Essential Fellini

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Re: Essential Fellini

#126 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:06 pm

More of a shame they didn't include Un agenzia matrimoniale or Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio, the two-half films you need to get to 8½

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Re: Essential Fellini

#127 Post by Minkin » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:06 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:59 pm
The Arrow Blu-Ray is region free if you want the whole thing
Hah, I forgot that I already own it! :-"

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Re: Essential Fellini

#128 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:50 pm

A pretty monumental new study - FELLINI 23 1/2 Tutti i film - by Aldo Tassone, just published in Italian by Cineteca di Bologna, all 880 pages of it!...

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Re: Essential Fellini

#129 Post by MichaelB » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:11 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
ellipsis7 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:46 pm
As dubbing was the norm rather than the exception in Italian films of the era and earlier, it is not unusual or to be decried, it's just how things where...
True, but if the English-speaking actors in the cast came in and dubbed their own voices for an alternate soundtrack to be used in English-speaking markets, then it would be nice to have that soundtrack as an option.
See also Pasolini’s The Canterbury Tales, which for me plays much better in English. (Tom Baker, like Freddie Jones, has too distinctive a voice to take kindly to having it replaced by an anonymous Italian.)

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Re: Essential Fellini

#130 Post by Drucker » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Nights of Cabiria looks superb at Beaver. Really stunning, and I almost feel like it's not the norm these days to see a restoration look so good!

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Re: Essential Fellini

#131 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:41 pm

Is the screenshot for 'Amarcord' on the Criterion page for the boxset from the Ritrovata restoration? It doesn't seem to have that strong yellow tint that I was expecting.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#132 Post by dwk » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:35 pm

Appears so. Here is he image from the boxset
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and here is the one from the film's page
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Re: Essential Fellini

#133 Post by fdm » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Drucker wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Nights of Cabiria looks superb at Beaver. Really stunning, and I almost feel like it's not the norm these days to see a restoration look so good!
I've been having internet problems last day or two, thought they were mostly all straightened out. But: is dvdbeaver.com up? Can't seem to get to it as of right now.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#134 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:46 pm

fdm wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 pm
I've been having internet problems last day or two, thought they were mostly all straightened out. But: is dvdbeaver.com up? Can't seem to get to it as of right now.
It's not working for me either.

Is Nights of Cabiria the only one from the boxset reviewed so far?

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Re: Essential Fellini

#135 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:24 pm

Beaver is back up

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Re: Essential Fellini

#136 Post by Drucker » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 am


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Re: Essential Fellini

#137 Post by tenia » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:22 pm

Drucker wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 am
La Strada looks better than the SC.
It's no surprise : the SC BD was quite disappointing, obviously filtered and with quite a harsh contrast. Glad to see the new 4K restoration fixes this despite being seemingly sourced at least from the same element.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#138 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:35 am


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Re: Essential Fellini

#139 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:45 am

So that's where the missing audio commentary was.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#140 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:24 pm


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Re: Essential Fellini

#141 Post by black&huge » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:56 pm

I wish there was packaging pics

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Re: Essential Fellini

#142 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:04 pm

I’m sure Chris will have them soon

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Re: Essential Fellini

#143 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:18 am

Amarcord...bluray.com
The new restoration comes with an entirely new color scheme.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#144 Post by Drucker » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:15 am

A color scheme that looks quite nice!

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Re: Essential Fellini

#145 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:42 am

I think shots 6 and 8 could be questionable (and 8 only in direct comparison to Criterion's older transfer, because on its own it looks alright), but other than that, being a Ritrovata job, the colors appear fine.
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Re: Essential Fellini

#146 Post by tenia » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 am

There are a few caps that indeed allow to instantly know which lab did the work, but other than that, yes, many other caps don't bear their usual signature at all. I wonder how it compares to the IT BD.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#147 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:33 am


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Re: Essential Fellini

#148 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:03 pm

Re: Amarcord the contrast looks a little bit crushed to me, but yeah, the color's not a disaster.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#149 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:56 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:18 am
Amarcord...bluray.com
Amarcord is not a political film?

Anyways, I think it looks pretty good, and I'm curious about revisiting it. The first and only time I saw it, I was very tired and it was on a laptop. Not a very memorable experience.

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Re: Essential Fellini

#150 Post by Blutarsky » Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:03 pm

The new Juliet of the Spirits transfer looks noticeably lighter and has hints of teal/yellow per DVDBeaver
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