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: Not that many films hold the rather odd distinction of getting a lot of press for awards night acceptance (or non-acceptance as the case may be) behavior, but there are a few that spring immediately to mind. In the touching category, there's Hattie McDaniel's heartstring tugging speech when she was named the first African American winner of an Academy Award for her marvelous portrayal of Mammy in Gone With the Wind . In the more bizarre category, there was George C.
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".