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Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1975]

Release Date:01/26/2016
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    Special Features

    • "Salo": Yesterday and Today, a thirty-three-minute 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 documentary featuring filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, and John Maybury, as well as scholar David Forgacs
    • New interviews with Production Designer Dante Ferretti and Director and Film Scholar Jean-Pierre Gorin
    • New restored high-definition digital transfer
    • Plus: Essays by Film Scholars Naomi Greene and Roberto Chiese
    • The End of "Salò," a forty-minute documentary about the film's production
    • Theatrical Trailer


    Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
    The final work of notorious Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film updates the Marquis de Sade's most extreme novel to fascist Italy in the final days of WW II. Dispensing with the novel's meditations on sexual liberation and the search for truth, Pasolini presents four decadents who kidnap dozens of young men and women and subject them to the most hideous forms of torture and perversion in an isolated villa. Rape, murder, and a coprophagic banquet are only the beginning of the atrocities on display. Photographed by Tonino Delli Colli, the film also features a lavish score by Ennio Morricone. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Paolo Bonacelli
      Paolo Bonacelli - The Duke
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      Giorgio Cataldi - The Bishop
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      Aldo Valletti - The President
    • Caterina Boratto
      Caterina Boratto - Signora Castelli
    • Hélène Surgère
      Hélène Surgère - Signora Vaccari

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