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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 cafés 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