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Fellini Satyricon on Blu-ray in April from Masters of Cinema

6 February 2015

Eureka! Entertainment have announced the release of Fellini Satyricon, the closing epic of Fellini's 1960s period, which merged the sexual liberation movement and counter-culture with his own vision of the world.

As famously described by its director, Fellini Satyricon is a science-fiction film, but one that looks backward into the past rather than forward into the future. One of Federico Fellini's most famous films, and a landmark of counter-culture cinema, Fellini Satyricon marked a radical new direction for the creator of La strada, La dolce vita and City of Women.

Based loosely on Petronius's classical (and fragmentary) text, Fellini Satyricon plunges into ancient Roman society in its most debauched period, transforming the era of Nero into a landscape perhaps no more or less alien than the worlds Fellini himself inhabited... Europe at the end of the Sixties, and the dream-tapestry that augmented his own life and aided him in producing so many unforgettable films.

With its rich palette of hues and virtuosic composition within the 'Scope frame, Fellini Satyricon merges aesthetic and sensual liberty into a boldly visionary epic.

Described as a "masterpiece" by Roger Ebert and "the quintessential Fellini film" by the New York Times, Fellini Satyricon will be released on UK Blu-ray on 27 April 2015 by Eureka! Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the RRP of £19.99.

Boasting a new 1080p presentation of the film, from a new 4K restoration, the disc will have the following extra features:

  • Optional English language track

  • Copius documentary, behind-the-scenes, and interview material, to be announced soon

  • 48-page Booklet featuring a new essay by Pasquale Iannone on Fellini and his usage of the 'Scope frame; rare archival imagery, and more