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ROME. BEFORE CHRIST. AFTER FELLINI.
on 29 April 2015
Fellini Satyricon (Eureka; Blu Ray;Europe B Region) - At long last, Fellini's masterpiece is released with its English speaking soundtrack! My only viewing of this film has been with its Italian, German and Spanish soundtracks and I did begin to wonder if the English dub' had been lost to posterity. My biggest fear was that it would feature those familiar awful trans-Atlantic voices used by Italian looping studios we all know so well via Giallos, Spaghetti Westerns, Exploiters etc, Thankfully 'il Maestro' protected his project by utilising theatrical talent of the quality of Sir Michael Hordern. It would be interesting to know the names of the other dubbing actors; Capucine seems to have spoken her own lines but i'm pretty sure that the voices of Encolpio and Ascilto are not those of Martin Potter and Hiram Keller. The Eureka release also differs from the region A Criterion one in that it's extras don't, unfortunately, stretch to the inclusion of the documentary, "Caiao Federico", but for hard-core fans of this Fellini classic i'll forgo that for the English soundtrack. Picture quality, as you'd expect, is superb and packaging and the Amazon price worth every penny. Take a bow Eureka. All we need now is for a full version of Stephen Soul's graphic novel, "Satyricon '70" to be reissued on Kindle.