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08 August 2011

Arrow Academy explores THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINI (review)

Out today on Region 0 PAL DVD in the UK is Arrow Academy's special edition DVD of Vittorio De Sica's Academy Award-winning* THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINI starring Lino Capolicchio (HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS), Dominique Sanda (THE CONFORMIST), Fabio Testi (WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?), Helmut Berger (SALON KITTY), and Romolo Valli (THE LEOPARD).  As war approaches, the Italian Jewish community in Ferrara, Italy try to ignore their diminishing rights and growing persecution, particularly the wealthy Finzi Contini family who rarely leave their idyllic estate.


*Best Foreign Film Winner, Nominated Best Screenplay

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Academy (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)


THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINI DVD specs:
  • 1.85:1 anamorphic 16:9 widescreen transfer
  • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with star Lino Capolicchio
  • Interview with screenwriter Ugo Pirro
  • Interview with composer Manuel De Sica
  • Original Trailer
  • Booklet featuring an essay by Italian cinema expert Christopher Wagstaff, translated comments by Manuel De Sica and Ugo Pirro, and a reprinted 1972 interview with Vittorio De Sica
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