Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Prime Music Sweepstakes egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grooming Deals Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Outdoor Deals on HTL
& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Most Beautiful Wife has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Disc has feather-like light surface scratches. Comes in original case with cover art and insert. Same as pictured. Ready to ship with tracking information.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $16.89
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Most Beautiful Wife

4 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Oct 31, 2006)
"Please retry"
$45.99 $28.99

Best of 2015
This Year's Top Products Shop the Editors' picks at Amazon including Movies, Music, Games, and more. Learn more
$45.99 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 3 left in stock. Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

What's your idea of justice... have you ever thought about it?

Spurning the advances of a Mafia don's cruel nephew, a beautiful peasant girl is punished for upholding her family's honor by being abducted and robbed of her virginity. Rebuked by her own parents and incurring the wrath of her village, the girl reports her rape to the local police, shattering centuries-old traditions in her unyielding quest for justice.

Damiano Damiani's THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WIFE marked the film debut of gorgeous Italian actress Ornella Muti (THE NUNS OF ST. ARCHANGEL, FLASH GORDON) and also features a strong performance by Alessio Orano (LISA AND THE DEVIL, THE KILLER MUST KILL AGAIN). Filmed on location in Sicily, this adult drama anticipates both THE GODFATHER and PRIZZI'S HONOR, and is based on a true police case that changed the course of Italian law during the 1960s. Shot by giallo specialist Franco Di Giacomo (FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET, WHO SAW HER DIE?), this gritty and hard-hitting film also benefits from one of the great, unheralded Euro-Cult scores of Ennio Morricone.

Special Features

  • Introduction by director Damiano Damiani
  • "Sicily, Ornella, The Mafia and Beyond" featurette  - interviews with director Damiano Damiani, assistant director Mino Giarda, editor Antonio Siciliano, star Alessio Orano and director of photography Franco Di Giacomo.
  • Booklet with liner notes and talent bios

Product Details

  • Actors: Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Tano Cimarosa, Joe Sentieri, Enzo Andronico
  • Directors: Damiano Damiani
  • Writers: Damiano Damiani, Enrico Ribulsi, Sofia Scandurra
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Noshame
  • DVD Release Date: October 31, 2006
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HT3QBY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,351 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Most Beautiful Wife" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Amazzini on June 12, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Director Damiano Damiani always had political subtexts in his genres of films but comes to fruition in this powerful tale of justice and honor. Based on a true police case which occurred in the sixties and supposedly changed Italian law, Damiani and screen writers Enrico Ribulsi and Sofia Scandurra fictionalize the facts and show how a small Sicilian town which was partially destroyed by an earthquake is taken over by the mob forcing people who are loyal and who look the other way to live in shacks as they play overlords with their lives. Arrogant Vito meets up with a woman who is more than he bargained for in Francesca , the daughter of a poor family in the town, and who he wants to acquire as his next possession. With beautiful cinematography by Franco Di Giacomo and a haunting underrated music score by Ennio Morricone, Damiani forces the audience to act as the statue holding the scales of justice as strong willed Francesca battles Vito against the violence he enacts culminating in the rape of her essence and her growth as the first woman of the town to fight back against her violation. The performances are excellent, handsome Alessio Orano who graced Director Mario Bava's haunting masterpiece 'LISA AND THE DEVIL'-1973 and beautiful Ornella Muti in her first screen role linger on the screen long after the final fadeout. Damiani would go on to direct the excellent 'CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN' the following year. It is more the pity that the company NO SHAME FILMS is no longer for they always cared about their product giving excellent transfers with English subtitles, informative interviews with the filmmakers who are still living and a booklet with cast and director filmographies. This release is no exception with a gorgeous 2.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. L. B. on April 27, 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
fantastic movie. 14 year old Ornella Muti shines in her debut film, as the strong willed peasant girl named Francesca, who refuses to wed the mafioso head honcho who has eyes only for her, and will stop at nothing to have her. Vito Juvara is said man, played by the criminally underused and underrated actor, Alessio Orano, who is equally fantastic in this dark role. it doesn't hurt that both leads are extremely attractive humans. this film is based on a real story which happened in the 1960's, of a woman who refused to marry her kidnapper. it holds up extremely well over 40 years later. there have been other fantastic mafia films, but this one is unique for being politically charged with feminism and dignity, no matter what your status of wealth may be. Francesca goes through hell trying to get justice for the wrongdoings she endures. the bonuses on this dvd are most welcome as they contain interviews with director Damiano Damiani, Alessio Orano and other people involved in making the film. it was a dangerous time to make a film like this where they filmed. to me, this is a high mark for Italian cinema, for the direct dissection of power, social status, violence against women, and for being a powerful film well ahead of it's time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pork Chop on February 3, 2008
Format: DVD
a"La Moglie piu bella ... The most beautiful wife", filmed by Damiano
Damiani, in 1969 and 1970 is a remarkable movie even 37 years later,

The cinematographical quality is excellent, from the sharpness of the
images, the quality of the dialog, and the generous wide-screen
presentation of the filming. The picture, in color, doesn't seem to
have aged, except for the vehicles shown in the streets, mainly Fiat
compacts and Alfa Romeus.

Clearly, Ornella Muti is the star of this picture, by her natural
acting ability, charisma, confidence and ability to blend into the
story, playing a peasant 15 year old girl, who's a mobster's object
of desire in rural Sicily.

Alessio Orano, with his youthful looks, yet sinister inner demons,
plays a man who decides to forcibly compel Ornella into marriage,
despite his belligerant, aggressive, arrogant, self-centered

The movie is not so much a love story, or even, a mobster story, but
a unique love tragedy, apparently based in a poor and small farm town
of perhaps 4,000 residents.

With so many movies candy-coating romance, the director chose a more
realistic approach, standing out for this reason.

The underworld presence ( organized criminal gangs) and its
associated corruption of public works contracts, influence peddling
on public officials, and manipulation of the criminal justice
system, is acknowleged in this Sicilian location.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ramiro Aguilar Torres on May 8, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The first plane of the Ornella's eyes is beautiful. The argument it is rude but well basted. In the end: the doubt: caprice or justice. Good movie.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: sandro in dvd