Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Juan de Landa

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Image Entertainment presents director Luchino Visconti's 1943 film Obsession. The film is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 in a full frame version that is often marred by defects and inconstancies. The black and white colors are sometimes sharp though often display a worn quality due to the film's age. Dirt and scratches abound, making this is a somewhat disappointing DVD transfer of the film. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono in Italian and is about as limited in quality as the video transfer. The mix is peppered with distortion and hiss and often sounds "canned" and jagged. While this may be the best the soundtrack will ever sound, it's still not very good. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. Sadly, fans of this early effort will be disappointed to find not a single extra feature included on this disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2002
UPC: 0014381117325
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:15:00

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clara Calamai Giovanna Bragana
Massimo Girotti Gino
Juan de Landa Bragana
Dhia Cristiani Anita
Elia Marcuzzo Lo Spagnuolo
Vittorio Duse The detective
Michele Riccardini Actor
Michele Sakara Actor

Technical Credits
Luchino Visconti Director,Screenwriter
Mario Alicata Screenwriter
Maria de Matteis Costumes/Costume Designer
Giuseppe de Santis Screenwriter
Alberto Moravia Screenwriter
Antonio Pietrangeli Screenwriter
Gianni Puccini Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rosati Score Composer
Gino Rosati Art Director
Domenico Scala Cinematographer
Mario Serandrei Editor
Libero Solaroli Producer
Aldo Tonti Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:28]
2. A Bum's Life [11:18]
3. Song of the Enchantress [9:54]
4. Staying On [9:55]
5. A New Friend [13:14]
6. A Chance Meeting [10:27]
7. Death by Accident [10:40]
8. Returning Home [8:59]
9. Advice From the Padre [7:45]
10. An Old Friend Returns [11:16]
11. Ice Cream & Life Insurance [6:44]
12. Come a Courtin' [14:15]
13. Gino Escapes [8:52]
14. Together Again [9:11]

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