Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom
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|Format||Color, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, Restored|
|Runtime||1 hour and 56 minutes|
The notorious final film from Pier Paolo Pasolini (Mamma Roma), Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom, has been called nauseating, shocking, depraved, pornographic . . . It s also a masterpiece. The controversial poet, novelist, and filmmaker s transposition of the Marquis de Sade s eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time, a thought-provoking inquiry into the political, social, and sexual dynamics that define the world we live in.
DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- High-definition digital restoration
- Salo : Yesterday and Today, a thirty-three-minute 2002 documentary featuring interviews with director Pier Paolo Pasolini, actor-filmmaker Jean-Claude Biette, and Pasolini friend Ninetto Davoli
- Fade to Black, a twenty-three-minute 2001 documentary featuring directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, and John Maybury, as well as scholar David Forgacs
- The End of Salo, a forty-minute documentary about the film s production
- Video interviews with set designer Dante Ferretti and director and film scholar Jean-Pierre Gorin
- Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
- Theatrical trailer
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : Italian
- Product dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 113.4 Grams
- Item Model Number : unknown
- Media Format : Color, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, Restored
- Run time : 1 hour and 56 minutes
- Release date : 26 January 2016
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Criterion Collections
- ASIN : B016XFV3QA
- Number of discs : 1
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Interesting how the guards are motivated: subservient to the top 4 guys, they take part in the degradation of the victims. Interesting that the piano player, who tries to cheer up the victims before the "wedding," with some success, commits suicide, and yawns just before she does so.
Not for the squeamish, but Pasolini did have something to say: Consumerism is the new Fascism: figure out how to resist!
Might explain why the director was found murdered after making this film. To those that have watched this picture;
In the film feature supplements, they describe the 'consuming' scenes stating that "Chocolate with candied fruit" was used.
Hope this puts some sensitive "stomachs" to rest in peace. A film like this rarely ever comes along-maybe just as well.
That's all I have to say on this movie review!
Reviewed in Mexico on 23 October 2021