Spartacus (1960) [The Criterion Collection #105]

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Spartacus (1960) [The Criterion Collection #105]

Spartacus (1960)
A Film by Stanley Kubrick
DVD9+DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 03:16:39 | 7,71 Gb + 3,44
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Adventure, Drama | The Criterion Collection #105

Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends – including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt – in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual suggestion scandalized audiences. Today Kubrick’s controversial classic, the first film to openly defy Hollywood’s blacklist, remains a landmark of cinematic artistry and history.

The Roger Corman Puerto Rico Trilogy [2006]

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The Roger Corman Puerto Rico Trilogy [2006]

The Roger Corman Puerto Rico Trilogy [2006]
Last Woman on Earth (1960) / Battle of Blood Island (1960) / Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
2xDVD5 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | 01:11:05 + 01:10:11 + 01:03:12 | 4,29 Gb + 4,24 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary tracks | Subs: None
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama, War, Comedy

Three cult classics from the legendary Roger Corman! In 1960, the producer/director set sail for the sunny island of Puerto Rico, where the lush, tropical paradise offered a unique backdrop for three drive-in favorites. Featuring the long-awaited restoration of the rarely seen 35mm color, letterboxed theatrical version of Last Woman on Earth, an apocalyptic drive-in favorite in which two men and one woman skindiving off the coast of Puero Rico surface to discover that an oxygen shortage has wiped out humanity!

Louisiana Story (1948)

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Louisiana Story (1948)

Louisiana Story (1948)
A Film by Robert J. Flaherty
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:21:21 | 7,70 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Adventure, Drama

A young Cajun boy named Alexander Napolean Ulysses Latour spends his time on a Louisiana bayou. There he plays, fishes and hunts, worrying only about the alligators which infest its waters. The boy's innocent routine changes forever when his father signs a lease agreement with an oil company which brings a derrick into their corner of the bayou.

O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936) The Discovery of Brazil

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O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936) The Discovery of Brazil

O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936)
The Original and The Restored versions
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover | 01:01:39 / 01:02:59 | 7,32 Gb
Audio: Portuguese AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Adventure, History

The story begins on March 9, 1500, when the fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral left Lisbon for the Indies. An animated map shows the route followed by the fleet, passing through the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and São Nicolau. The night of the following day, the ship of Vasco de Ataíde was lost. The Portuguese continue their journey through unknown waters until between April 21 and 22 discover signs of land and see the mountain Pascoal, on the Brazilian coast. When surveying the place they make contact with the local natives, called Indians, and take two to meet the Cabral. The meetings are friendly and the Indians help the crew to restore their provisions and barrels of water. At the end, there is the great celebration of the First Mass in Brazil with the participation of all crew members and large numbers of natives.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) [ReUP 2017]

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Little Shop of Horrors (1986) [ReUP 2017]

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
A Film by Frank Oz
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:37:51 | 6,04 Gb
#1 English AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps, #2 French and #3 Spanish - each AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it?

Lady Snowblood (1973) + Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974) [The Criterion Collection #790 and #791]

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Lady Snowblood (1973) + Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974) [The Criterion Collection #790 and #791]

The Complete Lady Snowblood
Lady Snowblood (1973) + Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:37:07 + 01:29:16 | 7,65 Gb + 5,95 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller | The Criterion Collection #790 and #791

A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita’s pair of influential cult classics Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another. The first Lady Snowblood was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, and both of Fujita’s films remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.

La Terra Trema (1948) The Earth Trembles

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La Terra Trema (1948) The Earth Trembles

La Terra Trema (1948)
A Film by Luchino Visconti
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 4:3 | 02:33:37 | 7,43 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Italian (+HoH)
Genre: Art-house, Drama

In the poor Sicilian village of Aci Trezza the fisherman have been exploited for generations. Tired of the endless cycle of poverty, a young soldier returns home from war and convinces his family to strike out on their own. Tragically, his plan to change the system is met with a cruel blow that pushes them even further under water. Shot on location with non-professional actors, Luchino Visconti's haunting second film remains a masterpiece of Italian cinema as well as a 'landmark Neorealist work'.

Naked Among Wolves (1963) Nackt unter Wölfen

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Naked Among Wolves (1963) Nackt unter Wölfen

Naked Among Wolves (1963)
A Film by Frank Beyer
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:58:40 | 7,72 Gb
Audio: German AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, War

As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of prisoners is transferred from Auschwitz, a four-year-old child is smuggled into the camp in a valise. Born at Auschwitz, he is Jewish and will be killed if discovered. A group of prisoners decide to protect the child from the searching Germans, and although the kapos cannot smuggle the boy out of Buchenwald, they manage to hide him–moving from one place to another within the camp as the Nazis comb it. Threats and torture by SS men fail to turn up the boy who becomes a symbol of the struggle between captives and captors.

Under My Skin (1950)

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Under My Skin (1950)

Under My Skin (1950)
A Film by Jean Negulesco
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:25:59 | 6,80 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0/1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, Spanish
Genre: Drama, Thriller

After expatriate American jockey Danny Arnold double-crosses ruthless gambler Louis Bork, he flees Italy with his adoring son Joe, who isn't aware of his father's lies and corruption. While in France he begins a relationship with a beautiful French nightclub singer and buys a problematic racehorse that no one seems to be able to train. After Joe suggests that the horse has a future as a jumper, Danny converts him to the steeplechase and turns him into a consistent winner. When Bork shows up and tells him he must lose the big race or die, Danny must weigh his life against his son's faith that he has become a man of honor.

Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992)

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Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992)

Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 00:51:59 | 3,10 Gb
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 @ 1536 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In the summer of 1971, Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney, and Curtis Banks carried out a psychological experiment to test a simple question: What happens when you put good people in an evil place – does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? To explore this question, college student volunteers were pretested and randomly assigned to play the role of prisoner or guard in a simulated prison at Stanford University. Although the students were mentally healthy and knew they were taking part in an experiment, some guards soon became sadistic and the prisoners showed signs of acute stress and depression. After only six days, the planned two-week study spun out of control and had to be ended to prevent further abuse of the prisoners. This dramatic demonstration of power of social situations is relevant to many institutional settings, such as the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq.

Terminus paradis (1998) Next Stop Paradise

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Terminus paradis (1998) Next Stop Paradise

Terminus paradis (1998)
A Film by Lucian Pintilie
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 16:9 | 01:35:33 | 7,00 Gb
Audio: #1 French and #2 Romanian - AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Subtitles: English, French
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a one-night stand. It would end with a marriage, if Norica wouldn't want to marry Gili, her 50's boss and boyfriend, and if Mitu wouldn't have to make two years of military service. Mitu's passion for Norica will make him to get in trouble: drove by his obsession for her, he makes something unforgettable. The society's resorts start moving and hunting the couple…

Trop tard (1996) Too Late

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Trop tard (1996) Too Late

Trop tard (1996)
A Film by Lucian Pintilie
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 16:9 | 01:38:10 | 6,69 Gb
Audio: #1 French and #2 Romanian - AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Subtitles: English, French
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Dumitri Costa, a young trainee prosecutor is entrusted with the investigation about the suspicious death of a Jiu Valley coal miner in 1990s Romania. Accident or murder? Costa is being helped during this investigation by Alina, a good-looking young topographer engineer; it is love at first sight between them both. Two other miners are killed in a long closed down gallery. The investigation relentlessly led by Costa soon begins to bother the local authorities. The mine management dread unrest among the miners who lives under the threat of the closing down of mining development. The officials strive to hush the matter up. Costa and Alina receive threats over the phone.

The Price of Sex (2011)

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The Price of Sex (2011)

The Price of Sex (2011)
A Film by Mimi Chakarova
DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:13:14 | 2,86 Gb
Audio: Mixed LPCM 2.0 @ 1536 Kbps | Subs: English HC when needed
Genre: Documentary, Crime, Drama

The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who’ve been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives.

Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) Spiklenci slasti

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Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) Spiklenci slasti

Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
A Film by Jan Svankmajer
DVD5 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | 01:22:39 | 4,20 Gb
Ambient sounds AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Art-house, Comedy, Drama

Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk fixates on a TV news reader while he builds a machine to massage and masturbate him. One of his customers makes an elaborate chicken costume for a voodoo-like scene with a doll resembling his plump neighbor. She, in turn, has a doll that resembles him, which she whips and dominates in an abandoned church. The TV news reader has her own fantasy involving carp. Her husband, who is indifferent to her, steals materials to fashion elaborate artifacts that he rubs, scrapes and rolls across his body.

Booby Trap (1970) + The Takers (1973) [SWV - Out Of Print]

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Booby Trap (1970) + The Takers (1973) [SWV - Out Of Print]

Booby Trap / The Takers - Double Feature [2003]
Booby Trap (1970) + The Takers (1973)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:29:36 + 01:17:36 | 7,64 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Action, Crime, Exploitation

Sex, laughs and large explosives combine in this action-packed double-bill. Two demented drive-in delights from the vaults of Harry Novak, both "Booby Trap" and "The Takers" are best summed up by the lovely Miss Barbi: "Listen, honey, these two are freak outs!"