The Bottom Line
- Visconti's grand Sicilian epic
- Beautiful stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale
- Like most epics, "The Leopard" takes its sweet time to tell its story
- Italy, 1963. 185 mins.
- Special Edition Three-Disc Set
- New digital transfer with restored image and sound plus new subtitle translation
- New transfer of of the 161-minute American release, with English-language dialogue
- Audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie
- "A Dying Breed," a new hour-long documentary
- Interview with producer Goffredo Lombardo
- An exclusive video interview with professor Millicent Marcus on the history behind "The Leopard"
- Stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes production photos
- Original trailers and newsreels
Guide Review - The Leopard Criterion Collection DVD
Beautifully shot and subtly told, "The Leopard" tells its story with elegiac grace. After battles, countryside picnics, prayers, and drawing room encounters, the film ends with an extended ball room scene that is at once the culmination and the end of an era.