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Criterion Collection: Investigation of a Citizen [Blu-ray] [US Import]

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  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00F98FOFY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,686 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Please note that you will need an all regions player to play this disc. It will not play in regular, Pal only, European players. You don't necessarily need a blu ray player. A multi region dvd player will also do because the set has the film and same extra features in both the blu ray disc and two dvds.

The set consists of one blu ray disc, two dvds and a booklet where you can find an article written by Ugo Pirro, who wrote the film with Elio Petri. Booklet's texts, more often than not, read too much on films but the article written by Ugo Pirro, apart from a short reference to a silly psychologist interpretation by a psychologist, is very interesting and makes for essential reading because it explains the end of the film so read it only after you have watched the film.

The quality of image is very good. Just be aware that this was a budget film and the quality of the original film wasn't that fantastic.

Amazon didn't give information about the set so I am pasting at the end of this review some information from Criterion's site . This is an extraordinary film about politics in the 1970s Italy. It did not get dated and the film applies very well to the present time and not only to Italy.

The film won both the Grand Prix Spécial in Cannes and the Oscar for best foreign language film in 1970.

But I will let you find out about the story by yourself...This is not one of those reviews with unwarned plot spoilers and a detailed description of what happens in the film, as so many posters do, especially the "top reviewers". Unfortunately, Amazon does nothing about the matter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 1970 Oscar winner gets a near-perfect Blu-ray release! 5 Dec. 2013
By Randall F. Miller III - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
Winner of the 1970 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, Italian director Elio Petri's "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" has held up quite well during the last 40+ years. The story revolves around a powerful police inspector (Gian Maria Volonté of "Fistful of Dollars" fame) and the terrible crime he commits. His position of power leaves him virtually innocent in the eyes of his contemporaries, even though he left a trail of clues and seems determined to profess his guilt. It's a fantastic character study and clever jab at the public perception of those "above suspicion". Excellent acting, memorable music and a unique structure make this a perfectly accessible drama.

Criterion's new "Dual-Format Edition" (Blu-ray and DVD) pairs a spotless new A/V presentation (sourced from a recent 4K restoration) with a handful of informative extras, including detailed documentaries about Petri, Volonte and vintage interviews with key cast and crew members. It's quite a well-rounded package and this forgotten gem deserves the extra attention. Whether you've seen it before or are totally new to foreign films, it's a strong effort and a fairly good "gateway drug" for newbies.

For more details, please read my complete review at: [...]
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible italian Film as been rediscover 21 Dec. 2013
By Nico - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful film by director Elio Petri, Investigation on a citizen above suspicion won an oscar in 1970.
I recommend to watch this film to all interested in italian film making.
It a piece of art.
The dvd box by criterion is full of content with an amazing documentary about the life of the director.
Don't miss it, it's awesome
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars digital download version 14 April 2014
By Jo Jo - Published on Amazon.com
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While I love this film, the digital download version is dubbed in English, which, of course, ruins the whole thing. I wish there were a way to return it. Be aware of this if you'd like to download the film from Amazon.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic Criterion release. 13 April 2014
By Kid Fist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
There's a reason why this Oscar winning film has such a following and still commands such respect nearly half a century later. I could wax lyrical about the fascinating plot brought to the screen by a group of actors that were truly on top of their game, the direction that's in turn informed by, and influencing, graphic novels and finally the unforgettable Morricone soundtrack. I won't though, it could take all day.
All the love that every fan of this film has is here in this Criterion package. There's so much information on the background and the making of the film in Italy at that particular time that you really do get a sense of the importance of this piece. As usual, and as to be expected from this company, the picture quality is unsurpassable with audio tracks to match.
If you're a fan of intelligent foreign cinema, do yourself a favour and treat yourself to this release. I cannot recommend it enough.
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Instant Video 13 Jun. 2014
By Jake - Published on Amazon.com
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Paid $12 for the Instant video version only to find out it's been dubbed into English and it's a poorly acted dub at that, makes it hard to take the actors seriously. I guess it's my fault for not investigating the product further, but it's just not possible to view what language the film is on my Roku.

One of my favorite films of all time, it's incredibly disappointing that the version available on Instant video is a sub-par.
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