Cinema Paradiso (UK BD) in September
Arrow Films have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Cinema Paradiso on 7th September 2009 priced at £22.99. This multi award-winning homage to the love of cinema tells the story of Salvatore, now a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the high and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.
Cinema Paradiso is an HMV Exclusive though it will be available through other retailers at some point (January seems to be the month most are taking pre-orders for).
This Blu-ray Disc features the original theatrical version (124mins) newly restored and presented with the following features:
- 1080P Widescreen
- Italian DTS-HD and 2.0 audio options with forced English subtitles
- A Bear And A Mouse In Paradise – A Documentary
- The Kissing Sequence featurette
- Original trailer
- Photo gallery
- Ennio Morricone's score (isolated in uncompressed stereo)
Extras are in SD PAL format. The disc appears to be region free (it plays on Region A & B players that we tested).