La Commare Secca

La commare secca (literally "The skinny gossip", English title The Grim Reaper) is the 1962 Italian film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It was Bertolucci's directorial debut at age 21. Plot The...

The Children Are Watching Us – I bambini ci guardano

The Children Are Watching Us (Italian: I bambini ci guardano) is a 1944 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. New, restored high-definition digital transfer New video interviews with star Luciano de Ambrosis and De Sica scholar Callisto Cosulich New and...

Identification of a Woman

Identification of a Woman (Italian: Identificazione di una donna) is a 1982 Italian drama film written, directed, and edited by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Tomás Milián, Daniela Silverio, and Christine Boisson. The film is about an Italian filmmaker searching...

The Organizer – I compagni

The Organizer (Italian: I compagni) is a 1963 Italian-French-Yugoslavian-produced drama film written by Mario Monicelli and Age & Scarpelli, and directed by Mario Monicelli. Set in Turin at the end of the 19th century, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as...

The Mario Bava Collection: Volume One

More than a quarter of a century after his death, director Mario Bava remains one of international cinema’s most controversial icons. Today his influence — marked by stunning visuals, daring sexuality and shocking violence — can still be seen in...

Tinto Brass Collection

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Italian ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English (...

Plot of Fear – …e tanta paura

Told through ingenious flashbacks, Plot of Fear tells the story of a group of wealthy men and women who get murdered one by one at a decadent weekend party. In his attempt to find a connection between the victims...

Swept Away

Swept Away (Italian: Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto) is a 1974 Italian adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. The film is about a wealthy woman whose...

Red Desert – Deserto Rosso

Michelangelo Antonioni's 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and RED DESERT, his first color film, remains one of his greatest. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age--about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed...

Garden of the Finzi Continis – Il giardino dei Finzi Contini

Set in northern Italy's Ferrara community at the outbreak of World War II, this classic film by Vittorio De Sica concerns an old, aristocratic Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who maintain their isolated, idyllic ways within the stone walls of...

Brother Sun Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Italian: Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna) is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker. The film is a biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi.   Plot   Francesco is the beloved son of...

Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth

Based on the historical records and the personal testimony of his fellow friars, this is the amazing true story of the life of the famous stigmatic monk, St. Padre Pio, a contemporary saint who died in 1968. Blessed with...

Saint Anthony

The first major feature length drama on the life of St. Anthony of Padua, one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Made in Italy with top-notch acting talent, and superb cinematography, this is an outstanding film on...

Case of Conscience: Series 1

One of our favorite shows. A must-see! Rocco Tasca is a hot-shot lawyer for a firm that's made a fortune advancing the interests of corporate clients.... and he's losing his soul. When he looks into the eyes of a bereaved...

The Octopus: The Classic Italian Mafia Thriller

First broadcast in Italy in 1984, The Octopus (La Piovra) is an international blockbuster, running 18 years and producing nine follow-up series. The title of this classic Mafia thriller says it all, evoking the image of a secret criminal...

Short Skin – I Dolori Del Giovane Edo

Welcome to American Pie-Italian style! Edoardo is a 17 year old virgin. This summer, he and his best friend vow to lose their virginity. There's one problem, though. Edoardo is suffering from a condition called phimosis -a painful condition...