IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION EIGHT – issued on dvd

Inspector Montalbano 8IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION EIGHT (15) ITALY £19.99
All four episodes from the eighth series of the Italian crime drama based on the of novels by Andrea Camilleri. Salvo Montalbano comes between two crime families who are battling for control of the Sicilian town of Vigata.

The episodes are: ‘The Potter’s Field’, ‘The Dance of the Seagull’, ‘Treasure Hunt’ and ‘Age of Doubt’.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Italian crime series – GOMORRAH SEASON 3– out on dvd

Gomorrah 3GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON THREE (18) 2017 ITALY £29.99
All 12 episodes from the third season of Naples based crime drama starring Marco D’Amore and Salvatore Esposito.

Set in the backstreets of where organised crime is big business, the show follows the fortunes of warring crime families as they compete for underworld supremacy. In this season, Genny (Esposito) takes control of the family following his father’s death while Ciro (D’Amore) runs into trouble with a mobster’s son.

GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASONS ONE, TWO  AND THREE  (15)  ITALY £39.99

In Italian with English subtitles

GOMORRAHGOMORRAH (15) 2004 ITALY £29.99
All 12 episodes from the Italian crime drama starring Marco D’Amore and Fortunato Cerlino. Set in the back streets of Naples where organised crime is big business, Ciro di Marzio (D’Amore) seizes the opportunity to take over as mob boss when Pietro Savastano (Cerlino) is arrested and sent to prison.

The episodes are: ‘Il Clan Dei Savastano’, ‘Ti Fidi Di Me?’, ‘L’omm ‘e Casa’, ‘Sangue Africano’, ‘Il Ruggito Della Leonessa’, ‘Roulette Spagnola’, ‘Imma Contro Tutti’, ‘La Scheda Bianca’, ‘Gelsomina Verde’, ‘Ora Facciamo I Conte’, ‘Cento Modi Per Uccidere’ and ‘Gli Immortali’.

In Italian with English subtitles

Gomorrah2GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO (15) 2016 ITALY £28.99
Second season of the Italian crime drama set in Naples where warring crime families compete for underworld supremacy.
 

The episodes are: ‘My Life’, ‘Blood and Tears’, ‘Mea Culpa’, ‘Hyena Scent’, ‘Eyes to Eyes’, ‘O Track’, ‘The Prince and the Dwarf’, ‘Divide and Conquer’, ‘Seven Years’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘In Joy and Sorrow’ and ‘The End of the Day’.

 

GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASONS ONE AND TWO (15) 2016 ITALY £38.99

GOMORRAH

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

Federico Fellini’s – LA VOCE DELLA LUNA/VOICE OF THE MOON – out on Dual format Dvd/Blu Ray

Voice of the MoonLA VOCE DELLA LUNA/VOICE OF THE MOON (15) 1991 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
Comedy drama about recently released patient from a mental institution
embarks on an epic adventure where he meets a man who meditates on rooftops, an oboist who sleeps in a cemetery and a paranoid man obsessed with conspiracy theories.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

LA LEGGENDA DEL SANTO BEVITORE /LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER – available on Dual Format DVD/BLU RAY

Legend of the Holy DrinkerLA LEGGENDA DEL SANTO BEVITORE /LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER (PG) 1988 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99
Based on Joseph Roth novella, Kartak is a homeless alcoholic in Paris who is given 200 Francs by an elderly man and told it must be repaid to the Shrine of St Therese. Although Kartak, is a man of honour, his will is weak and he spends the money on drink. With no means to replay the money he has visions of St Therese chiding him for his failure to settle his debts.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

 

 

Italian film -LE STREGHE/WITCHES – out on Dvd and Blu Ray

witchesLE STREGHE/WITCHES (12) 1967ITALY DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Anthology featuring five short stories – La Strega Bruciata Viva/witch Burned Alive (Luchino Visconti), Senso Civico/Civic Sense (Mauro Bolognini), La Terra Vista Dalla Luna/the Earth As Seen from the Moon (Pier Paolo Pasolini), La Siciliana/The Sicilian Belle (Franco Rossi) and Una Serata Come Le Altre/an Evening Like the Others (Vittorio De Sica).

The following short films are featured –

 

LA STREGA BRUCIATA VIVA/WITCH BURNED ALIVE (LUCHINO VISCONTI)
A famous actress as she spends an evening with friends at a chalet in the Alps.
When she falls into a drunken sleep her friends remove her makeup to look at the imperfections of her face.

SENSO CIVICO/CIVIC SENSE (MAURO BOLOGNINI)
A man is injured in a road accident and a woman stops her car to take him to hospital. However he motive is not humanitarian but as a way of bypassing the traffic.

LA TERRA VISTA DALLA LUNA/THE EARTH AS SEEN FROM THE MOON (PIER PAOLO PASOLINI)
Comic episode follwing a widowed man as he searches for a new wife.

LA SICILIANA/THE SICILIAN BELLE (FRANCO ROSSI)
Sicilian woman tells her father that a man has made a pass at her and the father sets out to confronts those who wronged his daughter.

UNA SERATA COME LE ALTRE/AN EVENING LIKE THE OTHERS (VITTORIO DE SICA)
Clint Eastwood is a western movie lover, who tries to rekindle his relationship by dressing as a cowboy, however this act finally convinces his wife that their relationship is over.

In Italian with English subtitles

Federico Fellini’s – PROVA D’ORCHESTRA/ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL – out on Blu Ray

Orchestra RehearsalPROVA D’ORCHESTRA/ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL (PG) 1978 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Satire and about a rebellious orchestra and their tyrannical conductor.

In this political allegorical, an Italian television crew’s arrive at a 13th-century church to make a documentary about an orchestra assembling to rehearse .

The TV crew witness the petty squabbles, the different factions that make up the orchestra, the tyranny of the German conductor,

In Italian with English subtitles

 

 

Roberto Rossellini’s – VIVA L’ITALIA – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Viva l_ItaliaVIVA L’ITALIA (PG) 1961 ITALY ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Rossellini approached the film as he had Francesco, giullare di Dio, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.

In Italian with English subtitles

NEW ITALIAN DVD RELEASES 2017

 

 

NEW ITALIAN CINEMA ON DVD

ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £9.99
Made-for-TV Italian crime drama based on a true story.
ACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE (EX) 2016 ITALY KAMKARI , FARIBORZ 15.99
Documentary focusing on the career of Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma. The son of a film camera operator and a flower seller on the Spanish Steps, Di Palma developed an interest in films at an early age and, despite his poor background, went on to work with influential directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Woody Allen and Vittorio De Sica.
L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo decides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
L’ATTESA/THE WAIT (12) 2015 ITALY MESSINA, PIERO £19.99
Anna is living in a villa in Sicily when her son Giuseppe’s girlfriend, Jeanne, shows up and the two women bond while they wait for Giuseppe to arrive. However, Anna is hiding a secret about her son’s whereabouts.
BOCCACCIO ’70 (12) 1962 ITALY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Collection of four short stories, each directed by one of Italy’s most famous directors, focusing on women taking back control of their lives.
DELIVER US (E) 2016 ITALY DE GIACOMO, FEDERICA £12.99
Italian documentary by film-maker Federica De Giacomo focusing on the practice of exorcism in Italy and its clash with modern-day life.
EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE ’70S (18) 2012 MALLOY, MIKE £12.99
Documentary exploring the violent Italian crime films of the 1970s.
FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS (12A) 2016 ITALY BELLOCCHIO, MARCO £19.99
Adapted from Massimo Gramellini’s novel, middle-aged reporter Massimowho is still troubled mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother when he was a child. He now needs to confront his traumatic past
IERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (15) 1967 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Portmanteau comedy which features the most popular male and female leads of the Italian 20th century cinema, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
L’INNOCENTE (15) ITALY 1976 VISCONTI, LUCHINO £15.99
Luchino Visconti’s last film is a costume drama set in the 1890s and based on a novella by Gabrielle d’Annunzio about the chauvinistic aristocratic, Tullio Hermil. Tullio flaunts his mistress to his wife but is shaken to his core when he discovers his wife is having an affair.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN (15) ITALY £23.99
Seventh volume of episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. Features the episodes – ‘A Delicate Matter’, ‘The Mud Pyramid’, ‘A Nest of Vipers’ and ‘According to Protocol’.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £15.99
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
LAMPEDUSA (12) 2016 ITALY £9.99
After moving to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, coast guard Serra finds himself dealing with migrants desperately trying to make it to Europe from northern Africa. With hundreds of people arriving each day, Serra and local reception centre officer Viola do their best to help as many people as they can.
MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (15) 1964 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Oscar nomination comedy in which rich married Domenico promises his dying mistress, Filumena (played by Sophia Loren), that he will marry her if she survives. She survives and holds him to his promise. Once married Filumena moves her three grown sons into their marital home. Finally she has become master of the house.
NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST (15) 2015 ITALY PIVETTI. VERONICA £15.99
A bullying incident at school forces 16-year-old Rocco Bordin (Andrea Amato) to come out to his liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news.
SEX COWBOYS (18) 2016 ITALY GIOTTI, ADRIANO 15.99
Marla and Simone share a passionate, romantic relationship and an unbreakable bond, but are part of the ‘lost generation’, destined to live without a permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle.
TENEBRAE (18) 1982 ITALY ARGENTO, DARIO DVD £12.99 BLU RAY £19.99
American writer Peter Neal is in Rome on a book promotion tour, when he finds himself stalked by a serial killer. The killer has embarked on a terrifying murder spree, leaving the victims with a copy of Neal’s book at the crime scene
UMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £19.99
Film about a retired civil servant and how he manages to survive on his inadequate pension.
UN BACIO /ONE KISS (15) 2016 ITALY COTRONEO, IVAN £15.99
At his new school outrageous and flamboyant Lorenzo befriends Blu who has also been shunned by her peers after an end-of-term scandal. Along with basketball player Antonio the trio united to fight back against their bullying peers.

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Italian documentary about Carlo Di Palma – ACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE – out on dvd

Water and Sugar.jpgACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE (EX) 2016 ITALY KAMKARI , FARIBORZ 15.99
Documentary focusing on the career of Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma. The son of a film camera operator and a flower seller on the Spanish Steps, Di Palma developed an interest in films at an early age and, despite his poor background, went on to work with influential directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Woody Allen and Vittorio De Sica.

The film features interviews with film-makers including Ken Loach, Wim Wenders, Ettore Scola and Bernardo Bertolucci who discuss their appreciation of Di Palma’s contribution to cinema.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

Some recent Italian dvd releases

ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £9.99
Made-for-TV Italian crime drama based on a true story. The film follows the return of the terrorist organisation, the Red Brigades, after eleven years. An investigation is launched when political advisors Massimo D’Antona (Paolo Maria Scalondro) and Marco Biagi (Stefano Santospago) are murdered.
DELIVER US (E) 2016 ITALY DE GIACOMO, FEDERICA £12.99
Italian documentary by film-maker Federica De Giacomo focusing on the practice of exorcism in Italy and its clash with modern-day life.
LAMPEDUSA (12) 2016 ITALY £9.99
After moving to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, coast guard Serra finds himself dealing with migrants desperately trying to make it to Europe from northern Africa. With hundreds of people arriving each day, Serra and local reception centre officer Viola do their best to help as many people as they can.
SEX COWBOYS (18) 2016 ITALY GIOTTI, ADRIANO 15.99
Marla and Simone share a passionate, romantic relationship and an unbreakable bond, but are part of the ‘lost generation’, destined to live without a permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

 

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN released on dvd

INSPECTOR MONTALBANO7IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN (15) ITALY £23.99
Seventh volume of episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.
Features the episodes – ‘A Delicate Matter’, ‘The Mud Pyramid’, ‘A Nest of Vipers’ and ‘According to Protocol’.

In Italian with English subtitles

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION ONE (15)    ITALY     £19.99
   Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.   The episodes are:
 ‘The Snack Thief’, ‘The Voice of the Violin’, ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘The Mystery of the Terracotta Dog’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION TWO (15)    ITALY     £24.99
   Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are: 
‘The Artist’s Touch’, ‘A Trip to Tindari’, ‘The Sense of Touch’, ‘Montalbano’s Croquettes’, ‘The Scent of the Night’ and ‘The Cat and the Goldfinch’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION THREE (15)    ITALY     £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are:
 ‘Turning Point’, ‘Equal Time’, ‘The Spider’s Patience’ and ‘Find the Lady’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FOUR (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘August Flame’, ‘The Wings of the Sphinx’, ‘Track of Sand’ and ‘Paper Moon’..

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FIVE (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘The Age of Doubt’, ‘The Gull’s Dance’, ‘The Potter’s Field’ and ‘Treasure Hunt’.

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. SIX  (15) ITALY         £19.99
    Features ‘Angelica’s Smile’, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, ‘A Voice in the Night’ and ‘A Ray of Light’.

Oscar nomination comedy – MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Marriage Italian StyleMATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (15) 1964 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Oscar nomination comedy in which rich married Domenico promises his dying mistress, Filumena (played by Sophia Loren), that he will marry her if she survives. She survives and holds him to his promise. Once married Filumena moves her three grown sons into their marital home. Finally she has become master of the house.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

 

 

Italian Film Resources Page.

Links to Free Online Italian fim resouces

Below I have created an extensive list of resources for German films. Hopefully it will of use for those interested in German cinema and to that end I would like to thank the people/organisations would produced them.

Also don’t forget to order the dvds from Worldonlinecinema.com, a small, over 20 year old company, that is  trying to keep an interest in German language and culture alive in the UK.

We are not a internet behemoth that wants to sell all things at the cheapest price, but a company with a love of the subject.

Any suggestions and comments please let me know.

 

 

I CENTO PASSI (15) 2000 ITALY GIORDANA, MARCO TULLIO £19.99
Set in the 1970s, in a small Sicilian town, a young left-wing activist denounces the activities of a local Mafia family. 30 year later the activist is killed and the Mafia is implicated.

ITALIAN NOTES TO I CENTO PASSI 1

ITALIAN NOTES TO I CENTO PASSI

CESARA DEVE MORIRE/CAESAR MUST DIE (12) 2012 ITALY TAVIANI PAOLO & VITTORIO £15.99
Award-winning documentary from renowned Italian filmmakers the Taviani brothers following a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ by a group of incarcerated criminals.

ENGLISH NOTES TO CESARA DEVE MORIRE

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA/THE GREAT BEAUTY (15) 2013 ITALY SORRENTINO PAOLO £15.99
Accomplished journalist learns of the death of a former lover and is confronted with the fragility of life.

ITALIAN NOTES TO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA

NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO/CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1988 ITALY TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
The story of a wise old cinema projectionist’s influence on the life of small town Sicilian boy

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO

IL POSTINO (U) 1995 ITALY RADFORD, MICHAEL £19.99
Oscar winning film, set on a remote Mediterranean island, where a young postman delivers letters to exiled poet Pablo Neruda and the two become friends.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO IL POSTINO

LA VITA È BELLA /LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (PG) 1998 ITALY ROBERTO BENIGNI £19.99
Oscar winning film about a charming but bumbling Jewish waiter who must rely on his strengths to protect his family during the Second World War.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO LA VITA È BELLA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO LA VITA È BELLA

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L’ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS – issue in Dual format – dvd/Blu Ray

Tree of Wooden ClogsL’ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (12) 1978 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Palme d’Or winning Neorealist film about 19th Century peasants struggle for survival through the cycle of seasons and the cycle of life. The backbreaking work, the loves, marriages, births and deaths, the blind belief in faith and superstition.

Beautifully filmed in an abandoned farm in the province of Bergamo, casting, in the minor roles local people speaking in their native dialect.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Omar Brignoli