Sunflower DVD


Netflix alerted me that Sunflower has been released on DVD. There already is a "Long Wait" for this title on Netflix. Amazon has it for sale but there is no way to rent it here in Chicago as Facets, Video Adventure and Specialty Video don't have it. Very strange. What is really strange is that Facets did not even have this title (in either language) in their database! And stranger...IMBD does not show that it is on DVD even though their selling partner is Amazon. Steven Weiss [email protected]

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Even though it is an official release by Jef Films Inc. it has the quality of a bootleg I´m told. Too bad the retail price is set to about $20.


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That's because it IS a bootleg. Jef Films is not a reputable company. Avoid them always.

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For those who aren't already aware of it, SUNFLOWER can now be purchased on DVD (region 1) - it's part of the "Sophia Loren 4-Film Collection," and it's available thru Amazon.com and most DVD outlets. Some of the color looks washed out, but fortunately the DVD gives us the film in Italian with English subtitles (dubbing the film into English was not a wise move in 1970).

SUNFLOWER is hardly perfect, but there's something genuinely touching about Sophia Loren's performance - it still resonates today, 38 years after the film's release The movie also offers a luminous turn by Russian actress Lyudmila Savelyeva and one of Henry Mancini's best scores.

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Wow that sounds so great! In Italian, not dubbed. I have tried so hard to fine Sophia films that arnt Dubbed but I always end up with the dubbed version.

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