Fellini's Casanova (1976) | Blu-ray release – Donald Sutherland is a stand-out as the legendary lothario

Federico Fellini's darkest film cracks through the myth of the legendary 18th century Italian lothario Giacomo Casanova. As played by Donald Sutherland (M.A.S.H, Don't Look Now), the notorious womaniser is presented as a pitiable and terrifying figure. Casanova craves respect as a scholar and yearns to pursue his interest in alchemy. A sex scandal lands him in prison, but an escape to Paris provides him a new lease of life. Yet every Court in Europe and its attendant patrons and hostesses will only entertain him if he lives up to his reputation in the ritual displays of sex and courtship which form part of the daily life of 18-Century Europe…

Fellini's Casanova gets a restored edition release on Blu-ray from Mr Bongo Films from 7 September.

For more about the film, check out our review (click here)