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

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Pier Paolo Pasolini film – THEOREM – issued by the BFI in dual format two dvd set

TheoremTHEOREM (15) 1968  ITALY    PASOLINI, PIER PAULO           £19.99
A handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives at a bourgeois household in Milan and successively seduces each family member, not forgetting the maid. Then, as abruptly and mysteriously as he arrived, he departs, leaving the members of the household to make what sense they can of their lives in the void of his absence.

In this cool, richly complex and provocative political allegory, Pasolini uses his schematic plot to explore family dynamics, the intersection of class and sex, and the nature of different sexualities. After winning a prize at the Venice Film Festival, Theorem was subsequently banned on an obscenity charge, but Pasolini later won an acquittal on the grounds of the film’s ‘high artistic value’.

Theorem is visually ravishing, with superb performance from its international cast and a brilliantly eclectic soundtrack featuring music by composers ranging from Mozart to Morricone.

Dual format two dvd set Dvd/Blu-ray

THEOREM Special features

•Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
•Optional alternative English language soundtrack
•Audio commentary by Italian film expert Robert Gordon
•An Interview with Terence Stamp (2007, 34 mins, DVD only)
•2013 theatrical release trailer
•Fully illustrated booklet with essay by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, review by Philip Strick and biographies of Pasolini and Stamp
•Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
•Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital audio (320kbps)

Production: Italy | colour, and tinted black & white | Italian language | 1.85:1

In Italian with English subtitles

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