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The Italian Job G

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The Italian Job
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DVD Features:

  • Widescreen
  • Closed-Captioned
  • Director Commentary
  • Documentary
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers
  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
    • Audio Commentary: Michael Deeley - Producer, Matthew Field - Author
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Re-Release Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. THE GREAT IDEA: ORIGINS OF THE ITALIAN JOB
      2. THE SELF-PRESERVATION SOCIETY
      3. GETTA BLOOMIN' MOVE ON
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh83%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 71,080
Rating: 4/5 -- Superior crime caper that's a little too pleased with itself, but only a little.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Feb 10, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Worthy simply for Benny Hill and his love for "big ladies"
sbs.is
May 30, 2005
The cast does its stuff to good effect. Coward, as the highly patriotic, business-like master crook, brings all his imperturbable sense of irony and comedy to his role. Full Review
Variety
May 6, 2008
Rating: 5/5 -- As a film, The Italian Job is hardly a work of unalloyed genius; but as a reminder of the time when Britannia really was cool, it's peerless. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Mar 5, 2008
Anyone who tries to copy almost anything these cars do is likely to be in dire trouble, but it's fun to watch. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 11, 2018
Caine and Coward play a splendid game of verbal tennis, but by the final reel the laughs are lost in an anthology of dull and deafening car chases. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Apr 21, 2010
Rating: 5/5 -- Is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job? Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Jan 1, 2015

Description by OLDIES.com:

Forget about the straight and narrow. Clever con Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) intends to go straight to the bank. Fresh from the slammer, he begins work on a heist that will either set him up for life--or send him up forever. Croker and his unruly lot of thieves take on the mob, the police and the gridlcked traffic of Turin to rob a heavily armed shipment of gold bullion in The Italian Job. Entertainment legend Noel Coward (in his last film role) costars in this open-throttle caper as criminal mastermind Bridger. And Benny Hill, Raf Vallone and Rossano Brazzi add to the story's fun and suspense as it zips from plan to robbery to escape to an ending that's a cliffhanger in every sense of the word! Hold on tight!

Product Description:

Peter Collinson's 1969 caper film made an immediate impact with audiences craving a faster paced and higher octane film. A box-office hit that held audiences breathless, THE ITALIAN JOB would influence action movies for years to come with its thrilling car chases, explosive pyrotechnics, and smash-em-up sensibility.

Before being murdered by the Mafia, criminal genius Robert Beckerman (Rossano Brazzi in a cameo role) masterminds a plan to steal $4 million worth of gold bullion from an armored car in Turin, Italy. The ambitious heist is taken over by Beckerman's friend and smalltime crook Charlie Croker (Michael Caine), who organizes a motley group of thieves bankrolled by jailed kingpin Mr. Bridger (Noel Coward). To pull off the plan, the gang must tie up traffic in the center of the city to divert attention from the robbery, block police pursuit, and ultimately make off with their booty undetected. The caper leads to one of the most exciting car chases ever filmed, featuring a bus, a couple of Jaguars, and a trio of brightly colored Mini Coopers careening through the streets, buildings, and highways of northern Italy and winding up in a breathtaking final cliffhanger that is simply unforgettable.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: September 3, 1969.
  • Shot in Italy, Ireland, England and Isleworth Studios in London.
  • Director Peter Collinson originally met Noel Coward when the actor/writer visited the orphanage where Collinson grew up. Coward would eventually give Collinson his first break in the film industry.
  • The eccentricity of having the character of Professor Peach obsess over obese women was added during filming, in part due to the casting of British comedian Benny Hill in the role. Screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin was greatly disappointed with the change.
  • The film was remade in 2003, starring Mark Wahlberg and Edward Norton.

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  • Sales Rank: 39,014
  • UPC: 097360505542
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