Criterion is preparing to release a series of 14 films by legendary director Federico Fellini in November.
Note the following: The Criterion Collection has announced “Essential Fellini,” a box of 14 films by legendary film director Federico Fellini.
The Blu-Ray set, which will be released on November 24th, includes multiple features, including 4K restorations of 11 films as well as uncompressed monaural soundtracks for each title. Most of the director's most famous films will be included in the box set. The 14 films are: "Variety Lights" (1950), "The White Sheik" (1952), "I Vitelloni" (1953), "La Strada" (1954), "Il Bidone" (1955), "Nights of Cabiria "" (1957), "La Dolce Vita" (1960), "8½" (1963), "Julia der Geister" (1965), "Fellini Satyricon" (1969), "Roma" (1972), "Amarcord" ( 1973), "And the Ship Sails On" (1983) and "Intervista" (1987).
Here is Criterion's announcement of the news:
One hundred years after his birth, Federico Fellini is still a giant in cinema. The Italian maestro is characterized by his duality: the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the provincial and the urban. He began his career in the poetry of neorealism, and although he soon split off on his own creative freewheeling axis, he never lost that foundation, evoking his dreams, memories and obsessions on ever larger scale productions full of carnival imagery and flights of phantasmagoric surrealism under Maintaining an earthy, embodied connection to humanity. This 100 year old box set brings together fourteen of the director's greatest spectacles, all of which have been beautifully restored. It is a memorial to an artist who conjured up his own cinematic universe: a vision of the world as a circus with three rings, in which his deepest infatuations are afraid and fantasies are the focus.
Other special features of the collection include new digital restorations of the short film “Toby Dammit” (1968) and the television film “Fellini: A Director & # 39; s Notebook” (1969), which also contain uncompressed monaural soundtracks. The documentaries "Fellini: I'm a Born Liar" (2002) and "Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember" (1997), which were presented in their 193-minute version, will also be included, as well as a two-hour, four-part 1960 interview with the director Federico Fellini by the filmmaker André Delvaux for Belgian television. A handful of other documentaries, archive interviews, and other media are included in the set.
Please visit the Criterion website for more information on the upcoming version.