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Savagery and sacrifice; love and lust, portrayed with a rare realism and frankness that you will never forget in Visconti's masterpiece!
From Luchino Visconti - the master director of such classics as La terra trema, Bellissima, and The Leopard - comes this epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. Alongside Fellini's La dolce vita and Antonioni's L'avventura, Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers ushered Italian cinema into a new era, one unafraid to confront head-on the hypocrisies of the ruling class, the squalor in urban living, and the collision between generations.
When a tight-knit family moves from Italy's rural south to metropolitan Milan, the new possibilities - and threats - present in their fresh surroundings have alarming, unforeseen consequences. Operatically weaving the five brothers' stories across a vast canvas, with an extraordinary cast including Alain Delon, Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale, Rocco and His Brothers stands as one of the most majestic and influential works of its era.
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present one of Visconti's most revered films for the first time in the world on Blu-ray.
- Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation from a new 4k restoration
- Optional English subtitles
- Two audio choices; the original Italian, and the French dub
- Les coulisses du tournage, a 2003 French documentary about the film
- A 1999 interview with Visconti's cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
- An interview with actress Claudia Cardinale
- A 2002 interview with actress Annie Girardot
- Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary about the life and work of Visconti
- Two vintage newsreels
- Original Italian trailer
- PLUS: A 40-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing by Guido Aristarco, an essay written by the director in 1960, a vintage interview with Visconti and rare archival imagery.
''Raw,energetic masterpiece bristling with well-measured tension ★★★★★'' - Empire
''Neo-realism at its grittiest vies with grandstanding melodrama... backed by Nini Rota's heartfelt score ★★★★'' - Total Film
''Luchino Visconti was a man of many tempers, styles and beliefs, and you can see them all, fighting for space, on the epic canvas of his masterpiece'' - Roger Ebert
''A disturbing, despairing epic of the soul'' - Los Angeles Times
''Luchino Visconti's masterpiece can be experienced once again in all its fearsome beauty and power'' - Martin Scorsese
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The film has two main themes: the influx of southern Italians to the north of the country, a controversial and emotive subject at the time, and betrayal.
Visconti wrote the film for Delon whose performance shows him to be much more than the pretty boy dismissed by critics and detractors. It does have to be said however that his extraordinary beauty is at times a distraction. This is one of the few films where Delon's role, as the eponymous Rocco, matches his angelic looks. Rocco is saintly, almost to the point of stretching credulity at one major point in the film.
This was an important film at the time and it has aged well. Much of the story is relevant today. All the actors play their parts convincingly. This two disc set has many worthwile extras including interviews with Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale, a 60 minute documentary on the life and work of Visconti and newsreel footage of film festivals of the period, and it comes with an informative booklet too.
I have seen this film retailing on the High Street at £21 and £26. The Amazon price is terrific value. Don't hesitate, buy this copy now!
However, it is, in so many other ways, a wonderful film. Visconti was a master. Just a shame about some of the narrative strands in this one...
"Rocco and his Brothers " is a classic film that didn't age and is as strong today as it was 50 years ago.
After watching this 3 hours long film I decided not to watch the excellent extra features in the same day
because I didn't want to break that strange combination of emotions that one feels after watching a really good film.
It is a story of a mother and her five sons, like the five fingers of a hand, as Visconti said.
They leave Southern Italy looking for a better life in the industrialised Northen Italy from the late 50s
and early 60s. The brothers, especially two of them (Alain Delon as Rocco and Renato Salvatori) react in different ways to the "new world" of Northern Italy and tragedy unfolds.
Maybe I could say that the film is a combination of Greek tragedy and Biblical stories. One thing is for sure: It is a very strong, dramatic story told through beautiful images and good acting.
The dvd has excellent extra features, such as an interviews with Claudia Cardinale and the director of photography. The dvd has also a very interesting option for soundtracks. You can choose to watch either in French or Italian, as the original
film was released in both languages.
If you choose French, for example, you will hear Alain Delon and Annie Girardot, two out of the three main actors,
speaking in French instead of being dubbed in Italian.
I found the images are a little washed out and I had to change my tv's controls in order to improve the images. Eureka could have done better than this copy.
I was lucky to watch a brand new, restored copy of this film on a cinema screen.
It was screened in an Italian embassy, many years ago. I can still clearly remember how impressed I was with the quality of the images. It was only then that I realised that the so many black and white films I was watching in cinemas were
just a pale shadow of their original copies. The images of the copy of "Rocco and his brothers" that I watched in the embassy were very crisp and had an excellent contrast, despite being projected projected on a much bigger screen than a tv set...
The quality of images of this dvd is not poor at all but it is not excellent and it could be excellent. I know this for sure because of the fantastic quality of the copy I watched in the cinema many years ago. I guess that the dvd wasn't transferred from the best film copy available or it was just that Eureka didn't do a good transfer.
Having a great love for all things Italian (and having worked for some time in Milan), this film captures the Italian (and Milanese) culture very effectively, from the extremely matriarchal society to the extreme passions of the Italian nature. The film centres on the Parondi family's move from southern Italy to the commercial and industrial powerhouse of Milan in a search of work and a future, and the cultural difficulties and prejudices that the Parondis face as a result.
Visconti depicts Milan as the rather dull industrial city that it is in superb black and white photography, with a highlight scene being that of Alain Delon and Annie Girardot trying to rekindle their love on the roof of the Milan duomo (cathedral). The cast are consistently superb with Girardot in particular being outstanding. The DVD extras (including interviews with Girardot and Claudia Cardinale, and a Visconti documentary) are all well worth a view.
All in all a classic film
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Now I know why this film regularly appears in the list of best films of all time. An honest look at Italian life.
But where is the film "The Damned"