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While the psychosexual aspects of Bertolucci's Oscar®-nominated screenplay remain dramatically compelling, The Conformist is now better known as a dazzling stylistic breakthrough, with sweeping camera moves, oblique angles, and innovative editing brilliantly applied to Bertolucci's rich themes of internalized conflict. In close collaboration with master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, Bertolucci crafted one of the greatest films of the 1970s, offered here with its richly relevant "Dance of the Blind" scene fully intact. This five-minute scene was cut from the original American release, then restored for the film's 1994 re-release. It's a welcome enhancement of the film's suspenseful historical context, which is fully explored in three bonus featurettes in which Bertolucci and Storaro discuss the story, production, and innovative style of The Conformist in fascinating detail. For serious collectors of important films, The Conformist is absolutely essential. --Jeff Shannon
Mussolini has brought down the Fascist boot; progressives have fled the country.
I think Bertolucci wanted to make a film that was politically and psychologically significant but also one that was strikingly beautiful.
Bertolucci's The Conformist is one of the most rapturously beautiful films ever made.
[This review pertains to the 2014 US Blu Ray edition only.]
I love this film. I have previously owned it on VHS and DVD and I've watched it at least 50 times. Read more
This is an extraordinary film in a beautiful restoration. My only regret is that I only rented, since it is the type of movie you would want to watch many times to fully understand... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Dr. Edward P. Childs Jr.
I received this after moving and didn't have a DVD player to watch. Checked it out and it seems to be as described. Will watch it from beginning to end some time soon. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jan primozich
Beautifully photographed and acted, this film of the French Resistance is gripping! Upsets and surprises abound, along with a few improbabilities, and it fascinates on multiple... Read morePublished 10 months ago by MARILYN G. DERIGHT
What they don't tell you when selling this to you is that this film is not released on a format that works in the United States. SO when you try to play it, it simply doesn't work.Published 12 months ago by Joey
Worse that bad. I don't know how this one got made. It is really astonishingly bad. I've never tried to get through anything that messed up.Published 13 months ago by Jake Campbell
Excelent quality, delivery was as agreed and fulfilled expectations. The product was ready to ship quickly, there were no problems with payment.Published 21 months ago by Juan Jose Galvis