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The Leopard [1963] (DVD)
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THE LEOPARDA film by Luchino Visconti Against a dramatic nineteenth-century backdrop of radical Italian Nationalism Luchino Visconti masterful epic, The Leopard, follows the Sicilian Prince of Salina and his family as they adjust to the social turbulence of revolutionary times. Adapted from Tomasi di Lampedusa s esteemed novel of the same name, this is a tragicomic depiction of a class eclipsed by history. Luchiono Visconti's masterpiece The Leopard, is now available on DVD for the first time. Featuring the complete uncut version of the film, with fully restored picture and sound, this stunning high definition digital transfer from the film s original 70mm negative materials overseen by the film s director of photography Guisppe Rotunno, is presented here in it s original widescreen aspect ratio. Starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale, this gorgeous evocation of an era beautifully photographed, designed and costumed, with a rousing score by Nini Rota glitters with superb set pieces, culminating in the climatic 45-minute ballroom section where we can and fell a society in transition. DVD extras Full feature commentary by David Forgacs and Rossana Capitano Interview with Claudia Cardinale Director biography Trailer Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, 1963 Italy, France | 1963 | colour | Italian language with English subtitles, | English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 178 minutes | Ratio 2.21:1 (16x9 anamorphic)| Region 2 DVD Review 'A masterpiece - beautiful, intelligent, deeply moving.' --Philip French, The Observer'One of the films I live by.' --Martin Scorsese

Running Time: 178 minutes
Region: Region 2
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 27 Sept. 2004


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