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A TRUE MASTERPIECE,
This review is from: The Conformist (Dual Format Edition) [DVD + Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
MAY BE THE BEST BERTOLUCCI'S MOVIE FINALLY ON BLU-RAY. THE RESTORED EDITION IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL. THE CINEMATOGRAPHY BY STORARO IS ASTONISHING. J.L.TRINTIGNANT, STEFANIA SANDRELLI AND IN PARTICULAR DOMINIQUE SANDA ARE VERY VERY GOOD. ONE OF THE BEST ITALIAN MOVIE OF '70.
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2012 22:37:36 GMT
Mr. H. C. Orr says:
Si, sono d'accordo! I've been waiting for ages for this one to come out. I was really happy that the transfer and extras -especially the commentary- are good.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Feb 2012 19:34:16 GMT
Many thanks, I own also the italian Blu-ray (audio italian, english, franch and spanish - english subt.) Wonderful edition with a booklet. The video is may be even better. available on amazon.it (Minerva - Raro Video). Wishes E. Giordanmio
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 17:54:12 GMT
The Italian Blu-Ray is pretty terrible actually - the picture quality is awful. The Arrow is a stark improvement.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2012 19:21:15 GMT
Sorry, but I do not agree with you. I saw The Conformist in Parma (Italy) in 1970 I was 20 years old and I saw it many many other times. I know to well this movie to say you are absolutely wrong. THE ITALIAN EDITION OF THE CONFORMIST IS PERFECT. WISHES - E. GIORDANI
Posted on 3 Mar 2012 14:58:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Mar 2012 15:00:01 GMT
Raro (who released the Italian Blu-Ray) applied DNR to the film which means that it is most certainly not perfect. The picture quality on the Arrow release is far superior with film grain intact. I agree with you on all other points though - the film is magnificent. Let's hope some more great Italian films will also get a Blu-Ray release, I can't wait for Rocco and His Brothers and La Dolce Vita...
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2012 19:46:44 GMT
About what you state, honestly You can be right, I must check again and I will let you know as I lended the Blu-ray to my son after a quick vision. I love so much this movie that probably my opinion was prejudiced by the first Blu-ray vision of Raro Video edition so clean and beautiful in colors (before I watched the no bad Paramount area 1 dvd edition). I am italian and I love very very much italian movies of the past of course and in particular 3 are the movies who moved myself (SENSO - ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS and THE CONFORMIST). I own all the dvd and Blu-ray available editions. About SENSO I am satidfied but about ROCCO, no one is satisfactory for me (all have cuts, in particular in the scene of Nadia's murder). Even the italian Medusa edition have cuts in this scene (the only uncut edition of Rocco is a very old italian VHS by Domo Video). Can you imagine how I will be ready to pay for a true uncut Blu-ray edition of Rocco? La dolce vita, already available uncut in dvd in many countries will be probably edited very soon in Blu-ray. Sorry for my poor english and for my too prompt comment. Wishes E. Giordani
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2012 23:57:16 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2012 06:02:28 GMT
No it is not, I have The Eureka 'Master of Cinema' two discs edition, I have all the editions and all have cuts. This time I am really sure. Before Nadia falls, she received three knifes from Simone and in the Eureka version she receives only one. The scene is absolutely cut. I can give you the proof sending a copy of a very very bad italian dvd edition (not the Medusa who has the same cut but is good) where there are the three knifes before Nadia falls but later the scene is completely cut. Master of Cinema, like Medusa are surely the best edition available but with the same cut. I repeat, no problem to send to you a copy of the dvd which contains the complete beginning of the murder scene so you can check with your eyes.
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