8 October 2015

BFI To Release 6 Film Box SET To Commerate Pasolini's Death

Brutal and uncompromising, the films of controversial director Pier Paolo Pasolini have shocked and outraged audiences for decades, and their power remains undiminished to this day.

Now presented together for the first time, in a Blu-ray box set released by the BFI on 2 November 2015, these six films stand as a testimony to his unique and untameable talents.

In Theorem, a youthful Terence Stamp seduces each member of a bourgeois family. Medea features opera legend Maria Callas in a dark tale of betrayal and revenge. The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights form the bawdy ‘Trilogy of Life’, all with scores by the legendary Ennio Morricone. And Pasolini’s final, shocking film, Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom, sees him pushing his art to extremes.

Special features
Alternative English language versions of all films
Deleted sequences and alternative shots for selected films
Original trailers and teaser spots
Theorem audio commentary by Italian-film expert Robert Gordon
Notes for an African Oresteia (Pasolini, 1970, 73 mins): an exploration of the parallels between Aeschylus’ Orestes trilogy and African politics
Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (Philo Bregstein, 1981, 58 mins): the classic documentary on Pasolini’s life and work
Walking with Pasolini (Roberto Purvis, 2008, 21 mins): documentary featuring Neil Bartlett, David Forgacs and Noam Chomsky
Pasolini and the Italian Genre Film (Alberto Farina, David Gregory, 2009, 35 mins): exclusive documentary featuring Italian film producers Alfredo Bini and Luciano Martino
Salò: Fade to Black (Nigel Algar, 2001, 24 mins): Mark Kermode explores the ongoing relevance of Pasolini’s final film
Open Your Eyes! (Gideon Bachmann, 2008, 21 mins): on the set of Salò
Ostia (Julian Cole, 1987, 26 mins): short film in which Derek Jarman plays Pasolini
Ostia audio commentary by director Julian Cole
‘Ostia – The Death of Pasolini’ (Peter Christopherson, 2009, 7 mins): short homage, set to the song by Coil
Illustrated booklet featuring a new essay by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and full film credits

Pasolini 6 Films will be relesed on Dual Format on November 2nd Pasolini Six Films 1968 - 1975

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