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The Witches

In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five
celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an
episode in which Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch.

Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini
(Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and
a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic
interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and
The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend Totò team up with Pier
Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed
father and son.

Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge
in The Sicilian s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as
Mangano s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches
with a stunning homage to Italian comic books.

Features: 

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films
  • exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Italian mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • Brand-new audio commentary by film critic and novelist Tim Lucas
  • Interview with actor Ninetto Davoli, recorded exclusively for this release
  • English-language version of Vittorio De Sica s episode, An Evening Like the Others,
  • starring Clint Eastwood
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham
  • Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film
  • by Pasquale Iannone and Kat Ellinger
studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
121 minutes
Director:
Luchino Visconti, Franco Rossi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio de Sica
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Silvana Mangano

Clint Eastwood

Toto

Ninetto Davoli
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 - 1.66:1
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
2018
Main Language:
Italian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
Brand:
Arrow Academy

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

The Witches

In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five
celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an
episode in which Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch.

Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini
(Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and
a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic
interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and
The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend Totò team up with Pier
Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed
father and son.

Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge
in The Sicilian s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as
Mangano s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches
with a stunning homage to Italian comic books.

Features: 

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films
  • exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Italian mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • Brand-new audio commentary by film critic and novelist Tim Lucas
  • Interview with actor Ninetto Davoli, recorded exclusively for this release
  • English-language version of Vittorio De Sica s episode, An Evening Like the Others,
  • starring Clint Eastwood
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham
  • Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film
  • by Pasquale Iannone and Kat Ellinger
studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
121 minutes
Director:
Luchino Visconti, Franco Rossi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio de Sica
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Silvana Mangano

Clint Eastwood

Toto

Ninetto Davoli
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 - 1.66:1
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
2018
Main Language:
Italian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
Brand:
Arrow Academy

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