'The Clowns' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Federico Fellini's 1970 'I Clowns' is getting the Blu-ray treatment this September.

In an early announcement to retailers, E1 Entertainment is getting ready to send in 'The Clowns' on Blu-ray on September 27.

Fellini's fascination with the circus and the surreal come to a head in one of his final masterpieces, 'The Clowns.' The film reflects Fellini's childhood obsession with clowns and begins with a young boy watching a circus set up from his bedroom window. Though comical and referred to as a "docu-comedy", this film explores deeper human conditions such as authority, poverty, humility and arrogance all of which manifest themselves through the characters of the clowns who vary from the local sex-crazed hobo, a midget nun, to a mutilated Mussolini disciple. The film then diverges from its narrative and dreamy state to a more documentary like approach as Fellini searches out these jesters of his youth in Paris to see what has become of them. Featuring Anita Ekberg, the star of his 1960's masterpiece, 'La Dolce Vita' and the director himself.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Clowns' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 27.

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The Clowns (Blu-ray)
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