The Witches Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an
episode in which Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch.
Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini
(Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and
a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic
interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and
The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend Totò team up with Pier
Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed
father and son.
Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge
in The Sicilian s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as
Mangano s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches
with a stunning homage to Italian comic books.
Actors: Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal
Director: Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica
Special Features: Brand new audio commentary by film critic and novelist Tim Lucas, The complete English-language version of The Witches on home video for the first time in any format
Release Year: 1967
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Region B
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 121 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Video Format: PAL