Il gattopardo

Il gattopardo

The leopard

DVD - 2004 | Italian
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Recounting the years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. Contains the original Italian version with optional subtitles, the English-language version and special features.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Widescreen version Special ed.
ISBN: 9781604654288
9781559409506
1559409509
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (185 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Special features: (Disc one) new high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno, with restored image and sound and presented in the original Super Technirama aspect ratio of 2.21:1; audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; new and improved English subtitle translation; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition; (Disc two) A Dying Breed: The Making of The Leopard, a new hour-long documentary featuring interviews with actress Claudia Cardinale, screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, director of photography Giuseppe Totunno, filmmaker Sydney Pollack, and many others; Interview with producer Goffredo Lombardo; an exclusive video interview with professor Millicent Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania on the history behind The Leopard; original theatrical trailers and newsreels; stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes production photos; (Disc three) new transfer of the 161-minute American release, with English-language dialogue (including Burt Lancaster's actual voice); plus: a new essay by author and film historian Michael Wood.
Summary: Recounting the years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. Contains the original Italian version with optional subtitles, the English-language version and special features.
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Jan 27, 2013

Father Pirrone: "Good morning, Excellency." Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: "Good morning, Father." Father Pirrone: "Is your Excellency here for confession?" Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: "Confession? It's not Saturday." Father Pirrone: "Listen to me. Come to confession." Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: "There's no need. You know it all already." Father Pirrone: "The power of confession lies not only in telling our sins, but in repentance." Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: "I know! What would you have of me? I'm a vigorous man. I can't find satisfaction with a woman who crosses herself in bed before every embrace, and can only say "Gesummaria" afterwards. I've had seven children with her, and I've never seen her navel! Is that right? I ask you. She's the sinner!"

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Jan 27, 2013

Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: "Love? Of course. Flames for a year, followed by ashes for thirty. I know what love is."

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Jan 27, 2013

Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: "We were the leopards, the lions. Those who take our place will be jackals, hyenas. And all of us -- leopards, lions, jackals and sheep -- we'll go on thinking ourselves the salt of the Earth."

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Jan 27, 2013

I never would've believed tough guy Burt Lancaster starred in an 1860s period piece as a Sicilian aristocrat, but he pulls it off remarkably well. His overdubbed voice takes a little getting used to, but aside from that, his performance is flawless. A beautiful film from Visconti. Claudia Cardinale was a radiant beauty, too.

Green_Bird_203 Oct 05, 2012

A magnificient movie. Burt Lancaster's performance is abosulely great and convincing. Don't miss "Atlantic City", staring Lancaster and Susan Sarandon.

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