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THE WITCHES DVD

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Originally released 1968. Directed by Luchino Visconti. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis. 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 beautiful actress Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch. 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." Astunning homage to Italian comic books.

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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 beautiful actress Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch. 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." Astunning homage to Italian comic books.

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 Totó team up with Pier Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed father and son. 

Special Edition Contents: Brand new 2K restoration of the original film; original Italian mono audio; new audio commentary by film critic and Novelist Tim Lucas; complete English-language version, on home video for the first time in any format; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys.

Not rated.

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Additional Information

Item Code WITDVD
Publisher MVD
Publish Date 2018
Color Full Color
Format DVD
Time 121 min
Quantity 1 disc
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