Fellini satyricon / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists ; un film prodotto da Alberto Grimaldi ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Federico Fellini e Bernardino Zapponi ; collaboratore al soggetto, Brunello Rondi ; per la PEA - Produzioni Europee Associate.
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
Two-DVD special edition.
DVD release of the 1969 motion picture.
Freely adapted from the novel by Petronio Arbitro.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (a dramatic reading from Eileen Lanouette Hughes's 1971 memoir, On the set of "Fellini satyricon": a behind-the-scenes diary); Trailer. Disc 2: Ciao, Federico! (1970 documentary by Gideon Bachmann, captures Federico Fellini at work on the set of Fellini Satyricon); Fellini (archival interviews with director: Gideon Bachmann (audio) - 1969, French television excerpt - 1969 (from the December 16, 1969 episode of JT de 2OH), Gene Shalt - 1975); Giuseppe Rotunno (new interview with the cinematographer, he discusses the production of the film); Fellini and Petronius (new documentary, classicists Joanna Paul and Luca Canali discuss Fellini's adaptation of Petronius's work); Mary Ellen Mark (new interview with the set photographer); Felliniana (a presentation of Fellini Satyricon ephemera from the collection of Don Young); new English subtitle translation. Insert includes an essay by film critic Michael Wood.
Costume design, Danilo Donati ; set design, Danilo Donati e Luigi Scaccianoce ; director of photography, Giuseppe Rotunno ; editor, Ruggero Mastroianni ; music by Nino Rota and Ilhan Mimaroglu, Tod Dockstader, Andrew Rudin.
Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone, Il Moro, Magali Noel, Capucine, Alain Cuny, Fanfulla, Danica la Loggia, Giuseppe Sanvitale, Genius, Lucia Bosé, Joseph Weelher, Hylette Adolphe, Tanya Lopert, Gordon Mitchell, Luigi Montefiori, Marcello di Folco, Elisa Mainardi, Donyale Luna, Carlo Giordana.
Follows the exploits of two pansexual young men-the handsome scholar Encolpius and his vulgar, insatiably lusty friend Ascyltus-as they move through a landscape of free-form pagan excess.