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23 February 2011

Federico Fellini's I CLOWNS from Raro USA

Raro Video debut their US line with I CLOWNS (CLOWNS) on March 1, 2011,  A television/cinema production by Federico Fellini, recently restored by RAI Radio Televisione Italiana, CLOWNS is part documentary, part comedy.  The film tracks down the real circus clowns that captured Fellini's fascination in his youth.  Filming in Italy and Paris, he also comes across Anita Ekberg (LA DOLCE VITA) trying to buy a panther.  It was shown on television on Christmas day 1970 and then premiered in the theaters on December 26th.  Raro USA's edition comes in a slipcase with the disc in a digipack alongside a 50-page booklet (it even has a bookmark).

REVIEW LINK: Raro Video/eOne (US) Region 0 DVD (DVDBeaver)

I CLOWNS DVD specs:
  • Full Frame 1.33:1 original open matte TV aspect ratio
  • Italian/French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • "Un Agenzia Matrimoniale" short film by Fellini (1953) in Italian with English subtitles
  • "Fellini's Circus" visual essay by Adriano Apra
  • 50-page booklet of Fellini's reflections and notes on the film (including Fellini's drawings)

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