And the Ship Sails On [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1983]

Federico Fellini's late work And the Ship Sails On comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The Italian soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Although the disc lacks any special features, anyone with an interest in world cinema will want to take a look at this DVD, as will Fellini enthusiasts.

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    Special Features

    • Italian with English subtitles
    • 1.85:1 aspect ratio


    And the Ship Sails On
    This evocative look at a 1914 ocean voyage to scatter the ashes of a world-famous opera singer (Janet Suzman) is by turns charming, funny, and bizarre. Among the ship's passengers are aristocrats, politicians, singers, and a rhinoceros. Their episodic interactions form the core of the film, with complications (including a group of refugee Serbs boarding the vessel) carefully orchestrated by screenwriters Federico Fellini and Tonino Guerra to highlight the decay of European society prior to World War I. The ship sails on an artificial ocean against an artificial sky, crafted by art director Dante Ferretti in the studios of Cinecitta, with a result that is both disconcerting and oddly comforting. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Freddie Jones
      Freddie Jones - Orlando
    • Barbara Jefford
      Barbara Jefford - Ildebranda Cuffari
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      Victor Poletti - Fuciletto
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      Peter Cellier - Sir Reginald
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      Elisa Mainardi - Teresa Valegnani

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