Rocco and his Brothers (1961) [Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray)
Directors: Luchino Visconti
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
DVD Release Date: 14 Mar. 2016
Run Time: 177 minutes
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.
Please Note:These discs are Region 2 (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players. Your DVD player may need to be multi-region enabled in order to view this (most players in Australia are). Please check your player before purchasing