Rent A Special Day (1977)

3.9 of 5 from 71 ratings
1h 36min
Rent A Special Day (aka Una giornata particolare) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
It's 1938 and Rome comes to a standstill as Hitler visits Mussolini for the first time. Antonietta is left in her tenement home whilst her fascist husband and the rest of her family leave to attend the historic event. The whole building is empty apart from one man, Gabriele, a radio announcer sacked because of his homosexuality and his political views. Unaware of this Antonietta flirts with Gabriele as they meet by chance in the empty building. They strike up a conversation and the rather naive housewife is surprised by his opinions and shocked when she finally realises his sexual orientation.
As the day progresses they develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both their outlooks on life forever...
Actors:
, , , , Patrizia Basso, Tiziano De Persio, Maurizio Di Paolantonio, Antonio Garibaldi, , Alessandra Mussolini, Nicole Magny, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, Maurizio Costanzo
Aka:
Una giornata particolare
Studio:
Blackhorse Entertainment
Genres:
Drama, Lesbian & Gay
Countries:
Italy, Drama, Lesbian & Gay
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2007
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/10/2016
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • "Sophia, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" candid intimate interview of Loren with exclusive footage of her family, close friends and collaborators such as Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani and others
  • 'Ridendo E. Scherzando' - an award-winning documentary on Ettore Scola, completed a few days before the great director passed away

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Reviews (2) of A Special Day

Dubbed and bad quality print - A Special Day review by VW

Spoiler Alert
10/02/2016

This is an atrocious quality print - like it's just been transferred from an ancient video copy. It's been chopped into 4:3. It's also dubbed into English. Avoid and wait for the Criterion edition to come out.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Not a good experience. Good film, but terrible disc. - A Special Day review by JO

Spoiler Alert
04/02/2020

Just to back-up VW's comments - which I wish I'd seen before borrowing the film.  The rented disc is a terrible copy - extremely jumpy and next to unwatchable.  Best avoided - unless a better edition/ copy is available.  Spoiled what should be a good film.  (I'd prefer Cinema Paradiso not to list/ supply poor quality film copies, than have to watch poor discs that spoil the experience, please). 

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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