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  • The Witches [Blu-ray] The Witches | Blu Ray | (08/01/2018) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    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 Totò 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 Ellinger

  • The Witches [DVD] The Witches | DVD | (08/01/2018) from £11.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    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 Totò 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 Standard Definition presentation Original Italian mono audio 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

  • Arabella [DVD] Arabella | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £6.25  |  Saving you £6.74 (51.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Virna Lisi, winner of 24 International Film Awards, stars as Arabella a wily but good-hearted Italian temptress. Riddled with lovable stereotypes, this European comedy romp follows an elderly Italian lady (Oscar and Golden Globe winner Margaret Rutherford), who finds herself in seriously deep water when her unpaid tax bill rears its ugly head. She owes money all the way from 1895 but there's simply no chance she can pay. Luckily for her, she has a cunning granddaughter who is ready to help Arabella. The young woman makes it her mission to save grandma from destitution with more than a few mishaps along the way. British comedian Terry-Thomas bounces between four roles in this riotous, star-studded frolic. Also features BAFTA and Golden Globe winner James Fox (A Passage to India) and Oscar nominee Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties).

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