Cinema Paradiso (Directors Cut) DVD

Giuseppe Tornatore, 1989

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Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

Produced in 1989

Main Language - Italian with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film, Italian Film

MovieMail's Review

Guiseppe Tomatore’s adorable classic conjures up nostalgic memories of both the magic of cinema in years gone by, and the magic of Sicily, seemingly untouched by the Second World War as it sweeps across Europe.

Salvatore is a restless young boy who escapes from the humdrum of rural Italian life by visiting his friend, the gruff but amiable Alfredo who works the projecter at the local Cinema Paradiso.

As film’s depictions of love and romance become more daring, the local priest begins censoring what the cinema shows. This is a beautiful film, at once hilarious and deeply moving.

on 21st May 2002
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Film Description

A film that has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide, this poignant tale of a young boy's love affair with the cinema is a delight. It tells the story of Toto, a young boy who grew up fatherless in a small Sicilian village in the 1940s. Now a successful film director, he returns home for the funeral of Alfredo, the projectionist at the local cinema who introduced him to the magic of film. The kissing scene makes you cry just thinking about it! Featuring a lavish score by Ennio Morricone, it won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the Best Foreign film, as well as 5 Baftas and the Grand Jury prize at Cannes.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: Arrow Films

Length: 167 mins

Aspect ratio: Widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 21st May 2001

Cat No: FCD098

Subtitles: Subtitles (English)

DVD Extras

  • Digitally remastered.

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“Cinema perfection?”
by DAVID on 23rd December 2013

This Arrow Films DVD of the restored film is top notch.The sound is clear and the images are superb.And I agree with others that the kissing sequence(before the end c... Read on


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