Il Sorpasso (1962) [The Criterion Collection #707]

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Il Sorpasso (1962) [The Criterion Collection #707]

Il Sorpasso (1962) [The Criterion Collection #707]
A film by Dino Risi
2xDVD9 | Untouched | ISO+MDS | NTSC 1.85:1 720x480 VBR | 105 mn | 14.78 GB
Audio: Italian AC-3 Mono @ 192 kbps 48.0 khz | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy | Country: Italy

The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. An unpredictable journey that careers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi, is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all’italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.
Bruno Cortona Vittorio Gassman
Roberto Mariani Jean-Louis Trintignant
Lilli Cortona Catherine Spaak
Bibi Claudio Gora
Gianna Luciana Angiolillo

DVD Release Date: April 29, 2015



DVD Special Edition Features
New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New introduction by filmmaker Alexander Payne
New interviews with screenwriter Ettore Scola and film scholar Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
Interview from 2004 with director Dino Risi, conducted by film critic Jean A. Gili
Introduction by actor Jean-Louis Trintignant from a 1983 French television broadcast of the film
A Beautiful Vacation, a 2006 documentary on Risi featuring interviews with the director and his collaborators and friends
Excerpts from a 2012 documentary that returns to Castiglioncello, the location for the film’s beach scenes
Speaking with Gassman, a 2005 documentary on the relationship between actor Vittorio Gassman and Risi, directed by Risi’s son Marco
New English subtitle translation
Il Sorpasso (1962) [The Criterion Collection #707]

Il Sorpasso (1962) [The Criterion Collection #707]

Il Sorpasso (1962) [The Criterion Collection #707]