CultFilms set to release newly remastered version of Luchino Visconti's final film The Innocent on Blu-ray 10 April
Maestro of cinema Luchino Visconti's final film The Innocent aka L'Innocente gets a superbly restored and HD-remastered release for the first time on Blu-ray, courtesy of CultFilms.
Visconti's epoch-closing tour de force, with its acclaimed cinematography, is shown in its full glory with the first ever release in widescreen HD taken from restored materials. This impressive release of the director's last film, he died on its completion, features a previously unseen documentary, separate Italian audio and new improved subtitles and arrives on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, alongside a digital release on 10 April 2017.
Visconti, the father of Neo Realism revisits the dramatic themes from his award winning The Leopard in his final work of art The Innocent aka L'Innocente. Set in the late 19th Century against an opulent backdrop of "fin-de-siecle" aristocratic decadence, the film is driven by a formidable performance from Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace), whose antihero displays hitherto uncharted monstrosity.
Tullio (Giannini), having left his wife for his latest mistress, is seized by jealous fury when he discovers that his wife has also taken a lover. Outraged by this unsuspected audacity, he will do everything to reconquer her...