1559409509, 9781559409506, 9781604654288, 1604654287
715515015226, 715515015226 (set), 715515081214
From the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1963. Contains both the original Italian version and the shortened English-language version that was theatrically released in the United States.
Program notes containing a new essay by author and film historian Michael Wood ( p. : ports.) in container.
Special features on disc 1: new high-definition digital transfer with restored image and sound and presented in the original Super Technirama aspect ratio of 2.21:1; optional audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; new English subtitles; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer.
Special features on disc 2: A dying breed : the making of The leopard, a 60 min. documentary featuring interviews with actress Claudia Cardinale, screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, director of photography Giuseppe Totunno, filmmaker Sydney Pollack, and many others; interview with producer Goffredo Lombardo; an interview with Prof. Millicent Marcus on the history behind Il gattopardo; original theatrical trailers and newsreels; stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes production photos.
Special features on disc 3: new transfer of the 161-minute American release, with English-language dialogue (including Burt Lancaster's actual voice); an essay by author and film historian Michael Wood.
Director of photography, Giuseppe Rotunno ; camera, Nino Cristiani, Enrico Cignitti, Giuseppe Maccari ; production design, Mario Garbuglia ; film editor, Mario Serandrei ; music, Nino Rota.
Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paola Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Romolo Valli ... [et al.].
Set in Sicily in the 1800s, this film depicts Prince Salina, a great landowner, who watches the decrease of the aristocracy's power and influence during the 'Il Risorgimento', the unification of Italy under the royal House of Savoy. The upper class tries to ignore the nationalist movements, while the prince's rebellious nephew joins Giuseppe Garibaldi's revolutionaries.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9); Dolby digital mono.
Main feature in Italian with optional English subtitles.