Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Raro Video and Kino Lorber Release Love in the City on Blu-ray and DVD July 22nd

Kino Lorber
Raro Video and Kino Lorber Release the classic Italian omnibus film Love in the City,
featuring six short works directed by some of the greatest names in world cinema including
Fellini and Antonioni

This rarely-seen collaboration by some of Italy's greatest filmmakers to finally become available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 22nd packed with special features, including audio commentaries, interviews and more! 

Raro Video and Kino Lorber are pleased to announce the release of LOVE IN THE CITY, an anthology of six short works by some of the greatest directors in world cinema, including Federico Fellini (8 ½La Dolce Vita) and Michelangelo Antonioni (L'AvventuraBlow-Up).

LOVE IN THE CITY comes to Blu-ray (SRP: $34.95) and DVD (SRP: $29.95) on July 22nd, presented in a new HD transfer and packed with special features, including audio commentaries on each segment by Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Giudo Chiesa, Silvano Agosti, Mario Brenta, and Mimmo Calopresti; interviews with film critics Paolo Mereghetti, Luca Bandirali, and Angelo Pasquini; and the original theatrical trailer.

A precursor to anthology films such as Boccaccio '70, where several renowned filmmakers each create their own chapters in a grand compilation, LOVE IN THE CITYpresents six segments crafted by a slew of Italian filmmakers: Fellini, Antonioni, Cesare Zavattini (writer of Bicycle Thieves), Dino Risi (Il Sorpasso), Alberto Lattuada (Mafioso), Carlo Lizzani (writer of Bitter Rice), and Francesco Maselli.
Love for Money (Amore che si Paga)
Italy, 1953, 35mm, 11 min., b&w
director: Carlo Lizzani
Attempted Suicide (Tentato Suicidio)
Italy, 1953, 35mm, 22 min., b&w
director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Paradise for Three Hours (Paradiso per Tre Ore)
Italy, 1953, 35mm, 12 min., b&w
director: Dino Risi
Marriage Agency (Agenzia Matrimoniale)
Italy, 1953, 35mm, 16 min., b&w
director: Federico Fellini
Story of Caterina (Storia di Caterina)
Italy, 1953, 35mm, 27 min., b&w
director: Francesco Maselli, Cesare Zavattini
Italians Turn Their Heads (Gli Italiani si Voltano)
Italy, 1953, 35mm, 14 min., b&w
director: Alberto Lattuada
L'AMORE IN CITTA'-rare original Italian theatrical trailer
L'AMORE IN CITTA'- rare original Italian theatrical trailer
Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada,
Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini
Genre: Drama/Foreign
Blu-ray Street Date: July 22nd, 2014
DVD Street Date: July 22nd, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95

Technical Specs:
1953 * 105 minutes * Italian w/ optional English subtitles
* B&W * 4:3 letterbox * linear PCM dual mono
Special Features:
Audio commentary on LOVE FOR MONEY by Carlo Lizzani
Audio commentary on STORY OF CATERINA by Francesco Maselli
Audio commentary on ATTEMPTED SUICIDE by Giudo Chiesa
Audio commentary on MARRIAGE AGENCY by Silvano Agosti
Audio commentary on ITALIANS TURN THEIR HEADS by Mario Brenta
Audio commentary on PARADISE FOR THREE HOURS by Mimmo Calopresti
Interview with Paolo Mereghetti, film critic
Interview with Luca Bandirali, film critic 
Interview with Angelo Pasquini
Original Theatrical Trailer

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