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The 1960 Italian film “La Dolce Vita“ will officially be getting a standard Blu-ray Disc release on February 8th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, co-written and directed by the legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, starred Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, and Yvonne Furneaux.
NOTE: The film had previously been released on the Blu-ray format, by The Criterion Collection, but that version has been OOP [out of print] for quite some time. So, that’s why I say that a standard release is coming. However, this is using the exact same restoration from 2011 from The Film Foundation. You can find more about that below, taken from the press release.
“LA DOLCE VITA was restored in 2011 by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with The Film Foundation, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Mediaset-Medusa, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce.”
The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been fully detailed but it is known that it will include a new video introduction by filmmaker Martin Scorsese, detailed below.
“The release will include a brand-new introduction by renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who shares his thoughts on the film and its indelible impact on cinema.”
Regarding tech specs, theoretically (based on the previous Criterion Blu-ray release), you can expect a Black & White 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and a lossless Mono sound mix. You can now find the Paramount Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.
Below, after the break, you can find the announcement regarding this upcoming Paramount Blu-ray release of the film.