Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Planet Earth | Life (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$16.98
Ripper Street: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Gremlins (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Ocean Giants (Blu-ray)
$11.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Mad Max Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Despicable Me 2 (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Despicable Me 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Blu-ray)
$5.99
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Blu-ray)
$10.99
The Jungle Book (Blu-ray)
$19.96


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (31454)
 Adventure (24044)
 Animation (7293)
 Anime (3578)
 Biography (3263)
 Comedy (23782)
 Comic book (4177)
 Coming of age (1467)
 Crime (16781)
 Dark humor (3200)
 Documentary (4423)
 Drama (37933)
 Epic (4567)
 Erotic (864)
 Family (10477)
 Fantasy (13561)
 Film-Noir (1048)
 Foreign (5101)
 Heist (1484)
 History (4961)
 Holiday (1092)
 Horror (11663)
 Imaginary (800)
 Martial arts (2776)
 Melodrama (2041)
 Music (7555)
 Musical (3282)
 Mystery (9596)
 Nature (1694)
 Other (662)
 Period (5838)
 Psychological thriller (2707)
 Romance (13764)
 Sci-Fi (15096)
 Short (321)
 Sport (2467)
 Supernatural (3462)
 Surreal (1170)
 Teen (2801)
 Thriller (28451)
 War (4910)
 Western (2073)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Blu-ray

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

8½ (Blu-ray), temporary cover art
Large:


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

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

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history
Amazon: $30.38 (Save 24%)
New from: $21.98 (Save 45%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy 8½ on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.3
/10
183
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.4 of 54.4
Extras 4.8 of 54.8
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign44%
Surreal12%

85%
popularity
1894
collections
67
fans




 (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

» See full cast & crew


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.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »


8½ Blu-ray, News and Updates



Fellini, Soderbergh, Wenders from Criterion in January - October 16, 2009

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 ...




8½ Blu-ray


$39.95 $30.38


Buy 8½ on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Frozen
3. Scanners
4. The Jungle Book
5. Gravity 3D
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
8. Double Indemnity
9. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
11. Gravity
12. Ride Along
13. Touch of Evil
14. The Big Chill
15. Rocky: Heavyweight Collection

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. RoboCop
4. Oculus
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Noah
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
8. Frozen
9. The LEGO Movie
10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Draft Day
13. Thor: The Dark World
14. Rio 2
15. Under the Skin

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  The Pirate Fairy
4.  RoboCop
5.  Gravity
6.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
7.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
8.  Planes
9.  Ender's Game
10.  Gravity 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
2.  Scanners
3.  Lone Survivor
4.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
5.  The Lego Movie
6.  The Monuments Men
7.  The Lego Movie
8.  Noah
9.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
10.  Pompeii 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
3.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
4.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
6.  Planes
$19.96, Save 56%
7.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
8.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
9.  Monsters University
$19.96, Save 50%
10.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Ender's Game

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Planet Earth | Life

 United States


$119.98 $54.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices