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Federico Fellini's 8½ / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1963 | 138 min | Not rated | Jan 12, 2010

8½ (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (20.97 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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Italian: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

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Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 4.7 of 54.7
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 (1963)

8½ Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini's masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

For more about and the 8½ Blu-ray release, see 8½ Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Madeleine Le Beau
Director: Federico Fellini

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8½ Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Federico Fellini's 8 ½ arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

In the booklet provided with this Blu-ray release, Criterion state the following: "This new high-definition transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a restored 35mm fine-grain master positive made from the original negative. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction."

Fine object detail, contrast and clarity have all benefited tremendously from the upgrade to 1080p. Many of the close-ups throughout the film are substantially better looking when compared to Criterion's DVD release of Fellini's film. The color-scheme is also notably stronger; the blacks are rich and well saturated while the whites look natural. Generally speaking, the film's grain structure is intact; some mild noise corrections, however, have been applied. Aside from a few unstable frame transitions, there are no serious stability issues to report in this review. Finally, large scratches, debris, splices, or dirt are not visible (I noticed only one cut that appeared very early into the film, right before Marcello gets out of his car and then exits the tunnel - however, I assume, that it must have been impossible to remove it completely). (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free player in order to access its content).


8½ Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: Italian LPCM 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

According to the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc, the uncompressed soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from various 35mm optical positives and negatives. Nevertheless, I think that it is very well balanced - the dialog is exceptionally easy to follow and Nino Rota's lovely score surprisingly crisp. Those of you who have never seen Fellini's 8 ½ before will probably notice that occasionally there are some minor lip-sync issues, but this is something that was common for Italian films that were made at the time. Finally, I did not hear any overly disturbing pops, cracks, or hissings to report in this review.



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The Criterion Collection has announced its Blu-ray slate for January 2010: Federico Fellini's '8½', Steven Soderbergh's 'Che', and Wim Wenders' 'Paris, Texas' are set respectively for January 12, 19 and 26. 'Che' and 'Paris, Texas' will both feature director-approved ...




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