I wrote a couple of months ago about the forthcoming Criterion Bluray of Ettore Scola‘s A Special Day, and here’s another mention with the 10.13 street date just around the corner. It’s an exceptionally moving two-hander, and is arguably the best film Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni ever costarred in. I love the original color scheme, which is not precisely sepia but sepia mixed with faded color. DVD Beaver‘s Gary Tooze has posted comparisons between a 2007 DVD version and the Criterion Bluray, which was restored last year by CSC-Cineteca Nazionale at L’Immagine Ritrovata with the digital transfer supervised by Scola. The eight-year-old DVD mainly went with faded color.