Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) Matka Joanna od aniolów [Restored Edition]

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Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) Matka Joanna od aniolów [Restored Edition]

Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
A Film by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:45:30 | 7,21 Gb
Audio: Polski AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Mystery, Drama | Restored Edition

One of the landmarks of Polish cinema, this celebrated film has now been fully and carefully restored from original materials and is presented here in this beautiful new High-Definition transfer. Based on the documented story of the demonic possession of a group of nuns that led to the burning of a priest at the stake in Loudun, France in 1634 (which also formed the basis for Ken Russell s notorious 1971 film The Devils and provided inspiration to Aldous Huxley for his renowned novel The Devils of Loudun). In acclaimed director Jerzy Kawalerowicz's hands Mother Joan of the Angels is a spare, visually astonishing and profoundly disturbing exploration of faith, repression, fanaticism and sexuality. Aided by an extraordinary performance by Lucyna Winnicka as Mother Joan, Kawalerowicz produces one of cinema s most evocative and intense studies of the tragedy of emotion repressed by dogma.

BBC - The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004)

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BBC - The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004)

BBC - The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004)
DVDRip | 704 x 400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1920 Kbps | 16x~49mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 11.6 GB
Genre: Documentary

This award-winning series, Private Life of a Masterpiece, reveals the full and fascinating stories behind famous works of art, not just how they came to be created, but also how they influenced others and came to have a life of their own in the modern world. The works of art featured here are both instantly familiar and profoundly mysterious.

Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003)

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Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003)

Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003)
DVDRip | AVI | 640x416 | XviD @ 1160 Kbps | Ambient MP3 @ 132 Kbps | 74 min | 700 Mb
Genre: Art-house, Documentary

The film consists of five long takes set by the ocean. As in a typical Ozu film, the camera never moves, zooms or pans. There is no dialogue, and only one shot includes people.

The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966) [Masters of Cinema #109]

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The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966) [Masters of Cinema #109]

Hawks and Sparrows (1966)
A Film by Pier Paolo Pasolini
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:28:36 | 5,13 Gb
Audio: Italiano AC3 2.0 @ 320 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Art-house | Masters of Cinema #109

A crow gifted with the power of speech accompanies wandering duo Totò and Ninetto on a trail that leads to their roles as Franciscan friars who preach to the literal “hawks and sparrows”, before returning in time to gaze upon slum-dwellers, Danteist dentists, itinerant actor-hippies, and, ultimately, the state of the modern world.

Through the Olive Trees (1994) Zire darakhatan zeyton

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Through the Olive Trees (1994) Zire darakhatan zeyton

Through the Olive Trees (1994)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1200x720 | x264 @ 7250 Kbps | 103 min | 5,71 Gb
Audio: Persian AC3 2.0 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English, 日本語, Português
Genre: Art-house, Drama

The film focuses on one of the events in "Life, and Nothing More…" (1992), and explores the relationship between the film director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is trying to persuade the actress that they should get married.

The Fan (1982) Der Fan

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The Fan (1982) Der Fan

The Fan (1982)
BDRip | MKV | 1024x552 | x264 @ 2957 Kbps | 93 min | 2,11 Gb
Audio: Deutsch AAC 1.0 @ 120 Kbps and English AAC 1.0 @ 144 Kbps | Subs: English
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BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1036 | x264 @ 10,6 Mbps | 93 min | 6,97 Gb
Audio: Deutsch AAC 1.0 @ 120 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Art-house, Horror

The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a crowd of fans pushing him for autographs. She is later shocked when he lets her know that he does not love her. In an instant, she is caught "in a trance" and feels a murderous urge that is bigger than the both of them.

And Life Goes on... (1992) Zendegi va digar hich

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And Life Goes on... (1992) Zendegi va digar hich

And Life Goes on… (1992)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1800x1080 | x264 @ 16,1 Mbps | 95 min | 11,03 Gb
Audio: Persian FLAC 2.0 @ 417 Kbps | Subs: English, 日本語
Genre: Art-house, Adventure, Drama

After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, "Where Is My Friend's House?" (1987). In their search, they found how people who had lost everything in the earthquake still have hope and try to live life to the fullest.

To Die Like a Man (2009) Morrer Como Um Homem

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To Die Like a Man (2009) Morrer Como Um Homem

To Die Like a Man (2009)
DVDRip | AVI | 640x464 | XviD @ 1729 Kbps | 128 min | 1,96 Gb
Audio: Português (mostly) AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Fantasy

A transvestite tries to erase any past history of herself as a male. She dies tragically before this is accomplished and her male identity is engraved on her headstone.

A Sixth Part of the World (1926) & The Eleventh Year (1928)

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A Sixth Part of the World (1926) & The Eleventh Year (1928)

A Sixth Part of the World (1926) & The Eleventh Year (1928)
A Films by Dziga Vertov
DVD5 + DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:14:08 + 00:52:49 | 3,58 Gb + 4,64 Gb
Silent or Michael Nyman's Score with Русский intertitles | Subs: Deutsch, English
Genre: Documentary, Avant-garde

The poetic travelogue A Sixth Part of the World and the "visual symphony" The Eleventh Year mark the beginning of Dziga Vertov's most creative period, which peaked in the canonical film Man with the Movie Camera. This 2-disc set presents the two rare masterpieces in a new transfer and with new soundtracks by British composer Michael Nyman. The bonus features offer materials on the methods of the filmmaker, as well as an introduction to the Vienna research project on Vertov, "Digital Formalism."

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

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Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
A Film by Dziga Vertov
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:07:08 | 7,24 Gb
Silent or Michael Nyman's Score with Русский intertitles and English subs
Genre: Documentary, Avant-garde

A playful documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union.
Man With a Movie Camera is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking. An exuberant montage of urban Russia, it represents the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going with energetic lyricism. A member of the Soviet avant-garde, Vertov used a variety of pioneering cinematic techniques to document the full spectrum of 1929 Soviet life - dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames - and produced a radical experiment that is exhilarating and intellectually brilliant.

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) [The Criterion Collection #512]

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Vivre Sa Vie (1962) [The Criterion Collection #512]

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
A Film by Jean-Luc Godard
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:23:46 | 7,83 Gb
Audio: Français AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama | The Criterion Collection #512

Vivre sa vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. The lovely Anna Karina, Godard’s greatest muse, plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute, her downward spiral depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments - from her movie theater vigil with The Passion of Joan of Arc to her seductive pool-hall strut - Vivre sa vie is a landmark of the French New Wave that still surprises at every turn.

Faces (2011)

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Faces (2011)

Faces (2011)
WEB-Dl 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 @ 1495 Kbps | 130 min | 1,54 Gb
Audio: Silent | Subs: Not needed
Genre: Art-house

James Benning’s "remake" of John Cassavetes’s Faces (1968) is an unexpected venture into the world of found footage filmmaking. As Benning explains, he’s reconstructed Cassavetes’s Faces in such a way that it’s comprised entirely of shots of single faces, each actor and actress is on screen as long as he or she is in the original and each scene is exactly as long as it is in the original. This reconstruction, he notes, remains steadfastly true to its title.

Affairs Within Walls (1965) Kabe no naka no himegoto

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Affairs Within Walls (1965) Kabe no naka no himegoto

Affairs Within Walls (1965)
A Film by Kôji Wakamatsu
DVD5 Custom | ISO | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:15:30 | 4,00 Gb
Audio: 日本語 AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (added)
Genre: Art-house, Thriller, Drama

Filmed in black and white, Secret Acts behind Walls opens with bleak shots of concrete blocks of flats before closing in on a couple in bed, injecting drugs, the woman caressing her lover’s keloid scar, calling him ‘an emblem of Hiroshima, of Japan, an anti-war emblem’. This confrontational opening is followed by a tightly framed study of the oppressive lives led by a number of the block’s residents. The couple are revealed to be disillusioned lovers whose youthful ideals have come to nothing. In the opposite building, a young student is driven mad by sexual frustration while his attractive sister has her first relationship with a man. Obsessions and dissatisfactions heat up slowly, bringing the characters together in a violent denouement.

The Color of Pomegranates (1968) Sayat Nova

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The Color of Pomegranates (1968) Sayat Nova

The Color of Pomegranates (1968) [Japanese edition]
A Film by Sergei Parajanov
DVD5 Custom | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:12:56 | 4,36 Gb
Audio: Հայերէն AC3 2.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subs (added): English, Español, Italiano
Genre: Art-house, Drama

One of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century, Sergei Parajanov's "Color of the Pomegranate", a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) reveals the poet's life more through his poetry than a conventional narration of important events in Sayat Nova's life. We see the poet grow up, fall in love, enter a monastery and die, but these incidents are depicted in the context of what are images from Sergei Parajanov's imagination and Sayat Nova's poems, poems that are seen and rarely heard. Sofiko Chiaureli plays 6 roles, both male and female, and Sergei Parajanov writes, directs, edits, choreographs, works on costumes, design and decor and virtually every aspect of this revolutionary work void of any dialog or camera movement.

PBS Independent Lens - The Desert of Forbidden Art (2011)

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PBS Independent Lens - The Desert of Forbidden Art (2011)

PBS Independent Lens - The Desert of Forbidden Art (2011)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3788 Kbps | 56mn 25s | 1.58 GB
Audio: English AAC 135 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts

How did a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars end up stashed in the far-off desert of Uzbekistan in a communist-funded museum? Thanks to the passion and daring of one man, Igor Savitsky, who loved the work too much to let the repressive Moscow government extinguish it forever.