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Director Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • Salo [DVD + Blu-ray] Salo | Blu Ray | (23/05/2011) from £9.95  |  Saving you £12.70 (55.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    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.

  • The Decameron (DVD + Blu-ray) The Decameron (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (05/12/2011) from £9.65  |  Saving you £10.34 (51.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The first of Pasolini’s colourful, entertaining and highly erotic Trilogy of Life films, The Decameron tells ten stories based on fourteenth-century originals. Full of bawdy, earthy spirit, and presented in a high-definition restoration, the film romps through its tales of sex and death – of lusty nuns and priests, cuckolded husbands, murdered lovers and grave-robbers – with five of the stories linked by the character of an intriguing artist, played by Pasolini himself.

  • The Witches [Blu-ray] The Witches | Blu Ray | (08/01/2018) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The Witches In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an episode in which Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch. Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, Death in Venice) and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini (Bicycle Thieves) open the film with The Witch Burned Alive, about a famous actress and a drunken evening that leads to unpleasant revelations. Civic Sense is a lightly comic interlude from Mauro Bolognini (The Lady of the Camelias) with a dark conclusion, and The Earth as Seen from the Moon sees Italian comedy legend Totò team up with Pier Paolo Pasolini (Theorem) for the first time for a tale of matrimony and a red-headed father and son. Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge in The Sicilian s Wife, while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as Mangano s estranged husband in An Evening Like the Others, concluding The Witches with a stunning homage to Italian comic books. Features: Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original Italian mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) Brand-new audio commentary by film critic and novelist Tim Lucas Interview with actor Ninetto Davoli, recorded exclusively for this release English-language version of Vittorio De Sica s episode, An Evening Like the Others, starring Clint Eastwood Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone and Kat Ellinger

  • Arabian Nights [Blu-ray] [1974] Arabian Nights | Blu Ray | (27/04/2009) from £22.69  |  Saving you £2.30 (9.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series was two years in the making. The locations - Yemen Ethiopia Iran and Nepal - form a rich exotic backdrop to these tales of slaves and kings potions betrayals demons and most of all love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Engrossing mysterious profound and liberating this is an exquisitely dreamlike sensuous and adult interpretation of the original folk tales presented here in a beautiful new high definition restoration.

  • Oedipus Rex [Edipo Re] [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] [1967] Oedipus Rex (Dual Format Edition) | Blu Ray | (24/09/2012) from £8.69  |  Saving you £11.30 (56.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Three years after The Gospel According to Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini resumed his series of classical adaptations with asavage, highly personal take on Sophocles' ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex (Edipo Re). As his first colour feature, Oedipus Rex makes brilliant use of wildly alternating Moroccan landscapes to transpose collective myth into a particular vision that is at once tender, sensual, and wholly unsparing.The film is divided into three sections set in different eras. The opening takes place in 1920s Italy, and recounts a birth thatechoes that of the director himself, the product of a beautiful bourgeoise's affair with a military officer. The mid section depicts a time outside of history - it is here that the myth of Oedipus (portrayed by Franco Citti of Accattone and Coppola's The Godfather), one of patricide and incest, plays out opposite the young man's mother/lover (Silvana Mangano). An epilogue shot on the streets of present-day Bologna finds Oedipus playing his flute for a bustling citizenry.

  • Pasolini Blu-ray Collection (6-disc set) Pasolini Blu-ray Collection (6-disc set) | Blu Ray | (02/11/2015) from £33.25  |  Saving you £36.74 (52.50%)  |  RRP £69.99

    The Pasolini collection brings together six controversial films by the legendary Italian filmmaker, including his bawdy 'Trilogy of Life' films (The Decameron, Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights), all of which feature scores by the Academy Award winning composer Ennio Morricone. Also included is Pasolini's brutal adaptation of Euripedes' Medea, starring opera sensation Maria Callas in her only film role, the scandalous modern drama Theorem, featuring a youthful Terence Stamp, and Pasolini's final, shocking film, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, based on the writings of the infamous Marquis De Sade. These intense, shocking and often extreme films challenged audiences and critics upon their original release, and they continue to do so today. Pasolini's legacy can be felt in the raw and energetic cinema of independent filmmakers such as Miike Takashi (whose Visitor Q is a re-interpretation of Theorem) and Abel Ferrara (whose latest film explores Pasolini's final days, with Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ) playing the great director).

  • Hawks and Sparrows (1966) / Pigsty (1969) [Masters of Cinema] Limited Edition (Blu-ray) Hawks and Sparrows (1966) / Pigsty (1969) Limited Edition (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (22/02/2016) from £9.05  |  Saving you £8.94 (49.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    From its sung opening credits, Hawks and Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini) is a wonderfully free-form picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion and the state of modern Italy, as the beloved comic actor Totò, Pasolini regular Ninetto Davoli and a talking crow wander the landscape through a gauntlet of unexpected encounters. Pigsty (Porcile) is one of his most controversial works, interspersing the mute wanderings of cannibalistic savages against a barren, volcanic earth with the tale of Julian (played by Nouvelle Vague icon Jean-Pierre Léaud), his radically politicised fiancée Ida (Anne Wiazemsky, Au Hasard Balthazar), and the financial machinations of his father Herr Klotz in contemporary industrialised Germany. Both films demonstrate a restless, pioneering artist's exploration of the natural world contrasted with the societal structures that govern human life. Visually inspired and playing by no-one's rules other than his own, these two brilliant works by Pasolini are presented on Blu-ray for the first time in a new limited edition.

  • Accattone/ Comizi d'amore [Love Meetings] (1961 / 1958) (Masters of Cinema) [Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD] Accattone/ Comizi d'amore (1961 / 1958) (Masters of Cinema) | Blu Ray | (26/03/2012) from £10.29  |  Saving you £12.70 (55.20%)  |  RRP £22.99

    The debut feature of Italian filmmaker-novelist-poet-provocateur Pier Paolo Pasolini (Sal, or the 120 Days of Sodom; The Gospel According to Matthew; The Decameron), Accattone rocked the cinema world with its depictions, at once raw and elegant, of the underside of Roman street life - and, in the process, seemed to announce a new direction for Italian films: a neo-neorealism. On the mean streets of Rome, Accattone's eponymous pimp (played by Franco Citti, one of a remarkable cast of local non-professionals) leads a hand-to-mouth existence on the very margins of society: prostituting, scrounging, exploiting. When his prize prostitute Maddalena is arrested and jailed, the pimp's fortunes dwindle, and he is forced to confront his own existence. The work of one of Italy's foremost auteurs, Accattone combines a fascination with poverty, sexual mores, and the entrapments of society, with a sense of humanity and sanctity rarely seen in cinema.

  • Medea (DVD + Blu-ray) Medea (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (05/12/2011) from £8.98  |  Saving you £11.01 (55.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A mythical tale of love, betrayal and revenge, Medea is a fascinating collision of Freudian and Marxist themes from Italy's most controversial director. Adapted from the Euripidean drama, Pasolini's disturbing vision of personal and national conflict stars operatic legend Maria Callas in the title role, offering an extraordinary performance as the high priestess Medea whose love is threatened by corrupt political ambition. A vivid and aesthetically challenging vision, Medea is a complex blend of classical mythology and contemporary social criticism.

  • Mamma Roma - (Mr Bongo Films) (1962) [DVD] Mamma Roma - (Mr Bongo Films) (1962) | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (55.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Pasolini's Mamma Roma stars the Academy award-winning Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo) who plays the lead role of a prostitute who attempts to better her life for her son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo - Ro.Go.Pa.G.). But her efforts may be too late as Ettore is drawn to the street life and ironically falls for a young whore.

  • Theorem [Blu-ray] Theorem | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013) from £9.30  |  Saving you £10.34 (51.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Award-winning and controversial 1968 film starring Terence Stamp and Silvana Mangano, and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Decameron, Salo). A handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives at a middle-class household in Milan and seduces each family member, including the maid, leaving the family in crisis. Theorem is visually ravishing and features superb performances from its international cast, and a brilliant soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

  • The Gospel According to Matthew [Il vangelo secondo Matteo] (1964) (Masters of Cinema) [Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD] The Gospel According to Matthew (1964) (Masters of Cinema) | Blu Ray | (26/03/2012) from £7.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (55.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Internationally hailed by critics as his masterpiece, Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St Matthew is a visually stunning, emotionally stirring film version of the life of Christ, based upon the writings of the apostle Matthew.Pasolini's vision is both deeply religious and determinedly polictical, with the messiah portrayed as a peasant outcast, driven by anger at social injustice. Convincing performances by an entirely non-professional cast, impressive cinematography and an inventive use of music, from Bach to Billie Holiday, combine to great effect in this landmark of world cinema.Pier Paolo Pasolini is one of the most controversial figures of the Italian cultural landscape. Not only a film director, he was also an essayist, poet, novelist and committed communist. His films remain his most enduring legacy.

  • Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom [1975] Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom | DVD | (02/04/2001) from £13.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom (known in Italian as Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) provoked howls of outrage and execration on its original release in 1975, and the controversy rages to this day. Until the British Board of Film Classification finally ventured a certificate in 2000, the movie could only be shown at private cinema clubs, and even then in severely mutilated form. The relaxation of the censors' shears allows you to see for yourself what the fuss was about, but be warned--Salò will test the very limits of your endurance. Updating the Marquis de Sade's phantasmagorical novel of the same title from 18th-century France to fascist Italy at the end of World War II, writer-director Pasolini relates a bloodthirsty fable about how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Four upper-class libertines gather in an elegant palazzo to inflict the extremes of sexual perversion and cruelty upon a hand-picked collection of young men and women. Meanwhile, three ageing courtesans enflame the proceedings further by spinning tales of monstrous depravity. The most upsetting aspect of the film is the way Pasolini's coldly voyeuristic camera dehumanises the victims into lumps of random flesh. Though you may feel revulsion at the grisly details, you aren't expected to care much about what happens to either master or slave. In one notorious episode, the subjugated youths are forced to eat their own excrement--a scene almost impossible to watch, even if you know the meal was actually composed of chocolate and orange marmalade. (Pasolini mischievously claimed to be satirising our modern culture of junk food.) Salò is the ultimate vision of apocalypse--and as if in confirmation, the director was himself brutally murdered just before its premiere. You can reject the movie as the work of an evil-minded pornographer, but you won't easily forget it. --Peter Matthews

  • The Canterbury Tales (DVD + Blu-ray) The Canterbury Tales (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (05/12/2011) from £9.49  |  Saving you £10.34 (51.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The second part of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life is based on the fourteenth-century stories of Geoffrey Chaucer. Plunging with gusto into some of the blackest and bawdiest of the tales, Pasolini celebrates almost every conceivable form of sexual act with a rich, earthy humour. The film’s visual magic is complimented by this new high-definition restoration.Special features Alternative English-language version presented with English-version inserts Original Italian trailer Exclusive new documentary exploring Pasolini’s significance on the Italian genre film Fully illustrated booklet including essays, reviews and biography A particular delight is the use of a largely British cast, including Hugh Griffith, Jenny Runacre and Tom Baker, which Pasolini himself takes the part of Chaucer.

  • Arabian Nights (DVD + Blu-ray) Arabian Nights (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (05/12/2011) from £9.30  |  Saving you £10.34 (51.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The final part of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life series was two years in the making. The locations – Yemen, Ethiopia, Iran and Nepal – form a rich, exotic backdrop to these tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Engrossing, mysterious, profound and liberating, Arabian Nights is an exquisitely dreamlike, sensuous and adult interpretation of the original folk tales, presented here in a beautiful new high-definition restoration. Extras include an alternative English language version, deleted sequences and the original trailer.

  • The Gospel According To St. Matthew [1964] The Gospel According To St. Matthew | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £9.99  |  Saving you £1.62 (10.80%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Internationally hailed by critics as his masterpiece Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St Matthew is a visually stunning emotionally stirring film version of the life of Christ based upon the writings of the apostle Matthew. Pasolini's vision is both deeply religious and determinedly polictical with the messiah portrayed as a peasant outcast driven by anger at social injustice. Convincing performances by an entirely non-professional cast impressive cinematography

  • RoGoPaG (Masters of Cinema) (DVD) RoGoPaG (Masters of Cinema) (DVD) | DVD | (27/08/2012) from £5.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (64.70%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Conceived by the legendary Italian producer Alfredo Bini, the multi-director portmanteau film Let's Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG (Laviamoci il cervello: RoGoPaG) brought together four esteemed directors of European cinema to contribute comic episodes reflective of the swinging post-boom era. The resulting omnibus collectively examines social anxieties around sex, nuclear war, religion, urbanisation - and the promise of a modern cinema.Roberto Rossellini's Illibatezza (Virginity) follows an airline stewardess plagued by an obsessed American tourist whose 8mm camera enables the indulgence of a personal, and solipsistic, vision of the Ideal. Jean-Luc Godard's Il nuovo mondo (The New World) takes place in an Italian-dubbed Paris beset by nuclear fallout, and wittily chronicles the changes that take place in the lives - and medicine cabinet - of a handsome young couple. Pier Paolo Pasolini's scandalous La ricotta (Ricotta, as in the curded cheese) presents the goings-on around a film shoot devoted to the Crucifixion and presided over by none other than Orson Welles (playing a kind of stand-in for Pasolini himself); it is this episode that landed Pasolini with a suspended four-month prison sentence. Lastly, Ugo Gregoretti's Il pollo ruspante (Free-Range Chicken) depicts a middle-class Milanese family flirting with the purchase of real-estate and engaging catastrophically with an antagonistic consumerist infrastructure.

  • Hawks and Sparrows [Masters of Cinema] (DVD) [1966] Hawks and Sparrows (DVD) | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £10.45  |  Saving you £5.54 (34.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    One of the handful of films that found Pier Paolo Pasolini sustaining a merrier mode of cultural assault, Hawks And Sparrows (Uccellacci E Uccellini) features Italy's popular comic actor Tot (known to cinephiles as the star of Roberto Rossellini's Dov' la liberta...?) and Pasolini regular Ninetto Davoli in a picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion, and the legacy of neorealism.A crow gifted with the power of speech accompanies wandering duo Tot and Ninetto on a trail that leads to their roles as Franciscan friars who preach to the literal hawks and sparrows, before returning in time to gaze upon slum-dwellers, Danteist dentists, itinerant actor-hippies, and, ultimately, the state of the modern world.

  • Pigsty [Porcile] [Masters of Cinema] (DVD) [1969] Pigsty (DVD) | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £5.19  |  Saving you £10.80 (67.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Decades on from its release, and featuring an all-star cast that includes Jean-Pierre Laud, Anne Wiazemsky, Franco Citti, Pierre Clmenti, and Marco Ferreri, Pigsty [Porcile] remains one of Pier Paolo Pasolini's most controversial and wilfully provocative works – a deranged parody of cinema as revolutionary act. It comprises parallel stories: (1) Clmenti and Citti as cannibalistic savages who rampage a world outside of any distinct time or place, and who push against the boundaries of human morality; (2) Godard-regulars Laud and Wiazemsky as a romantically engaged couple in a contemporary Germany painted as a morass of industrialisation, fascist impulse, and bestial instincts. Special Features: New high-definition transfer in the film's original aspect ratio Original Italian theatrical trailer Newly translated optional English subtitles Illustrated booklet featuring rare archival imagery, the words of Pasolini, and more!

  • Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom [1975] Salo, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £99.99  |  Saving you £-77.00 (-334.90%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Pasolini's controversial film has been widely regarded to be one of the most disturbing ever made based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade. Pasolini transposes the setting of De Sade's book from 18th century France to the last days of Mussolini's regime in the Republic of Sal''.

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