Essential Fellini

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Featuring: Carla Del Poggio, Freddie Jones, Pupella Maggio, Sergio Rubini, Broderick Crawford, Peter Gonzales, Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Barbara Jefford, Anthony Quinn, Francois Perier, Armando Brancia, Peppino De Filippo, Antonella Ponziani, Claudia Cardinale, Fiona Florence, Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Victor Poletti, Pia De Doses, Maurizio Mein, Richard Basehart, Mario Pisu, Anouk Aimée, Franca Marzi, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Fabrizi, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Giovannoli, Dorian Gray, Valeska Gert, Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Paola Liguori, John Kitzmiller, Yvonne Furneaux, Peter Cellier, Sylva Koscina, Amedeo Nazzari, Aldo Silvani, Anita Ekberg, Dante Maggio, Lara Wendel, Marcella Rovere, Sue Ellen, Dennis Christopher, Nando Orfei, Riccardo Fellini, Elisa Mainardi, Rossella Falk, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Checco Durante, Leonora Ruffo, Irene Cefaro, Luigi Rossi, Antonio Cantafora, Barbara Steele, Livia Venturini, Norma West, Frederick Ledebur, Alain Cuny, Bruno Zanin, Valentina Cortese, Jean Rougeul, Gina Mascetti, Alberto De, Paolo Paoloni, Nadia Ottaviani, Lorella De, Jose-luis de Vilallonga, Gianfilippo Carcano, Sarah Jane Varley, Edra Gale, Josiane Tanzilli, Fiorenzo Serra, Giacomo Gabrielli, Caterina Boratto, Pina Bausch, Riccardo Garrone, Maria Antonietta Beluzzi, Lou Gilbert, Luisa della Noce, Giuseppe Ianigro, Pasquale Zito, Milena Vukotic, Janet Suzman

One hundred years after his birth, Federico Fellini still stands apart as a giant of the cinema. The Italian maestro is defined by his dualities: the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the provincial and the urbane. He began his career working in the slice-of-life poetry of neorealism, and though he soon spun off on his own freewheeling creative axis, he never lost that grounding, evoking his dreams, memories, and obsessions on increasingly grand scales in increasingly grand productions teeming with carnivalesque imagery and flights of phantasmagoric surrealism while maintaining an earthy, embodied connection to humanity. Bringing together fourteen of the director’s greatest spectacles, all beautifully restored, this centenary box set is a monument to an artist who conjured a cinematic universe all his own: a vision of the world as a three-ring circus in which his innermost infatuations, fears, and fantasies take center stage.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.37:1 , 1.85:1 , 2.35:1
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Italian 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 15 Discs |  BD-50

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  • Fellini: I'm a Born Liar, a feature-length documentary from 2002 by Damian Pettigrew that provides an unorthodox introduction to Federico Fellini's life and work and features extensive interviews with the director himself
  • First episode of Second Look, Andre Delvaux's 1960 series of interviews with Federico Fellini for Belgian television
  • Interviews from 2002 with actors Brunella Bovo and Leopoldo Trieste, and Fellini friend and collaborator Moraldo Rossi
  • Archival audio interviews of Federico Fellini and his friends and family, conducted by critic Gideon Bachmann
  • Vitellonismo, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actors Leopoldo Trieste and Franco Interlenghi, assistant director Moraldo Rossi, Fellini biographer Tullio Kezich, Fellini friend Vincenzo Mollica, and former director of the Fellini Foundation Vittorio Boarini
  • Second episode of Second Look, Andre Delvaux's 1960 series of interviews with Federico Fellini for Belgian television
  • Presentation of I vitelloni ephemera from the "Felliniana" archive of collector Don Young
  • Trailer for I vitelloni
  • Introduction for La strada from 2003 by filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Audio commentary from 2003 for La strada by Peter Bondanella, author of The Cinema of Federico Fellini
  • Federico Fellini’s Autobiography, a documentary originally broadcast on Italian television in 2000
  • Trailer for La strada
  • New audio commentary for Il bidone by Fellini scholar Frank Burke
  • Interview from 2013 with filmmaker Dominique Delouche
  • Giulietta Masina: The Power of a Smile, an hour-long documentary from 2004
  • Third episode of Second Look, Andre Delvaux's 1960 series of interviews with Federico Fellini for Belgian television
  • Interview from 1999 with filmmaker Dominique Delouche
  • Audio interview from 1998 with producer Dino De Laurentiis
  • Trailers for Nights of Cabiria
  • Interview from 2014 with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, an assistant director on La dolce vita
  • Interview from 2014 with scholar David Forgacs about the period in Italian history when La dolce vita was made
  • Interview from 2014 with Italian journalist Antonello Sarno
  • Interview from 1965 with Federico Fellini
  • Presentation of La dolce vita ephemera from the "Fellinana" archive of collector Don Young
  • Video essay for La dolce vita from 2014 by filmmaker Kogonada
  • Fourth episode of Second Look, Andre Delvaux's 1960 series of interviews with Federico Fellini for Belgian television
  • Documentary from 2009 by Antoine de Gaudemaron on the making of La dolce vita, featuring archival footage and interviews with actor Anouk Aimée and assistant director Dominique Delouche, among others
  • Introduction to from 2001 by filmmaker Terry Gilliam
  • Audio commentary from 2001 for , featuring film critic and Fellini friend Gideon Bachmann, and NYU film professor Antonio Monda
  • The Last Sequence, a 2003 documentary on Fellini's lost alternate ending for
  • Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert, a 1993 documentary about Fellini's longtime composer
  • Interviews from 2001 with actor Sandra Milo, filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
  • Rare photographs for from Bachmann's collection
  • Gallery of behind-the-scenes and production photos from
  • U.S. theatrical trailer for
  • 4K restoration for Toby Dammit, Fellini's contribution to the omnibus film, Spirits of the Dead, based on tales by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Fellini: A Director's Notebook, a film by Fellini from 1969, newly restored in 4K
  • Reporter's Diary: "Zoom on Fellini," a behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Familiar Spirits, a 1969 interview with Federico Fellini by actor Ian Dallas
  • Trailer for Juliet of the Spirits
  • Audio commentary from 2014 for Fellini Satyricon featuring an adaptation of Eileen Lanouette Hughes’s 1971 memoir On the Set of “Fellini Satyricon”: A Behind-the-Scenes Diary
  • Ciao, Federico!, Gideon Bachmann’s documentary shot on the set of Fellini Satyricon
  • Archival interviews with Federico Fellini
  • Interview from 2011 with cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
  • Documentary from 2014 about Fellini’s adaptation of Petronius’s work, featuring interviews with classicists Luca Canali, a consultant on the film, and Joanna Paul
  • Interview from 2014 with photographer Mary Ellen Mark about her experiences on the set of Fellini Satyricon and her iconic photographs of Fellini and his film
  • Presentation of Fellini Satyricon ephemera from the "Felliniana" archive of collector Don Young
  • Trailer for Fellini Satyricon
  • Audio commentary for Roma featuring Frank Burke, author of Fellini’s Films
  • Deleted scenes from Roma
  • Interview from 2016 with filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino
  • Interview from 2016 with poet and Fellini friend Valerio Magrelli
  • Presentation of Roma ephemera from the "Felliniana" archive of collector Don Young
  • Trailer for Roma
  • Audio commentary from 2006 for Amarcord by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
  • The Secret Diary of "Amarcord," a 1974 behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the film
  • Deleted scene from Amarcord
  • Fellini's Homecoming, a documentary from 2006 on the relationship between the director and his hometown
  • Interview from 2006 with actor Magali Noël
  • Fellini's drawings of characters from the film
  • Presentation of Amarcord ephemera from the "Felliniana" archive of collector Don Young
  • U.S. theatrical trailer for Amarcord
  • Fellini racconta: Diary of a Film, a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1983
  • Fellini's TV, a 2003 Italian television documentary on Fellini's work in television advertising during the 1980s
  • Fellini racconta: Passeggiate nella memoria, an Italian television documentary produced in 2000 and featuring several interviews with a late-in-life Fellini looking back on his career
  • At Home with Federico Fellini, a 1987 interview with Federico Fellini on the importance of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika to Intervista
  • Audio interview from the early sixties with actor Marcello Mastroianni by film critic Gideon Bachmann
  • Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember, 193-minute documentary featuring the actor talking about his life as an actor
  • Deluxe packaging, including two lavishly illustrated books with hundreds of pages of content: notes on the films by scholar David Forgacs, essays by filmmakers Michael Almereyda, Kogonada, and Carol Morley; film critics Bilge Ebiri and Stephanie Zacharek; and novelist Colm Tóibín, and dozens of images spotlighting Don Young’s renowned collection of Fellini memorabilia

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