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Uniform Title Gattopardo (Motion picture)
Title Il gattopardo [videorecording] / co-produzione Italo-Francese, Titanus S.p.A. Roma, S.N. Pathé-cinéma-S.G.C. Parigi ; regia di Luchino Visconti.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    I GAT    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 3 videodiscs (185 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 235
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 235.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1963. Contains both the original Italian version and the shortened English-language version that was theatrically released in the United States.
Special features on disc one: new high-definition digital transfer with restored image and sound and presented in the original Super Technirama aspect ratio of 2.21:1; optional audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; new English subtitles; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer.
Special features on disc two: A dying breed : the making of The leopard, a 60 min. 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 interview with Prof. Millicent Marcus on the history behind Il gattopardo; original theatrical trailers and newsreels; stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes production photos.
Special features on disc three: new transfer of the 161-minute American release, with English-language dialogue (including Burt Lancaster's actual voice); an essay by author and film historian Michael Wood.
Credits Director of photography, Giuseppe Rotunno ; camera, Nino Cristiani, Enrico Cignitti, Giuseppe Maccari ; production design, Mario Garbuglia ; film editor, Mario Serandrei ; music, Nino Rota.
Cast Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paola Stoppa, Rina Morelli.
Summary Set in Sicily in the 1800s, this film depicts Prince Salina, a great landowner, who watches the decrease of the aristocracy's power and influence during the 'Il Risorgimento', the unification of Italy under the royal House of Savoy. The upper class tries to ignore the nationalist movements, while the prince's rebellious nephew joins Giuseppe Garibaldi's revolutionaries.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Italian dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Italy -- Sicily -- Drama.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1815-1870 -- Drama.
Italy -- History -- 1849-1870 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Historical films.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Added Author Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994. Actor.
Delon, Alain, 1935- Actor.
Cardinale, Claudia, 1939- Actor.
Stoppa, Paolo. Actor.
Morelli, Rina, 1908-1976. Actor.
Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976. Director.
Titanus (Firm)
Pathé cinéma (France)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note English title on disc label and container: Leopard
Added Title Dying breed, the making of The leopard.
ISBN 1559409509
Standard No. 715515015226
Music No. CC1602D Criterion Collection
CC2015D Criterion Collection

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