Jul 242020

L’Innocente (The Innocent) makes its North American debut on Blu-ray through Film Movement and stars Giancarlo Giannini (most Americans will recognize from Casino Royale), Laura Antonelli and Jennifer O’Neill.




Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Film Movement Classics | R – 129 min. – $29.95 | July 14, 2020

Date Published: 07/24/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Luchino Visconti
Writer(s): Gabriele d’Annunzio (novel); Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti (screenplay)
Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O’Neill, Rina Morelli, Massimo Girotti

Features: Video Essay, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: Italian (PCM 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 43.78 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.16 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Film Movement provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


In late-nineteenth century Italy, Tullio (GIANCARLO GIANNINI), an insatiable aristocrat, grows bored with his timid wife Giuliana (LAURA ANTONELLI) and neglects her for his mistress, the wealthy widow Countess Teresa Raffo (JENNIFER O’NEILL). After learning that Giuliana is having a torrid affair of her own, he becomes tormented by her infidelity and descends into madness.



This release comes with a 16-Page Booklet. The only features included “Reframing L’Innocente” (12:54) video essay and the Trailer (1:26).


VIDEO – 4.5/5

L’Innocente comes to Blu-ray for the first time in North America courtesy of Film Movement with an apparently new digital restoration. The 1080p high-definition picture looks pretty phenomenal, detail is sharp throughout and the colors, including the rich production and costume designs, shine so well in HD. I didn’t really notice any obvious instances of artifacting, aliasing or other flaws.

AUDIO – 4.25/5

The disc comes with an Italian language PCM Mono track which outputs clear dialogue quite nicely, as well as some minor off-screen or ambient noises spread across the two channels. As with the picture, no apparent instances of pops or hisses which is fairly impressive for a movie made nearly 45 years ago.


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