Video — 2 videodiscs (181 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; 2.0 PCM and 5.1 Dolby digital. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
A jewel of bel canto, and Bellini's last masterpice, I Puritani encapsulates every major theme held dear by the Italian romantic generation : a love triangle, quid pro quos, a shattered love affair leading to madness, set in Cromwell's England with its lot of political rivalries. It is also an ode to resistance and to freedom, echoing the political struggles that the Italian peninsula was facing in the 1830's.