=25435858394344462629


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.32 GB, 1996 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 716x480 ~> 716x537 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 132 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, French) posters and screenshots included