2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
Special features: Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented in two versions - the 124 minute theatrical version and the 174 minute Director's cut; 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 the 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 making of "Cinema pardiso" and the characters of Toto and Alfredo, featuring interviews 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 clips identifying each scene; Original director's cut theatrical trailer and 25th anniversary re-release trailer.
Cinematography, Blasco Giurato ; editor, Mario Morra ; music, Ennio Morricone.
Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Salvatore Cascio.
A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Includes Theatrical and Director's Cut versions of the film.
Rating: Not rated.
Italian dialogue; English subtitles.