Property is no Longer a Theft

Out on:Dual Format 20th March 2017

Having tackled the corrupting nature of power with Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and taken an angry, impassioned look at labour relations with The Working Class Goes to Heaven, Italian master Elio Petri next turned his attentions to capitalism for the darkly comic Property is No Longer a Theft.

A young bank clerk (Flavio Bucci, the blind pianist in Dario Argento’s Suspiria), denied a loan by his employer, decides to exact his revenge on the local butcher (Ugo Tognazzi, La Grande bouffe) who is not only a nasty, violent, greedy piece of work but also one of the bank’s star customers.

Quitting his job, the clerk devotes all of his time tormenting the butcher, stealing his possessions one-by-one, including his mistress (Daria Nicolodi, Deep Red).

Told in an off-kilter fashion by Petri, abetted by the woozy sound design and another outstanding score by Ennio Morricone, Property is No Longer a Theft presents a caustic, blackly comic look at a corrupt society.


4K restoration from the original film negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
New subtitle translation
Brand-new interview with actor Flavio Bucci
Brand-new interview with producer Claudio Mancini
Brand-new interview with make-up artist Pierantonio Mecacci
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Camilla Zamboni

RRP: £24.99
Region: A+B
Rating: TBC
Duration: 126 mins
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Discs: 2
UK Cat No: FCD1432
UK Barcode: 5027035016009

Directed by: Elio Petri
Starring: Ugo Tognazzi, Flavio Bucci, Daria Nicolodi



Arrow Academy
Release date
20th March, 2017