In Sicily during the 1800s, as the aristocracy finds itself challenged by new democratic fervor, Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, tries to hold on tightly to the past, but it is clear his glory days are waning. This is perfectly exemplified by his dashing nephew Tancredi Falconeri and Angelica Sedàra, his gorgeous bride-to-be. As the revolt gathers steam and begins to result in real change, the aging prince must come to terms with the new world encircling him.… mehr
Blu-ray Disc One
Il Gattopardo raccontato da Goffredo Lombardo a cura di Luciana Migliavacca - in this archival interview producer Goffredo Lombardo, whose Titanus Films was bankrupted by Luchino Visconti, recalls his involvement with the famous director. Interviewed by Luciana Migliavacca. The same interview also appears on the Criterion release of The Leopard. In Italian, not subtitled. (20 min).
Il recupero del Gattopardo intervista a Giuseppe Rotunno - an archival video piece with cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, who comments on the film's color grading. In Italian and some English, with printed Italian subtitles where necessary. (12 min).
Il Gattopardo - un viagio nella memoria - this archival featurette focuses on the production history of The Leopard. In Italian, not subtitled. (21 min).
Cinecronaca - archival TV footage showing the arrival of Burt Lancaster in Rome, clips from the film's premiere in Italy, etc. In Italian, not subtitled. (3 min).
Cinegrionale - more archival footage. In Italian, not subtitled. (1 min).
Presentazione cinematografica - a promo piece with footage from the film. In Italian, not subtitled. (4 min).
Gallerie fotografiche - four sets of stills with text descriptions in Italian.
1. I costumi (3 min).
2. Le scenografie (1 min).
3. Il set (4 min).
4. Manifesti (1 min).
Blu-ray Disc Two
L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo (2010) - director Giuseppe Tornatore's (Cinema Paradiso, Malèna) documentary film about legendary Italian producer Goffredo Lombardo (The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers, Purple Noon, Il Bidone) whose company, Titanus, financed some of the all-time greatest Italian films. Included in the documentary are new and archival interviews with actors Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Giuliano Gemma, Burt Lancaster, Virna Lisi, and Sophia Loren, and directors Ettore Scola, Dario Argento, Mario Monicelli, Ermano Olmi, Francesco Rossi, and Lina Wertmuller, amongst others. In Italian, with optional English and French subtitles. (104 min, 1080p).
A proposito de L'ultimo Gattopardo: Guido Lombardo e Giuseppe Tornatore ne parlano con Gian Luca Farinelli - Q&A session with Giuseppe Tornatore filmed after a screening of his documentary. In Italian, not subtitled. (16 min).
Booklet - 30-page illustrated booklet. In Italian. weniger