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Old 11th November 2013, 04:31 PM
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8 1/2
Out Now!


"There's no doubt that 8 ½ is [Fellini's] real masterpiece."
- The Guardian



Winner of two Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film, and the most highly acclaimed work of one of the greatest director’s of all time, Federico Fellini’s is now being released on Blu-ray and HD-remastered DVD for the first time.

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Writer and director Federico Fellini (La Dolce Vita; Roma; La Strada; I Vitelloni)

Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita; Divorce Italian Style; La Notte)

Claudia Cardinale (The Leopard; Once Upon A Time In The West; Fitzcarraldo)

Anouk Aimee (A Man And A Woman; La Dolce Vita; Lola)

Sandra Milo (Juliet Of The Spirits)

Barbara Steele (The Mask Of Satan; The Pit And The Pendulum).

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A renowned film director, Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni), riding a wave of acclaim following the success of his last box office hit, unexpectedly finds himself suffering from “director’s block”. As he struggles to find a new source of creativity and the inspiration to drive his next film, he is distracted by various writers, producers, actors and actresses, as well as his wife (Anouk Aimée) and his mistress (Sandra Milo). Mentally retreating from those around him, he begins to recall major events in his life, from both happy and painful childhood memories to the trials and tribulations of adulthood and the lovers won and lost over the years. As his dreams and memories intertwine with the present reality, Guido eventually begins to rediscover his missing muse

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It’s no surprise that regularly features at the top of filmmakers’ and film fans’ polls of the greatest films of all time. Ranked number three in French film magazine Positif’s list of the 50 best films of the last 50 years, perennial top ten in the BFI’s Top 50 Greatest Films Of All Time and included in the Vatican’s list of the 45 best films made before 1995, Fellini’s masterpiece is a dazzling work of cinema directed by a filmmaker at the very top of his game. Thought-provoking, witty, visually brilliant and wholly entertaining, is a truly unmissable landmark of cinema.

Hot Quotes:

“There's no doubt that 8½ is real masterpiece.” – Derek Malcolm, The Guardian.

“Beyond doubt, a work of art of the first magnitude" – Newsweek.

“Complex, sexy, endlessly imaginative and boasting moments of magic, this is one of the best films about filmmaking, cinema’s greatest evocation of a creative mental block and perhaps the fullest expression of the term Fellini-esque.” – Empire.

“Masterpiece!” – Newsweek.

“ masterpiece… it remains the definitive film about director’s block.” – Roger Ebert.

“One of the greatest motion pictures of all time.” – DVD Verdict.

“Ranks among the most brilliant cinema works of our time!” – Herald Tribune.

“One of the basic building blocks of the language of modern cinema.” – VideoHound.

“Has the importance, magnitude, and technical mastery of Citizen Kane.” – Premier Plan.

“Fellini’s film is complete, simple, beautiful, honest.” – Francois Truffaut.

Special Features:


“Lost Sequence - Fellini on Fellini": exclusive 50-minute documentary where Fellini talks (sometimes in English) about life, love and making 8 ½, as well as that film’s famously lost alternative ending.

Interview with Lina Wertmuller (the 1st woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar ® for Best Director); she started as Fellini’s Assistant Director on 8 ½. We caught up with her in Rome, where she invites us into her home to reminisce about her friend - Federico.

Tribute to Fellini’s speech on receiving his Life Achievement Academy® Award.



Fellini's 8 1/2 is out now on UK DVD and Blu-ray! Grab your copy today from here.
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Have you guys seen this year's Cannes' poster? It's only one of Italy's finest films and an Argent release! Fellini's incredible 8 1/2


Have you seen Argent's fantastic release of 8 1/2. A true masterpiece of cinema! If not, add it to your collection from http://amzn.to/J6ThAc - also available to download from iTunes.
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Some great news for fans of this Fellini classic!

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During May 2015, there will be dozens of screenings of 8 1/2 at the BFI's SouthBank cinemas and selected other venues. Just visit http://bit.ly/1ElDOSv for the BFI screening details and check your local Picturehouse Cinema's listing for details near you.

But whether you manage to make these dates or not, you can now buy Argent's Bluray or DVD discs - both made from the same restored, high definition, source materials. Visit http://amzn.to/J6ThAc for details on Argent's excellent release.

The discs further benefit from unique "Extras":
One featuring an interview with Lina Wertmuller who was Fellini's AD on the film and a wonderful documentary where Fellini and others talk about that film's legendary "lost ending" - which was the alternative ending Fellini shot and never used..
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