Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Arrow Video Sub-label Arrow Academy Debuts in the US with "Cinema Paradiso"

Arrow Video recently announced that their Arrow Academy line will be making it debut in the US in 2017. One of the first title is the classic italian film "Cinema Paradiso". The film is directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.

Special features on the DVD & Blu-Ray includes Audio commentary with director Giuseppe Tornatore and Italian cinema expert critic Millicent Marcus, A Dream of Sicily - A 52-minute documentary profile of Giuseppe Tornatore featuring interviews with director and extracts from his early home movies as well as interviews with director Francesco Rosi and painter Peppino Ducato, set to music by the legendary Ennio Morricone,  A Bear and a Mouse in Paradise - A 27-minute documentary on the genesis of Cinema Paradiso, the characters of Toto and Alfredo, featuring interviews with the actors who play them, Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio as well as Tornatore, The Kissing Sequence - Giuseppe Tornatore discusses the origins of the kissing scenes with full clips identifying each scene, Original Director's Cut Theatrical Trailer and 25th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer.

"Cinema Paradiso" hits Banes and Nobel stores on March 7th and everywhere else on March 21st.

Press Release:


A winner of awards across the world including Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, five BAFTA Awards including Best Actor, Original Screenplay and Score, the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and many more.

Giuseppe Tornatore's loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the high and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.

Presented in both the original award-winning cut and the expanded Director's Cut incorporating more of Salvatore's backstory, newly restored from original negative materials.

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