'Il Generale Della Rovere' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST by

Roberto Rossellini's 1959 drama will be locked up on Blu-ray in December.

In an early announcement to retailers, Raro Video is preparing 'Il Generale Della Rovere' for Blu-ray on December 3.

In a magnetic performance, Academy Award nominee Vittorio De Sica ('A Farewell to Arms') is Bardone, an opportunistic rascal in wartime Genoa, conning and cheating his fellow Italians, exploiting their tragedies by promising to help find their missing loved ones in exchange for money. But when the Nazis force him to impersonate a dead partisan general in prison to extract information from fellow inmates, Bardone finds himself wrestling with his conscience for the first time. Roberto Rossellini's gripping drama, among his most commercially popular films, is further evidence of the compassionate artistry of one cinema's most important voices.

Full specs have not been detailed yet but the Blu-ray will feature a new HD transfer from an original 35 mm negative print, and supplements will include: Theatrical and Director's Cuts; Adriano Apra Interview; Renzo Rossellini Interview; Aldo Strappini (Raro Video) Interview; Video Essay: Truth Of Fiction; and an Original Theatrical Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Il Generale Della Rovere' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 3.

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Il Generale Della Rovere (Blu-ray)
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