Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2016
UPC: 0715515166416
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 7,578

Special Features

New restored high-definition digital transfer; "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; The End of "Salò," a forty-minute documentary about the film's production; New interviews with Production Designer Dante Ferretti and Director and Film Scholar Jean-Pierre Gorin; Theatrical Trailer; Plus: Essays by Film Scholars Naomi Greene and Roberto Chiese

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paolo Bonacelli The Duke
Giorgio Cataldi The Bishop
Umberto Paolo Quintavalle Chief Magistrate
Aldo Valletti The President
Caterina Boratto Signora Castelli
Elsa De Giorgi Signora Vaccari
Hélène Surgère Signora Vaccari
Sonia Saviange The Piano Virtuoso
Sergio Fascetti Masked Victim
Bruno Musso Masked Victim
Antonio Orlando Masked Victim
Claudio Cicchetti Masked Victim
Franco Merli Masked Victim
Umberto Chessari Masked Victim
Lamberto Book Masked Victim
Gaspare DiJenno Masked Victim
Giuliana Melis Female Victim
Faridah Malik Female Victim
Graziella Aniceto Female Victim
Renata Moar Female Victim
Dorit Henke Female Victim
Antinisca Nemour Female Victim
Benedetta Gaetani Female Victim
Olga Andreis Female Victim
Tatiana Mogilansky Young Woman
Susanna Radaelli Young Woman
Giuliana Orlandi Young Woman
Liana Acquaviva Young Woman
Rinaldo Missaglia Young soldier
Giuseppe Patruno Young Soldier
Guido Galletti Young Soldier
Efioso Etzi Young Soldier
Claudio Troccoli Collaborator
Fabrizio Menichini Collaborator
Maurizio Valaguzza Collaborator
Ezio Manni Collaborator
Paola Pieracci Procuress/servant
Carla Terlizzi Procuress/servant
Anna Maria Dossena Procuress/servant
Anna Recchimuzzi Procuress/servant
Ines Pellegrini The slavegirl
Marco Bellocchio The President (Dubbed Voice)
Laura Betti Signora Vaccari (Dubbed Voice)
Michel Piccoli Voice of the Duke (French Version)
Caterina Bonacelli Actor

Technical Credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini Director,Screenwriter
Nino Baragli Editor
Tatiana Casini Editor
Sergio Citti Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Danilo Donati Costumes/Costume Designer
Dante Ferretti Production Designer
Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom - The Film
1. Antechamber Of Hell [4:43]
2. Abducted [4:28]
3. The Selection [4:27]
4. Perfect Specimen [6:15]
5. "Everything Is Ready" [3:31]
6. Circle Of Obsessions [5:04]
7. "Take Another" [5:05]
8. How To Hold It [6:19]
9. Verification [3:58]
10. Newlyweds [3:03]
11. Like A Dog [6:58]
12. The Passion Of The Minister [2:49]
13. Circle Of Shit [8:10]
14. "Eat!" [4:36]
15. Punishment List [5:57]
16. Story Of The Posterior [5:40]
17. Signora Maggi's Masterpiece [5:47]
18. Circle Of Blood [6:10]
19. Wedding Night [3:29]
20. Ezio And The Maid [3:46]
21. Stories Of Torture [6:00]
22. The Pianist [2:47]
23. The Magistrate Watches [7:23]
Disc #2 -- Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom - The Supplements
1. The Final Scene [3:28]
2. Theses [7:25]
3. Method [3:44]
4. A Historical Moment [5:45]
5. Continuing On [6:13]
6. Life As He Saw It [:29]
1. Distance [6:04]
2. Politics [3:45]
3. Loss Of Innocence [5:01]
4. Sexual Identity [3:43]
5. Spectatorship [4:45]
1. Actors' Challenges [4:41]
2. A Difficult Script [8:39]
3. "Too Much" [2:49]
4. Pasolini's Cinema [2:38]
5. "Word With Movement" [7:56]
6. The Power Of Resignation [2:37]
7. Hypothetical Ending [3:16]
8. The Vilest Of Acts [7:05]
1. Allegory [3:28]
2. "A Learned Text" [7:25]
3. The Machine Exposed [3:44]
4. The Distance Of Possibility [5:45]
5. Activist Filmmaking [6:13]
6. Chapter 6 [:29]

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Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Loose-Cannon More than 1 year ago
The piece is very disturbing and not for the faint of heart. At times it seemed as if it were being especially shocking for the sake of appalling the viewer. However histoically accurate it may have been, there were moments when I felt the whole thing was over the top ridiculous. I wouldn't suggest this film to anyone.
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