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Salo: Dual Format (With DVD) (aka The 120 Days Of Sodom)

Salo: Dual Format (With DVD) (aka The 120 Days Of Sodom)

Released on 23 May 2011

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years and over

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The world's most controversial film comes to DVD and Blu-ray in 2-disc editions. Presented fully uncut and in its most complete version, the film has been re-mastered from the original Italian restoration negatives. Pier Paolo Pasolini's final and most shocking film has been banned, censored and reviled the world over since its first release in 1975. Salo did not receive UK certification until late 2000, when it was passed uncut. The BFI then released it on DVD in 2001 and, despite having been out of print for almost three years, the title still ranks amongst BFI's all-time top 10 best-selling DVDs. The film's content and imagery is extreme and it retains the power to shock, repel and distress even today. A brutal allegory based on the novel 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade, the film is a cinematic milestone - culturally significant, politically vital and visually stunning.
  • Alternative English-language version
  • Original Italian trailer
  • Open Your Eyes! (2008, 21 mins): Pasolini and his actors at work and in interview on the set of Salo.
  • Walking with Pasolini (Roberto Purvis, 2008, 21 mins): New documentary exploring the meaning and impact of Pasolini's film, with Neil Bartlett, David Forgacs, Noam Chomsky and Craig Lapper (Chief Examiner, BBFC).
  • Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (1981, 58 mins) Philo Bregstein's classic documentary on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
  • Fade to Black (Nigel Algar, 2001, 24 mins) Documentary with Mark Kermode exploring the ongoing relevance and power of Pasolini's controversial masterpiece, with Bernardo Bertolucci and other leading directors.
  • Ostia (Julian Cole, 1991, 25 mins, with optional director commentary track) - Cole's rarely seen short film about the last days of Pasolini, starring Derek Jarman. Extensive illustrated booklet including:
  • 'Ostia - the Death of Paolini' by Coil: the band's 1986 track with new video accompaniment shot specially for this release.
  • 48-page illustrated booklet containing a new introduction to Salo by Sam Rohdie
  • Gideon Bachmann's on-set diaries
  • reviews and correspondence charting the film's troubled history
  • stills and on-set photographs.
certificate18 years and over
directorPier Paolo Pasolini
duration1 hour and 56 minutes