Best Of World Cinema: Volume 1

Disney / Buena Vista   (2000) / Region 1
Best Of World Cinema: Volume 1

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Best Of World Cinema: Volume 1


  • Amelie

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards® including Best Original Screenplay, this magical comedy met overwhelming acclaim nationwide! A painfully shy waitress working at a Paris café, Amelie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better! From then on, Amelie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness... in the most delightfully unexpected ways! But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?

  • Malena

The latest triumph from Giuseppe Tornatore, the writer and director of the Academy Award®-winning Cinema Paradiso, Malena is an utterly unforgettable story of a boy's journey into manhood amid the chaos and intolerance of World War II! In a sleepy Italian village, the most beautiful woman in town, Malena (Monica Bellucci), becomes the subject of increasingly malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. But only her most ardent admirer, young Renato Amoroso (Giuseppe Sulfaro), will learn the untold true story of the mysterious and elusive Malena! In a captivating motion picture nominated for two Academy Awards®, the eventual struggles and hardships that Malena must bravely endure serve to inspire Renato to new heights of compassion, courage and independence!

  • Farewell My Concubine

Critically acclaimed as one of the best films of the year, this seductive, award-winning triumph captivated moviegoers the world over. It's the compelling tale of two lifelong friends unexpectedly caught in a passionate love triangle with the woman who becomes between them! Academy Award-nominated, Farewell My Concubine (1993-Best Foreign Language Film) earned the Golden Globe as best foreign film in addition to claiming Best Picture honors at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival! Packed with vivid, provocative imagery throughout, this sensual story of love and betrayal is the hot and exotic must-see movie of the year!

  • Cinema Paradiso (the new version)

This Miramax Classics presentation of Cinema Paradiso: The New Version brings you the critically acclaimed triumph as never seen before! A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. For those who have never seen it...and those who have never forgotten it...director Giuseppe Tornatore's (Malena, the Star Maker) cherished, Academy Award-winning motion picture is now fully restored, digitally remastered and includes 51 minutes of never-before-seen footage!


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 21 2004
  • Production Year 2000
  • Empire SKU 584973
  • UPC Code 786936238648
  • Studio  Disney / Buena Vista
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 5
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English and Spanish


The Look Of Amelie
Fantasies of Audrey Tautou
Q & A with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Q & A with Director and Cast
Storyboard Comparisons
An Intimate Chat with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
"Home Movies" Inside The Making Of Amelie
TV Spots: English & French
Theatrical Trailer: U.S. & French
Cast and Crew Filmographies
The Amelie Scrapbook

The Making Of Malena
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots

Cinema Paradiso:
Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
    Chinese Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color (Anamorphic)
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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