Bicycle Thieves Blu-Ray

Bicycle Thieves Blu-Ray
Heralded as the greatest film ever made on release, winning an Oscar in 1949 and topping the Sight & Sound film poll in 1952, De Sica's seminal work of Italian neorealism has had an impact on cinema worldwide from release to the present day, with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray and Ken Loach claiming the film as a direct influence on their own. Bicycle Thieves tells the of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come, until the bicycle is stolen. Antonio and his son take to the streets in a desperate search to find the bicycle, which is so crucial to his livelihood. As much about the position of Italians in post-War, post-Fascist Italy as well as the relationship between father and son, Bicycle Thieves is told through the labyrinth of the cinematic city with De Sica's arresting visual poetry. Defining neorealism, a small period of filmmaking that focused on simple, humanist stories, Bicycle Thieves was one of the most captivating and moving.

Special Features
Brand New Restored High Definition Digital Transfer Of The Film, Newly Translated And More Complete English Subtitles, Feature Length Audio Commentary By Italian Cinema Expert Robert Gordon, Author Of BFI Modern Classics ‘Bicycle Thieves’, Cesare Zavattini - A Feature Length Documentary By Director Carlo Lizzani On The Great Screenwriter, Novelist, Critic, Long-Time De Sica Collaborator And Founder Of Italian Neorealism, Timeless Cinema - A Documentary Portrait Of Director, Actor And Screenwriter Vittorio De Sica, Original Trailer Advertising De Sica’s Films, Featuring Bicycle Thieves Star Lamberto Maggiorani And Francesco Golisano Presenting Miracle In Milan, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Samuel Webster, Collector’s Booklet Featuring New Writing On The Film By Critic Michael Brooke, Cesare Zavattini’s Essay Some Ideas On The Cinema, Appreciation For Bicycle Thieves, Contemporary Reviews, And A Note On The Film By Vittorio De Sica From The Original UK Press Book, Illustrated With Original Stills And Lobby Cards
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioItalian Mono PCM
BBFCU
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastGino Saltamerenda,Giulio Chiari,Elena Altieri,Emma Druetti,Enzo Staiola,Fausto Guerzoni,Carlo Jachino,Lamberto Maggiorani,Lianella Carell,Michele Sakara,Vittorio Antonucci
ColourBlack & White
DirectorVittorio De Sica
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageItalian
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2014-05-19
Run Time89
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1948

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Tags: 1940s, Must Own Drama