Company: Cult Films
Starring: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese, Valeska Gert
Product Description: Giulietta is a somewhat frumpy, naive, timid and unfulfilled housewife. Suspecting her husband’s infidelity, she enters a surreal journey of self-discovery filled with wild dreams and enchanting fantasies, much of which involve her sexually liberated neighbor Suzy and her impossibly glamorous sixties lifestyle!
My Review and Thoughts:
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Yet again another masterpiece of cinema, brought forth by one of the great film companies Cult Films. Cult Films has away with crafting a total excellence and clarity to its products. When one wants to experience a top notch Blu-ray all one must do is seek the products of this company out and experience a perfection that gives the film fan a total satisfaction. Cult Films honors forgotten cinema and crafts beauty around their products that very few companies do. When I watch a Cult Film release I know I am going to be in for a treat. I know the product will not let me down.
Juliet of the Spirits is a great mastery experience that any lover of cinema will take to. If you haven’t seen this film then you will be in for a total treat. It bleeds Fellini’s perfection and golden rule of crafting masterpieces of film.
Federico Fellini is a masterpiece director that has left the world of cinema with so many amazing pieces of film. I mean one only must look at his vast career of brilliance. From La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, The Clowns, Amarcord, just to name a few. He was a director above and beyond what I consider Cinema. He was a director that could capture a living, emotional reality on screen. He made you believe his characters. He made you believe his scenarios. He let you become a part of the situation taking place on screen, and this movie is a prime example of that reality. His touch of "Cinema Brilliance" is captured in this movie. Interesting to note this was Fellini’s first colored production.
Starring the one of a kind, beautiful and stunning performer Giulietta Masina as your main lead character. She is a golden ticket of acting perfection. Looking back on her amazing career it brings tears to my eyes knowing her amazing talent is no longer with us. She was one of the greatest actresses to ever grace the cinema world, and I don’t say that lightly. I loved her. I loved her films. I loved her persona. I loved each character she created on screen, and the character of Giulietta Boldrini in Juliet of the Stars is no different. She was a multi nominated and Award winning actress.
Also starring in this is another fantastic beauty of cinema, Sandra Milo. She plays the character of Susy, Iris and Fanny. She is still acting today. She is a Golden Ticket of perfection. She acted many times in Fellini’s films. She was brilliant as the three multi characters in Juliet of the Spirits.
I have seen this on DVD before and it looked not that great, seeing it now on this Special Edition, HD transfer is what crafting Blu-ray’s is all about. The film has never looked any better. It shines in perfection. I was thoroughly amazed at how beautiful the new transfer was. So vibrant and eye opening when it came to the video and audio. Cult Films really went above and beyond to create a wonderful Blu-ray to own.
This movie has one of the most unique music scores. A fun, wild, trippy score. Both equally defining and perfected. The music score is done by a musical master Nino Rota. A true perfection at the musical world. His long vast career starting in 1933 and his work is still used today long after his death in 1979. He was a total master. He has worked on all of Fellini pictures, created each of there scores. He composed for such amazing films as 1963's The Leopard. The one of a kind and best film creation of the timely tale 1968's Romeo and Juliet. And both The Godfather and The Godfather Part 2, among many other amazing features. He was one of kind and his music in Juliet of the Spirits is a perfected brilliance.
Juliet of the Spirits is a multi-award winning film. A film that stands the test of time. This film in 1966 won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the first time in the UK that this is being released on Blu-ray and Cult Films is releasing it on all digital formats including Amazon. This is also a dual special edition, meaning you also get the DVD with the Blu-ray which just adds to the perfection of this product.
My Rating: 5 out of 5
New HD restoration and regrading from Cult Films. This has never looked so amazing. I was totally blown away that my movie loving mind was in total awe and beyond words at how beautiful this transfer was. If any movie deserved a new High Definition transfer, then it is Juliet of the Spirits. It looks amazing. The video quality is stunning. The vibrant colors and dynamic crisp imagery is like a new improved wonderment to the eyes. The audio is the same. A stunning impression on the ears that leaves a lasting mark. Cult Films always seems to butter up these classic films in a new worthy to praise example.
Like always Cult Films releases their products with special features. I love watching Cult Films releases for the simple fact is they honor the fan by giving amazing special features at times, which is always worth the buy, just for them.
A perfect, unique Audio Commentary by Kat Ellinger. A total worthwhile listen.
Exclusive video essay from Author, Critic and Oxford Professor Guido Bonsaver. A great experience.
This is another prime example of why I love the company Cult Films. They pick important films and give them new outlets of pristine quality. This is a must own Blu-ray for any fan of classic cinema, or cinema period. Cult Films always showcases the beauty of how to treat a film. Comes with some cool extras, and an awesome audio and video restoration. A solid product that I highly recommend and is a must own Blu-ray in my viewpoint.
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