Giuseppe Tornatore’s – MALENA – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

MalènaMALENA (15) ITALY 2001 TORNATORE, GUISEPPE DVD – £10.99 BLU RAY £15.99
Set in a sleepy Italian village in World War II. Mysterious and beautiful Malèna’s husband has been reported as having died fighting in the war and the women of the town start to spread malicious gossip about Malèna and her consorting with the German’s stationed in the village.

In Italian with English subtitles

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

Elio Petri’s triller – INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO/INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION – released on Blu Ray

Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionINDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO/INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (18) 1970 ITALY PETRI, ELIO BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Kafkaesque tale of a police inspector investigating a heinous crime, which he himself committed.

The film is a compelling character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian government crackdowns in Italy in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

Special Features
Interactive Menus
Interviews: Elio Petri (director), Camilla Zamboni (film scholar), Ennio Morricone (composer)
Other Documentary: ‘Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker’, ‘Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonté’

In Italian with English subtitles

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

Nanni Moretti’s biographical drama – APRILE – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

AprileAPRILE (15) 1998 ITALY MORETTI, NANNI DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Nanni Moretti writes, directs and stars in this biographical drama. April 1996 sees two turning points in Moretti’s life: the birth of his first child and the victory of the centre-left in the Italian Presidential elections. Unfortunately, both events occur simultaneously, and the film-maker describes the chaos he finds himself in as the big day approaches.

In Italian with English subtitles

Dvd and Blu Ray available to buy at –

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Second series of Ferrante’s novel – L’AMICA GENIALE 2/MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME – out on dvd

My Brilliant FriendL’AMICA GENIALE 2/MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME(18) 2019 ITALY £24.99
All eight episodes from the second series of the Italian drama based on Elena Ferrante’s novel.

Elena and Lila are now in their twenties. While marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery.

The episodes are: ‘The New Name’, ‘The Body’, ‘Erasure’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘The Betraya l’, ‘Rage’, ‘Ghosts’ and ‘The Blue Fairy’.

In Italian with English subtitles

My Brilliant Friend1L’AMICA GENIALE /MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (12) 2018 ITALY DVD – £20.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
All eight episodes of the Italian miniseries based on Elena Ferrante’s novel. Set in an impoverished Naples of the 1950s, two young girls, Elena and Lila, form a life long friendship. Years later, Elena, now in her 60s, receives a phone call informing her of Lila’s disappearance and begins to reflect on their friendship.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Michelangelo Antonioni’s – CRONACA DI UN AMORE/STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR – issued on dvd

Story of a Love AffairCRONACA DI UN AMORE/STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR (PG) 1950 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £17.99

Paola is the beautiful and jealously-guarded younger wife of a shady factory owner, Enrico Fontana . In order to investigate her romantic history he hires a private detective, which ironically brings Paola back into contact with former lover Guido (), with whom she resurrects a lost passion.

Dogged by the suspicions of their respective mates, they are drawn closer to each other in the face of adversity, and begin to plot Enrico’s demise. But when the challenge of being together falls away, will the passion start to wane?

In Italian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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FELLINI: FOUR FILMS – now available as a Blu Ray Box Set £33.99

Fellini Four FilmsFELLINI: FOUR FILMS (15) ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO BLU RAY BOX SET £33.99
Box set contains the following films –

8 1/2

the life and fantasies of a noted filmmaker who is having artistic difficulties completing a new project.

LA DOLCE VITA
A reporter’s encounter with the celebrity ‘sweet life’ and the unhappy people who lead it.

GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS
Comedy drama about a bored and unhappily married middle-aged woman who escapes into a world of the spirits from her past.

I VITELLONI
Semi-autobiographical drama about a group of young men growing up in Rimini, spending their days drinking, discussing women and spending their parents’ money.

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Interviews: Sandra Milo; Lina Wertmuller; Anita Ekberg

Commentary: Kat Ellinger

In Italian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Federico Fellini’s – LE NOTTI DI CABIRIA/NIGHTS OF CABIRIA – released on dvd or Blu Ray

Nights of CabiriaLE NOTTI DI CABIRIA/NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (PG) 1956 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Story of a Rome prostitute who never loses her faith in humanity, regardless of what life throws at her.
Even her optimism is threatened when she is rejected, first by glamorous film star Alberto Lazzari and then by her supposedly respectable fiancé, Oscar , who absconds with her life savings.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Federico Fellini’s – LO SCEICCO BIANCO/WHITE SHEIK- released on dvd or Blu Ray

White SheikLO SCEICCO BIANCO/WHITE SHEIK (U) 1951 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DVD – £19.99 BLU RA – £19.99
In this romantic comedy, provincial Italian couple arrive in Rome for their honeymoon. While in Rome the new bride, Wanda, sets off in search of her photo-romance magazine idol, the ‘White Sheik. When she eventually meets the Sheik and then finds herself alone on a yacht with him, her new husband begins a frantic searches for her as the newlyweds’ weekend threatens to descend into disaster.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Italian film – MAMMA + MAMMA/MOM + MOM – out on dvd

Mom + MomMAMMA + MAMMA/MOM + MOM (18) ITALY 2018 TOMMASO, KAROLE DI £12.99
Touching and beautifully nuanced film about two women who love each other and desire a child together.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Well received Italian drama – LAZZARO FELICE/HAPPY AS LAZZARO – issued on dvd

Happy As LazzaroLAZZARO FELICE/HAPPY AS LAZZARO (12A) 2018 ITALY ROHRWACHER, ALICE £19.99
Lazzarois a young naive optimistic tobacco worker is exploited by his employer. However on befriending Tancredi, the son of the owner, they plot to fake Tancredi kidnap in the hope of ending the owners exploitation of the workers.

In Italian with English subtitles
Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/03/happy-as-lazzaro-review-alice-rohrwacher-adriano-tardiolo-nicoletta-braschi

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Italian drama – LORO – issued on dvd

LoroLORO (18) 2018 ITALY SORRENTINO, PAOLO £15.99
The film centres on corrupt Italian businessman and politician Silvio Berlusconi and his quest for power.

Two provincial gangsters exploit young women to win favours with politicians. On moving to Rome they hope to get into Berlusconi inner circle. However Berlusconi is preoccupied trying to rediscover the secret of his success.

In Italian with English subtitles

Guardian review –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/17/loro-review-paolo-sorrentino

DVDs available to buy at –

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

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION NINE (15) ITALY £19.99
Two more episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the novels by Andrea Camilleri.

In Italian with English subtitles

The episodes are:

‘The Other End of the Line’

‘A Diary from 43’.

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COMPLETE COLLECTION 1 – 9 (15) ITALY £99.99
 All episodes in this 17 disc collection.

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

ALSO AVAILABLE

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’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. SEVEN (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘A Delicate Matter’, ‘The Mud Pyramid’, ‘A Nest of Vipers’ and ‘According to Protocol’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. EIGHT (15) ITALY         £19.99
The episodes are: ‘The Potter’s Field’, ‘The Dance of the Seagull’, ‘Treasure Hunt’ and ‘Age of Doubt’.

Series based on Elena Ferrante’s novel – L’AMICA GENIALE /MY BRILLIANT FRIEND – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

my brilliant friendL’AMICA GENIALE /MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (12) 2018 ITALY DVD – £23.99 BLU RAY – £28.99
All eight episodes of the Italian miniseries based on Elena Ferrante’s novel.

Set in an impoverished Naples of the 1950s, two young girls, Elena and Lila, form a life long friendship.

Years later, Elena, now in her 60s, receives a phone call informing her of Lila’s disappearance and begins to reflect on their friendship.

 

In Italian with English subtitles

 

The episodes are:

The Dolls

The Money

The Metamorphoses

Dissolving Margins

The Shoes

The Island

The Fiancés

The Promise

 

DVDs available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

Italian crime drama – DOGMAN – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

dogmanDOGMAN (15) 2018 ITALY GARRONE, MATTEO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Crime drama based a true story. Marcello is a dog groomer who falls under the spell of ex-boxer’s Simone and slowly slips into a life of crime. Marcello ends up serving a year in prison as punishment for not betraying Simone. However on his release, his old friend ostracise him and Marcello plans revenge.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

Italian drama – THE CIAMBRA – out on dvd

CiambraTHE CIAMBRA (15) 2017 ITALY CARPIGNANO, JONAS £15.99
Teenager Pio wants to gain the respect of his elder brother Cosimo, by drinking, smoking and getting involved in criminal activity. However when Cosimo goes missing, Pio’s world is turned upside down and he realises he may have taken on more than he can handle.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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