The Great Beauty [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 5978023
  • Release Date: 03/25/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • New 2K digital film transfer, approved by director Paolo Sorrentino, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda
  • New interview with actor Toni Servillo
  • New interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
  • PLUS: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate

Synopsis


The Great Beauty
Italy's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty tells the story of an aging Roman journalist who enjoys a life of hedonism and excess in the upper-echelons of the Italian capital's social circles, but whose 65th birthday prompts a sobering bout of self-reflection. When Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) came to Rome at the age of 26, he was quickly swept-up into the city's vibrant nightlife. Following the success of his first and only novel, rising journalist Gambardella became a literary icon. Years later, Gambardella enjoys a life of privilege and unbridled excess; he's the life of every party, and rarely a night goes by that he isn't holding court in one of the city's hottest clubs. Things couldn't get much better until, on the day he turns 65, Gambardella is reminded of a chapter from his past that gives him a striking new perspective on the magnificent city that he has come to call home. Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, and Carlo Buccirosso co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Toni Servillo
    Toni Servillo - Jep Gambardella
  • Carlo Verdone
    Carlo Verdone - Romano
  • Sabrina Ferilli
    Sabrina Ferilli - Ramona
  • Carlo Buccirosso
    Carlo Buccirosso - Lello Cava
  • Iaia Forte
    Iaia Forte - Trumeau



Customer rating

5.0
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST HAVE! A MUST VIEW!

    Posted
    Geneus
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I am avid watcher of foreign films, heard a lot of good things but once I had a opportunity to view this film is A classic! This film will be in my top ten films of all time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    instantly one of my favorite films

    Posted
    Kguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A gorgeous edition of a modern classic. Criterion has done a spectacular job with this set. I only wish there was more....enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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