DVD 174 mins IMDB 8.3 (17,814 votes) top 250: #99
Cinema Paradiso - The New Version
Disney / Buena Vista (1990)
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Antonella Attili Maria (Young)
Salvatore Cascio Salvatore (Child)
Pupella Maggio Maria (Old)
Philippe Noiret Alfredo
Jacques Perrin Salvatore (Adult)
Enzo Cannavale Spaccafico
Isa Danieli Anna
Leo Gullotta Usher
Marco Leonardi Salvatore (Adolescent)
Agnese Nano Elena (Adolescent)
Leopoldo Trieste Father Adelfio
Tano Cimarosa Blacksmith
Nicola Di Pinto Village Idiot
Roberta Lena Lia
Nino Terzo Peppino's Father

Director Giuseppe Tornatore
Producer Franco Cristaldi; Giovanna Romagnoli
Writer Giuseppe Tornatore; Vanna Paoli
Cinematography Blasco Giurato
Musician Andrea Morricone; Ennio Morricone
User Credit 1 Mario Morra
User Credit 2 Beatrice Bordone

Academy Award winner! Best Foreign Language Film

This Miramax Classics presentation of Cinema Paradiso: The New Version brings you the critically acclaimed triumph as never seen before! A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. For those who have never seen it...and those who have never forgotten it...director Giuseppe Tornatore's (Malena, the Star Maker) cherished, Academy Award-winning motion picture is now fully restored, digitally remastered and includes 51 minutes of never-before-seen footage!

Edition Details
Barcode 786936204018
Region Region 1
Chapters 38
Release Date 1/6/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.66:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
ITALIAN: Dolby Digital 5.1
ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Original Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Some sexuality. (director's cut)
User Text 2 A celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies.
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Trivia: The new film projector installed after the fire accident in the projector room is a model Victoria IV manufactured by Cinemeccanica S.p.a, Milano, Italy. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Toto as a child is shown to be left-handed during the school examination sequence, but as a young man he is right-handed as he marks off the days on the calendar. (more)

Alfredo: Living here day by day, you think it's the center of the world. You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave: a year, two years. When you come back, everything's changed. The thread's broken. What you came to find isn't there. What was yours is gone. You have to go away for a long time... many years... before you can come back and find your people. The land where you were born. But now, no. It's not possible. Right now you're blinder than I am.
Salvatore: Who said that? Gary Cooper? James Stewart? Henry Fonda? Eh?

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 18 wins & 11 nominations (more)