Summary: Winner of more than 40 international awards, including the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, Roberto Benigni's "La vita e bella" a.k.a "Life is Beautiful" (1997) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Studio Canal. The supplemental features on the disc include original theatrical trailer; raw footage from the shooting of the film; interview with Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi; making of featurette; and Dominique Maillet's documentary "Revisiting Life is...
Conclusion: I'm so glad I finally got around to watching 'Life is Beautiful!' Now I understand what all the fuss is about. The world of film is often filled with pessimistic characters, so it's nice to see an optimist who really can make a difference. The way Guido views the world helps more than just him. It's what keeps his son safe and alive. With a decent audio and video package, I'd recommend this release to anyone.
Excerpt: Okay. Let's talk about Life is Beautiful , arguably the most hotly debated Holocaust film ever made. It's a movie that has built up a generous portion of similarly passionate fans and detractors. I once spoke to a girl who gushed about how much it had moved her; tears came to her eyes as she recounted a handful of exceptionally heartbreaking moments.
Summary: Winner of more than 40 international awards, Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful" (1997) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Canadian distributors Alliance. The supplemental features on the disc include a standard making of featurette, Academy Awards TV commercials, and the film's original U.S. theatrical trailer. In Italian and German, with optional English and French subtitles for the main feature. Region-A "locked".