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Bella Mafia [VHS]

4.1 out of 5 stars 133 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Dennis Farina, Nastassja Kinski, Jennifer Tilly, Illeana Douglas
  • Directors: David Greene
  • Writers: Lynda La Plante
  • Producers: Alfred Haber, Ande Hecht-Endewardt, Frank Konigsberg, Jack Clements, Mike Elias
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Number of tapes: 2
  • Studio: Vidmark / Trimark
  • VHS Release Date: February 2, 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305262276
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,716 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

After you've seen all the other mafia movies with all the men running the show, and women just being their trademark "jewelry", check out these five women who avenge their loved one's deaths. Proving that love and vengence is just as strong for women as it is men, "Bella Mafia" sheds the weak female characters of the mob with strong, stubborn, and purposeful women. The settings, costuming, and performances from the men also make this a movie event not to be missed

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: VHS Tape
I originally saw this movie when it was first introduced as a TV mini series and loved it. I was extremely disappointed when I watched this video and saw how much had been deleted, or rather, I should say, "butchered"! As a direct result of the editing, the storyline lurches instead of flows from scene to scene. The plot makes very little sense and is extremely difficult to follow. I cannot, in good heart, recommend this version to anyone, which is sad since the original mini series was very well done. Boo-hiss to the buther!
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I love Vanessa Redgrave, so I'd watch anything she is in, which got me to this made for TV mini-series. This imported DVD version is the only available version. (There was a video edition...). The DVD looks and sounds great, and the film is highly entertaining, but it is odd that with the popularity of Mob films, and the star power in this one, that no American studio has issued the complete version....This one is missing about 35 minutes....
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Format: DVD
Incredibly delicious! When I first saw this movie I truly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Then when I watched it again last night, I still felt that same enjoyment. Vanessa Redgrave is captivating in her role as the 'Mafia Mother' (you know who really runs this family right? Her!) and Nastasia is incredibly strong. You will enjoy this movie again and again, trust me!
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By A Customer on January 18, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
After you've seen all the other mafia movies with all the men running the show, and women just being their trademark "jewelry", check out these five women who avenge their loved one's deaths. Proving that love and vengence is just as strong for women as it is men, "Bella Mafia" sheds the weak female characters of the mob with strong, stubborn, and purposeful women. The settings, costuming, and performances from the men also make this a movie event not to be missed. Being a man, myself, it is great to see women who can control their destiny. Venessa Redgrave and Jennifer Tilly give performances to "die" for!
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Format: DVD
When I saw this movie on t.v. I loved it so much. I bought this DVD with the same expectations as the original. Boy was I wrong. I can't believe they cut out half of this movie. If someone wants to throw money in the street like I did, then get this movie. Please don't waste your money or time on this.
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Format: VHS Tape
This movie was one of the greatest mafia movies ever, especially from the female view. Bella Mafia is right up there with The Godfather and The Last Don. I hope that there will be a sequel where they continue to get even with the rest of the mob. I have seen this movie at least 40+ times and I continue to watch is over and over as I own a copy on VHS. I hope that Bella Mafia will come out on DVD soon.
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Format: DVD
This movie is different from standard mob movies in that the wives do not tolerate abuse from the men in their lives. These ladies fight back!!
Although you cannot find a better Godfather than Dennis Farina (what a fox in a tux!) the ladies are more than equal to the task of retribution.
I liked this movie because it is different than the rest of the mob/family genre, and finally shows that women can handle themselves in a fight.
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Format: VHS Tape
I absolutely love the movie "Bella Mafia"! Being a huge fan of mafia and gangster movies, it was extremely refreshing to watch one that was centered around the women in a powerful family rather than just the men. Don't get me wrong, the men do play a powerful role in the film, but it is the strength and intelligence of the women that brings the family justice and respect.
I don't want to give away any of the story, but anyone who loves mafia films would love this! I HIGHLY recommend this film!
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