Monday, May 11, 2009

Federico Fellini Collection - Amarcord (1973)

Rating 7.9/10
Runtime: 123 min
Language: Italian/Greek
Country: Italy/France
Directed by: Federico Fellini
IMDb Link:


Pupella Maggio ... Miranda Biondi, Titta's Mother
Armando Brancia ... Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father
Magali Noël ... Gradisca, The hairdresser (as Magali' Noel)
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Teo, Titta's Uncle
Nando Orfei ... Patacca, Titta's Uncle
Luigi Rossi ... Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ... Titta Biondi
Gianfilippo Carcano ... Don Baravelli

Description: A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the nineteen-thirties, as is recalled by a director with a superstar's access to the resources of the Italian film industry and a piper's command over our imaginations. Federico Fellini's film combines the free form and make-believe splendor with the comic, bittersweet feeling for character and narrative we remember from some of his best films of the 1950s. The town in the film is based on Rimini, where Mr. Fellini grew up. Yet there is now something magical, larger-than-life about the town, its citizens and many of the things that happen to them.

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Also included:

* Improved English subtitles
* English commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
* Optional English-subbed soundtrack
* Deleted scene footage
* American release trailer

Video and audio information:

Video: 1.67 GB, 1914 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704*368 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio: 170/170 MB (main/commentary), 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x2000 = AC3

Dual audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original Italian and the other is an audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks or you can use VirtualDub to get rid of any of audio tracks by following these steps:

1. Download Virtualdub from that WWW address:

2. Download your version, unzip the files, start the program by running VirtualDub.exe

3. From “File” tab choose “Open video file” and find your dual audio file on your HDD (or you can simply drag and drop movie file into program window)

4. If any warining window pops up, just click on “OK”

5. From “Video” tab choose “Direct stream copy” option (very important, do not miss that step)

6. From “Audio” tab choose which audio stream you want to use, usually main stream is Stream 1, and commentary is on Stream 2, but to be 100 % sure use preview option that VD provides by clicking on “Play” button on the bottom of program window when video file is loaded. Of course you can get rid of original audio and save the file with commentary that way too, just by choosing other stream

7. From “File” tab choose “Save AVI file”, put movie name and choose destination folder and then click on OK. Program will start its job after no more than 2 minutes your only one audio track movie should be ready.

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