Vittorio De Sica Neo-Realist film -UMBERTO D – released on dvd

Umberto DUMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £19.99
Umberto, a lonely retired civil servant, manages to survive on his inadequate pension but is driven to the brink of suicide, only to realise that their would be no one to look after his dog if he took his life.

This Neo-Realist film was for years banned in Italy as it was seen as subversive and painted a negative picture of the country.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Some other De Sica films on dvd

bicycle-thievesLADRI 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.

In Italian with English subtitles.

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two-womenLA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native village of Ciociaria. When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape.

In Italian with English subtitles.

my-voyage-to-italyIL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA/MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (12) 1999 £12.99
Martin Scorsese presents this documentary in which he discusses Italian films that have had an impact on him. The programme takes a look at films by Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Antonioni in the context of emotion, style, staging, technique, politics and cinematic influence.

In Italian with English subtitles.

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Viconti’s – L’INNOCENTE – reissued on dvd

INNOCENTEL’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.
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OTHER LUCHINO VISCONTI FILMS AVAILABLE ON DVD
BELLISSIMA (PG) ITALY 1951 VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
A mother hatches unrealistic plans for her daughter’s show business career when a famous director comes to town and starts casting the role of a young girl for his movie.
DEATH IN VENICE (15) 1971 VISCONTI, LUCHINO IN ENGLISH £12.99
Adaptation of the Thomas Mann story. DVD CAN BE PLAYED IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN .
IL GATTOPARDO/LEOPARD (PG) 1963 ITALY Visconti, LUCHINO £19.99
Film based Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s best-selling novel.
LUDWIG (PG) 1972 ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO £22.99
Opulent drama. about the King of Bavaria Ludwig II.
OSSESSIONE (PG) 1942 B/W ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
Based on James Cain’s book the Postman always rings Twice. A remarkable debut film.
ROCCO E I SUOI FRATELLI/ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (15) 1960 ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO DUAL BLU RAY & DVD EDITION £22.99
Many subplots are interwoven to make a broad canvas of contemporary Italian life.
LA TERRA TREMA (PG) 1948 ITALY B/W VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
Account of the tough life led by Sicilian fishermen.
In Italian with English subtitles.

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Italian LGBT comedy drama – NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST – out on dvd

a little lustNÉ 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 parents liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news. Luckily Rocco’s close friends stand by him and join him in running away from home see their favourite singer in concert in this comedy drama.

In Italian with English subtitles


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Vittorio de Sica’s – LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES – issued on dvd

bicycle-thievesLADRI 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.

Part of neorealist cinema movement that  shows the urban poverty in post-war Italy.

Antonio and his family are living on the breadline until Antonio lands a job as a bill-sticker.

However as a bicycle is need to carry out his new job  he is devastated when it is stolen.

Antonio sets out with his son Bruno across the city of Rome to look for it.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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New ITALIAN dvd releases for 2016

 

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1992 (18) 2015 ITALY    £19.99
  All ten episodes of the Italian political drama following six people whose lives are changed dramatically  in the wake of the ‘Clean Hands’ investigation into political corruption in Italy.
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.
AUTOSTOP ROSSO SANGUE/HITCH-HIKE (18) 1977 ITALY   CAMPANILE, PASQUALE FESTA £15.99
   Travelling across California to Los Angeles, married couple are taken hostage by a hitchhiker and ordered to drive  to Mexico.
LA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960  ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO  DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
 1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native  village of Ciociaria.  When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape. 
FUOCOAMMARE/FIRE AT SEA (12A) 2016 ITALY  ROSI,  GIANFRANCO £15.99
  Documentary centred on the Italian island of Lampedusa where 6,000 inhabitants  are joined by hundreds of desperate migrants who arrive on their shores every week during the European migrant crisis. 
GOMORRAH: 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.
IL CINICO, L’INFAME, IL VIOLENTO/THE CYNIC, THE RAT AND THE FIST (18) 1977   ITALY LENZI, UMBERTO DVD – £12.99  BLU RAY – £17.99
  Action-packed Italian crime thriller.
MIA MADRE (15)  2015   ITALY MORETTI, NANNI DVD – £15.99  BLU RAY – £19.99
  Acclaimed film-maker Margherita (Margherita Buy) is on the verge of a  breakdown whilst struggling to cope with her mother’s  illness during the shooting of her latest film. 
NON ACCETTARE I SOGNI DAGLI SCONOSCIUTI/WATER BOYS (18) 2015 ITALY   CUZZILLO, ROBERTO £15.99
 Under Russian anti-gay laws Italian swimmer Massimo meets interpreter Vladimir at a St. Petersburg swimming competition.   The two men fall in love, but face cultural differences which impacts on their relationship.
PASOLINI (18) 2014   FERRARA, ABEL IN ENGLISH & FRENCH  DVD – £19.99  BLU RAY – £19.99
  Willem Dafoe stars as the Italian filmmaker  Pier Paolo Pasolini set during the  last day of his life. 
PASOLINI COLLECTION (18) 1969  ITALY    BLU RAY ONLY – £69.99
  Collection of six films –  ‘The Decameron’ (1971), ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (1972) , ‘Arabian Nights’ (1974),  ‘Medea’ (1969) , ‘Theorem’ (1968) and  ‘Salo’ (1975).
PALIO (12A) 2015 ITALY  SPENDER, COSIMA £15.99
   Documentary about the Palio, a traditional medieval horse race, which is held in the city of Siena in Italy twice a year.
ROMANZO CRIMINALE: SEASON 2 (18) 2010 ITALY   £19.99
   All ten episodes from the second season of the Italian crime drama based on the novel by Italian judgeGiancarlo De Cataldo.
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATÒ/THE VANISHING OF PATO (15) 2010   ITALY MORTELLITI, ROCCO   £19.99
   Set in 1890 in the small town of Vigata, two rival private investigators are  looking into the mysterious disappearance of an accountant in this film based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri.
SUBURRA (18) 2015 ITALY  SOLLIMA, STEFANO   DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
  Based on the novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, this Italian thriller stars Claudio Amendola as Samurai, a gangster with dreams of turning Rome’s waterfront town Suburra into the new Las Vegas. 
TAVIANI BROTHERS COLLECTION (18) ITALY DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD  £54.99  
 Features –  Padre Padrone (1977), La Notte Di San Lorenzo/night of the Shooting Stars (1982) and Kaos (1984).
TRE FRATELLI/THREE BROTHERS (12) 1981 ITALY   FRANCESCO, ROSI DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £19.99
  Following their mother’s passing, three brothers return to their father’s home in southern Italy to try come to terms with their grief, each brother must also tackle personal problems of their own.
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.
UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY (12) 1977  ITALY SCOLA,  ETTORE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
  Set in 1938, at the time of the first meeting between Hitler and Mussolini,  Antonietta (Sophia Loren) stays at home while her fascist husband goes off to see his idols. As their building empties to see the dictators parade through the streets, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her mysterious  neighbour Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni ). This relationship will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

Italian thriller – IL CINICO, L’INFAME, IL VIOLENTO/THE CYNIC, THE RAT AND THE FIST – released on dvd

cynic-the-rat-and-the-fistIL CINICO, L’INFAME, IL VIOLENTO/THE CYNIC, THE RAT AND THE FIST (18) 1977 ITALY LENZI, UMBERTO DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Action-packed Italian crime thriller. After escaping from prison, rising criminal Luigi ‘Chinaman’ Maietto orders a hit on Inspector Tanzi who put him behind bars. Unfortunately for him, Tanzi survives and vows to do all he can to return Maietto to the prison where he belongs.

But if he is to catch him, Tanzi must work outside the law when he denies his superior’s request to go into hiding, instead preferring to catch Maietto himself.
In Italian with English subtitles

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Italian thriller – SUBURRA – available in dvd

suburraSUBURRA (18) 2015 ITALY SOLLIMA, STEFANO DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Italian thriller staring Claudio Amendola as gangster Samurai and based on the novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini. The film tells the story of a gangsters dreams of turning Rome’s waterfront town Suburra into a new Las Vegas.

A corrupt Italian MP is Samurai’s inside man to receive funding from both the Vatican and the Mafia. However when the MP gets involved in a murder, the dream starts to turn sour

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Italian film – UN BACIO /ONE KISS – released on dvd

one-kissUN 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.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Italian drama – L’ATTESA/THE WAIT – released on dvd

waitL’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.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Vittorio de Sica’s film – LA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN – out on dvd and blu ray

two-womenLA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native village of Ciociaria. When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape.

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film while Sophia Loren won a BAFTA and an Academy Award for her performance.

In Italian with English subtitles

Other films by Vittorio de Sica on dvd

CACCIA ALLA VOLPE/AFTER THE FOX (U) ITALY 1966 DE SICA, VITTORIO IN ENGLISH £15.99
Sica directs Peter Sellers in this comedy penned by Neil Simon.
IL GIARDINO DEI FINZI CONTINI/GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINI (12) 1970 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Drama set in the Italian city of Ferrara in the late 1930s, adapted from the novel by Giorgio Bassani. In the estate grounds of wealthy Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, brother and sister Alberto (Helmut Berger) and Micol (Dominique Sanda) and their friends, Giorgio (Lino Capolicchio) and Bruno (Fabio Testi), play tennis and enjoy relaxing afternoons. Away from the seclusion and safety of the estate, however, fascism is on the rise.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £17.99
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
IL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA/MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (12) 1999 £12.99
Martin Scorsese presents this documentary in which he discusses Italian films that have had an impact on him. The programme takes a look at films by Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Antonioni in the context of emotion, style, staging, technique, politics and cinematic influence.
MIRACOLO A MILANO/MIRACLE IN MILAN (U) 1950 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE THREE DISC SET £24.99
Captivating fable about an orphan who helps the homeless of post war Milan to regain their self-respect.
SCIUSCIÀ’ (RAGAZZI)/SHOESHINE (12) ITALY 1946 SICA, DE, VITTORIO £19.99
Filmed in postwar Rome and inspired by the real stories of those struggling to overcome the oppressive forces of a corrupt
and ineffective political system.
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.

 

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Ettore Scola’s – UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY – out on dvd and blu ray

a-special-dayUNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY (12) 1977 ITALY SCOLA, ETTORE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in 1938, at the time of the first meeting between Hitler and Mussolini, Antonietta (Sophia Loren) stays at home while her fascist husband goes off to see his idols. As their building empties to see the dictators parade through the streets, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbour Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni ). This relationship will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Italian documentary – FUOCOAMMARE/FIRE AT SEA – out on dvd

Fire at SeaFUOCOAMMARE/FIRE AT SEA (12A) 2016 ITALY ROSI, GIANFRANCO £15.99
Documentary centred on the Italian island of Lampedusa where 6,000 inhabitants are joined by hundreds of desperate migrants who arrive on their shores every week during the European migrant crisis.

The film focuses on some of the island’s native inhabitants, including a 12-year-boy and his family of fishermen, and shows how their daily lives are affected by the arrival of migrants to their shores. The migrants’ journey is also chronicled as they risk their lives fleeing Africa and the Middle East in search of a better life in Europe.

The ones who are lucky enough to survive recount the stories of their perilous journeys across the Mediterranean and the deadly conflicts they have left behind.

In Italian with English subtitles

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Italian drama -TRE FRATELLI/THREE BROTHERS – out on dvd/Blu Ray

Three BrothersTRE FRATELLI/THREE BROTHERS (12) 1981 ITALY FRANCESCO, ROSI DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £19.99
Following their mother’s passing, three brothers return to their father’s home in southern Italy to try come to terms with their grief, each brother must also tackle personal problems of their own.

In Italian with English subtitles.

“A wonderful film that moves on waves of feeling. Francesco Rosi, who has one of the greatest compositional senses in the history of movies, keeps you in a state of emotional exaltation. A simple image has the kind of resonance that most directors never achieve.” (Pauline Kael, New Yorker)

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional newly translated English subtitles
Archival interview with Francesco Rosi
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Booklet featuring an essay by Professor Millicent Martin, a 1981 interview with Rosi and a selection of contemporary reviews (first printing only)

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Taviani Brothers collection out on dual format

taviani-brothers-collectionTAVIANI BROTHERS COLLECTION (18) ITALY DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £54.99
Features – PADRE PADRONE (1977) is the autobiographical tale of a young boy who grows up to become a linguistics professor, thereby escaping his tyrannical father who wants him to train as a shepherd.

LA NOTTE DI SAN LORENZO/NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS (1982) follows the story of a woman, who on the magical night of San Lorenzo when wishes come true, recalls her lover from the same night in August 1944 when the Tuscan town of San Martino was threatened with destruction by the Nazis.

KAOS (1984) consists of four stories set in 19th-century Sicily comprising ‘The Other Son’, ‘Moon Sickness’, ‘The Jar’ and ‘Requiem’.

In Italian with English subtitles

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Luchino Visconti’s – GRUPPO DI FAMIGLIA IN UN INTERNO/CONVERSATION PIECE – out on dual fromat dvd/Blu Ray

Conversation PieceGRUPPO DI FAMIGLIA IN UN INTERNO/CONVERSATION PIECE (18) 1974 VISCONTI, LUCHINO DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD £19.99
Retired American professor lives in Rome, but living upstairs is an Italian family who turn his cosy ordered life upside down by their antisocial lifestyle.

As the professor becomes more involved in the families affairs, against his better judgement, the he is forced to face his latent homosexuality and his approaching death.

Can be played in Italian and English with English subtitles

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