Italian Films on DVD

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Re: Italian Films on DVD

#276 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:22 am

Many thanks indeed for the clarification & information... Note also Blasetti's LA CORONA DI FERRO just released in an new Italian DVD edition...

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#277 Post by Saimo » Thu May 10, 2018 4:15 am

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Senza lasciare traccia (Leaving No Trace, 2016) by Gianclaudio Cappai
The film is a disturbing noir on a terminally ill man who looks for revenge against the men who abused him as a child. Shot on 16mm and loaded with cinephile references (Altman, Fulci, Avati), this is a rare gem from Italian indie cinema.
The recently released DVD has English subtitles, and bonus features include two short films by Cappai, also with subtitles.
You can find it on Amazon.it.

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#278 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:06 pm

Major new restoration of De Santis' ITALIANI BRAVA GENTE to be unveiled @ la Festa del cinema di Roma in October...

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#279 Post by Saimo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 am

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Domani si balla! (Tomorrow We Dance, 1982) by Maurizio Nichetti

This forgotten film is a sci-fi comedy that predates Cocoon (1985): some aliens (who look exactly like the Méliès ones) are spreading happiness on the Earth, throught a strange hypnotic music. Two unlikely TV journalists investigate about the retirement home where the contagion began.
Maurizio Nichetti is one of the most original Italian comedians, since his style is deeply influenced by Jacques Tati and cartoons (he worked for many years as a gagman for Bruno Bozzetto, also appearing in Allegro non troppo).
First time ever in home video, this DVD features English subtitles and several bonus, including a storyboard comparison and a photogallery.
You can find it on Amazon.it and Amazon.co.uk.

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Re: Italian Films on DVD

#280 Post by bearcuborg » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:20 am

This is an automatic buy for me, Nichetti is one of the funniest and most inventive filmmakers of all time.

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#281 Post by Saimo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am

Nichetti is a great director and comedian, but unfortunately he has been forgotten by the Italian film industry. For anyone curious about his cinema, I would also recommend Ladri di saponette and Ratataplan, since both DVDs are English-friendly (the latter is actually a silent film).

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