Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Directed by Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), the 1963 Italian period film The Organizer stars the great Marcello Mastroianni (Marriage Italian Style).
Set in turn-of-the-20th-century Turin, the movie looks at how an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But it’s not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor (Mastroianni) that they find a voice, unite and stand up for themselves.
A carefully crafted historical film stunningly shot by master cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno (Senso), The Organizer is filled with a surprising amount of humor and is ultimately an effective ode to the power of the people.
Criterion’s new high-definition digital restoration of the drama movie features an uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition.
The Blu-ray and DVD contain an introduction by director Monicelli from 2006, a trailer and an essay by film critic J. Hoberman.
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