Blu-ray, DVD Release: Farinelli

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 23 2019
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $26.49
Studio: Film Movement

Farinelli tells the incredible, true story of the legendary 19th Century castrato opera singer whose fame and passion could be eclipsed by no man.

Castrated as a child to preserve his angelic voice, Farinelli (Stefano Dionisi) tours the royal courts of Europe with his brother and composer Riccardo (Enrico Lo Verso). The two are inseparable, seducing audiences both on and off the stage, while sharing everything – even lovers – until rivalry and obsession threaten to tear them apart.

Filled with romance and eroticism, the Oscar-nominated 1994 period drama from acclaimed producer Véra Belmont (Marquis) and director Gerard Corbiau lavishly recreates the life and loves of one of history’s most fascinating musical artists, presented by Film Movement Classics in a new 2K digital restoration for optimal viewing.

Bonus features on the new DVD and Blu-ray include the following:

  • Making-of Featurette: “Farinelli: Nostalgia for a Lost Voice”
  • Behind-the-Scenes Cast and Crew Interviews (Blu-ray only)
  • New essay by Film Critic Kenji Fujishima 
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.