We’ve got some movie news for you folks, with news that the melodramatic 1960 masterpiece, ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, is getting released for the first time on Blu-ray this year.

We’ve been told by Eureka Entertainment that Luchino Visconti’s movie will be on 14 March 2016.

From Luchino Visconti – the master director of such classics as La terra trema, Bellissima, and The Leopard – comes this epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. Alongside Fellini’s La dolce vita and Antonioni’s L’avventura, Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers ushered Italian cinema into a new era, one unafraid to confront head-on the hypocrisies of the ruling class, the squalor in urban living, and the collision between generations.

When a tight-knit family moves from Italy’s rural south to metropolitan Milan, the new possibilities – and threats – present in their fresh surroundings have alarming, unforeseen consequences. Operatically weaving the five brothers’ stories across a vast canvas, with an extraordinary cast including Alain Delon, Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale (Once Upon the time in the West), Rocco and His Brothers stands as one of the most majestic and influential works of its era.

Rocco and his Brothers - Boxing

Rocco and his Brothers – Image Courtesy Eureka Entertainment

The Masters of Cinema Series are proud to present one of Visconti’s most revered films for the first time in the world on Blu-ray.

“Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece can be experienced once again in all its fearsome beauty and power” – Martin Scorsese

Rocco and his Brothers Original UK Theatrical Trailer

The blu-ray release of Rocco and his Brothers will include special features that movies fans will enjoy watching, including a gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation from a new 4k restoration of the movie with the option of English subtitles, the Blu-ray also comes with a 40-page booklet featuring writing by Guido Aristarco, an essay written by the director in 1960, a vintage interview with Visconti and rare archival imagery.

Rocco and his Brothers Blu-rayOther Special Features include:

  • Optional English subtitles
  • Two audio choices; the original Italian, and the French dub
  • Les coulisses du tournage, a 2003 French documentary about the film
  • A 1999 interview with Visconti’s cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
  • An interview with actress Claudia Cardinale
  • A 2002 interview with actress Annie Girardot
  • Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary about the life and work of Visconti
  • Two vintage newsreels
  • Original Italian trailer

Rocco and his Brothers is a 15 certificate and it will be released on the 14th March and is available to pre-order now.


Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and photographer. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham