on 9 August 2016
Truly excellent remastering of this wonderful early Fellini film. The interview with Dominique Delouche, who worked with Fellini on the film, that is included is an indispensable introduction to Fellini himself and his way of working, and to Italy and the Italian film making of the period (why were all the actors in Italian films dubbed, even the Italian ones?) The booklet contains articles by Fellini explaining his aims and motivation in his films. The film itself was greatly underrated, especially at the time, but I would put it on a par with La Strada .It is full of humanity and love, despite its subject. The Blu-ray transfer shows an ideal gradation of tones, showing what black and white photography was capable of at the time, and pin sharp definition, obviously missing on the DVD; watching the Blu-ray is to have a (rather thick) veil removed.