Cinema Paradiso: The New Version

Cinema Paradiso: The New Version

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi
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Cinema Paradiso: The New Version

This disc offers both the original theatrical release of Cinema Paradiso, as well as the extended director's cut that came to theaters over a decade later. Both are presented in widescreen transfers that preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. Italian soundtracks that are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 English subtitles are accessible. This is a solid release that should be of value to anyone with an interest in Italian films.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2003
UPC: 0786936204018
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:54:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound; Original language track (Italian); English subtitles; Widescreen (1.66:1)- Enhanced for 16x9 televisions ; Theatrical trailer; Dolby digital surround sound; French lanuage track

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philippe Noiret Alfredo
Salvatore Cascio Salvatore (Child)
Marco Leonardi Salvatore (Adolescent)
Antonella Attili Maria (Young)
Jacques Perrin Salvatore (Adult)
Pupella Maggio Older Maria
Agnese Nano Elena (Adolescent)
Brigitte Fossey Elena
Enzo Cannavale Spaccafico
Isa Danieli Anna
Leo Gullotta Bill Sticker
Leopoldo Trieste Fr. Adelfio
Tano Cimarosa Blacksmith
Nicola di Pinto Madman
Roberta Lena Lia
Nino Terzo Peppino's Father
Giorgio Libassi Actor
Beatrice Palme Actor
Ignazio Pappalardo Actor

Technical Credits
Giuseppe Tornatore Director,Screenwriter
Beatrice Bordone Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrea Crisanti Art Director,Production Designer
Franco Cristaldi Producer
Blasco Giurato Cinematographer
Mario Morra Editor
Andrea Morricone Score Composer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Maurizio Trani Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The New Version
1. Opening Credits: Phoning Salvatore [3:47]
2. Mother's Message [3:17]
3. Toto and the Movie Theater [5:05]
4. Can I Keep Them? [4:30]
5. School Days [2:06]
6. The Paradiso [5:01]
7. Fifty Lire [3:14]
8. Alfredo and Toto [4:26]
9. The Projector Booth [6:40]
10. The Exam [4:43]
11. Teaching Toto [2:02]
12. Times of War [3:13]
13. Abracadabra [6:48]
14. Inferno in Paradise [3:58]
15. The Cinema Returns [6:21]
16. Shuttling Prints [7:30]
17. Passing Time [3:30]
18. Salvatore's Footage [4:18]
19. For the Princess [6:39]
20. Padre SAlvatore [2:46]
21. Ninety-Nine Nights [1:25]
22. Love [5:10]
23. Elena's Letter [2:54]
24. Did She Come? [6:59]
25. Military Service [3:27]
26. A Cursed Land [1:03]
27. Whatever You Do, Love It [1:38]
28. Home Again [7:06]
29. The Funeral [1:45]
30. The Ghosts of Paradise [3:27]
31. Footage of Love [5:23]
32. Let Go, Toto [3:07]
33. Calling Elena [3:44]
34. A Place to Meet [5:05]
35. Only the Past [3:47]
36. The End of Paradise [13:54]
37. The Deal Is Done [4:59]
38. End Credits [2:04]
Side #2 -- Theatrical Trailer
1. Opening Credits: Phoning Salvatore [4:53]
2. Mother's Message [2:54]
3. Toto and the Movie Theater [4:41]
4. Can I Keep Them? [4:30]
5. School Days [1:44]
6. The Paradiso [4:38]
7. Fifty Lire [3:14]
8. Alfredo and Toto [3:46]
9. The Projector Booth [6:01]
10. The Exam [4:43]
11. Teaching Toto [2:02]
12. Times of War [3:07]
13. Abra-Cadabra [6:29]
14. Inferno in Paradise [3:58]
15. The Cinema Returns [6:16]
16. Passing Time [2:22]
17. Salvatore's Footage [3:52]
18. For the Princess [4:31]
19. Shuttling Prints [5:42]
20. Padre Salvatore [4:03]
21. Ninety-Nine Nights [4:38]
22. Love [1:01]
23. Elena's Letter [4:02]
24. Military Service [1:41]
25. A Cursed Land [5:24]
26. Whatever You Do, Love It [1:45]
27. Home Again [3:19]
28. The Funeral [3:52]
29. Alfredos Gift [:58]
30. The Ghosts of Paradise [2:53]
31. Footage of Love [:53]
32. Let Go, Toto [1:59]
33. The End of Paradise [1:56]
34. The Deal Is Done [3:25]
35. End Credits [2:27]
36. Chapter 36 [:01]

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Cinema Paradiso: The New Version 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The non-extended version is one of the best films I've ever seen. The full version takes away some of the mystery and actually makes this film extremely corny. It has one of the greatest ending scenes of all time. Just watch the shorter version first!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best films I have seen in years. Looking through the eyes of a small town whos only link to the outside world was through movies definately left a lasting impression. You grow close to each character and feel as if you were part of the cast! I felt the movie was enhanced with subtitles. I also enjoyed the original versions ending a bit more than the newer version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen the first version at least five times and the new version once. It is without a doubt one of the best films ever made. The new version is just as good as the first and the director has seamlessly woven all of the missing parts that were left on the cutting room floor. In this movie the music will draw you in and bring tears to your eyes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie captures you from the first moment and doesn't release you until credits roll. Both versions are fabulous, but the longer version finishes the story of that love from long ago. I want to buy one for everyone I know, it is such a lovely story. One not to be overlooked. Our love for the Cinema Paradiso theme song (Josh Groban sings on his first CD), our friend Drew Trectick plays it on his electric violin) caught our curiosity to see the movie. WOW are we glad to have found it!! Bellisimo!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'New Version' is actually the original version that won countless awards at the Cannes Film Festival. It was cut for release to the general public. Both versions are excellent, but I recommend watching the non-extended version first. This is by far my favorite Italian Film, and worth watching again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie of all time .. it's a movie of love, relashions, memories, nostalgy and a lot of feelings of laughter and tears together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Cinema Paradiso' is the poignant tale of 'Toto' (seamlessly played by three different actors - Salvatore Casico as a child, Marco Leonardi as a teenager and Jacque Perrin as middle age man). Toto is a young and impoverished Italian boy who, after the death of his father in WWII, comes to love the movies when a lonely projectionist, Alfredo (Philip Noiret) allows him a back stage pass into the world of fantasy. However, Toto soon learns that life and fiction don't co-exist in a world of all too real heartaches and tragedy. When Alfredo¿s sight is taken away from him during a fire that decimates the modest movie house, Toto drops out of school to assume his responsibilities in the newly constructed movie palace that takes its place. But Toto¿s future is forever changed when he meets the lovely, Elena (Agnese Nano). Their passionate rendezvous are thwarted by her stoic father and Toto¿s admission into the Italian army. The rest of the plot is best left up to one¿s own experience. But bring Kleenex to this masterfully told tale of young love. There are two versions of the film on this collector¿s edition disc - the original theatrical cut which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film and a new director's cut that is 59 minutes longer. Trust me on this one: you want to see the director's cut. It fleshes out character motivation and the latter half of the story in ways that make the viewing experience so much richer. Both versions have been 'digitally remastered' in anamorphic widescreen. The original cut is presented in Dolby Stereo, the new version in 5.1 stereo. But the original theatrical cut is visually rather lack luster by direct comparison to the director¿s cut - with overly dark contrast levels and subdued colors. Nevertheless, age related artifacts are limited and aliasing, edge enhancement and some pixelization inherent in the original release are not present on the special edition. Over all the film looks very clean. Nothing can detract from the performances - there's not a one to fault in this beautifully told masterpiece. A genuine shame arises in that there are NO EXTRAS to augment this double bill. But I implore, regardless, you must see 'Cinema Paradiso'. Brilliant, poignant, tragic, but ultimately a moving experience that - in this age of digital generated this and reality based that - will make you remember why it is that we all go to the movies! Paradiso is the reason why celluloid was invented. A MUST!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Five stars for the original version, but subtract three and a half stars for the 'new' version. The 'director's cut' crams on almost 50% more footage, and basically ruins the original story. The 'explanation' is a corny and contrived semi-happy ending that requires complete suspension of disbelief. Heartbreak and mystery are part of growing up and part of life. All loose ends are not always tied in ribbons. The fact that Toto's character goes on to a successful career in movie making is already a happy ending. This is just a sticky, sugary mess.Also,trying not to give too much away, the new ending hinges on Alfredo doing something that would be completely out of character for him. After all the convoluted gyrations of the 'new' ending are said and done, we find him him reduced from a wonderful father figure and mentor to a character that is ultimately despicable. To me, this is an unconscionable revision. There should be a law preventing filmmakers from monkeying with perfection. This is lily-gilding at its most heinous. Sorry, but the new version is a complete stinker. Just watch the old one and enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic!!! This movie is much more than just a romantic flik-it addresses role models, love between a boy and a father figure, and the definition of success. This is the BEST movie you will ever see.