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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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 –

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

 

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 –

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