New Releases: Three Sophia Loren films on Blu-ray

Marriage Italian Style movie scene

Sophia and Marcello love each other -- and we love them -- in Marriage Italian Style.

Kino Lorber did right by screen goddess Sophia Loren (Nine) with the release of three of her films on Blu-ray for the first time: The deliciously bawdy sex farce Marriage Italian Style (1964), the lovely comedy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) and the melodrama Sunflower (1970) made their high-definition debuts on May 3, 2011.

All are presented in their original Italian language with English subtitles and co-star that other gorgeous Italian screen legend of yesteryear, Marcello Mastroianni (8 1/2).

Marriage Italian Style Blu-ray and Sunflower Blu-ray each carry a list price of $29.95.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Blu-ray was priced higher at $34.95, but it includes the feature-length documentary Vittorio D., a look at Yesterday’s director, the great Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine).

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD discs include trailers and stills galleries.

All of the films (including Vittorio D.) are available in the Sophia Loren Award Collection DVD, which has a suggested retail price of $49.95. The DVDs are not available individually, unlike the three Blu-ray discs.

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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.