The Leopard Blu Ray

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Against a dramatic 19th century backdrop of radical Italian Nationalism Luchino Visconti's masterful epic The Leopard follows the Sicilian Prince of Salina and his family as they adjust to the social turbulence of revolutionary times. Burt Lancaster's formidable portrayal of the Prince is deftly supported by charged performances from the outstanding Alain Delon and incomparable Claudia Cardinale. Visconti's sumptuous evocation of an era - with beautiful photography design costumes and Nino Rota's rousing score - glitters with set pieces culminating in the acclaimed... ballroom sequence as the film moves gracefully to its meditative climax. Presented complete and uncut this stunning High Definition transfer - from the original 70mm negatives - was overseen by the film's director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno and features fully restored picture and sound. [show more]

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Released
21 June 2010
Directors
Actors
Format
Blu Ray 
Publisher
Bfi Video 
Classification
Runtime
187 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL 
Barcode
5035673010877 
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Against a dramatic nineteenth century backdrop of radical Italian Nationalism Luchino Visconti s masterful epic The Leopard follows the Sicilian Prince of Salina and his family as they adjust to the social turbulence of revolutionary times Adapted from Tomasi di Lampedusa s esteemed novel of the same name this is a tragicomic depiction of class eclipsed by history Burt Lancaster s formidable portrayal of the Prince is deftly supported by charged performances from the outstanding Alain Delon and incomparable Claudia Cardinale Visconti s sumptuous evocation of an era with beautiful photography design costumes and Nino Rota s rousing score glitters with set pieces culminating in the acclaimed ballroom sequence as the film moves gracefully to its meditative climax Presented complete and uncut in its original widescreen aspect ratio this stunning High Definition transfer from the original 70mm negatives was overseen by the film s director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno and features fully restored picture and sound

Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale star in Luchino Visconti's epic story of the fortunes which befall one aristocratic family during the 1860s, at the time of the unification of Italy. Prince Fabrizio Salina (Lancaster) realises that times are changing when his war-hero nephew Tancredi (Delon) starts courting Angelica (Cardinale), the beautiful daughter of the town's middle-class mayor. When asked to grant his approval for their marriage, he agrees, even though it confirms everything he dreads and despises about the rise of the bourgeoisie. The celebrated ball sequence, which lasts for much of the film's last quarter, is often credited as one of the most oppulent scenes in cinema history. The film was digitally restored in 2010 and it took over 12,000 hours of manual restoration to remove years of dirt and audio pollution.

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