BOOTLEG FILES 013: “Sunflower” (1970 Italian romantic wartime drama from Vittorio de Sica, starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni).
LAST SEEN: Rare one-time public screening in New York last year; currently on an Italian DVD label, but without English subtitles.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: In the late 1970s on the defunct Magnetic label.
REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Uncertain.
CHANCES OF SEEING A HOME VIDEO/DVD RELEASE: Possible, though it is surprising the film hasn’t turned up already.
BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: Spotty, although video bootlegs based on the Magnetic release turn up occasionally on eBay.
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