WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review


Reviewed In Issue 17 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Magali Noel, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Giuseppe Ianigro, Nando Orfei

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1422L-270
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $$69.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 127
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1974
(LD Release Date): 1/10/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Federico Fellini
(Screenplay/Written By): Federico Fellini & Tonino Guerra
(Story): NA
(Music): Nina Rota
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Danilo Donati
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Ruggiero Mastroianni
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Franco Cristaldi

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.95:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Federico Fellini’s Amarcord is a satirical portrait of daily life in provincial Italy during the 1930s at the height of the Fascist period when Mussolini’s dictatorship had its greatest popular support. It won an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Film in 1974 and is considered one of his most outstanding accomplishments. While nostalgic, Amarcord is a political work that, among other things, compares fascism and adolescence.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.95:1 matted picture was transferred from a 35mm interpositive that ,with the exception of slight noise in the darker scenes is superb. Blacks are deep and solid and color fidelity is excellent except for some fleshtone inconsistencies.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is undistinguished mono that is distorted with a bright edge.
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