Shock to release Salo in 2015

Shock to release Salo in 2015

Salo

Finally I can part with my original Criterion edition of this DVD that has a photocopied cover (asshole on Trademe!). More importantly and finally a Region 4 copy and  a Blu-Ray copy. Yes, I know Criterion re-released it and the BFI did on Blu-ray  too but I ain’t spending a week’s worth of power and phone bill on one Blu-ray when I already have the film although a lot of those extras would have been worth it I was wise to wait as even though it took years we finally have a Region 4 release. Will be sure to keep an eye on Shock’s Cinema Cult label as it looks like they’e been releasing and are set to release R4 editions of a lot of overlooked cult classics. They’re also releasing Killer Klowns in February as well.

Release date: February 12th 2015

BANNED, CENSORED AND REVILED THE WORLD OVER SINCE ITS RELEASE, PASOLINI’S FINAL AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL MASTERPIECE IS PRESENTED HERE FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED.

The Marquise de Sade’s notorious novel has been transposed and updated to 1944. The scene is Salo, in northern Italy, when Mussolini is briefly freed from Italian partisans by Nazi forces. In a remote chateau, four powerful and prominent men, leaders of the local fascist mechanism, host a group of kidnapped young men and women, expressing their ultimate desires as the world crumbles around them. Four aging courtesans relate stories of their carnal pasts, which are then acted out with the ‘guests’ of the party. By exercising their power to degrade and destroy, the fascists illustrate how the misuses of power lead to the murder of innocents.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • ‘OSTIA – THE DEATH OF PASOLINI’ by Coil
  • ORIGINAL ITALIAN TRAILER

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • ‘OSTIA – THE DEATH OF PASOLINI’ by Coil
  • ORIGINAL ITALIAN TRAILER
  • OPEN YOUR EYES! – Newly created on-set documentary.
  • WALKING WITH PASOLINI – New documentary exploring the meaning and impact of Pasolini’s film.
  • FADE TO BLACK – Documentary with Mark Kermode.
  • WHOEVER SAYS THE TRUTH SHALL DIE – Philo Bregstein’s classic documentary on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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