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Marriage Italian Style (Sophia Loren Award Collection) [Blu-ray] (1964)

Sophia Loren , Marcello Mastroianni , Vittorio De Sica  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
  • Directors: Vittorio De Sica
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lorber Films
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,092 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Sophia Loren stars in this comedy about a successful businessman who kept a woman as his mistress for several years and now plans to marry another woman until his mistress pretends to be on her deathbed to induce him to marry her before she dies. TWO ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, BEST ACTRESS (SOPHIA LOREN) 1964 - Color - 95 minutes - 1.85:1 - Italian with English Subtitles - SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE TRAILERS, PHOTO GALLERY AND MORE!

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80 of 87 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible quality December 13, 2005
Hands off - this great movie was transfered to DVD in the worst quality I've ever seen. The whole item is simply garbage.

I was really looking forward to the release of that film, but the result is not only disappointing but also a disaster. Of course, one can not always demand a transfer quality on the level that criterion has established with its releases ("divorce italian style", to cite just one example of that great collection), but there is a minimum of quality standards to be followed.

Although amazon is neither responsible for the content nor the quality standards of the offered products, they should be able to find a way to rate new products in the DVD section initially. Especially from a point of view that has its focus in reviewing the picture transfer, audio quality, language and subtitle options.

Considering this item, I would recommend to delete it from the sales list. In my humble opinion, customer service means, to prevent people from purchasing products like that one.....
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful transfer December 1, 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Avoid this until a legitimate version is released. The English subtitled version is pan and scan from a dupey print with limited subtitles and grain the size of boulders. PLEASE save your money. The Italian only is a hair better in that it is anamorhic, but still a subpar picture (and no subtitles). Assume film is Public Domain for this is the worst DVD I've ever purchased.....
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Major Disappointment January 11, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw the last 20 minutes of this movie on TV several years ago and have been waiting for it to become available on DVD ever since. What a disappointment! As other reviewers have stated over and over, the quality is terrible. So why did I give it 2 stars instead of the lowest rating? First it is a great movie. Second, for reasons which I do not understand, the quality is good if you do not use subtitles. So if you understand Italian I can recommend it. Otherwise, don't waste your money.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good film, mediocre tape January 15, 2002
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Others have commented on the film's classic status so I won't repeat those comments here. Instead, I just want to warn potential purchasers of the video quality. The picture lacks resolution and colors are smeared with poor edge integrity (meaning the colors of objects smear into adjacent areas). The colors are also artificially intense. Overall, the copy quality is about on a par with that of real-time dubs using home VHS equipment. Given that we now live in a world of high quality [price]tapes from the major studios, the quality of this tape given its extremely high price is ludicrous. The rating is three stars: 4 for the movie and 2 for the tape copy (I have seen poorer quality tapes but at least the sellers charged a price consistent with the quality of the tapes).
Note: For future readers, this review applies to the videotape copy of the film sold by Jef Films during the year 2001 ...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By boopkid
I've been patiently waiting for a decent version of this movie to come along and FINALLY an excellent one has arrived in this DVD, wide screen and all. The picture is clear and crisp, colors are rich and bright and the sound is excellent. It would have been nice to have extras, like old premiere footage, commentaries by Loren, etc., but who's complaining we have the real deal- the movie. After all, this is a film that brought Sophia her second Oscar nomination, a David Di Donatello award (Italy's Oscar), a Moscow Film Festival Award and other international awards. In my humble opinion, this is without a doubt Sophia Loren's finest acting performance, it even surpasses her greatest performances in "Two Women" and "A Special Day" and I say this because it is such a well rounded role, allowing her to run the gamut from comedy to drama, and she does so with great depth. No one laughs, suffers or cries more convincingly on the screen than the divine Loren, and director Vittorio de Sica knew how to extract the best that she had to give. The story is told through his and hers flashbacks and takes Sophia (Filumena) from her late teens to a middle aged woman,so multi faceted, running Loren from naive prostitute in worn torn Italy, to savvy kept woman, to conniving business woman to being a faithful mother;young or old, she shines and looks beautiful, commanding the screen with a fire and poignant dignity that leave you breathless. Add to this her wonderful partner Marcello Mastroianni and you have a solid if unusual love story which tugs at the heart Italian style. Read more ›
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By kaream
Sophia Loren is at the top of her game in this 1964 film by Vittorio de Sica, and she and Marcello Mastroianni display real chemistry acting together. The story is much more than just a slick comedy, and can keep you guessing what's coming next.

Most of the reviews here complain bitterly about the poor quality of the DVD transfer. Well, it isn't great, but I've seen far worse. And it's really only in the first few minutes of the movie that the video quality is especially poor; it improves considerably a little further on, and then remains that way.

At least one reviewer has remarked that without subtitles the video quality is much better. There's a simple explanation for this. There are actually two separate complete copies of the movie on the DVD, taken from different sources. If you'll notice, the Carlo Ponti Italian release (without subtitles) begins with red curtains, whereas the Joseph E Levine American release, with burned-in subtitles, omits that intro. The original Italian copy that was used for that portion of the DVD was in much better condition than the original of the American release.

The bottom line is, if you care more about how sharp your picture is than about the qualities of the movie itself, then this is definitely to be avoided. But if you're able to excuse a less-than-pristine copy of an important film, or alternately, if you can manage some Italian without subtitles, then go for it.

EDIT: One previous reviewer complained that the movie is dubbed, and another complained that the English version was wanted but the Italian version had been sent.

Neither of the two different copies on this DVD is dubbed into English; both are in the original Italian.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very pleased with the purchase
Published 17 days ago by Pump Starlet
5.0 out of 5 stars A wild ride of Love
It a great old movie about Love and how we sometimes take people (Love) for granted.
Published 1 month ago by Steven Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great old time movie
Published 1 month ago by lyubov avery
4.0 out of 5 stars What's not to love, Sophia and Marcello when they were young
What's not to love,Sophia and Marcello when they were young, she's stunningly gorgeous, and he's so handsome!
Published 2 months ago by jeannette Littlebury
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny.
Published 2 months ago by Shirl Armiento
2.0 out of 5 stars If yoiu like Italy, it'll do for about twenty minutes ...
It's semi-histrionic, not particularly funny. It's worth the scenes in Italy, particularly war-time effects, but that's about it.
Published 2 months ago by Meg Mathews
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked the movie my only objection is that the subtitles ...
Liked the movie my only objection is that the subtitles are not complete translations. I understand a little Italian and could fill in the blanks, but would have been nice to know... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Margaret Arroyave-Grupp
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Foreign Comedy Classic
This movie is a good Italian comedy romance, with two great stars and a very good story line.
Published 3 months ago by Paul 64
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
So happy that it isn't dubbed!!! Hearing dialog in the native tongue is always plus.... films lose so much not to mention that the mood changes and it just becomes silly when they... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Andrew Giordano
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great classic
Published 3 months ago by M. Larenas
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