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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004 – Free Download) Japanese DVD-RIP

118 Min. | Animation – Adventure – Family | December 2004

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin

Howl’s Moving Castle Review

Howl’s Moving Castle is as marvelous and magical as Miyazaki’s other great work. While not as awe-inspiring as Spirited Away or action-packed as Mononoke, it does work on the level of Kiki’s Delivery Service as a girl is forced to be better than she thinks she can be (well, that’s not a big surprise, that’s all his films). And as with all Miyazaki stories, the story of Howl’s Moving Castle, teaches without being preachy. And the lessons learned are represented in character changes and in the character’s physical appearance as well. It’s that same attention to detail that has made Pixar so great. Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle (2004 – Free Download) Japanese DVD-RIP

The Seventh Seal (1957 – Free Download) Swedish DVD-RIP

96 Min. | Drama – Fantasy – History | February 1957

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

The Seventh Seal Review

In The Seventh Seal, after ten years of futility in the Crusades Antonious Block and Squire Jon return home to be greeted by the plague and Death in its most recognizable human form. He has come for Block and the disparate group he travels with but is held up from this task when Block proposes a game of chess to avoid annihilation. Encountering communal responses to the plague as they travel along Block buys time clumsily attempting to stall the match after unwittingly revealing his game plan. Continue reading The Seventh Seal (1957 – Free Download) Swedish DVD-RIP

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

161 Min. | Adventure – Drama – History | October 1957

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins

The Bridge on the River Kwai Review

The Bridge on the River Kwai, David Lean’s first epic, a genre he would later be associated with more than any other. Previously having made his mark as a director of deep and often psychological dramas, Lean’s easy transition into bigger pictures reflects the change that was taking place in the genre itself, moving from the grandiose spectacle of De Mille et al, towards the “intimate” epic of the late 50s and early 60s. We are also here seeing the development of the war, or rather, the anti-war picture. Continue reading The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

The Gold Rush (1925 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

95 Min. | Adventure – Comedy – Drama | December 1925

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray

The Gold Rush Review

The Gold Rush is one of Chaplin’s best films, as well as one of his most famous. It has been said that it is The Gold Rush that he most wanted to be remembered by, and it’s not hard to see why. Chaplin plays the part of the lone prospector, a young miner during the gold rush. After getting caught in a storm, he hurries to the only shelter that he can find, a wood cabin in the middle of the storm. It turns out that it is already inhabited, and by a tough criminal named Black Larson, no less, and the scene in which Charlie and Big Jim, another prospector, insist to Black Larson that they are going to stay is one of the countless memorable scenes in The Gold Rush. Continue reading The Gold Rush (1925 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP