Cinema Paradisio

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  1. LarryE

    LarryE Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm thinking about ordering this. I have read great reviews on this one, but I must admit, I am just getting into foreign film. (just finished The Vanishing which was great!) Does anyone else recommend this film?
     
  2. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Cinema Paradiso is a fantastic film.
    It's such a sweet and simple story presented beautifully on film.
    It's a very palatable foreign film, even for those who can't stand watching films with subtitles.
    Highly recommended.
     
  3. Jim Rankin

    Jim Rankin Stunt Coordinator

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    Couldn't agree with Marc more, it's an excellent film. I remember before really getting into foreign films watching this one on either Sundance or IFC and was captivated by it. It is a great gateway film to the world of international cinema. I highly recommend it! [​IMG]
     
  4. LarryE

    LarryE Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the information guys. I'm definatley picking this one up.
     
  5. Bob Cashill

    Bob Cashill Producer

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    Do know, though, that a director's cut of CINEMA PARADISO, about an hour longer than the initial release version, is circulating the art house circuit and will likely turn up on DVD. Miramax has a habit of chopping up foreign films for domestic consumption--but no reason why you can't see, or, eventually, own, both.
     
  6. Scott_MacD

    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    Yep, just picked up the director's cut in R2 (UK).

    Not looked at it yet though. But I couldn't resist, due to all the fabulous reviews.
     
  7. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I've heard of the Director's Cut in theaters, but is there going to be a DVD release?
     
  8. Tomoko Noguchi

    Tomoko Noguchi Second Unit

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    It's also in Australia and much cheaper than the R2 release.
     

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