E1 takes U.S. rights to 'La Dolce Vita'

In time for 50th anniversary of Fellini classic

TORONTO -- Canadian distributor E1 Entertainment has gone for the sweet life by purchasing all North American rights to Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" as part of a library deal with International Media Films.

Toronto-based E1 Entertainment acquired the DVD, TV, digital and other rights to Fellini's classic 1960 film in time for a 50th anniversary special edition DVD release of "La Dolce Vita," and a theatrical re-release and a Blu-ray release, all in 2010.

Also included in the Italian film library deal is Vittorio De Sica's 1946 title "Shoe-Shine," and three early Luchino Visconti films, "Bellissima," "La Terra Trema" and "Ossessione."