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Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Felliniís 8Ĺ (Otto e mezzo) turns one manís artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8Ĺ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Felliniís masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

Special Features

* High-definition digital transfer of restored film elements (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on Blu-ray edition)
* Introduction by filmmaker Terry Gilliam
* Audio commentary featuring film critic and Fellini friend Gideon Bachmann and NYU film professor Antonio Monda
* High-definition digital transfer of a new restoration of Fellini: A Directorís Notebook, a 52-minute film by Federico Fellini
* The Last Sequence, a new 52-minute documentary on Felliniís lost alternate ending for 8Ĺ (available on Blu-ray edition)
* Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert, a compelling 48-minute documentary about Felliniís longtime composer
* Interviews with actress Sandra Milo, director Lina WertmŁller, and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
* Rare photographs from Bachmannís collection
* Gallery of behind-the-scenes and production photos
* U.S. theatrical trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A booklet featuring writings by Fellini and essays by critics Tullio Kezich and Alexander Sesonske

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