sábado, 29 de junho de 2024

On Earth as it is in Heaven - Así en el Cielo como en la Tierra - (1995)

Matacanes dies and goes to heaven just to discover that it was not as he expected, and everyone there is revolutionized lately. Peter explains that God was concerned about the progress of the world, and decided to send a second son to Earth. However, Jesus hears and does not agree, as they would have to rewrite history.

Director: José Luis Cuerda. 

Writer: José Luis Cuerda.

Stars: Francisco Rabal, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jesús Bonilla, Luis Ciges, Agustín González, Mónica Molina, Mary Carmen Ramírez, Juan Luis Galiardo, Enrique San Francisco, Gabino Diego, Chus Lampreave, Achero Mañas, Antonio Gamero, Isabel Serrano, Alicia Sánchez, Manuel Alexandre, Saturnino García, Luis Perezagua, Pepín Salvador, Luis Hostalot, Rosario Santesmases, José María Sacristán, Jorge Bosso, María Galiana, María Elena Flores, José Carlos Gómez, Maria Luisa Veira, Liberto Rabal, José María Lucena, Javier Manrique, Fernando Vivanco, Concha Leza, Roberto Cairo, Enrique Valero, Álex Angulo, Olaya Aguirre, Lucio Romero, Ana Isabel Mateo, Francisco Sanz, Marga González, Rosa Morales, José María Caceres, Daniel Alonso.

Subtitled in Inglish

MOVIE LINK: https://ok.ru/video/6845953477286

Blood - O Sangue - (1989)

Blood (a movie from Portugal) tells the story of seventeen-year-old Vincente and his ten-year-old brother, Nino, who must face the departure of their abusive father and its aftermath. With the aid of Vicente’s girlfriend, Clara, the trio attempts to pick up the pieces of their fractured family life while confronting an unwelcomed uncle and mobsters who try to collect debt that their father left behind.

Filmed in exquisite black and white, O Sangue marks a significant step in the career of Costa, who would eventually become one of Portugal’s most celebrated artists. While O Sangue is a first glimpse of his masterful use of chiaroscuro lighting, Costa has veered away from his debut’s formalist aesthetics in his subsequent films, which concentrate on his hypnotic portraits of real-life characters in the lower depths of Portuguese society.

Director: Pedro Costa.

Writer: Pedro Costa.

Stars: Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros, Luís Miguel Cintra, Canto e Castro, Isabel de Castro, Henrique Viana, Luis Santos, Manuel João Vieira, Sara Breia, José Eduardo, Ana Otero, Pedro Miguel, Miguel Fernandes.


VIDEO LINK: https://ok.ru/video/7503277656742

sábado, 22 de junho de 2024

The Fortress (Az eröd) - 1979

This Hungarian black comedy is set at a very special fantasy park that allows visitors to play organized war games. It proves to be a very popular attraction amongst the bored tourists until they suddenly realize that they are shooting real bullets. The authorities quickly close the park, but then recruits its director to begin using it to train real troops.

Director: Miklós Szinetár. 

Writers: Gyula Hernádi (novel), Miklós Szinetár (screenplay).

Stars: Bella Tanay, Sándor Oszter, József Madaras, Ádám Rajhona, Ferenc Bács, Gyula Benkő, Péter Benkő , Georgiana Tarjan, Nóra Németh, Judit Hernádi, Péter Haumann, Endre Harkányi, Péter Trokán.

Subtitled in English.

LINK: https://ok.ru/video/3669661387430

Sial IV - (1969) - French Mini series in 4 parts

Sial IV is a French TV miniseries by Greek filmmaker and writer Adonis Kyrou, adapted from the speculative fiction novel Deadly Image (AKA The Uncertain Midnight) by British author Edmund Cooper. It tells the story of Denis Lange, a fallout shelter engineer who is accidentally trapped in suspended animation as war breaks out in 1970, only to awaken in the early 2100s in Sial IV, an underground city in which humankind lives a life of leisure, having discharged all responsibility to androids. Assigned the android Diana as his personal assistant, Denis ventures through this unsettling idyll, eventually finding a small but tenacious group of resistors who seek to uncover the truth about the compound and its ruler, the mysterious Machiavelli.

Director: Adonis Kyrou.

Writers: Edmund Cooper (novel), Claude Delarue, Adonis Kyrou.

Stars: Henri Gilabert, Claude Cerval, Marcel Dalio, Lise Lachenal, Jacques Verlier, François Chodat, Simone Bach, Jacqueline Damien, Guy Fox, Anna Salberg, Violaine Lachenal, Sacha Solnia, Marcel Vidal, Roger Gillioz, Jean Mars, Serge Nicoloff, Jean Vigny, Georges Wod.

Music by: François de Roubaix.

Subtitles: English

Link for the Videos:

Part 1 - https://ok.ru/video/4621199346342

Part 2 - https://ok.ru/video/4621200525990

Part 3 - https://ok.ru/video/4621200984742

Part 4 - https://ok.ru/video/4621223529126

My YouTube channels temporarily frozen

I have three YouTube channels:

Revista Cine TV

Revista Cine TV - Rosebud

Revista Cine TV - Troy

The reason for three channels is that I am always trying to escape from getting my channels removed by YouTube. After three strikes, the channel is completed deleted by them. All the movies are gone with it.

The system used by YouTube to check copyright is very weak and unreliable to say the least.

Some movies that I publish are considered No Copyright Issues, but later, when the copyright owner watches his film on the platform, sends a message to YouTube to remove the film. A strike follows.

Sometimes the film published is copyrighted but the owner allows the movie to be on YouTube.  Later, the movie is removed by request of the holder of the rights.

This is not a fair play being practiced by YouTube. If you complain you get zero response.

Therefore, I have to live with this. It is like the Nazis with the French Resistance in Paris at the time of the French Occupation.

My channels are temporarily frozen because they are on ‘phase 2’, that is, with two strikes. They will be unfrozen by mid or end of July 2024 when the first or second strike expires. Be patient and follow this blog.

sexta-feira, 21 de junho de 2024

The Black Dossier - Le dossier noir (1955)

Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious “black dossier”.

Director: André Cayatte. 

Stars: Antoine Balpêtré, Lea Padovani, Bernard Blier, Nelly Borgeaud, Jean-Marc Bory, Daniel Cauchy, Danièle Delorme, Paul Frankeur, Jacques Duby, Noël Roquevert, Gabrielle Fontan, Christian Fourcade, Henri Crémieux, René Génin, Lucien Nat, Sylvie, André Valmy, Edmond Ardisson.

Subtitled in English.

Video Link: https://ok.ru/video/2525883337382

Night Falls - La noche avanza (1952)

Marcos is a professional jai alai player undefeated on the court in 26 matches. The super confident Marcos has acquired a Trumpian disdain for weak losers, including a fellow player who suffers a fracture as a result of Marcos’ carelessness. When he’s not dominating his opponents, he’s trying to balance his relationships with several women, including recently widowed old flame Sara, nightclub thrush Lucrecia, and mother-to-be Rebeca. Marcos promises to wed Rebeca without telling her he’s about to leave Mexico permanently, setting in motion a plot by Rebeca’s brother Armando to blackmail the first class heel while also getting out of his debt to gambler Marcial.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón. 

Writers: Jesús Cárdenas, Roberto Gavaldón, José Revueltas, Luis Spota (story).

Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Anita Blanch, Rebeca Iturbide, Eva Martino, José María Linares-Rivas, Julio Villarreal, Armando Soto La Marina, Carlos Múzquiz, Wolf Ruvinskis, Francisco Jambrina, Juan García, Roberto Y. Palacios, Margarito Luna, Luis Mussot, José Torvay.

Subtitled in English.

Link: https://ok.ru/video/3683348908710

terça-feira, 18 de junho de 2024

Un soir, un train (1968)


Mathias is a Belgian linguist, living with French theatre producer Anne. After a quarrel about moral questions, they take a train to attend a congress. While Mathias sleeps, Anne disappears. The train stops in the middle of the country and Mathias gets off the train with an older man, Hernhutter, and a young one, Val. The train moves off without them being able to catch it up. They will find a village, but cannot get any help because they do not understand a word of what the inhabitants say…

Director: André Delvaux.

Stars: Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, Adriana Bogdan, François Beukelaers, Hector Camerlynck, Michael Gough, Senne Rouffaer, Domien De Gruyter, Jan Peré, Nicole Debonne, Wilfried Coppens, Greta Van Langhendonck, Patrick Conrad, Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Denise Zimmerman.

Subtitles in English.

LINK: https://ok.ru/video/2544476162726

sexta-feira, 14 de junho de 2024

The Profession of Arms - Il mestiere delle armi - (2001)

The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De’ Medici, a young brave captain in the war of Charles V against the Pope, in the first half of 1500. 

Director: Ermanno Olmi. 

Writer: Ermanno Olmi.

Stars: Christo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Rachkov, Fabio Giubbani, Sasa Vulicevic, Dessy Tenekedjieva, Sandra Ceccarelli, Franco Andreani, Kalin Arsov, Giancarlo Belelli, Bruno Bendoni, Silvio Cappellini, Vittorio Corcelli, Marco De Biagi, Alessandro Genovesi, Michael Lindner, Francesca Lonardelli, Paolo Magagna, Piergiorgio Maletti, Mauro Marani, Georgy Marino, Ilija Marshakov, Rocco Militano, Nikolaus Moras, Attilio Orlandini, Ralph Palka, Alessandro Pezzali, Thomas Rauser, Marco Sgarbi, Claudio Tombini, Ilaria Tedeschi, Aldo Toscano, Dmitar Vassilev, Michele Zattara, Dario Dedonato, Andrea Iacopo Di Antonio, Marcello Marano, Omero Antonutti.

Subtitled in English.

A movie from Rarefilmm.

MOVIE LINK: https://ok.ru/video/7295784258214

domingo, 9 de junho de 2024

One Way or Another - Todo modo - (Elio Petri, 1976)

A metaphysical mystery based on the novel by Leonardo Sciascia, Todo modo is the most curious and puzzling of Petri’s films and offers a not-so-veiled critique of Christian Democratic political power. Italy’s most successful politicians go on a monastic retreat at the convent of Don Gaetano to contemplate their notable careers and secretly devise a new power structure. After a series of mysterious crimes, the consortium becomes divided and, ultimately, depleted. The film’s unabashed leftist politics are given vivid articulation through the work of noted production designer Dante Ferretti.

Director: Elio Petri. 

Writers: Leonardo Sciascia (novel), Elio Petri (screenplay), Berto Pelosso (collaborator).

Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Marcello Mastroianni, Mariangela Melato, Ciccio Ingrassia, Tino Scotti, Franco Citti, Renato Salvatori, Cesare Gelli, Giancarlo Badessi, Mario Bartoli, Adriano Amidei Migliano, Michel Piccoli, Guerrino Crivello, Nito Costa, Marcello Di Falco, Aldo Farina, Giulio Donnini, Giuseppe Leone, Renato Malavasi, Riccardo Mangano, Piero Mazzinghi, Lino Murolo, Piero Nuti, Loris Pereira Lopez, Riccardo Satta, Lugi Uzzo, Luigi Zerbinati.

Composer: Ennio Morricone.

Movie Link: https://ok.ru/video/5479929154214

sexta-feira, 7 de junho de 2024

Gibel Otrara - The Fall of Otrar - (1991)

A movie from Kazakhstan. Subtitled in English

Four arduous years in the making, Ardak Amirkulov’s 1990 historical epic about the intrigue and turmoil preceding Genghis Khan’s systematic destruction of the lost East Asian civilization of Otrar is a one-of-a-kind experience. Amirkulov’s film, shot in sepia-toned black-and-white, is at once hallucinatory, visually resplendent, and ferociously energetic, packed with eye-catching (and gouging) detail and B-movie fervor, and traversing an endless variety of parched, epic landscapes and ornate palaces.

Director: Ardak Amirkulov.

Writers: Aleksey German, Svetlana Karmalita,

Stars: Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Tungyshpai Zhamankulov, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Abdurashid Makhsudov, Zaur Zekhov, Kasym Zhakibayev.

VIDEO LINK: https://ok.ru/video/3382716467878

terça-feira, 4 de junho de 2024

Escalation (1968)

1968, London. Luca, the son of an Italian rich owner, is living his ‘swinging’ years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to the family business at any cost. Luca is first forced to return to Italy, then he is kidnapped by his father’s collaborators, jailed into a sanitarium, put through the electroshock and other torments. Then, when ‘normalized’ Luca marries a woman who in reality is a psychologist paid by his father to brainwash him and turn him into a perfect businessman.

Director: Roberto Faenza.

Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Claudine Auger, Gabriele Ferzetti, Didi Perego, Leopoldo Trieste. 

Subtitled in English.

Music by Ennio Morricone.

Courtesy of Rarefilmm

LINK: https://ok.ru/video/2582630238886

His Most Serene Highness - Su alteza serenísima - (2001)

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Tex...