Final acting role of Dame Margaret Rutherford (Princess Ilaria). See more »
Deserves proper restoration and release on blu-ray.
The only copy of "Arabella" available on the international market seems to be a shoddy Region 2 Pan-And-Scan version of a reportedly inferior print. Probably the print I saw on TV when I was a kid and became enchanted with the truly wacky film, gorgeous Virna Lisi, the fantastic costumes, wigs, jewelry, and the continental settings circa 1928. Above all, I loved Ennio Morricone's score for this film, from kooky to romantic and everything in-between. The melodic "flapper" theme that seems to surround Arabella and her schemes has haunted me for over 40 years, and when watching it recently (thanks to our frenemies in Russia having posted a copy of the shoddy DVD release), I found myself wanting to DEMAND this film be restored and released to blu-ray in its correct aspect ratio. So here I am putting in my two cents. Media Gods, MAKE IT HAPPEN! For Ennio's sake, if for no other reason. I should also note that while a ton of Morricone's music has been released digitally, the score for Arabella never even saw vinyl back in the day; that too must be released!
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