DVDRip | AVI | Audio: translate don't needed | Run time: ~90 min | 1.35 GB
Video info: 720x400 (1.80:1), 25 fps, XviD build 47 ~1836 kbps avg
audio: 48 kHz, AC3 Dolby Digital, 3/2 (L,C,R,l,r) + LFE ch, ~384.00 kbps avg Bolek Polvka, Eva Holubov and Toms Vorel
Art-House, Comedy, Black Humor
A tragicomedy full of slapstick and vignettes, and even an unexpected shootout. A family of villagers moves up in the world - to the county seat. Dad works as a butcher at a meatpacking plant, mom is a checker at a supermarket. The daughter is at odds with her homeroom teacher, while the son - a vegetarian, anarchist, and avid pothead - is apprenticing as a butcher to please his father. The kid's in hot water with both his forewoman and the police. But dad isn't much of an example, letting himself be tempted by the charms of a lovely young butcher. However much mom tries - visiting the beauty parlor, her psychologist, or even the confessional - her husband shows his interest by moving out. Mom plots revenge. And somehow an imp gets mixed up in it all...
Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) Directed by Alexander Mackendrick
DVDRip | XviD 1059 k/sec | English | 01:32:35 | 640 x 384 | 702 MB | 25 fps | MP3 VBR Subtitles: Czech, English, French, German, Portuguese & Spanish (.srt)
Genre: Drama / Film Noir
A late New York City noir skillfully helmed by a director renowned for his British comedies, Sweet Smell of Success is a tasty cinematic cookie full of arsenic. With James Wong Howe's peerlessly sleek location monochrome photography setting the nocturnal mood of New York's lost theaters and nightclubs, Alexander Mackendrick guides his stars to career performances as the dregs of celebrity culture. Eschewing his trademark box-office grin, producer/star Burt Lancaster cunningly plays dirty as sublimely malevolent right-wing columnist J.J. Hunsecker, biting off Clifford Odets-Ernest Lehman bon mots in his distinctively clipped manner. Co-star Tony Curtis is excellent as weaselly, grasping press agent Sidney Falco, painfully revealing how low a 1950s climber would go for the titular odor.
Baby Doll (1956) Directed by Elia Kazan
DVDRip | Divx5 1706 k/sec | English (English/Spanish subs .srt) | 01:54:44 | 640 x 480 | 1.4 GB | 23.97 fps | MP3 128 k/sec Genre: Comedy / Drama
Highly controversial and condemned by numerous religious organizations when first released, Baby Doll is an erotic and powerful study of lust, repression, hypocrisy and desire. Tennessee Williams' screenplay contains some wonderful innuendo-filled dialogue, as well as typical Williams imagery. What's surprising is that the picture is actually a black comedy, rather than the tragedy or melodrama one might expect. Elia Kazan directs with one eye on steamy sleaze and the other on the sheer foolishness of all involved, and gets some impressive performances out of his cast. Carroll Baker is surprisingly good, more than just an actress with looks. She's an off-putting, aggravating, teasing nymphet with something special beyond all of her alluring enticements. Karl Malden does well as her oafish, suffering husband, and Eli Wallach is especially good as the fly in his ointment.
The Servant (1963) Directed by Joseph Losey
DVDRip | XviD 1571 k/sec | English | 01:50:39 | 608 x 384 | 1.4 GB | 25 fps | AC3 192 k/sec Subtitles: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish
Few films have gotten as much mileage out of Britain's caste system as The Servant, a black comedy charting the uneasy relationship between lazy young aristocrat Tony (James Fox) and his devious, reserved manservant Hugo (Dirk Bogarde). One of the first films scripted by playwright Harold Pinter, The Servant is as much about gesture and mannerism as about spoken innuendo, and director Joseph Losey keeps the movie thick with suggestion: Hugo's co-conspirator Vera (Sarah Miles) is a study in coy seduction, and the sounds, shadows, and furnishings around the young man's estate are downright suffocating.
A Day At The Beach (1970) Directed by Simon Hesera
DVDRip | XviD 1489 k/sec | English | 01:24:04 | 720 x 416 | 897 MB | 23.97 fps | AC3 192 k/sec Genre: Drama
Roman Polanski wrote the screenplay for this decidedly offbeat drama. Bernie (Mark Burns) plays a rootless wanderer with a fondness for alcohol and no clear goals in life. Bernie stumbles into a seaside resort community with Winnie (Beatrice Edney), a young girl in leg braces, in tow. As Bernie starts hitting the bottle, his physical and emotional stability starts to crumble, and Winnie begins to worry for his safety, until he finally collapses and Winnie panics, with no one left to look after her. Peter Sellers makes a cameo appearance as a gay shopkeeper who sets up a booth to take advantage of the beach traffic. While Polanski originally intended to direct A Day At The Beach, he later turned over the reigns to filmmaker Simon Hesera.
The Homecoming (1973) Directed by Peter Hall
DVDRip | XviD 1532 k/sec | Spanish/English (Spanish subs .srt) | 01:49:29 | 672 x 384 | 1.21 GB | 25 fps | AC3 192 k/sec Genre: Drama
Probably the finest of the American Film Theatre productions of the '70s, The Homecoming is a bleakly comic, brutal, and undeniably powerful adaptation of the Harold Pinter stage classic. Pinter, of course, is essentially known for two things -- his famous pauses and his ambiguity of meaning. Both are present in Homecoming, but it's important to point out that "ambiguity of meaning" does not mean "ambiguity of emotion." The viewer may have to guess a bit at meaning (as he does in life), but the emotions that these characters feel are crystal clear and presented in all their roaring power. The family in Homecoming are all prisoners -- of their feelings, their relationships, their resentments and their pasts. They wail, they flail, they tear, they argue, they scream, they laugh, they mock, they suppress -- all in a vain attempt to escape, not realizing that they lack the one thing that would allow them to escape -- the will and the courage to face the unknown.
Catnapped! (Totsuzen! Neko no Kuni Banipal Witt (Baniparu Uitto); Кошачий мир Банипал Витт; )
DVD-5 | NTSC (sic!) 720 x 540 (4:3) MPEG2 | Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0; 384 Kbps (Jap, Eng), 192 Kbps (Rus) | Video menu: En
Language: Japanese, English (Full Dubbing-in), Russian (1 Voice, А. Толстобров) | Subtitles: English | 1h:16min | 4,46 Gb | 1995 Year
IMDB: 7.3/10 | Genre: Animation, Family | Studio: Triangle Stuff (Japan) | Director: Takashi Nakamura (AKIRA, A Tree of Palme, Fantastic Children)
“Toriyasu is a lazy, ordinary 10-year-old boy, who wearily endures the outbursts of his boisterous younger sister, Meeko. When his dog Papadoll turns up missing, Meeko is sure the pet has been abducted by aliens. Her suspicions prove correct, as the children find themselves being not kidnapped but “escorted” by three talking cats to Banipal Witt, a feline world that exists in another dimension. Papadoll was brought there by the nasty Princess Buburina: exposure to its magical sun has turned the hapless pooch into a bizarre, destructive monster. (Banipal Witt's sun also turns Toriyasu and Meeko into kittens.) Saving the cat kingdom, Papadoll, and themselves pits the children and their allies against Buburina and her henchcats in a wild air battle.
Anime fans will be surprised to learn that this gentle, brightly colored fantasy was written and directed by Takashi Nakamura, the animation director of “Akira”, with a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka (“Serial Experiments Lain”). Art director Shinji Kumara makes Banipal Witt a dazzling fantasyland of brilliant colors, balloons, and cat-shaped buildings that combines elements of Yellow Submarine, Ub Iwerks's Pincushion Man, and an amusement park. Although the animation is limited, few big-budget American features can match Catnapped! for sheer visual imagination.” – Charles Solomon, Amazon.com
"Post Coitum" is a sex tragicomedy. There are five women and four men, who are very unsatisfied with life. They have casual sex which causes them to be more unhappy. All of the characters literally hook up and switch partners unknowingly. There's an aged hippie photographer (Franco Nero), the sweet virgin, a prostitute, an egotistical record producer and his humble wife, a married couple, a rock star and other assortment of Felliniesque characters."Post Coitum" is like an erotic slapstick version of "Magnolia", as filmed by Fellini.