Casanova on DVD?
Seems like this flick is totally forgotten by DVD industry... Or I am wrong?share
hopefully it'll get released on criterion... i've got the city of women dvd released by newyorker video & it looks like merda, i hope this movie doesn't have the same fate..share
Can it even be rented on VHS? If so where? Thanksshare
It has never been offered on DVD or VHS. This is very strange. In one of his interviews (I think it was the Playboy interview published sometime either just before or just after the picture was released), Fellini indicated that he had great difficulty with this film because it was the only film he made whose protagonist Fellini basicall despised. Maybe Fellini's ambivalence about the movie has somehow effected its general obscurity, even among Fellini-istas.share
incorrect about never being on VHSshare
I rented this from a video store here in Chicago not too long ago. I was told it was converted onto DVD from a Greek laserdisc so yes, there are copies out there to be rented.share
I have a European DVD of this, but it's 145 minutes instead of 166 like it says here.share
I am watching the UK 2-DVD edition of Casanova. Spectacular. Geart special features.share
if you really search you can find some really nice versions on dvd on ebayshare
People, don't go for ebay. There are official editions available in the UK, France, Italy and now Australia. All english friendly and all with worthwhile extras.share
I recently wrote to the Criterion Collection & they stated they have no plans to release Casanova. It's possible that "No Shame" may release it, but there has been no official word. They recently released "Boccaccio '70" - so Casanova may be on their list? Just a guess.
Yes, I have noticed that "Casanova" is available in the UK and perhaps other places in Europe. Doesn't help many of us though, unless we have a non-region dvd player, it won't work here in the states. If I am not mistaken, Europe and Austrailia is region 2, the US is region 1. Any news of when it will hit our market?share
Is there an Italian audio track? I don't want the English dub...share
Is there an Italian audio track? I don't want the English dub...
The Sundance Channel version is mentioned to run 166 minutes.
On the other hand, I have an old printed review of the theatrical release and it mentions the runtime to be 155 minutes.
Is the "166 min" a typing error, or are there really such versions available? Can anyone check this out?
If the theatrical version runs 155 minutes in 24 fps, then it's ca. 149 minutes in PAL video system (25 fps). Are there still five minutes missing? What's the actual runtime on the UK disk (minutes and seconds)?
I checked the Finnish Film Censory Board's database and it tells that the cinema release in 1977 is (a) uncut, (b) runs 155 min 9 sec, (c) film is 4245 m long (d) and the movie is rated K/F-18.
The VHS release of 1988 is 148 min, rated K/F-15 and is uncut.
Released on DVD in Australia and New Zealand (Zone 4) in December 2005.share
It is on Sundance in Letterbox with an Italian audio track, so it doesn't need to be on DVD. Now you can spend that money on another DVD.share
Am I the only one who was disappointed with the fact that the film was NOT the English version? When Casanova first came out in American theaters, that was one of the advertising points, Fellini's first English language film.
True, it was a pleasure to see the film again after so many years, but I sorely missed Donald Sutherland's voice as Casanova to go along with bizarre physical character he created.
This is the only one of Fellini's films which I prefer with the english audio!
Fellini usually supervised the english dubbing on his films & it's obvious with this one. I would usually go against watching a film in any other language other than its intended one, but in the case of Fellini's Casanova, it seems to work.
The english dubbing fits with the artificiality of the world that Fellini created.
Everything is so off-kilter (in a good way) in this film, there are so many different countries/cultures imagined here, I think the english audio adds to the whole surreal experience.
Yes the English on the DVD I have matches better than the Italian (Dual Audio DVD) in fact the film looks/sounds/feels like it's English. I bought it on eBay for 8-10 bux widescreen great quality has Eng. Subs if you prefer the Italian though.share
The Australian DVD is in English and although it is pal format it is region 0 (region free)share
The Casanova DVD in English and Italian (Hung. sub) is now also available in Hungary among the cheap DVDs (900Ft=ca. 4 Euro)....if it helps anybody..share
has English, Italian and French dialog tracks, but only English subtitles and is the 155-min version. I prefer the Italian track: as Donald Sutherland readily admits in the great 45-minute interview on the disc, at times his performance is very poor, while the Italian actor who dubbed him for once seems more confident in the role!
HMV have currently got it for £6.99.
"Gentlemen, is this a great moment or a small one? I'm afraid I don't know."
Just purchased a copy today at das KulturKaufhaus on Friedrichstrasse 90 in Berlin for only €19.99 ($26.00 USD). It is letterbox (1.78:1), Region 2 (doesn't everyone own a multi-region player these days?), and has spoken language tracks in German, French, Italian, English and subtitles in German. It isn't listed on their site (www.kulturkaufhaus.de), much like a lot of their stock, but you may be able to call and order it.
Finally released by Universal's Vault Series strictly in Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fellinis-Casanova-Donald-Sutherland/dp/B005STRKQK/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_cart_1share