Salo, Or The 120 Days of Sodom/DVD

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< Salo, Or The 120 Days of Sodom


  • Region 1
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer The End of Salò, a 40-minute documentary about the film’s final scene | Salò: Yesterday and Today, a 35-minute documentary featuring interviews with Pier Paolo Pasolini, actor-filmmaker Jean-Claude Biette, and Pasolini’s friend Nineto Davoli | New interviews with set designer Dante Ferretti and filmmaker/film scholar Jean-Pierre Gorin | Optional English-dubbed soundtrack | Theatrical trailer | Optional English subtitles | PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Neil Bartlett, Roberto Chiesi, Naomi Greene, Gary Indiana, and Sam Rohdie, and excerpts from Gideon Bachman’s on-set diary


  • Region 2
  • Studio: BFI
  • Special Features: Disc 1: Main Feature: Fully Complete & Uncut, telecined from original Italian restoration negatives. 1.85:1 (16x9 Enhanced) / PAL DVD9 / DD mono (320 kbps). Original Italian language version (with optional English subtitles). Original English language version (with optional HoH subtitles). Original Italian trailer (with optional English subtitles). Coil - Ostia (the Death of Pasolini) The original 1987 track from Coil's celebrated second album, Horse Rotorvator, with a newly created video accompaniment, shot especially for this release, by Peter Christopherson. Disc 2: Extra Features: On set footage and interviews (1974, 25m) – newly created documentary using full colour footage shot in 1974 by acclaimed film journalist and Pasolini expert Gideon Bachmann. Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (1981, 58m) Philo Bregstein's classic documentary on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Fade to Black (2001, 25m) – documentary with Mark Kermode exploring the ongoing relevance and power of Pasolini's controversial masterpiece, with Bernardo Bertolucci and other leading directors. Ostia (1991, 25m, with optional director commentary track). Julian Cole's short film about the last days of Pasolini, starring Derek Jarman | Fully illustrated booklet: Newly commissioned essay by Sam Rohdie (Italian film scholar and author on Pasolini) Sight & Sound article by Gideon Bachmann incorporating his on-set diary. 1979 review of the film by Gilbert Adair. James Ferman letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Cast and credits for the film. Pasolini biography by Italian film specialist Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. Photographs of Pasolini at work on set.
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