ROSSELLINI: THE WAR TRILOGY (3-Blu-ray Disc Set)
Films by Roberto Rossellini
Rossellini's celebrated trilogy, made during and immediately after the Second World War, is available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in this 3-disc box set. Rome, Open City, Paisa, and Germany Year Zero provide heart-rending depictions of a Europe savaged by war, the struggles faced by ordinary people and the hope that endures, establishing Roberto Rossellini as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time.
Rome, Open City Italy | 1945 | 1.33:1 | black and white | 103 minutes
Paisà Italy | 1946 | 1.33:1 | black and white | 125 minutes
Germany Year Zero Germany, Italy | 1948 | 1.33:1 | black and white | 73 minutes
Newly remastered presentations
L'amore (Roberto Rossellini, 1948, 80 mins): Rossellini's controversial two-part anthology film showcasing the maniford talents of Anna Magnani. The first part, A Human Voice, is written by Jean Cocteau, and the second, The Miracle, is written by Federico Fellini
Children of the Open City (Laura Muscardin, 2005, 53 mins): documentary featuring Vito Annicchiarico visiting key locations from Rome, Open City and sharing memories of the shoot
Into the Future (Tag Gallagher, 2009, 32 mins): visual essay on the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher
Fully illustrated booklet featuring writings by Tag Gallagher, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Jonathan Rosenbaum, and full film credits
Italian, German and English language, with optional English subtitles | BD50 x 3 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) | Cert 12 (moderate violence) | Region B Blu-ray
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