Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
My Voyage To Italy
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Martin Scorsese

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 5
Internet Links

Special Features
There are no supplements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26565
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 245
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/06/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Scorsese
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Sit down with Martin Scorsese for his documentary My Voyage To Italy (Il Mio Viaggio In Italia) which takes an intimate look at the Italian movies that sparked a passion in this acclaimed filmmaker. If you enjoyed A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, or if you are a rookie when it comes to international epics, you will love Scorsese

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 (though much of the program is windowboxed 1.33:1) DVD picture is mostly presented in black-and-white, and offers satisfying gray scale balance. The color segments (like the Roy Rogers clips and the featured 1954 movie Senso) often appear dated and undersaturated. Images are satisfying in terms of sharpness, though there is inherent softness in some of the film clips. With the bulk of the footage being sourced from classic movies, there are many source element artifacts like scratches and dirt (some appearing more obtrusive than others). Edge enhancement and pixelization are not huge distractions, but both are noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby