Kino Lorber to Release 1971’s ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’ on DVD, Blu-ray Disc May 3 – Media Play News

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Sacco & Vanzetti

Kirk Sanderson

Kino Lorber will release the 1971 Italian crime drama on May 3 Sacco & Vanzettiby director Giuliano Montaldo, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Released under the Studio Classics label of independent film distributor, the Sacco & Vanzetti The DVD has a suggested retail price of $19.95, while the Blu-ray Disc sells for $29.95.

The film stars Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Milo O’Shea, Cyril Cusack and William Prince.

Newer DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases include both English and Italian audio tracks along with optional English subtitles.

Cucciolla and Volontè are Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. In 1920, in Boston, the two men, known for their anarchist convictions, were accused of theft and murder. Their political leanings are used as evidence against them, but defense attorney Fred Moore (O’Shea) is convinced of their innocence. As anti-immigrant and anti-radical sentiments run high, one of the most polarizing trials in US history unfolds.

The musical score was composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone (The good the bad and the ugly) featuring folk music legend Joan Baez.

Bonus features include a new audio commentary from filmmaker Alex Cox and the original trailer.

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