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DVD LEO Available 063601
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Originally produced as motion picture in 1963.

Based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa.

Special features include: Luchino Visconti documentary, audio commentary by Rolando Caputo, original theatrical trailers, stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes production photos, new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound, 5.1 surround sound Italian soundtrack and new and improved English subtitle translation.

Producer, Goffredo Lombardo ; director, Luchino Visconti ; photography, Giuseppe Rotunno ; editor, Mario Serandrei ; music, Nino Rota ; script, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa and Luchino Visconti.

Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Caludia Cardinale, Paola Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Romolo Valli, Mario Girotti, Pierre Clementi, Lucilla Morlacchi, Ida Galli, Marino Mase, Ivo Garrani, Leslie French, Serge Reggiani.

Luchino Visconti's The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as the aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation, represented by his upstart nephew (Alain Delon) and his beautiful fiancee (Claudia Cardinale)

Rated: PG.

All Regions, DVD, PAL.

Italian language tracks ; English subtitles.

Palme d'or, Festival de Cannes 1963.

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