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Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (1964-1975) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 33]

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Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (1964-1975) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 33]

Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (1964-1975) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 33]
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 720x480, ~ 1.7 Mbps | 5 x ~ 1hr 00mn | ~ 4,36 GB
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy | Director: Robert Downey Sr.

Rarely do landmark works of cinema seem so … wrong. Robert Downey Sr. emerged as one of the most irreverent filmmakers of the New York underground of the sixties, taking no prisoners in his rough-and-tumble treatises on politics, race, and consumer culture. In his midnight-movie mainstay Putney Swope, an advertising agency is turned on its head when a militant black man takes over. like Swope, Downey held nothing sacred. Presented here are five of his most raucous and outlandish films, dating from 1964 to 1975, each a unique mix of the hilariously crude and the fiercely experimental.

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945)
Sanshiro Sugata / The Most Beautiful / Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two / The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 305 min | 15,96 Gb
Audio: Japanese (日本語) AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | The Criterion Collection

Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged. All gripping dramas, those rare first films - Sanshiro Sugata; The Most Beautiful; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail - are collected here and include a two-part martial arts saga, a portrait of female volunteers helping the war effort, and a kabuki-derived tale of deception. These captivating films are a glorious introduction to a peerless career.

Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.(1964-1975) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 33]

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Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.(1964-1975) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 33]

Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (1964-1975) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 33]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | 5 x ~ 1hr 00mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 7,72 Gb + 7,80 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy | Director: Robert Downey Sr.

Rarely do landmark works of cinema seem so … wrong. Robert Downey Sr. emerged as one of the most irreverent filmmakers of the New York underground of the sixties, taking no prisoners in his rough-and-tumble treatises on politics, race, and consumer culture. In his midnight-movie mainstay Putney Swope, an advertising agency is turned on its head when a militant black man takes over. like Swope, Downey held nothing sacred. Presented here are five of his most raucous and outlandish films, dating from 1964 to 1975, each a unique mix of the hilariously crude and the fiercely experimental.

Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). The White Angel / L'angelo bianco (1955)

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Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). The White Angel / L'angelo bianco (1955)

The White Angel (1955)
In The White Angel, Raffaello Matarazzo’s sequel to his blockbuster Nobody’s Children, the perpetually put-upon Guido and Luisa return for a new round of trials and tribulations.

Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). Nobody’s Children / I figli di nessuno (1952)

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Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). Nobody’s Children / I figli di nessuno (1952)

Nobody's Children (1951)
The tragic love story between Guido, the owner of a marble quarry and Luisa, the humble daughter of one of his employees, ends up in her giving birth to a baby boy. Giulio's mother is against them: at first she takes her son abroad with an excuse and then has her grandson kidnapped making Luisa think the boy died in a fire.

Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). Tormento \ Torment (1950) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]

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Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). Tormento \ Torment (1950) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]

Tormento (1950)
Anna flees her home, where she has been victimized for years by her spineless father’s mean-spirited second wife, to be with her lover, an honest businessman yet to make his fortune. When he is accused of a murder he didn’t commit, the couple’s domestic tranquillity is upended, and a desperate Anna must rely on her cruel stepmother to help support their child.

Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). Chains / Catene (1949) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]

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Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955). Chains / Catene (1949) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]

Chains (1949)
A family drama involving a wife torn between her husband and her criminal ex-lover

Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]

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Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]

Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas (1949-1955) [The Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 27]
DVD Video, 4 x DVD5 | 4 x ~ 1hr 35mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 4 x ~ 4.2 Gb
Italian (Italiano): Dolby AC3, 1 ch | Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance | Director: Raffaello Matarazzo

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, film critics, international festivalgoers, and other studious viewers were swept up by the tide of Italian neorealism. Meanwhile, mainstream Italian audiences were indulging in a different kind of cinema experience: the sensational, extravagant melodramas of director Raffaello Matarazzo. Though turning to neorealism for character types and settings, these haywire hits about splintered love affairs and broken homes, all starring mustachioed matinee idol Amedeo Nazzari and icon of feminine purity Yvonne Sanson, luxuriate in delirious plot twists and overheated religious symbolism. Four of them are collected here, chronicles of men and women on long and serpentine roads to redemption, each less restrained and more wildly fun than the last.

Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)

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Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)

Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)
4xDVD9 + 2xDVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | Complete Scans | 818 mins | Total: 37,22 Gb
Audio: Français (original mono) and English on last two | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection

Over the course of a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle forged a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile cinematic storytellers, with such widely acclaimed, and wide-ranging, masterpieces as Elevator to the Gallows, My Dinner with Andre, and Au revoir les enfants. At the same time, however, with less fanfare, Malle was creating a parallel, even more personal body of work as a documentary filmmaker. With the discerning eye of a true artist and the investigatory skills of a great journalist, Malle takes us from a street corner in Paris to America’s heartland to the expanses of India in his astonishing epic Phantom India. These are some of the most engaging and fascinating nonfiction films ever made.

Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]

Elephant Boy (1937)
This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]
DVD Video, 3 x DVD5 | 3 x ~ 1hr 30mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 3 x ~ 4.1 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch | Subtitles: English
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War, Action

In the thirties and forties, the young Indian actor known as Sabu (born Selar Shaik) captured the hearts of moviegoers in Britain and the United States as a completely new kind of big-screen icon. Sabu was a maharaja’s elephant driver when he was cast in Elephant Boy, a Rudyard Kipling adaptation directed by documentary trailblazer Robert Flaherty and Zoltán Korda that would prove to be enormously popular. Sabu went on to headline a series of fantasies and adventures for the British film titans the Korda brothers, transcending the exoticism projected onto him by commanding the screen with effortless grace and humor. This series collects three of those lavish productions (which also included the classic The Thief of Bagdad): Elephant Boy, the colonialist adventure The Drum, and the timeless Jungle Book.

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

Sapphire (1959)
Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry. Director Basil Dearden won a British Academy Award for his deft, sensitive hand at the helm.

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 + 2 x DVD5 | 4 x ~ 1hr 30mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | ~ 21.5 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch | Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Music | Director: Basil Dearden

After mastering the mix of comedy, suspense, and horror that helped define the golden age of British cinema, Basil Dearden (along with his producing partner Michael Relph) left the legendary Ealing Studios and struck out on his own. In the late fifties and early sixties, he created a series of gripping, groundbreaking, even controversial films that dealt with racism, homophobia, and the lingering effects of World War II, noir-tinged dramas that burrowed into corners of London rarely seen on-screen. This set of elegantly crafted films brings this quintessential figure of British cinema out of the shadows.