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.

 

 

 

IERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Yesterday, Today and TomorrowIERI 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.

Oscar winning film staring Sophia Loren, who plays three different women in this trilogy of stories, set in Naples, Milan and Rome.

In Naples Lorens plays Adelina who sells black-market cigarettes, who is constantly pregnant as the authorities are reluctant to arrest a pregnant woman.

In Milan, she is wealthy Anna having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested.
In Rome, prostitute Mara seeks the help of her client Augusto to spurn the advances of her neighbor’s infatuated grandson.

In Italian with English subtitles

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.

 

DVD available to buy at –

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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 –

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