The Witches Blu-Ray

The Witches Blu-Ray
In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: each filmmaker would create an episode centred on a witch, to be played in all episodes by Silvanl Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig). Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini (Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend Toto team up with Pier Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed father and son. Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge in The Sicilian’s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as Mangano’s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches with a stunning homage to Italian comic books.

Special Features
Brand New 2K Restoration From Original Film Elements Produced By Arrow Films Exclusively For This Release, High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) Presentation, Original Italian Mono Audio (Uncompressed LPCM), Brand-New Audio Commentary By Film Critic And Novelist Tim Lucas, The Complete English-Language Version Of The Witches, On Home Video For The First Time In Any Format, Presented In High Definition And With Optional English Subtitles ForThe Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Graham Humphreys
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
AudioItalian Mono 1.0
BBFC12
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastSilvana Mangano,Clint Eastwood,Toto,Ninetto Davoli
ColourColour
DirectorLuchino Visconti,Franco Rossi,Pier Paolo Pasolini,Mauro Bolognini,Vittorio De Sica
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
IFCONone
LanguageItalian
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2018-01-08
Run Time121
SubtitleEnglish
Year1967

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