Gran Bollito AKA Black Journal (Blu-ray)

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Mauro Bolognini, that master of Italian costume and period dramas, gives us a peculiar slice of Grand Guignol with Gran Bollito (Black Journal, 1977). The film stars Shelley Winters as a mother so insanely over-protective of her grown son that she decides to make a deal with death by offering alternate victims, plucked from among her fellow tenants in a 1938 Italian apartment building; among these are several men playing women, including the one and only Max Von Sydow. Laura Antonelli and Rita Tushingham also star.

Starring: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Laura Antonelli, Rita Tushingham, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Directed By: Mauro Bolognini

Written By: Sergio Amidei, Nicola Badalucco, Luciano Vincenzoni

Score By: Enzo Jannacci

Language: Italian

Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 / Color

Audio: Italian 1.0 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English

Theatrical Release: 1977

Runtime: 112 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Audio Commentary with Film Historians Derek Botelho and David Del Valle / Original Theatrical Trailer

Genre: Crime, Thriller

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