La Dolce Vita: Deluxe Collector’s Set

[14 December 2006]

By Bill Gibron

PopMatters Contributing Editor

La Dolce Vita: Deluxe Collector’s Set [Koch Lorber - $79.98]

Though he made many fine films prior to 1960 (including Oscar nominated efforts like La Strada and I Vitteloni) Federico Fellini became an international superstar with the release of this jaundiced take on the jet set. Intoxicating in its visual finesse, and masterful in its message about the meaning of life, critics have long considered it one of the maestro’s most magnificent efforts. Long unavailable on DVD, a recent two disc release from Koch Lorber offered up a wonderfully sound technical package. Now, in this Deluxe Edition revamp, we are treated to sensational supplemental material and scholarly considerations that confirm Fellini’s status as one of cinema’s most important figures. All intellectualizing aside, this is still one of the best motion pictures of all time. [Amazon]

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