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Title: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 28 Feb 2013 - 13:00
I have just started a new blog, covering English-friendly DVDs from Italy. Subscribe, please!   :P
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.com (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: broonage on 01 Mar 2013 - 14:18
I have just started a new blog, covering English-friendly DVDs from Italy. Subscribe, please!   :P
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.com (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.com)
done
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 06 Mar 2013 - 20:43
I fratelli Dinamite (The Dynamite Brothers, 1949)
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/i-fratelli-dinamite-dynamite-brothers.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/i-fratelli-dinamite-dynamite-brothers.html)
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 10 Mar 2013 - 19:32
Il gabbiano (The Seagull, 1977) by Marco Bellocchio
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/il-gabbiano-seagull-1977.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/il-gabbiano-seagull-1977.html)
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Mar 2013 - 19:34
Nice one Viz.


The amount of times I've trawled through listings of Italian stuff hoping there would be English dub or sub on them.
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 11 Mar 2013 - 10:25
By the way, Ripley's Home Video has just sent me a complete list of their English-friendly releases. I think this could be of general interest:

English subtitles
1. 1860
2. 4 passi fra le nuvole
3. A luci spente
4. Action
5. Un altro pianeta
6. L'amore e basta
7. By Giulio Questi
8. Un caso d'incoscienza
9. Colpire al cuore
10. Il Cristo proibito
11. Custodes bestiae
12. Una donna ha ucciso
13. Fantasmi - Italian Ghost Stories
14. Fermo posta Tinto Brass
15. Il gabbiano
16. Gelosia
17. Il generale dell'armata morta
18. Immacolata e Concetta, l'altra gelosia
19. La maschera del demonio
20. Nel gorgo del peccato
21. Nero.
22. Le occasioni di Rosa
23. Gli occhi, la bocca
24. Oci ciornie
25. Ossessione
26. Pasolini prossimo nostro
27. Per un pugno di dollari (also available on BD)
28. Prima della rivoluzione (also available on BD)
29. Il sapore del grano
30. Gli sbandati
31. La signora di tutti
32. Sopralluoghi in Palestina
33. La terra trema
34. L'uomo privato
35. La vela incantata
36. L'invenzione di Morel

English audio
37. Ad ogni costo
38. L'amore necessario
39. Assassination
40. Caccia alla vedova
41. La calda vita
42. La città si difende
43. Città violenta (also available on BD)
44. Duello nel Texas
45. Goliath contro i giganti
46. Mio caro Dottor Gräsler
47. Le pistole non discutono
48. Sacco e Vanzetti (also available on BD)
49. Sansone
50. Sette donne per i Mac Gregor
51. Sette pistole per i Mac Gregor
52. La tarantola dal ventre nero
53. L'ultimo uomo della terra
54. Yvonne la nuit
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: bdc on 11 Mar 2013 - 11:23
Very interesting,thanks!   :P
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 15 Mar 2013 - 21:28
Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949) by Giuseppe De Santis
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/riso-amaro-bitter-rice-1949.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/riso-amaro-bitter-rice-1949.html)
"...Neorealism in its oddest and hottest incarnation"  :'(
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 18 Mar 2013 - 18:10
La vita che vorrei (The Life I Want, 2004)
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/la-vita-che-vorrei-life-that-i-want-2004.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/la-vita-che-vorrei-life-that-i-want-2004.html)
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 21 Mar 2013 - 18:07
L'onorevole Angelina (Angelina, 1947) by Luigi Zampa. A Capra-esque comedy starring (and co-written by) Anna Magnani
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/lonorevole-angelina-angelina-1947.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/03/lonorevole-angelina-angelina-1947.html)
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 10 Apr 2013 - 12:38
Il Federale (The Fascist, 1961) by Luciano Salce
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/il-federale-fascist-1961.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/il-federale-fascist-1961.html)
"A modest anecdote that blossoms beautifully into stature and significance" (Andrew Sarris).

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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 14 Apr 2013 - 08:47
Abbasso la ricchezza! (Peddlin' in Society, 1946), starring Anna Magnani & Vittorio De Sica
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/abbasso-la-ricchezza-peddlin-in-society.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/abbasso-la-ricchezza-peddlin-in-society.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 18 Apr 2013 - 07:07
Ad ogni costo (Grand Slam, 1967) by Giuliano Montaldo, starring Edward G. Robinson, Janet Leigh and Klaus Kinski
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/ad-ogni-costo-grand-slam-1967.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/ad-ogni-costo-grand-slam-1967.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 08 May 2013 - 13:57
Gelosia (Jealousy, 1953) by Pietro Germi
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/05/gelosia-jealousy-1953.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/05/gelosia-jealousy-1953.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 May 2013 - 15:14
Ad ogni costo (Grand Slam, 1967) by Giuliano Montaldo, starring Edward G. Robinson, Janet Leigh and Klaus Kinski
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/ad-ogni-costo-grand-slam-1967.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/04/ad-ogni-costo-grand-slam-1967.html)
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Is it any better than the U.S. release?
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 09 May 2013 - 07:25
As far as I can tell, the US release is based on the same master licensed by Ripley's. Also, consider there is a German release with English audio.
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 14 May 2013 - 08:15
La cagna (Love to Eternity, 1972) by Marco Ferreri
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/05/la-cagna-love-to-eternity-1972.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/05/la-cagna-love-to-eternity-1972.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 May 2013 - 11:49
I enjoy your updates, because mainly you mention films I don't know, not all but some I will be checking out.  ::) 
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 15 May 2013 - 10:57
Thanks.
I focus especially on little-known films, since many of them will never be released in US and UK. Also consider that most Italian labels don't subtitle their films because that is quite expensive, so I try to support the few who dare to think worldwide (RHV, Minerva, Cristaldi).
Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 09 Jun 2013 - 08:57
A luci spente (Lights Off, 2004) by Maurizio Ponzi
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/06/a-luci-spente-lights-off-2004.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/06/a-luci-spente-lights-off-2004.html)
Loosely inspired by Vittorio De Sica's La porta del cielo backstory.
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 07 Jul 2013 - 13:53
Ma l'amor mio non muore! (Love Everlasting, 1913) by Mario Caserini
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/07/ma-lamor-mio-non-muore-love-everlasting.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/07/ma-lamor-mio-non-muore-love-everlasting.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 13 Jul 2013 - 06:18
"Parole dipinte" (1940-2009), a nice boxset featuring 20 documentaries by Luciano Emmer.
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/07/parole-dipinte-1940-2009.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/07/parole-dipinte-1940-2009.html)
(Special guest stars: Jean Cocteau and Picasso.)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 23 Dec 2013 - 16:12
1860 (Alessandro Blasetti, 1934)
A chronicle of the unification of Italy as seen through the eyes of a young partisan.
A must see for anyone interested in Italian cinema or Italian culture.
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/12/1860-1934.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/12/1860-1934.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 08 Jun 2014 - 17:47
L'imperatore di Capri (Emperor of Capri, 1949) a twisted farce by Luigi Comencini, starring Totò.
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2014/06/limperatore-di-capri-emperor-of-capri.html (http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2014/06/limperatore-di-capri-emperor-of-capri.html)
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Title: Re: English-friendly DVDs
Post by: Vizzini on 08 Jan 2015 - 08:09
We have just started an English version of our Adriano Aprà blog.
The first entry discusses one of Giuseppe De Santis' best films, Under the Olive Tree: http://www.adrianoapra.it/?p=726 (http://www.adrianoapra.it/?p=726)

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