CTHV Press Release: Bread & Tulips

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    EBERT & ROEPER

    "Zesty Italian comedy."

    Leah Rosen, PEOPLE MAGAZINE

    Winner of Nine David Di Donatello Awards (Italy's National Film Awards)

    Including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director

    (2000)

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    BREAD & TULIPS

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    Debuts on DVD and videocassette March 26, 2002

    Culver City, CA (01/22/02) - On March 26, 2002, Columbia TriStar Home

    Entertainment will release on DVD and videocassette the internationally

    acclaimed

    romantic comedy BREAD & TULIPS. The story takes place in the beautiful

    setting of

    Venice, Italy and reminds you its never too late to bloom. Directed and

    co-written by

    Italy's acclaimed director Silvio Soldini (The Acrobats; A Soul Split in

    Two; The

    Peaceful Air of the West). BREAD & TULIPS stars Italy's acclaimed

    actress Licia

    Maglietta (Le Acrobate; Rumori di Fondo) and Bruno Ganz (Faraway, so

    Close! The

    Boys from Brazil). The film also includes a stellar cast of

    award-winning Italian stars.

    Synopsis

    When Rosalba (Maglietta), a busy housewife is accidentally left behind

    while on

    vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday on her own in

    ravishing Venice.

    Charmed by the city and her newfound freedom, she extends her stay,

    finding a job in a

    flowers hop, renting a room from a wistful waiter (Ganz), whom she

    befriends, and

    rediscovering her love of playing the accordion.

    But her solo sojourn does not sit well with her tyrannical husband

    (Antonio Catania),

    who recruits an amateur detective (Giuseppe Battiston) to bring his wife

    back home.

    Will Rosalba return to her old life or embrace the exciting

    possibilities of a new one?

    BREAD & TULIPS was an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival in the

    Directors'

    Fortnight category. The film was also an Official Selection at the

    Toronto International

    Film Festival and the winner of the Best Screenplay at the U.S. Comedy

    Arts Festival.

    DVD Elements Include:

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video

    Widescreen Presentation

    Audio: Italian 5.1 (Dolby Digital)

    Subtitles: English

    Bonus Trailers

    Interactive Menus

    Scene Selection
     
  2. Tom Tsai

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    Just a heads up to those who bought the Canadian version jointly distributed by Lions Gate and Columbia Tristar...even though the back of the cover says it's only 112 minutes compared to Columbia Tristar's 116 minutes, they are in fact THE SAME disc. It's just a misprint on the Lions Gate packaging.
    I was first afraid that Lions Gate probably used a PAL master but I watched it yesterday and it clocks in at 116 minutes. There's no Lions Gate logo in sight...the intro, the trailers are all Columbia Tristar so it's identical to the US version.
    Canadian (left) US (right)
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    Now I just have to decide whether to open my Lions Gate version of The Experiment... [​IMG]
     
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    Hehe... I like how the Ebert & Roeper quotes differ between the two covers. [​IMG]
     
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    This was a fantastic movie, loved it more than I thought I was.
     

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