British distributors Eureka Entertainment have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray Federico Fellini's Roma (1972), starring Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Renato Giovannoli, Elisa Mainardi, and Anna Magnani. The release will be available for purchase on February 17th.
One of the maestro Federico Fellini's greatest '70s works (between Satyricon and The Clowns and Amarcord), Roma [Rome] erupts volcanically as a state-of-the-world pronouncement on what was not only happening within Rome at the tide of the hippies' organic birth and the post-Boom-set that made up his characters of the 1960s films, but also where, and how, his city would move feverishly forward into one of potential futures.
As Fellini himself travels with his crew to document the ring-road circling Rome, with all the natural diversions that might inherently divert a traditional film shoot, we move into episodes that chart the wartime difficulties of Roman life across those fleeting times that chronicle love and life within the modern-day Rome-time, themselves pitted against the archaeological vestiges of the great city, — and the Catholic church rears its dominance, and we come into a midpoint that positions itself, indeed, between the memory-cinema of Satyricon and Amarcord.
One of the great and bountiful color-spectacles of Fellini's cinema, almost leapt off toward from the moment of Giulietta of the Spirits, Fellini's Roma remains a passionate testament both to the city that finally claimed him as its son after he left small Rimini, and to the final stage of cinema that he himself would work till the day he died.
Gorgeous restored 1080p HD transfer of the film
Outtakes from the film
More to be announced closer to the release date
36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring the words of Fellini, and more!