Fellini News Update #8

  • April 6, 2004

There has been little Fellini news to report of late with one notable exception. The Criterion Collection has announced the upcoming release of Fellini's I Vitelloni on DVD. This is great news, as most of us have seen only worn out prints this 1953 film. I Vitelloni (aka, The Spivs in the UK and The Young and the Passionate stateside) won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival and gave Fellini his first international exposure.

As everyone knows, The Criterion Collection can be counted on for peerless restoration, insightful commentary and interesting "extras". The Don Young Felliniana Archive is honored to have been invited to contribute to this DVD, by providing original stills, posters and other memorabilia to Criterion for use in a "stills gallery" on the disc.

Let's hope that the six Fellini films yet to be released in the U.S. on DVD will get the Criterion treatment, as well. Those six are Boccaccio 70, Fellini's Casanova, The Clowns, Ginger and Fred, The Matrimonial Agency and The Voice of the Moon. (La Dolce Vita is due for DVD release, August 10, by Koch-Lorber Films.)

Read all the details at the Criterion website.

DVD Planet is a good place to purchase this and other DVD's. You can pre-order I Vitelloni (available 8/24/04) and save 35%.