Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Arrow Video Restores Federico Fellini’s The Voice of the Moon For Release As A Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack On Oct. 17

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will be serving up a new 2K restoration of famed Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini’s final film, The Voice of the Moon, as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on Oct. 17.

The film was the last from Italian auteur master filmmaker Federico Fellini.   It opened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990 out of competition … he won the Palme d'Or in 1960 for La Dolce Vita and was nominated 12 times for Oscars for either Best Director (Fellini – Satyricon, Amarcord, 8½, La Dolce Vita) or Best Writing, but he couldn’t even muster a domestic distributor for the film.  

8½, Amarcord and La Strada all won Best Foreign Language Oscars, but it was his producers who collected the gold, not him.   All of this added up to a slap in the face.

It falls to Arrow Video to bring Fellini’s final film work, starring future Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni, to the domestic marketplace on Oct. 17.   Film collectors, film buffs and fans of the master will certainly be celebrating its arrival.

Included with the film is documentary filmmaker Eugenio Cappuccio’s 2006 film titled Towards the Moon with Fellini.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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