The Witches Blu Ray|
The Witches In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an episode in which Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch. Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini (Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend TotÃ² team up with Pier Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed father and son. Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge in The Sicilian s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as Mangano s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches with a stunning homage to Italian comic books. Features: Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original Italian mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) Brand-new audio commentary by film critic and novelist Tim Lucas Interview with actor Ninetto Davoli, recorded exclusively for this release English-language version of Vittorio De Sica s episode, An Evening Like the Others, starring Clint Eastwood Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone and Kat Ellingerfrom£13.49 | RRP:
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Italian anthology film featuring five short stories from directors Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi and Luchino Visconti. 'The Witch Burned Alive' follows a famous actress as she spends an evening with friends at a chalet in the Alps. In 'Civic Sense' a man is injured in a road accident. 'The Earth As Seen from the Moon' follows a widowed man as he searches for a new wife. In 'The Sicilian Belle' a man confronts those who wronged his daughter. Finally, 'An Evening Like the Others' follows a man as he attempts to reconcile with his disillusioned wife.
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