XenForo Template IL SORPASSO (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z) as, respectively, a waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and the bookish law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy. An unpredictable journey that careers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi (the original Scent of a Woman), is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all’italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy. 1962 • 105 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.37:1 aspect ratio DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray• New interviews with screenwriter Ettore Scola and film scholar and professor Rémi Fournier Lanzoni• Interview from 2004 with director Dino Risi by film critic Jean A. Gili• Introduction by actor Jean-Louis Trintignant from a 1983 French television broadcast of the film• A Beautiful Vacation, a 2006 documentary on Risi featuring interviews with the director and his collaborators and friends• Excerpts from a 2012 documentary that returns to Castiglioncello, the location for the film’s beach scenes, featuring rare on-set color footage• Trailer• New English subtitle translation• One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats• PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Phillip Lopate and Antonio Monda, as well as excerpts from Risi’s writings, with an introduction by film critic Valerio Caprara TITLE: IL SORPASSO (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)CAT. NO: CC2353BDDVDUPC: 7-15515-11491-2ISBN: 978-1-60465-835-4SRP: $39.95 PREBOOK: 4/1/14STREET: 4/29/14 Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.