Six in Paris (1965) Paris vu par... [Artificial Eye]

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Six in Paris (1965) Paris vu par... [Artificial Eye]

Six in Paris (1965)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:32:58 | 5,58 Gb
Audio: Français AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Art-house, Comedy, Drama

Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rhomer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs.

After the Rain (1999) Ame Agaru

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After the Rain (1999) Ame Agaru

After the Rain (1999)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:31:02 | 6,82 Gb
Audio: 日本語 AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English, 日本語
Genre: Drama

Shortly before his death in 1998, Akira Kurosawa completed a screenplay entitled Ame Agaru, based on a short story by Shugoro Yamamoto. Kurosawa passed on before he could bring this story to the screen, but one of his assistants, Takashi Koizumi, has directed a film adapted from the script, following as closely as possible the style of the master.

Pandora’s Box (1929) [The Criterion Collection #358]

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Pandora’s Box (1929) [The Criterion Collection #358]

Pandora’s Box (1929)
A Film by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Deutsch Intertitles | Scans | 02:11:03 | 7,26 Gb + 6,52 Gb
Disc 1 - Audio: Five Music tracks (Details see below) + English Commentary | Subs: English
Disc 2 - Audio: Deutsch (Dolby AC3 1.0); English (Dolby AC3 2.0/1.0 ch) | Subs: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #358

One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst’s lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora’s Box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora’s Box is one of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brooks’s dazzling individuality.

People on Sunday (1930) [The Criterion Collection #569]

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People on Sunday (1930) [The Criterion Collection #569]

People on Sunday (1930)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Artwork | 01:13:56 | 7,46 Gb
Two scores AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps with Deutsch intertitles and English subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #569

Years before they became major players in Hollywood, a group of young German filmmakers - including eventual noir masters Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann - worked together on the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag). This effervescent, sunlit silent, about a handful of city dwellers (a charming cast of nonprofessionals) enjoying a weekend outing, offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, People on Sunday was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:33:33 | 4,33 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, Crime, Drama

In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she's pregnant, one of Andrew's many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child. Friends, relatives, and colleagues say warm and loving things about Andrew, home movies confirm his exuberance. Andrew's parents, Kathleen and David, move to Newfoundland, Canada where the ex-girlfriend has gone. They await an arrest and trial of the murderer. They negotiate with the ex-girlfriend to visit their grandchild, Zachary, and they seek custody. Is there any justice; is Zachery a sweet and innocent consolation for the loss of their son?

Jîn (2013) Jin

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Jîn (2013) Jin

Jîn (2013)
A Film by Reha Erdem
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | 01:56:38 | 6,24 Gb
Audio: Türkçe AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps | Subs: English, Deutsch, Français, Türkçe
Genre: Drama

JÎN - named after its teenaged protagonist - is a kind of guerrilla travelogue set in southeastern Turkey, where Kurdish separatists wage a chronic, low-level (but lethal enough) war of independence against Erdogan’s iteration of the Turkish state. But it becomes a good deal more than that when Jîn strikes out into the forest alone, feeling constrained by her community of rebels and seeking to establish an identity of her own. As Jîn develops an empathic relationship with her environment by forming bonds with the creatures of the forest, the film takes on a hushed, almost magical quality that may remind some viewers of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work. Consistently absorbing, at times even transfixing, JÎN brings a poetic intensity to its study of the self in nature, and the nature of war.

Happy Land (1943)

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Happy Land (1943)

Happy Land (1943)
A Film by Irving Pichel
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:15:09 | 3,70 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Romance, War

An Iowa drugstore owner (Don Ameche) becomes embittered when his son is killed in World War II. The druggist believes that the boy's life was cut short before he had an opportunity to truly appreciate his existence. The grieving father is shown the error of his assumption by the ghost of his grandfather (Harry Carey), who through flashbacks details the good things about the son's short term on Earth, and the wonderful life that the druggist himself has enjoyed. Frances Dee plays Don Ameche's wife, while Ann Rutherford portrays his son's girl (who in turn is played in a flashback sequence by former Little Rascal Darla Hood).

Fox Horror Classics (1942-1945)

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Fox Horror Classics (1942-1945)

Fox Horror Classics (1942-1945)
The Undying Monster / The Lodger / Hangover Square
A Three Film by John Brahm
2xDVD9 + DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Scans | 224 min | 16,82 Gb
Audio: English 2.0/1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English, Français, Español
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Film-Noir, Classics

This three-disc collection of vintage suspense from the Fox vaults not only presents three atmospheric and underrated thrillers in sparkling remastered formats, but also serves as a long-overdue tribute to the talents of director John Brahm and actor Laird Cregar, who stars in two of the three films.

Tampopo (1985)

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Tampopo (1985)

Tampopo (1985)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:54:02 | 6,22 Gb
Audio: 日本語 AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English, 日本語
Genre: Comedy

In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares.

The Day of the Jackal (1973)

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The Day of the Jackal (1973)

The Day of the Jackal (1973)
A Film by Fred Zinnemann
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Cover + DVD Scan | 02:16:39 | 7,00 Gb
Audio: #1 English, #2 Deutsch, #3 Français, #4 Italiano and #5 Español - each AC3 1.0 @ 96 Kbps
Subs (15): English, Português, Dansk, Svenska, Suomi, Nederlands, Deutsch, Norsk, Polski, Čeština, Français, Ελληνικά, Türkçe, Magyar, Български
Genre: Crime, Thriller

It is the early 60s in France. The remaining survivors of the aborted French Foreign Legion have made repeated attempts to kill DeGaulle. The result is that he is the most closely guarded man in the world. As a desperate act, they hire The Jackal, the code name for a hired killer who agrees to kill French President De Gaulle for half a million dollars. We watch his preparations which are so thorough we wonder how he could possibly fail even as we watch the French police attempt to pick up his trail. The situation is historically accurate. There were many such attempts and the film closely follows the plot of the book.

Score (1974) [Uncensored version]

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Score (1974) [Uncensored version]

Score (1974)
A Film by Radley Metzger
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:31:33 | 7,01 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Art-house, Erotic

Riding an early seventies wave of ever more liberal big screen morals, Score takes us to the imaginary city of Leisure, where an experienced couple are playing dangerous games of seduction on the swinging scene. They're taking bets on who can screw who as they play fast and very loose with a newly married couple Betsy and Eddie; two cute kids who are about to get their world turned upside down… As the two couples dance around one another and the wine and pot begin to take hold, will the young pair break their vows and succumb to the new morality of their hosts? Will Betsy wear the dog collar and leash? Find out in this paean to sexual liberation and gender-bending erotic freedom.

Carrie (2002)

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Carrie (2002)

Stephen King's Carrie (2002)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Scans (4 JPGs) | 02:11:53 | 6,44 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, Français, Español
Genre: Horror, Thriller

This made-for-TV remake of the classic movie chiller Carrie is slightly more faithful to the original Stephen King novel–and slightly less profane and violent. Following in the bloody footsteps of Sissy Spacek, Angela Bettis stars as woebegone high school girl Carrie White, whose shy and awkward demeanor obscures the fact that she is "gifted" with awesome telekinetic powers. As part of a cruel and vicious student prank, Carrie's better-looking and more socially savvy classmates arrange for the hapless heroine to be elected prom queen–and one does not have to have seen the original film to know the terror that is unleashed once Carrie is crowned (in more ways than one). The climax is infinitely more "high tech" than in the 1976 film, but whether it is equally as frightening is a matter of taste; additionally, the 2002 version boasts a radically different ending, one that could very well accommodate a sequel or two…or three… Patricia Clarkson reprises the old Piper Laurie role as Carrie's abusive religious-fanatic mother.

Devil's Island Lovers (1974) + Night of the Assassins (1974)

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Devil's Island Lovers (1974) + Night of the Assassins (1974)

Devil's Island Lovers (1974) + Night of the Assassins (1974)
Two Films by Jess Franco
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | Scans | 01:17:27 + 1:18:51 | 3,92 Gb + 3,53 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Drama

Double-bill of cult horror from controversial director Jess Franco. In 'Devil's Island Lovers', a young couple are framed for murder and and imprisoned in a sadistic camp somewhere in South America, where they have to face the sinister attentions of the brutal prison warden. In 'Night of the Assassins', a group of relatives have arrived at a dark and sinister mansion for the reading of a will, little knowing that there is a crazed, masked killer hiding in the shadows.

Battleship Potemkin (1925) [Special Edition]

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Battleship Potemkin (1925) [Special Edition]

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
A Film by Sergei Eisenstein
DVD9 + DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Scans (5 JPGs) | 69 mins | 5,15 Gb + 3,36 Gb
Score AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/224 Kbps | English or Russian intertitles with English subtitles
Genre: War, Classics

Odessa, 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin and raising the red flag of revolution, the sailors' revolt becomes the rallying point for a Russian populace ground under the boot hells of the Czar's Cossacks. When ruthless White Russian cavalry arrives to crush the rebellion on the sandstone Odessa Steps, the most famous and most quoted film sequence in cinema history is born.

The Center of the World (2001)

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The Center of the World (2001)

The Center of the World (2001)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:27:48 | 7,27 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Drama, Romance

The titular center of the world is a matter of perspective in Wayne Wang's notorious, explicit drama of emotional isolation and sexual commerce in the modern world. According to rich, apathetic cyber-geek Peter Sarsgaard, it's his home computer. Amateur rock & roll drummer and part-time stripper Molly Parker deems it an erotic part of the female anatomy. Their "date" is merely a sexual contract that takes them to Las Vegas, a place as phony and impersonal as their so-called romance. "You know it's just an act, right?" she reminds him between her slinky bump-and-grind striptease shows and their sweaty sexual gymnastics….