Kino Lorber to Issue 1971’s ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’ on DVD, Blu-ray Disc May 3

Kino Lorber on May 3 will release the 1971 Italian crime drama Sacco & Vanzetti, from director Giuliano Montaldo, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Issued under the indie film distributor’s Studio Classics label, the Sacco & Vanzetti DVD carries a suggested retail price of $19.95, while the Blu-ray Disc retails for $29.95.

The film stars Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Milo O’Shea, Cyril Cusack and William Prince.

The new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases include both the English and the Italian audio tracks as well as optional English subtitles.

Cucciolla and Volontè are Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. In 1920 Boston, the two — known for their anarchist beliefs — stand accused of robbery and murder. Their political leanings are used as evidence against them, but defense attorney Fred Moore (O’Shea) is convinced of their innocence. As anti-immigrant and anti-radical sentiments run high, one of the most polarizing trials in U.S. history unfolds.

The musical score was composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) featuring folk music legend Joan Baez. 

Bonus features include a new audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox and the original theatrical trailer.