Saturday, March 21, 2009
Title: Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Director/Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski/Krzysztof Kieslowski, Agnieszka Holland, Edward Zebrowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Slawomir Idziak
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Véry
Languages: French, with soft English subtitles.
Plot Outline: First of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns how the wife of a composer deals with the death of her husband and child.
Second audio track is a commentary track.
1.1 GB in one folder:
Posted by soandso at 8:33 AM
Title: Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Director/Writer: Hiroshi Teshigahara/Kôbô Abe
Cast: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida
Languages: Japanese, with soft English subtitles
Plot Outline: An amateur entomologist searching for insects by the sea is trapped by local villagers into living with a mysterious woman who spends almost all her time preventing her home from being swallowed up by advancing sand dunes. The woman and the trapped man begin a strange and erotic relationship that stretches over years, as the man's hope for escape dims.
Contrary to the image above, I'm pretty sure this is actually a rip from the Criterion DVD, not the Milestone DVD as you might assume.
2.1 GB in one folder:
Extras: Also, someone at Avax uploaded James Quandt's video essay on Woman in the Dunes, which should be of interest to anyone who's seen the movie. Some links:
Title: Irma Vep (1996)
Director/Writer: Olivier Assayas/Olivier Assayas
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard
Languages: French and English, with soft English subtitles.
Plot Outline: A has-been director decides to remake the silent French serial film Les Vampires starring a Hong Kong action film superstar. The production is falling behind schedule and its star, Maggie Cheung, finds herself an outsider with the film's crew save for a woman costumer who has a crush on her.
700 MB in one folder: