VOICE OF THE MOON, THE

THE VOICE OF THE MOON REVIEWED

“The Voice of the Moon” was Fellini’s final film. But, you’ve got Robert Benigni starring, so expect the laughs. But, it’s about a crazy person lost in a world of nostalgia and false dreams. If you’ve seen one later Fellini film, you’ve seen them all. A bewildered Italian man roams landscapes trying to find purpose to life, but then getting crushed by the vulgarity of it all. It’s not “Amarcord”, but what is?

Benigni finds new legs to the material, but it’s not like he’s reinventing the wheel. The film didn’t get theatrical exhibition in North America upon its 1990 release. While it was a different time, I can see why this release failed to inspire devotion. It’s a short film that spends its time trying to justify being feature length. I appreciate finally getting the chance to see the movie, but it’s not essential by any stretch of the imagination.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Trailer
  • Documentary
  • Archive Gallery

A/V STATS

  • 1.66:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM MONO

RELEASE DATE: 10/31/17

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