Wednesday 7th January 2015
Oscar-winning screen siren Sophia Loren's classic Sunflower finally gets the release it deserves as it arrives on DVD and VOD on 26th January 2015, in a stunningly re-mastered version, presented in its original widescreen format courtesy of Argent Films.
Loren (Two Women, A Special Day) and award-winning leading man Marcello Mastroianni (Dolce Vita, 8½) are newlywed lovers torn apart by war, despite almost impossible odds they never give up on one another. Originally released in 1970, the film comes to DVD in a newly restored version, taken from HD elements, befitting its sumptuous photography (by Giuseppe Rotunno, who lit most Italian headliners including The Leopard, he was Fellini's cinematographer and received an Oscar nomination for All That Jazz), and production values.
Sunflower is presented for the first time in its entirety featuring eight minutes of previously unseen scenes and comes complete with an exclusive documentary Sophia, Yesterday Today Tomorrow, woven around an intimate interview with Loren. The DVD comes with alternative language options: the English language version and optional Italian audio with new improved, switchable, English subtitles.
- Sophia, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (54 mins) Much more than a DVD bonus, this exquisite hour-long documentary is woven around an exclusive candid personal interview with Sophia Loren, which includes never before seen footage of Loren's life and features her family and many close friends such as Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani and many others
- Photo Gallery From the film and documentary
- Argent trailer park