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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#226 Post by TMDaines » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:29 am

Seduced and Abandoned Blu-ray from Cristaldi Film announced.

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#227 Post by L.A. » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:25 am

Sangue bleu (Nino Oxilia, 1914) available on DVD by Cineteca di Bologna. Hopefully it has English subtitles.

From the same director Rapsodia Satanica (1917) sounds fascinating. Would love to see this on DVD, unless there already is one.

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#228 Post by Saimo » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:01 pm

Yes, Sangue bleu is English-friendly, I will review the disc very soon on my blog.

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#229 Post by Saimo » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:33 am

Sangue bleu (The Princess of Monte Bello, 1914), a maternal melodrama starring Francesca Bertini.
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.com/2014 ... -1914.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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#230 Post by Saimo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:24 pm

L'invenzione di Morel (Morel's Invention, 1974), based on Adolfo Bioy Casares' science fiction novel.
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2014/ ... ntion.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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#231 Post by rockysds » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:43 pm

English subtitles on the new blu-ray of Seduced and Abandoned according to the back-cover on amazon.it.

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#232 Post by ellipsis7 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:22 am

Companion piece DIVORZIO ALL'ITALIANA follows in October also on BR from Cristaldi, full specs not clear as yet (their DVD version has Eng subs too)...

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#233 Post by Saimo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:12 am

Sangue bleu (The Princess of Monte Bello, 1914), released by Cineteca di Bologna, is now available at Amazon.it: nice edition and very nice price.
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#234 Post by Saimo » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:57 am

Our invaluable Adriano Aprà has compiled a list of 106 essential Italian directors, selecting a film for each one. Must read.
http://www.adrianoapra.it/?p=223" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#235 Post by TMDaines » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:27 am

La ciociara Blu-ray incoming.

I still remember the delight when I found the OOP Italian DVD in mint condition in a small newsagent stand in Milan. I had wanted to see this for ages, so I saved it a little while until it became my nominal 1000th film that I ever watched.

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#236 Post by Hail_Cesar » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:31 pm

Does anyone has any info on a possible BD of Comencini's Incompreso and/or Voltati Eugenio? How are the current DVDs?

P.s. I just got the Italian dvds of Anni felici, La mafia uccide solo d'estate and Il capitale Umano. They all have (at least) English and Italian subs...
P.p.s La mafia uccide solo d'estate is surprisingly very good!

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#237 Post by Saimo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm

In the next weeks, lovers of Italian cinema will enjoy some great news... ;)

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#238 Post by TMDaines » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:28 pm

I look forward to your announcement!

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#239 Post by Hail_Cesar » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:26 pm

You got me all excited! No hints at all on the nature of the news?

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#240 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:29 pm

It's either an Italian DVD or an Italian sub. That narrows it down a little anyway.

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#241 Post by Hail_Cesar » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:53 pm

By the way I guess the title of this topic could be changed to just "Italian DVD/Blu Rays"

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#242 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:56 pm

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Not anymore.

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#243 Post by jindianajonz » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:02 pm

Can we just merge the Italian DVD thread with the food thread?

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#244 Post by Hail_Cesar » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:40 pm

jindianajonz wrote:Can we just merge the Italian DVD thread with the food thread?
We could as well merge Olive films' thread to that for an even more Mediterranean touch...

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#245 Post by Saimo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:31 pm

swo17 wrote:It's either an Italian DVD or an Italian sub. That narrows it down a little anyway.
A DVD archive collection with English subs.

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#246 Post by TMDaines » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:33 am

Hail_Cesar wrote:By the way I guess the title of this topic could be changed to just "Italian DVD/Blu Rays"
It could do with being merged with this thread that is also on the same topic: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly). We don't need multiple threads for general chit-chat on a particular country's release.

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#247 Post by Saimo » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:37 am

Lost & Found: To Leave is to Die a Little, a 1951 short film (with English subtitles).
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Here you can read the backstory:
http://www.cinema.beniculturali.it/uplo ... ilm_en.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#248 Post by Fred Holywell » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:55 pm

Saimo wrote:In the next weeks, lovers of Italian cinema will enjoy some great news... ;)
Saimo wrote:A DVD archive collection with English subs.
Any details available on this DVD collection?

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#249 Post by Saimo » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:47 pm

Postponed to early 2015 spring, will start with a selection of films from the 1930s...

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#250 Post by Saimo » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:34 am

We have just started an English version of our Adriano Aprà blog.
The first entry discusses one of Giuseppe De Santis' best films, Under the Olive Tree: http://www.adrianoapra.it/?p=726" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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