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 Posted:   Oct 28, 2014 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I received my Blu ray of Criterion's newly issued 'La Dolce Vita' and viewed the film last night. Now, the last time I viewed the film was some years ago from Netflix's version which was issued by a somewhat obscure company which (at that time) owned the rights to the film. The film had gone into 'public domain', Paramount Films sued and I'm not sure who eventually won the rights to own the film. I do remember that the 2-disc version Netflix sent me was truly dreadful with a washed-out print with scratches (and worse). I am excited to say that Criterion's Blu ray is one of the most striking and gorgeous Black & White films I've ever seen! I think it's probably like viewing the film in 1960 when it first came out, I found no faults with the quality of the film. The sound as well is vastly improved. Nino Rota's marvelous score sounds better than ever. If you have that CAM Original Soundtrack CD of Rota's score, be prepared to be awed by how much better it sounds on this Blu ray! There is so much more music in the film that Nino Rota wrote than what's available on that cd, it surprises me that it has never been released 'in complete form', including the Pop Songs, if that were possible. If you love this film and it's music do yourself a favor and get Criterion's Blu ray!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

THANK YOU QUARTET RECORDS! There really WAS a ton of extra music!

 
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