Xmas Movies

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) [The Criterion Collection #073]

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Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) [The Criterion Collection #073]

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Scans | 01:29:50 | 7,50 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama | The Criterion Collection #073

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Being 17 (2016) Quand on a 17 ans

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Being 17 (2016) Quand on a 17 ans

Being 17 (2016)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:54:13 | 7,73 Gb
Audio: French AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, Spanish
Genre: Drama, Romance

BEING 17 is a moving exploration of adolescent sexual awakening from renowned French director André Téchiné (“Wild Reeds”) with a script he co-wrote with director Céline Sciamma (“Girlhood”). Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can’t stand each other. When circumstances bring Damien’s mother Marianne (played by Sandrine Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging attraction and complicated desires.

A River Runs Through It (1992) [Re-Up]

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A River Runs Through It (1992) [Re-Up]

A River Runs Through It (1992)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 02:03:30 | 6.02 Gb
Audio: AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps: English, French | Subs: English, French
Genre: Family Drama, Americana, Coming-of-Age

Robert Redford's lyrical direction sets the tone for this evocative adaptation of author Norman MacLean's memoir of his idyllic Montana youth. The MacLean family is presided over by the strict but encouraging Rev. MacLean (Tom Skerritt) and his loving wife (Brenda Blethyn). Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, the older son in his family, who takes his school work and writing a bit too seriously for Paul (Brad Pitt), the impetuous younger son, to take much stock in. Paul would rather have a good time, drink and play cards than get involved with academic study. Where Norman wants to be a college literature professor, Paul would prefer to stay in Montana all his life and wrangle some kind of job writing for a local newspaper. But, ironically, Paul is the better fly fisherman and in this way attains a sense of perfection. The film also details the MacLean boys' involvement with a colorful group of town's people – including a young Indian woman Paul decides to date and the defiant Jessie (Emily Lloyd), whom Norman later marries.

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) Special Edition [Re-Up]

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) Special Edition [Re-Up]

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) [Special Edition]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 108 min | 13.5 Gb
Audio: #1 English DTS 5.1; #2 English AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps; #3 French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Subs: English HoH, French and Spanish
Genre: Absurd Comedy, Farce, Musical

The Meaning of Life is without a doubt the most tasteless of the Monty Python feature films; it also happens to be one of the funniest. Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a pre-credits sequence at a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. One of our favorite bits involve the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor, pointing out that there's nothing in his contract preventing this. And of course, there's the scene with the world's most voracious glutton, who brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise. Be warned: though hilarious, this may be the grossest bit of comedy filmmaking ever conceived (there aren't enough words in the world to describe it in detail!). Loyal Pythonites Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin star in The Meaning of Life and share writing responsibilities, while Jones is in the director's chair this time out.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) [Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition]
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:32:02 | 11.2 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps; Portuguese AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps
Subs: English, French, Chinese, Thai, Portuguese
Genre: Absurd Comedy, Farce, Musical

From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define "irreverence" and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of "bring out your dead," offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur's minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped "Knights Who Say Ni!" A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent's kneecap.

Some Like It Hot (1959) [Criterion Collection]

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Some Like It Hot (1959) [Criterion Collection]

Some Like It Hot (1959) [Criterion Collection, Spine #950]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 02mn | 7.12 Gb + 7.36 Gb
English: AC3, 1 ch; English (commentary): AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) [Criterion Collection]

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) [Criterion Collection]

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) [Criterion Collection, Spine #952]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 28mn | 5.64 Gb + 6.60 Gb
English: AC3, 1 ch, 384 kbps \ English (Commentary): AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Laura (1944) [Theatrical and Extended versions] [ReUP 2018]

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Laura (1944) [Theatrical and Extended versions] [ReUP 2018]

Laura (1944)
Theatrical and Extended versions
A Film by Otto Preminger
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Artwork (4 JPGs) | 01:27:07 + 01:28:10 | 7,45 Gb
Audio: #1 English, #2 Spanish - each AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English SDH, Spanish
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

This adaptation of Vera Caspary's suspense novel was begun by director Rouben Mamoulien and cinematographer Lucien Ballard, but thanks to a complex series of backstage intrigues and hostilities, the film was ultimately credited to director Otto Preminger and cameraman Joseph LaShelle (who won an Oscar for his efforts). At the outset of the film, it is established that the title character, Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), has been murdered. Tough New York detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the killing, methodically questioning the chief suspects: Waspish columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), wastrel socialite Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), and Carpenter's wealthy "patroness" Ann Treadwell (Judith Anderson)……

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) [ReUP 2018]

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Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) [ReUP 2018]

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
A Film by Otto Preminger
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:34:45 | 6,56 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0/1.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

A weatherbeaten Andrews gives one of his finest performances as Detective Mark Dixon, a belligerent cop whose father was a crook and whose roughhouse tactics appal his bosses. He's a good man at heart, but the fates are against him and his behaviour becomes closer and closer to that of the father he abhorred. Mobster Merrill is always on hand to taunt him about his background. His plight becomes yet more desperate when he accidentally kills a murder suspect and then falls in love with the widow (Tierney). Preminger's superior noir boasts hardboiled and sardonic dialogue, courtesy of Ben Hecht, but also a surprising strain of pathos as Dixon fights against his own nature. Brutal, fatalistic, but desperate for redemption, he's just the kind of cop James Ellroy would write about so well a generation later.

Two in One / Dva v odnom / Два в одном (2007)

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Two in One / Dva v odnom / Два в одном (2007)

Two in One / Dva v odnom / Два в одном (2007)
DVD Video | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3| 720x480 | 2hr 04mn | 4.33 Gb
Russian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Directors: Kira Muratova | Stars: Renata Litvinova

This celebrated director's "exquisite cruelty" appears front and center when the death of a stage actor turns a theatrical drama into a real one. Two in One's two parts, "Stagehands" and "Woman of a Lifetime," celebrate the psychological richness that lurks just beneath the surface of banal reality–if murderous stagehands, lascivious fathers and vengeful daughters can be described as banal.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985) [24 DVD]

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985) [24 DVD]

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985) [24 DVD]
DVD5/DVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | 166.2 Gb
Audio: English AC-3 48000 @ 224 Kbps
Subtitles: none
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Before the Rain (1994) [The Criterion Collection #436]

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Before the Rain (1994) [The Criterion Collection #436]

Before the Rain (1994)
A Film by Milcho Manchevski
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Artwork | 01:53:13 | 7,68 Gb
Audio: Macedonian-English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + English Commentary | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, War | The Criterion Collection #436

The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Grégoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Šerbedžija) to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. Made during the strife of the war-torn Balkan states in the nineties, this gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most powerful laments on the futility of war.

The Hardcore Collection: The Films of Richard Kern (1999) [ReUP 2018 - OUT OF PRINT]

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The Hardcore Collection: The Films of Richard Kern (1999) [ReUP 2018 - OUT OF PRINT]

The Hardcore Collection: The Films of Richard Kern (1999)
2xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:24:03 + 01:26:01 | 3,62 Gb + 3,51 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Underground, Experimental

This exclusive video collection is jam-packed with the gritty best from noted New York filmmaker Richard Kern. His sexually-charged work has been alternately dismissed as “violent” and “offensive” by the mainstream press, but embraced by the underground as the perverse standard. Says Kern, “I've tried it all: crime thrills, drug thrills, sex thrills. Nowadays, I get most of my thrills by offending people with my films. I don't even have to be there. I can sit far away and think, “Someone's watching my video right now and thinking, Yeeughh!”

Convent of Sinners (1986)

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Convent of Sinners (1986)

Convent of Sinners (1986)
A Film by Joe D'Amato
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:31:09 | 6,66 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Drama, Exploitation

Based loosely on the 1760 novel "La Religieuse" by Denis Diderot, Convent of Sinners follows the troubled life of Susanna Simona (Italian sex symbol, Eva Grimaldi). After being raped by her stepfather, she's banished to a convent where she quickly becomes the object of lust for priests and nuns alike. Confused and angered by their feelings, they accuse her of being possessed by the devil. But all you really need to know is that Convent of Sinners is a nun-sploitation classic, fully-loaded with writhing naked nuns, hot habit-on-habit action, and enough sexual blasphemy to inspire endless self-flagellation.

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP 2018]

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The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition] [ReUP 2018]

The Seduction of Inga (1971) [Collector's Edition]
A Film by Joe Sarno
DVD5 + DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:27:12 | 4,50 Gb + 7,79 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Exploitation

After her boyfriend leaves her alone and penniless, Inga can only long for the love of another man. Rolf, a young pop singer and musician, tries his best to seduce her, but she ultimately falls for Stig - a dashing older man and writer. Stig owns a beautiful villa, and Inga gladly becomes his personal secretary - and lover. When business takes Stig away, Inga's loneliness lead her straight into the arms of Rolf. But Inga's life is further complicated by the arrival of the young and beautiful Greta who admits to an on-going affair with Stig and professes a blossoming attraction for Inga herself. As passions explode, Inga will be forced to confront a shocking secret…and reconcile an aching heart with a tireless young body that can't say no.