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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.
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 9 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 11 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 20 months ago by Juan Jose Galvis
Every cinematographer should study this film as an example of how to make interiors look great and static scenes look energetic. The costumes and locations are also excellent. Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by mr. contrarian
If the state doesn't model itself on the image of the individual, how will the individual ever be able to model itself in the image of the state? Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by The Inquisitor
For my money Bertolucci's very best film. It combines many his
recurring themes; politics (especially fascism in Italy and it's
effects), sexuality and identity, the need... Read more