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The Great Beauty

Street Date:
March 25th, 2014
Movie Release Year:
2013
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
142 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Toni Servillo

Director:

Paolo Sorrentino

Plot Synopsis:

For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the lavish nightclubs, parties, and caf├ęs to find Rome itself, in all its monumental glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Fellini-esque tale of decadence and lost love.

Technical Specs

  • One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
  • New 2K digital transfer, approved by director Paolo Sorrentino

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.40:1

Audio Formats

  • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles/Captions

  • New English subtitle translation

Supplements

  • Conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda
  • New interview with actor Toni Servillo
  • New interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

Exclusive HD Content

  • A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopate