I Clowns (The Clowns) Blu Ray

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One of the Fellini films which has been out of circulation for many years I clowns [The Clowns] has long been revered by Fellini enthusiasts for the several decades since its release as among the Maestro's finest works — a thrilling spectacle once seen for the first time — and a picture which after multiple viewings easily takes its place alongside such classics as La strada Le notti di Cabiria La dolce vita Satyricon Amarcord... but in a register all its own. I clowns plays out in dazzling colour and in episodic cascade just as in all of Fellini's... late-60s-and-beyond films. As the circus rolls into town and the big-tent gets erected the clowns execute their acts with feverish can-you-believe-it bravado. It's all true — and yet not a documentary per se; rather something in-between a dramatic-comedic portrayal of gags-at-play and the memoria of all that makes the spark for childhood inspiration to ignite into creative virtuosity... and/or into something like Federico Fellini. A great and under acknowledged treasure of the cinema I clowns takes its place alongside such films as Bergman's Carnies' Twilight Ophuls's Lola Montès Étaix's Yoyo Jerry Lewis's The Day the Clown Cried and Tati's Parade as one of the grand portraits of the clowning circus of a bygone era of the wandering entertainer. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Federico Fellini's I clowns in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition for the first time in the UK. Bonus Features: New high-definition 1080p presentation of feature on the Blu-ray and in a progressive encode on the DVD New and improved English subtitles Fellini's Circus — an essay-film about the picture by the great Italian critic and scholar Adriano Aprà A 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring new writing about the film rare archival imagery and more! [show more]

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27 October 2014
Blu Ray 
Eureka Entertainment Ltd 
97 minutes 
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Italian docudrama written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film aims to satisfy Fellini's childhood obsession with clowns, featuring footage of the circus and its performers arriving into town, setting up and beginning their transformation from man into clown. The clowns featured in the film include Riccardo Billi as Billi, Gigi Reder as Reder and Tino Scotti as Scotti.