Scharphedin2 wrote:Ste, can you (or someone else) post a few comments on the Italian THE IMMORTAL STORY disc. This is a film that I have always wanted to see. Does the DVD do it justice?
I'm on holiday in the UK just now, so this'll have to be brief. (Don't you just hate using your parents' computer?)
The Immortal Story
DVD is worth getting, I think, if you are a Welles completist. It's a simple little tale, filmed simply. It was made for TV, so it's not a big budget production, but it is classy enough. The gauzy photography reminds me a little of Tony Scott's The Hunger
, if you know that one. A link to the WellesNet review can be found elsewhere in this thread, and that covers it fairly comprehensively.
There are three dubs -- with slightly different edits -- English, Italian, and French. Subtitles appear to be burned in. My little Cyberhome player usually ignores forced subs, but I can't remove these at all. That said, they are not too distracting. Picture quality is excellent; far better than the VHS, or the many bootlegs.
What else can I say? To coin the usual cliche, it ain't Citizen Kane
, but if you enjoy Welles's minor work it's worth a look.