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Bitter Rice (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Actor: Vittorio Gassman

Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Brand: CRITERION COLLECTIONS

Director: Giuseppe De Santis

Edition: special_edition

Format: Multiple Formats

Number Of Discs: 1

Publisher: Criterion Collection (Direct)

Release Date: 2016-01-12

Running Time: 109

Details: During planting season in Northern Italy s Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker (Teorema s seductive Silvana Mangano) falls in with a small-time criminal (Il sorpasso s Vittorio Gassman) who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend, played by the Hollywood star Doris Dowling (The Lost Weekend). Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence, this early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis (Blue Velvet) and director Giuseppe De Santis (Days of Love) is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Giuseppe de Santis, a 2007 documentary by screenwriter Carlo Lizzani
- Interview with screenwriter Lizzani from 2003
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Pasquale Iannone

UPC: 715515165112

EAN: 0715515165112