Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Criterion Spotlights Obscure Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini always seemed ripe for rediscovery. The main thing standing in the way has been the obscurity of his later films. Criterion is continuing to open that door with the release of The Taking of Power by Louis XIV-- a 1966 television feature that had a separate international theatrical run. They have previously released several of his films of the 1970s (link).

Additionally, Criterion is releasing DVDs of the acclaimed Magnificent Obsession and El Notre.. All are on my to-see... will have to see more of the famous Rossellini titles first (I've only seen Open City). Link to Criterion's "coming soon."

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