Aug 262020
 

The comedy-drama, Dear Diary (Caro Diario) comes to Blu-ray through Film Movement and is available to purchase on September 8.

 

 

Caro Diario
(Dear Diary)
(1993)

Genre(s): Comedy
Film Movement | NR – 100 min. – $29.95 | September 8, 2020

Date Published: 08/26/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Director: Nanni Moretti
Writer(s): Nanni Moretti (written by)
Cast: Nannu Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Antonio Neiwiller, Jennifer Beals


DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Deleted Scene, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: Italian (PCM 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.66
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.49 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.15 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


Film Movement provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


 PLOT SYNOPSIS


Filmmaker Nanni Moretti (NANNI MORETTI) goes on three disparate journeys. First, he rides through Rome on a scooter, musing on cinema, and has a chance encounter with actress Jennifer Beals. Next, he and his friend, Gerardo (RENATO CARPENTIERI), tour a number of islands searching for a peaceful place to write a screenplay. And finally, Moretti, hampered by a nagging skin rash, goes from doctor to doctor looking for the right diagnosis, which may or may not turn out to be severe.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5


This release comes with a booklet. The only bonus material is a Making-of Featurette (31:06), a Deleted Scene (2:44) and the Trailer (1:54).

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Caro Diario (Dear Diary) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Film Movement. The 1080p high-definition transfer is taken from a new 2K digital restoration and as an indie movie going on 25+ years, looks pretty darn good. Detail on this, especially close-ups, is impressive with sharpness. Outside of a few minor blemishes, mainly some specs, it’s a relatively clean looking transfer.

AUDIO – 4.5/5


The movie comes with a strong Italian language PCM 2.0 track, at least stronger than expected for a travelogue comedy-drama. Dialogue comes through with good clarity and there is some ambient noises, like the sounds of the city, that do come through.

 


 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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