Watch now

8 used & new from £29.78

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Mussolini - The Untold Story [DVD] [2005]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Mussolini - The Untold Story [DVD] [2005]

7 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
6 new from £38.99 2 used from £29.78

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: George C. Scott, Lee Grant, Raul Julia, Virginia Madsen, Robert Downey Jr.
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: delta home entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Mar. 2005
  • Run Time: 320 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007LYDK0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,838 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Made-for-television miniseries about the life of the Italian Fascist dictator, played by George C. Scott, and based on the memoirs of Mussolini's son. Opening in 1922, Mussolini marches on Rome at the head of his Blackshirt militia, seizes power and begins colonial expansion in Africa. Over the 1930s he aligns his country with Nazi Germany, a situation that inevitably leads to Italy's defeat and Mussolini's own execution.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. N. Harris on 22 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This was a mini series from 1985 and is presented here on two discs in compilation form, not in it's original episode form.
It's a series I thought bland at the time of first watching it, featuring far too much family background and concentrating less on the activities of the dictator. It was, however, a series that I'd remember every now and then and wanted to see again, thinking that it was probably a better series than I originally gave it credit for.
Having watched it on this release I was surprised by how good it actually is, more like an epic film than the TV programme it is.
It boasts an impressive cast, some of whom I'd forgotten was in it: George C Scott, Lee Grant, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Raul Julia, Gabriel Byrne, Robert Downey Jr, Gina Bellman, David Suchet.
Although it does have a lot of family related dialogue, it is a well constructed, very well acted drama and I found it all very engrossing. It lasts 5 hours 20 minutes and I watched it in one go.
It's not a 100% accurate version of what happened but it is a diverting piece of television.
DVD quality is okay but there are no extra features other than scene selection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert John on 20 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I find this DVD set very good, with one exception, that is the part played of Hitler, it is totally unrealistic, as for the other characters , they are all excellently portrayed by a very good set of actors, this film does not only portray the historical data, but also seeks to portray the family life of this man, yes it may be said that he was a tyrant, but he also had a family that suffered greatly for his mistaken ways, perhaps the saddest examples are his daughter, whose husband Chiano was executed, what for ? is a good question, but Chiano's wife and children certainly suffered, , the other woman Claretta Petacci,also paid a terrible price for her perhaps foolish love of this man, but both these women were not involved in politics, therefor this film reveals aspects not all to often thought about, also Mussolin's wife suffers much, finally getting his remains back 11 years after his killing, yes this is a very good film, and well worth viewing, it could well do with some further details, as additional extras
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Wom on 29 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Fascist Italy Meets Dallas. Not quite sure what the hell they were thinking of here or what actors of calibre were doing in it, but it is intriguing. Italy's role in the war and its aftermath is, as is well thought, deliberatly vague as a consequence of Cold War politics. Worth watching as study into revisionist history. The guy playing Hitler seems to have just walked off the set of Allo Allo. 3 stars for some very good shooting, costume, some genuine attempts here and there at historical accuracy and one or two genuinely good performances. You'll laugh until you realise you really shouldn't. Serious subject matter oddly handled.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BookReader on 12 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Having read almost everything written in English during the Fascist era, and in recent years by reliable historians, as well as discussing it with Italians, I'd say that this series is extraordinarily close to the event.

It depicts Mussolini as many politicians of other countries saw him; Churchill for one, who had a favourable view of him.

Mussolini was not a murderer, let alone a mass murderer. He often gets the blame for the activities of the Germans in Italy.

Regarding the acting, George C Scott had the difficult job of playing a man from the age of 39 to 61; not an easy task. He did it well.

Watching this pleasurable DVD will give you a good insight into Fascist Italy.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback