'The Great Beauty' Heads to Blu-ray

Posted Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by

Paolo Sorrentino's acclaimed 2013 film is now available for Blu-ray pre-orders at Amazon!

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion has revealed 'The Great Beauty' is planned for Blu-ray on March 25.

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.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will feature a 1080p 2K digital transfer supervised by Paolo Sorrentino, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda; New interview with actor Toni Servillo; New interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello; Deleted scenes; Trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopate.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Great Beauty' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under March 25.

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The Great Beauty (Blu-ray)
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