With Alain Delon in one of his greatest roles, this is an epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. It is Visconti's most revered film, and a Venice Film Festival winner. Also stars Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale.(B&W).
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and the Special Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1960 newly restored to its original Italian-language three-hour form. SPECIAL FEATURES: 2 x disc edition containing a new anamorphic restoration of the film in its fully uncut original 3-hour Italian release version - New and improved English subtitles - Three hours of extras, including newsreels from 1960; lengthy interviews with cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, and stars of the film Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale; the original Italian trailer; and two documentaries - TF1's Les Coulisses du tournage, and RAI's hour-long Luchino Visconti - 40-page booklet featuring archival imagery, articles by Luchino Visconti (The Miracle That Gave Man Crumbs) and respected Italian film critic Guido Aristarco (The Earth Still Trembles), and a rare interview with Visconti (Questions for the Author) translated into English for the first time.