Meet Leonardo da Vinci... A wonderful insight into the The Life of Leonardo! The Life of Leonardo da Vinci DVD Collection!
“This program is a joy to behold. The gorgeous locations and the sumptuous costuming are delightful.” -The Chicago Sun-Times
“Examines the entire life of one of the Renaissance’s most brilliant minds.” -USA Today
“An intelligent, honest, and well-made production with many imaginative touches, “The Life of Leonardo da Vinci” is sure to be especially popular...great care was taken in selecting actors with wonderful Renaissance faces. The result is an uncanny period feel. The settings are handsome and authentic; there is nothing of the over-stuffed Hollywood movie set about them. The photography is muted, with an emphasis on earth tones. This production is first-rate.” -Video Rating Guide
Leonardo da Vinci was the Renaissance’s unfinished masterpiece: a supreme artist who completed some of the most memorable paintings the world has ever known and a brilliant thinker of modern ideas and inventions. Who was Leonardo da Vinci, and what are the secrets behind his genius? This Italian masterpiece directed by Renato Castellani, with a cost of over 25 million dollars, was shot with 100 actors, 500 extras and many of the actual locations where Leonardo lived, worked and dreamed.
Witness his most historic triumphs, including the creation of “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa”--paintings that have become embedded in our collective consciousness. Experience his most bitter defeats, from the crash-landing of his beloved flying machine to the fiery liquefaction of his Battle of Anghiari. See--and come to understand-- the bitterness of his rivalry with Michelangelo, perhaps the only Renaissance artist who was Leonardo’s equal.
Based on eyewitness accounts, documentary evidence and informed speculation, this beautifully acted, richly photographed film adds compelling brushstrokes to the Leonardo legend.
DVD EXTRA FEATURES
• The Rise of Renaissance Italy
• Leonardo’s Masterpieces
• Da Vinci’s Inventions
• The Rivalry: The Maestro vs. Michelangelo
• The Works of Two Great Masters: A Timeline
Bonus booklet on the life and works of Leonardo adds even more background to this enhanced DVD.
APPROX: 4 1/2 HOURS on 2 DISCS