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Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita stands as one of the most revered films in the history of cinema. This fantastic two-disc set offers a great package for any film enthusiast. The movie is presented in an anamorphic widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. Italian and English soundtracks are accessible, as are English or Spanish subtitles. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film critic Richard Schickel, an introduction to the film by director Alexander ...
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Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita stands as one of the most revered films in the history of cinema. This fantastic two-disc set offers a great package for any film enthusiast. The movie is presented in an anamorphic widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. Italian and English soundtracks are accessible, as are English or Spanish subtitles. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film critic Richard Schickel, an introduction to the film by director Alexander Payne, a collection of Fellini-directed short films, new and old interviews with the cast and crew, biographies of the cast and crew, and a before and after look at the restoration process performed on the film. This is an outstanding release that is highly recommended.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by noted critic and film historian Richard Schickel; Introduction by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Alexander Payne; "Fellini TV": A collection of never-before-seen Fellini shorts; "Remembering the Sweet Life": Interviews with Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg; "Cinecitta -- The House of Fellini": Musical montage of Fellini's beloved studio; "Fellini, Roma and Cinecitta": Interview with Fellini; Extensive photo gallery; Restoration demo; Biographies; Filmographies; Eight-page collector's booklet with rare and hard-to-find photos from the theatrical set photographer; liner notes by Dennis Bartok
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita not only ranks as a landmark of Italian cinema but stands as one of the essential films of the 20th century. It is also Fellini's most cohesive and straightforward film -- despite its episodic framework and multifarious cast of characters -- as well as the film that made Marcello Mastroianni an international star. He portrays a Rome-based gossip columnist who yearns to become a serious writer but can’t seem to give up the shallow, amoral lifestyle he has adopted. At the time of its original theatrical release, this 1960 drama shocked audiences worldwide with its casual depiction of a purposeless, decadent segment of Rome’s cosmopolitan populace. Viewers gasped when Mastroianni and bored, nymphomaniacal socialite Anouk Aimee picked up a prostitute for a ménage à trois; when the hostess Nadia Gray of a wild party kicked off an orgy by performing a striptease for her guests; and when a wealthy nobleman staged an evening of debauchery in the family’s stately castle. And, of course, there was that iconic scene in which a glamorous Hollywood film star Anita Ekberg waded into Trevi fountain, oblivious to the staring eyes of passers-by gathered around her. All the while, Mastroianni’s character seemed indifferent to the one woman who truly loved him Yvonne Furneaux, in the best performance of a generally undistinguished career. This was pretty strong stuff back then, especially for American moviegoers unused to seeing such antics on the big screen. Forty-some years later, La Dolce Vita doesn’t seem quite so shocking, but Fellini’s representation of the worship of false, debased values by these pleasure seekers remains startlingly profound and affecting. Thematic relevance aside, his masterwork continues to enthrall cineastes for its perfectly contrived atmosphere, gloriously photographed images, evocative musical score, and pitch-perfect portrayals by a brilliant cast. “Classic” is a word used rather promiscuously these days, but it certainly describes this film to a T.
All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
An international hit, partly due to its then-frank sexuality, La Dolce Vita (1960) marked an artistic turning point in Federico Fellini's career, confirming him as one of the premier filmmakers of international art cinema. Eschewing the remains of his roots in Italian Neo-Realism, Fellini turned tabloid journalist Marcello's day-to-day experiences among the international jet set into a visually flamboyant, Dante-esque odyssey through contemporary Roman decadence. From the surreal opening image of a Christ statue "flying" over Rome by helicopter through Anita Ekberg's frolic in the Trevi Fountain to the final beach scene, Fellini filled his first foray into widescreen photography with evocative imagery juxtaposing ancient Rome with modernity, surface beauty with spiritual desolation. Winner of the 1960 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, La Dolce Vita became a worldwide critical and financial success, turning Fellini first-timer Marcello Mastroianni into an international star and earning Fellini an Oscar nomination as Best Director. With La Dolce Vita appearing the same year as Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura, Fellini joined his compatriot as one of the leading cinematic poets of the modern condition, yet with a visual splendor and affection for the carnivalesque that would distinguish his work for the next decades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • UPC: 741952301295
  • Original Release: 1960
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Lorber Films
  • Presentation: Wide Screen Special Edition
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 2:54:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Rubini
Yvonne Furneaux Emma
Anouk Aimée Maddalena
Anita Ekberg Sylvia
Alain Cuny Steiner
Lex Barker Robert
Annibale Ninchi Marcello's father
Valeria Ciangottini Paola
Walter Santesso Paparazzo
Renee Longanni Signora Steiner
Tito Buzzo Muscle Man
Daniela Calvino Daniela
Donato Castellaneta
Adriano Celentano Rock 'n' Roll Singer
Leo Coleman Negro Dancer
Alain Dijon Frankie Stout
Mino Doro Nadia's Lover
April Hennessy
Antonio Jacono Transvestite
John Francis Lane
Sandra Lee Spoleto Ballerina
Carlo Musto Transvestite
Umberto Orsini
Franca Pasut Girl Covered with Feathers
Cesarino Miceli Picardi Irate Man in Nightclub
Giulio Questi Don Giulio
Leonida Repaci
Alfredo Rizzo Television Director
Franco Rossellini
Archie Savage Negro Dancer
Lisa Schneider
Barbara Steele
Maria Teresa Vianello
Haniet White Sylvia's Secretary
Angela Wilson People at Via Veneto
Gino Marturano Their Pimp
Leonardo Botta Doctor
Rina Franchetti Their Mother
Marianna Leibl Yvonne's Companion
Vadim Wolkonsky Prince Mascalchi
Mario Conocchia
Magali Noël Fanny
Riccardo Garrone Riccardo, the Villa Owner
Nadia Gray Nadia
Jacques Sernas Matinee Idol
Ida Galli Debutante of the Year
Polidor Clown
Enzo Cerusico Newspaper photographer
Enzo Doria Newspaper photographer
Enrico Glori Nadia's Admirer
Massimo Bonetti
Laura Betti Laura
Nico Nicollina
Technical Credits
Federico Fellini Director, Screenwriter
Giuseppe Amato Producer
Leo Cattozzo Editor
Otello Fava Makeup
Franco Ferrara Musical Direction/Supervision
Ennio Flaiano Screenwriter
Piero Gherardi Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
Franco Magli Executive Producer
Otello Martelli Cinematographer
Pier Paolo Pasolini Screenwriter
Tullio Pinelli Screenwriter
Angelo Rizzoli Producer
Brunello Rondi Screenwriter
Nino Rota Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Main Program
1. Opening Credits [1:35]
2. Christ [2:57]
3. Marcello [4:04]
4. Maddalena [3:58]
5. A Woman Like This [5:50]
6. Emma [4:36]
7. Sylvia [7:23]
8. St. Peter's [2:59]
9. Frankie [5:11]
10. Rock and Roll [5:16]
11. Difficult [5:04]
12. A Big Mistake [4:32]
13. Steiner [3:59]
14. The Miracle Field [7:03]
15. The Children [4:11]
16. The Madonna [5:25]
17. A Lovely Home [6:08]
18. Sounds and Sweet Airs [8:16]
19. Work in Peace [3:23]
20. Papa [5:08]
21. Cha-Cha Club [4:41]
22. Fanny [7:59]
23. Stormy Weather [6:07]
24. Bassano di Sutri [5:54]
25. Serious Talk [5:53]
26. The Villa [9:19]
27. Disgrace [5:35]
28. Tragedy [7:24]
29. Newfound Freedom [8:19]
30. Riccardo [4:45]
31. Basta [4:54]
32. Monster [5:06]
33. Closing Credits [:33]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Main Program
   Introduction With Alexander Payne
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio: 2.0 Mono
      Audio: 2.0 Stereo
      Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
      Spanish Subtitles: On
      Spanish Subtitles: Off
   Extras
      Audio Commentary by Richard Schickel
      DVD Credit
Side #2 -- Bonus Features
   Featurettes
      Fellini TV
         Letter From Fellini
         Opening Credits
         Watches by Dante
         Casuals by Gioiella
         Facial Aerobics
         Luscious Morsels
         Singers
         UEEE' Liqueur
         The Executed Singer
         Phone-a-Friend
         The Actress
         TV News Reports
         Amateurs in the Lion's Den
         Quizzes
         Gengilamp
         Endurance Contest
         Trippetta Mia
         Debate on Feminism
         Fragments of TV Serials
         TV Sales
         Erculin Coffee
         Soothsayers and Gurus
         The Cow
         Closing Credits
         Play All
      Cinecitta: La Casa di F. Fellini
      Remembering the Sweet Life
      Fellini Roma Cinecitta
      Restoration Demo
   Photo Gallery
   Biographies
      Federico Fellini
      Marcello Mastroianni
      Anita Ekberg
      Anouk Aimee
      Nino Rota
   Filmographies
      Federico Fellini
      Marcello Mastroianni
      Anita Ekberg
      Anouk Aimee
      Yvonne Furneaux
      Nino Rota
   Also Available From Koch Lorber Films
      The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
      The Five Obstructions
      The Decline of the American Empire
      In July
      God Is Great
      Safe Conduct
      The Tree of Wooden Clogs
      Sister My Sister
      Play All
   Koch Lorber Films Online
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A HIP MOD TRIBUTE TO ITALIAN CINEMA

    La dolce vita was a riveting ride through the riveting world of Rome's jet set. It caught the very essence of the aristocracy and those who look in from the outside. Fabulous direction and acting make it a classic that all film lovers must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning Digital Transfer

    Now I can finally throw away my VCR. This is the last title I have been waiting for. LDV is one of the true great existential epics. It depicts a talented man, who follows a story rather than his dreams. He slowly slips into a wasteland, until in the end he has become the shallow vapid person he used to report on.

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