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[US] The Leopard (1963) Criterion Collection #235 [Blu-ray] Release Details

Blu-ray release details for [US] The Leopard (1963) Criterion Collection #235 [Blu-ray] including prices, release dates, reviews, screenshots and detailed specifications.

Summary

Includes: The Leopard (1963)

Release Info

Region Region Locked A
No 50Hz Content
Country United States
Release Date
Distributor
Criterion
List Price $49.95
Runtime 186 minutes
UPC / EAN 0715515060219

Squid Rank

Content 89   (64 to 100)
Video 95   (80 to 100)
Audio 77   (60 to 100)
Extras 87   (80 to 100)
Total
88
  (70 to 100)

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Titles

The Leopard (1963)

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The Leopard (English version) - - -
The Leopard (Italian Version) 2010-06-29 2004-06-08 -

In this war drama set in 1860s Sicily, Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) attempts to hold onto the glory he once knew, while his nephew, Tancredi Falconeri (Alain Delon), has joined opposition forces and is being heralded as a war hero. As Falconeri begins to fall for Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the daughter of the town's new mayor, Don Calogero Sedara (Paolo Stoppa), Salina must learn to accept his changing political status.

a.k.a. Der Leopard
El gatopardo
Il Gattopardo
Le Guépard
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Reviews

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SiteAuthorContent
Score
Video
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Extras
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2010-07-28T00:00highdefdigest.com 2010-07-28Gordon S. Miller100100
(+11)
100100
(+5)
08080
(+3)
08080
(-7)
090
90
(+2)
2010-07-19T00:00moviefreak.com 2010-07-19Sara Michelle Fetters09090
(+1)
100100
(+5)
08080
(+3)
100100
(+13)
100
100
(+12)
2010-06-29T00:00dvdverdict.com 2010-06-29Dan Mancini09595
(+6)
100100
(+5)
09090
(+13)
100100
(+13)
098
98
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2010-06-28T00:00criterionforum.org 2010-06-28Chris Galloway 
 
09090
(-5)
07070
(-7)
08080
(-7)
080
80
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2010-06-24T00:00moviemet.com 2010-06-24Christopher Long07070
(-19)
09090
(-5)
08080
(+3)
08080
(-7)
070
70
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2010-06-18T00:00hometheaterforum.com 2010-06-18Matt Hough09090
(+1)
09090
(-5)
06060
(-17)
09090
(+3)
090
90
(+2)
2010-06-17T00:00dvdbeaver.com 2010-06-17Gary Tooze 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010-06-17T00:00dvdtalk.com 2010-06-17Stuart Galbraith IV09090
(+1)
100100
(+5)
06060
(-17)
08080
(-7)
082
82
(-5)
2010-06-14T00:00blu-ray.com 2010-06-14Svet Atanasov100100
(+11)
100100
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100100
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100100
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100
100
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2010-06-08T00:00dvdauthority.com 2010-06-08Fusion3600 
 
08080
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06060
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08080
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080
80
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(SQUID RANK)(Weighted Average)08989
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09595
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07777
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08787
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08888
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Specs

Disc 1 of 2

BD-50 / 48.37 GB (48,372,773,009 bytes) / AACS

The Leopard: Italian Version (1963)

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
3:05:51 47.57 GB (47,573,385,216 bytes) 34.13 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 23.976 fps 16:9 (2.20:1) 30.02 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
Italian LPCM 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit
(1) English Commentary Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes
  1. Film Scholar Peter Cowie

Disc 2 of 2

BD-50 / 48.11 GB (48,111,300,175 bytes) / AACS

The Leopard: American Version (1963)

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
2:41:42 32.02 GB (32,017,563,648 bytes) 26.40 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (2.35:1) 24.99 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
None
Notes

The American version of The Leopard premiered in New York City on July 15, 1963, just four months after the film's Italian release. Cut from 185 to 161 minutes, the American version features an English-language soundtrack, with star Burt Lancaster and supporting player Leslie French (Cavaliere Chevelley) providing their own voices. The New York Times' Bosley Crowther wrote that it was "a stunning visualization of a mood of melancholy," but he wondered "how much Americans will know or care, how much we yield to nostalgia very similar to that in Gone with the Wind". Unfortunately, his doubts turned out to be prescient, as the film was not well received in the United States until its rerelease, in Italian and at its full original running time, in 1983.

Featurette: A Dying Breed: The Making of The Leopard

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
1:01:37 8.85 GB (8,848,017,408 bytes) 19.15 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.78:1) 17.99 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English / Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

Giuseppe di Lampedusa's 1958 book The Leopard remains one of the best-selling Italian novels of all time. Few directors could have been better suited to bring Lampedusa's tale of an aristocratic Italian family, set against the backdrop of the birth of modern Italy, to the screen than Luchino Visconti, an aristocrat himself. Over the course of 2003, the Criterion Collection interviewed most of the major surviving participants involved in the creation of the film to tell the story of Count Visconti and the prince of Salina.

Featurette: Goffredo Lombardo Interview

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:19:34 2.81 GB (2,811,303,936 bytes) 19.16 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 17.99 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

Producer Goffredo Lombardo's Titanus Films was bankrupted by Luchino Visconti's extravagant spending on The Leopard, but Lombardo has since brought Titanus back from the dead. He also produced Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers and Ermanno Olmi's I fidanzati.

Featurette: The History of the Risorgimento

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:13:40 1.96 GB (1,956,415,488 bytes) 19.09 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.78:1) 17.97 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 2.0 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

The historical reality behind the story of The Leopard can be confusing even for Italian audiences. In this video interview, scholar of Italian culture Millicent Marcus discusses the real people - Giuseppe Garibaldi, Camilo Benso di Cavour, and Giuseppe Mazzini - whose struggle for power defined a new, unified Italy. Marcus is the author Filmmaking by the Book: Italian Cinema and Literary Adaptation.

Featurette: Italian Newsreels

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:03:17 0.47 GB (473,094,144 bytes) 19.21 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 18.00 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English

Image Gallery: The Ball

Image Gallery: The Battle of Palermo

Image Gallery: Donnafugata

Image Gallery: Posters

Image Gallery: Unwelcome News

Trailer: American Trailer 1

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:02:41

Trailer: American Trailer 2

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0:01:09

Trailer: Italian Trailer

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:03:43

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