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Pietro Germi's farcical satire of one family's struggle to cover the tracks of unwed motherhood comes to North American DVD with this superb release from the Criterion Collection. Seduced and Abandoned (aka Sedotta e Abbandonata) has been given a widescreen transfer, letterboxed at the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on conventional televisions and enhanced for 16x9 playback on widescreen monitors; the source elements look clean and well cared for, and the transfer captures the details with commendable clarity. ...
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Overview

Pietro Germi's farcical satire of one family's struggle to cover the tracks of unwed motherhood comes to North American DVD with this superb release from the Criterion Collection. Seduced and Abandoned (aka Sedotta e Abbandonata) has been given a widescreen transfer, letterboxed at the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on conventional televisions and enhanced for 16x9 playback on widescreen monitors; the source elements look clean and well cared for, and the transfer captures the details with commendable clarity. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, and the quality is as good as one can expect from the film's vintage. The dialogue is in the original Italian, with optional subtitles in English. Bonus materials include a Commedia all'Italiana: Germi Style, a documentary on Italian comedy and in particular Pietro Germi's work which features exclusive interviews with a number of his collaborators; new interviews with cast members Lando Buzzanca and Stefania Sandrelli; clips from Sandrelli's screen test for the movie; the original Italian theatrical trailer; and an essay by critic and film historian Irene Bignardi. While some cinephiles may not regard Seduced and Abandoned as one of Criterion's "prestige" titles, they've extended the same care and attention to it that they give all their releases, and anyone with a taste for European comedy will be pleased with the results.
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Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Commedia all'italiana: germi style, a video piece featuring new interviews with screenwriters Furio Scarpelli and Luciano Vincenzoni and Italian film scholar Mario Sesti; Interviews with actors Stefania Sandrelli and Lando Buzzanca; Stefania Sandrelli screen test; Theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: a new essay by film scholar Irene Bignardi
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • UPC: 715515019026
  • Original Release: 1964
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,645

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stefania Sandrelli Agnese Ascalone
Saro Urzi Vincenzo Ascalone
Lando Buzzanca Antonio Ascalone
Leopoldo Trieste Baron Rizieri
Aldo Puglisi Peppino Califano
Umberto Spadaro Cousin Ascalone
Rocco D'Assunta Orlando Califano
Oreste Palella Police Chief Potenza
Gustavo D'Arpe Ciarpetta the Lawyer
Bruno Scipioni
Technical Credits
Pietro Germi Director, Screenwriter
Age Screenwriter
Roberto Cinquini Editor
Franco Cristaldi Producer
Raffaele Cristini Makeup
Carlo Egidi Art Director, Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrea Fantacci Set Decoration/Design
Aiace Parolin Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli Score Composer
Angela Sammaciccia Costumes/Costume Designer
Furio Scarpelli Screenwriter
Pierluigi Urbini Musical Direction/Supervision
Luciano Vincenzoni Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Seduced and Abandoned
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:56]
2. Seduced [4:42]
3. Ascalone Family Dinner [6:42]
4. Three Thousand Loads to Shoot [4:14]
5. Nice and Fat [7:15]
6. + or - [4:59]
7. Marry Her...or Else [2:40]
8. The Baron [8:46]
9. "I Won't Marry That Whore" [6:02]
10. Vincenzo's Plan [5:29]
11. Antonio Will Do It [4:34]
12. Agnese Escapes [5:58]
13. Attempted Murder [3:22]
14. Virgin or Whore? [11:05]
15. Keeping up Appearance [9:12]
16. Peppino's Serenade [5:23]
17. Kidnapping [7:40]
18. "Now Kiss My Hand" [3:36]
19. Agnese Revolts [3:14]
20. The Town Talks [2:00]
21. The Bells Toll [3:03]
23. Honor and Family [6:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Seduced and Abandoned
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
      Color Bars
   Commedia All'Italiania: Germi Style
   Stefania Sandrelli
      Play
      Screen Test
   Lando Buzzanca
   Trailer
   Subtitles
      On
      Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    This movie is screamingly funny,  yet very dark, and filled with

    This movie is screamingly funny,  yet very dark, and filled with extraordinary performances by an amazing cast of brilliant Italian comic actors.

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