LE 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
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.
Mario Monicelli’s ‘Renzo and Luciana’ concerns two lovers who must keep their wedding secret from their employers to avoid the sack.
Anita Ekberg stars in Federico Fellini’s story ‘The Temptation of Dr. Antonio’, about a prudish censor who tries to ban a huge billboard of the star, only to be haunted by its alluring gaze.
Luchino Visconti’s ‘The Job’, a countess decides to get a job after the scandalous exposure of her husband’s infidelities.
‘The Raffle’, Vittorio De Sica tells the story of Zoe (Sophia Loren), who offers herself in a lottery to help pay her pregnant sister’s taxes, but who decides to call off the deal when she falls for a local stable boy.
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.
In Italian with English subtitles.
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.
GRUPPO 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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