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Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers on Blu-ray in March

13 January 2016

Eureka Entertainment are to release Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brother, the melodramatic 1960 masterpiece with an extraordinary cast, on Blu-ray for the first time in the world on 14th March 2016.

From Luchino Visconti – the master director of such classics as La terra trema, Bellissima, and The Leopard – comes this epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. Alongside Fellini’s La dolce vita and Antonioni’s L’avventura, Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers ushered Italian cinema into a new era, one unafraid to confront head-on the hypocrisies of the ruling class, the squalor in urban living, and the collision between generations.

When a tight-knit family moves from Italy’s rural south to metropolitan Milan, the new possibilities - and threats - present in their fresh surroundings have alarming, unforeseen consequences. Operatically weaving the five brothers’ stories across a vast canvas, with an extraordinary cast including Alain Delon, Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale, Rocco and His Brothers stands as one of the most majestic and influential works of its era.

Rocco and His Brothers makes its world Blu-ray debut on 14th March 2016 by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the RRP of £17.95.

Disc specifications:

  • Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation from a new 4k restoration

  • Optional English subtitles

  • Two audio choices; the original Italian, and the French dub

Special features:

  • Les coulisses du tournage, a 2003 French documentary about the film

  • A 1999 interview with Visconti’s cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno

  • An interview with actress Claudia Cardinale

  • A 2002 interview with actress Annie Girardot

  • Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary about the life and work of Visconti

  • Two vintage newsreels

  • Original Italian trailer

  • 40-page booklet featuring writing by Guido Aristarco, an essay written by the director in 1960, a vintage interview with Visconti and rare archival imagery