'Baaria!' [Blu ray]
(Francesco Scianna, Margareth Made, Raoul Bova, et al / Blu ray / PG-13 / (2009) 2011 / IMAGE Entertainment)
Overview: The course of a lifetime reflects the evolution of a country as young Peppino takes work as a shepherd to support his family in the Sicilian town of Bagheria, nicknamed “Baarìa” by its residents. During the next five decades he experiences the passionate love of his life, undergoes a powerful political awakening, and discovers a destiny he could have never imagined.
Blu ray Verdict: Well, one has to ask oneself quite where this terrific little film, with a terrific ensemble cast, with a splendid script and amazing photography has been hiding for the past three (3) years?!
Release/distribution money, or the lack of, one assumes, was the reasoning, but what a shame - until now and what glory it is to have such a work of cinematic art to behold. This movie is 100% a must-see. Don't miss it, please!
Basically, 'Baaria!' is a storytelling tale about the life and times of a fervent believer of the new hopes of a better tomorrow. The man and his circumstances through thirty years from his early youth until his early fifties. The film captivates and engages, and lacks nothing with regard the enraptured magic of Cinema Paradiso.
Indeed, and further, this movie will reward you, due its unforgettable and laughable vignettes all the way through. Watch it today and behold a wonderful work of cinematic art. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Directors Audio Commentary with Giuseppe Tornatore
Behind The Scenes
Interview with The Director, Giuseppe Tornatore by Mario Sesti
Photo & Poster Galleries