The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | 01:32:48 | 6,19 Gb
Audio: Polish AC3 5.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Art-house
Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore.
DVD5 | Scilent movie | 720x576 | MPEG2, ~4886 kbps | AC3, ~256 Kbps | 4.07 GB Subs: English + German + French + Spanish + Russian | Drama, Romance
In a drifting small boat, two women and a man recalls their recent past. One of the woman escaped from the prison; the other one was desperate; and the man had lost his lover. They have no further strength or desire to live and have reached the limit of their existences.
In this futuristic sci-fi film, based on the legends of the Golem, insane scientists have invented technology that give them total control over the half-human, half-android population of Earth. Trouble ensues when one of the creatures begins showing independent will. He must be destroyed lest he influence the rest. They pursue him, but somehow he continues to elude the evil doctors.
Our main character lands on a supposedly uninhabited strange new world, where he is instead greeted as a "hero" and treated like royalty. He soon finds out that heroism has a price: he has to commit a crime so that he may be publicly executed in a glorious ceremony.
Die Unberhrbare (2000)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Cover | 01:43:43 | 7,48 Gb
Audio: German AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/224 Kbps | Subs: English, German SDH Genre: Art-house, Drama
Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capitol. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a very good thing that has now ended. In the joy of these days she finds no person to understand her, so she has to travel back to Munich. After meeting several people, known and unknown, it seems as if there will be no way to go.
DVDRip | MP4 | 720 x 528 | x264 @ 1791 Kbps | 98 min | 1,37 Gb
Audio: German AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English hardcoded Genre: Art-house, Drama
At the Paris Theater, an uncommonly engrossing and wise new German movie, "A Free Woman," records the losing battle a divorced woman in her thirties fights in Munich to attain belated self-fulfillment. The die is cast in a briskly impersonal society geared to male dominance and early training for career women. This attractive, capable young woman, needing love and encouragement, determinedly sidesteps her former slot of housewife, studies voice and dance, takes on subordinate jobs and painfully maneuvers with her former husband (a cold fish who shrewdly remarries) for child custody.
Diva Dolorosa (1999)
DVD5 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | 01:07:49 | 3,28 Gb
Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps with Dutch-English-Italian intertitles and English subs Genre: Art-house, Documentary
During the silent period, a surprising number of opera stars found themselves starring in movies, especially in Europe, and while the voices that were their fortune could not be heard, their hyper-emotional histrionics often communicated with unusual power on the big screen. Filmmaker Peter Delpeut, who previously examined the mysterious and otherworldly images of early cinema in Lyrical Nitrate, has compiled footage from a dozen operatic silents released between 1913 and 1920 in his feature Diva Dolorosa. Edited for emotional and visual impact rather than narrative clarity, Diva Dolorosa features vintage performances from such singing stars as Lyda Borelli, Pina Meichelli, and Francesca Bertini. The film also boasts an original score by Loek Dikker, which was performed with a live orchestra for the film's world premiere at the 1999 Holland Film Festival.
DVDRip | French | 688x432 | XviD, ~983 kbps | MP3, ~104 Kbps | 700 MB Subs: russian | Drama
Dah et Jocelyn, originaires respectivement du Bnin et des Antilles organisent clandestinement en France des combats de coqs. Avec l'aide de Pierre Ardennes, un patron d'tablissements autoroutiers qui a connu autrefois Jocelyn et sa mre aux Antilles, ils montent un pitt dans les sous-sols d'une boite de nuit dsaffecte prs de Rungis. Jocelyn vit depuis son enfance une relation fusionnelle avec les coqs qu'il entraine de faon pointue tandis que Dah s'occupe de l'intendance et des paris.
DVD5 (Custom) | Korean | 720x576 | Mpeg2, ~5700 kbps | AC3, ~448 Kbps | 4.36 GB Sabs: English + Russian | Art-house, Documentary, Drama
There’s no question that “Arirang” is not a film for the casual viewer, and despite it having won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes, it’s also likely to nonplus art house aficionados and even some fans of Kim’s earlier works. Certainly, much of the film of it may not mean much to audiences unfamiliar with his career, and for his detractors will probably only serve to confirm criticisms of him being pretentious and aggressively obtuse.
Five years after Godfrey Reggio stunned audiences with Koyaanisqatsi, he again joined forces with composer Philip Glass and other collaborators for a second chapter. Here, Reggio turns his sights on third-world nations in the Southern Hemisphere. Forgoing the sped-up aesthetic of the first film, Powaqqatsi employs a meditative slow motion in order to reveal the beauty of the traditional ways of life in those parts of the planet, and to show how cultures there are being eroded as their environments are taken over by industry. This is the most intensely spiritual segment of Reggio’s philosophical and visually remarkable Qatsi Trilogy.