“This superior social issue/crime drama is based on the real-life Franca Viola, a Sicilian teenager who defied the combined wrath of both the Mafia and her community…Damiani’s script changes the names but stays with the facts, turning the grim story into a compelling drama.” – Glenn Erickson, DVDTalk.com
“A dark and tense thriller with plenty of great drama and a fantastic lead performance from the completely enchanting Ornella Muti.” – Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!
Director Damiano Damiani’s The Most Beautiful Wife (La Moglie Più Bella, 1970) stars the then 14-year-old beauty, Ornella Muti, as a real-life Sicilian girl who dared to challenge the local Mafia. Instead of acceding to a malignant old custom allowing a young Don to kidnap and rape a prospective bride, she puts her foot down and goes to the police, unleashing the rage of the mobsters, but also the disapproval of her family and neighbors. Highlighted by a score from the great maestro, Ennio Morricone, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: Italian 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
1970 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Sicily, Ornella, the Mafia, and Beyond / Introduction by Director Damiano Damiani / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units