Wednesday, June 2, 2021

 Redemptio – One 7 Movies (DVD)

Theatrical Release Date: Italy, 2019
Director: Fabio Cillia
Writer: Fabio Cillia

Release Date: June 8th, 2021
Approximate Running Time: 77 Minutes 57 seconds
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian
Subtitles: English
Region Coding: Region Free NTSC
Retail Price: $24.98

"Redemptio is a docufilm of its own kind: thanks to a special permission from the Italian Ministry of Justice, Redemptio presents seven authentic interviews to inmates held in the Catlagirone’s jail (Sicily). All the interviews are genuine, as those men tell the story of their lives in prison: what they dream, what they hope, what they need. Different stories from different men, convicted for various crimes, from robbery to murder. Different men but with a common fear: what is expecting them outside, once they will finally be released." - synopsis provided by the distributor

Video: 3.5/5

Redemptio comes of a single layer DVD.

Disc Size: 3.3 GB

This is a serviceable transfer that image looks crisp and colors look correct.

Audio: 4/5

This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix in Italian and included with this release are removable English subtitles. The audio sounds clear and balanced.


Extras for this release include an image gallery and trailer for the film (3 minutes 8 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo Italian with English subtitles).


It’s been awhile since One 7 Movies’ last release. And though One 7 Movies is known for releasing Italian exploitation cinema. Their latest release Redemptio is a documentary that mixes interviews with inmates with reenactments of their crimes. Needless to say, this latest release from One 7 Movies is a head scratcher when compared to the rest of their releases. That said, at just under eighty minutes Redemptio is a film that most will find a chore to sit through.

Written by Michael Den Boer

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