where is La Dolce Vita?
I have been waiting to see this film for years, but it looks like I am either going to break down and buy a VHS copy (40-90 bucks) or just rent it from facets on icky VHS. Feh. I have been incredibly impressed with the volume of Fellini releases on DVD so far (La Strada, Juliet of the Spirits, 8 1/2, Nights of Cabiria).
But then I read this article from the New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 2003:
Sometimes, ownership is in dispute. Last February, a new video company, Koch-Lorber, announced that one of its first DVD's would be "La Dolce Vita" by Fellini. The company had bought the rights from a small company called International Media Films, which claimed it owned the movie.
But Paramount Pictures claims that it owns "La Dolce Vita." A legal battle is brewing. Koch-Lorber's DVD has been delayed. Paramount, meanwhile, is reportedly preparing its own DVD.