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|Adventures of Pinocchio|
Actors: Carlo Bagno, Franco Franchi, Jacques Herlin, Ciccio Ingrassia, Gina Lollobrigida
Director: Luigi Comencini
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
A Film By Luigi Comencini. Starring Nino Manfredi, Gina Lollobrigida, Franco Franchi, more. Carlo Collodis classic tale of mischievous Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto i... more »
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Wonderful serie !! Too bad they released the edited version
Stephan Beaulieu | New York, NY | 07/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this as a kid and remember being so enthralled by it. This was a miniseries of 6 episodes around 50 minutes each so the total time should be around 300 minutes and not 135 minutes. This is why I gave it only 3...because of the truncated version, not on the miniserie per se.
This is far from the Disney version. This italian version is complex, full of amazing characters and all sorts of emotions emanating from it. Nino Manfredi is wonderful and Gina Lollobrigida playing the fairy godmother is gorgeous and full of mystery. The musical track is also great, and watching it again, really gave me chills and nostalgia. I'm really hoping that they will release the whole serie as it was intended because a bit of the masterpiece feel gets lost, and I believe that it is a masterpiece."
libgrrl | San Francisco, CA United States | 12/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was so happy to find this...even, granted, that it is a highly condensed version of the original TV serial (6 episodes of 50 min each compressed into 128 minutes). I, too, remember watching it on TV many years ago. The entire cast is wonderful, but Nino Manfredi's Geppetto is an especially memorable and touching performance by a great Italian actor.
However, be aware that while there are both Italian and English-language soundtracks, if you want to hear the actors in their original Italian you'll have to do without subtitles--there are none on this DVD. Hence, the 4 stars instead of 5."