Origins of the Mafia DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: 260 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Video
- DVD Release Date: February 27, 2007
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Director: Enzo Muzii
- Genre: Documentary
- Color: Color
- Release Date: 1976
It's not just meatballs and cement shoes: learn the fascinating history of power, resistance and organization stretching back 400 years in this comprehensive DVD collection. Capice?
- Includes all 5 episodes - over four hours - of revealing documentary on 2 DVDs.
- Features period reenactments filmed entirely on location in Italy.
- Today's Sicilian Mafia continues to influence life there at all levels.
Few groups have captured the popular mind like the Mafia.
From The Godfather to The Sopranos, to the celebrity status of modern dons like John Gotti and Lucky Luciano, the Italian mob figures prominently in our imagination. Yet today's organized crime is only the latest incarnation of an institution with over 400 years of history. True, it is a history steeped in blood, but the origins of Cosa Nostra are far more complex and fascinating than one would imagine.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL® has collected this sweeping, five-part exploration of the roots of the Mafia in a single definitive DVD set. Travel back to 16th-century Sicily, where the brutal Gramignanos control the island through violence and corruption. Then witness through gorgeous reenactments as succeeding generations of Mafiosi dominate the island and establish the secret culture that remains in powerful effect to this day.
This is an offer you can't refuse: get the ORIGINS OF THE MAFIA SET at this special price and enjoy it's eye-opening revelations about Cosa Nostra's history... or else.