THREE BROTHERS REVIEWED
“Three Brothers” is a fairly simple tale about three men coming to terms with their mother’s death. If you can handle quiet foreign domestic dramas from the early 1980s, this will be for you. Honestly, I see a generous portion of the audience that will only be involved in the faux terrorist shooting. Yes, we go get one scene of massive violence. But, why does it have to be that way?
While the film was 1982 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination, it’s Home Video History in the first world has been sketchy at best. As I recall, it appears that this might be the first home video bow for our UK friends. So, why did a film like this get ignored? Honestly, it’s simple. Quiet and contemplative rarely finds a mainstream cinematic home. While the film is pretty good, it doesn’t have that last mile WOW factor.
- Archival interview with Francesco Rosi
- Original theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring an essay by Professor Millicent Marcus, a 1981 interview with Rosi and a selection of contemporary reviews (first printing only)
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 1.0 MONO