So, I’ll be the first to admit that I have never seen this film, nor have I ever heard it mentioned, even on the corners of the internet where friends are obsessed with Italian cinema. However, this is a Raro Video Blu-ray, which means it will be part of my collection. I don’t know if you that are reading have ever purchased a Raro Blu-ray before, but they are fantastic releases, and serve a great purpose of exposing us to some of the best of the criminally ignored entries into the Italian genre film scene. On August 5th, Raro Video, in partnership with Kino Lorber will release the new Raro Video Blu-ray release of Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair, and if you’re a fan of what Raro and Kino do, then you should probably hit this link and pre-order a copy for yourself. Check out the press release below.
Raro Video and Kino Lorber Release
Giuseppe Ferrara’s historical drama
Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair
on Blu-ray and DVD August 5th
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 25, 2014 – Raro Video and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the release of Giuseppe Ferrara’s BANKERS OF GOD: THE CALVI AFFAIR, an historical drama that tracks a recent chapter in Italy’s history as a web of political corruption runs rampant from the Mafia to the Vatican. The film features an all-star cast, including Oscar®-nominee Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties, Casino Royale), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, The Mill and the Cross), Omero Antonutti (The Night of the Shooting Stars, El Sur), and Pamela Villoresi (The Great Beauty).
BANKERS OF GOD: THE CALVI AFFAIR will street on Blu-ray and DVD on August 5th, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $24.95 for the DVD.
BANKERS OF GOD: THE CALVI AFFAIR
Director: Giuseppe Ferrara
Genre: Crime, Drama
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 5th, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
Blu-ray UPC: 816018010845
DVD UPC: 816018010852
125 minutes * 2002 * Italian with English Subtitles * Color * 1.85:1
ABOUT RARO VIDEO:
Stefano and Gianluca Curti started Raro Video Italy in 1999. Dedicated to digital restoration of films from a wide range of genres, bypassing any stylistic boundaries, the company has earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of its high-definition transfers. Its releases are also known for their supplemental content as well as the critical analysis and superb booklets that accompany each film. The firm opened its U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010. Raro Video U.S. is a subsidiary of Gruppo editoriale Minerva/Raro, which is owned by Minerva Pictures, a 50-year old production and distribution company that continues to make films and boasts a catalog of more than 1,000 films.
Directors featured in the Raro Video catalog include: Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Shinya Tsukamoto, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Lars von Trier, Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Francesco Barilli, Tinto Brass, Jean Cocteau, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese and more.
Available now from Raro Video U.S.: The Vanquished, The Clowns, The Anger, Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man, Body Puzzle, The Visitor, Come Have Coffee With Us, The Overcoat, Murder Obsession, The Secret of Dorian Gray, Crime of Love, Young, Violent, Dangerous, Steam – The Turkish Bath, The Night of the Devils, Madness, The Automobile, To Be Twenty, Conversation Piece, The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Plot of Fear, Waves of Lust, Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show, The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection Vol. 1, The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection Vol. 2, Shoot First, Die Later, Hanging for Django, Il Generale Della Rovere, Nightmare City and Meet Him and Die.
ABOUT KINO LORBER:
With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award® nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, and others.