What's there to say about Federico Fellini's masterpiece that hasn't already been said? It's a classic, no doubt about it. If you've never had the pleasure to see the film before, feast your eyes on the Criterion Collection's two-disc DVD and enjoy the abundant digital goodies contained in it. Disc one contains the film, which has been appropriately letterboxed (1.85:1 enhanced), digitally remastered, and restored. Also included is a screen-specific commentary by film critic Gideon Bachmann and NYU Professor of Film Antonio Monda, an optional video introduction by director Terry Gilliam, who explains why he enjoys the film so much and why it remains his favorite Fellini experience. The transfer is exquisite, nicely showing off the film's beautiful black-and-white cinematography by the great Gianni di Venanzo. The film has never looked better on home video. The commentary track also makes this disc extremely worthwhile, as Bachmann and Monda detail every aspect of the film's production, as well as all of the many thematic, psychological, and personal layers that make the film so intriguing. As with the best commentary tracks, it's entertaining as well as informative. Think of it as a fantastic two-hour film course. Disc two continues the outstanding supplements by containing the 52-minute documentary "Fellini: A Director's Notebook," which was originally made for television. The documentary is part fantasy, part reality, and all Fellini. It makes a great addition to the set. Also included on the disc is a very nice 48-minute documentary about Fellini's frequent collaborator, composer Nino Rota, that no fan should miss. In addition, the disc includes interviews with several names: famed cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, most famous for his work on Apocalypse Now and his stunning collaborations for many of Bernardo Bertolucci's films; actress Sandra Milo, who stars in 8 1/2; and director Lina Wertmuller, who was responsible for many controversial and much-talked about films of the '60s and '70s. The disc also contains a plethora of behind-the-scenes stills and production photos. Liner notes are also included with the set. So if you're thinking of adding a new DVD to your collection or wondering which Fellini film to start with, 8 1/2 makes for both a perfect addition and a worthwhile introduction to one of the supreme masters of the cinema.