Criterion Collection: Trilogy Of Life

Overview

This three-pack of Pier Paolo Pasolini-directed films from the 1970s includes The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, and Arabian Nights.
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Overview

This three-pack of Pier Paolo Pasolini-directed films from the 1970s includes The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, and Arabian Nights.
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Special Features

New digital restorations of all three films; New visual essays by film scholars Patrick Rumble and Tony Rayns on The Decameron and Arabian Nights, respectively; New interviews with production designer Dante Ferretti, composer Ennio Morricone, and film scholar Sam Rohdie; Introduction to Arabian Nights by director Pier Paolo Pasolini; The Lost Body of Alibech (2005), a documentary by Robert Chiesi about a lost sequence from The Decameron; Pasolini and the Secret Humiliation of Chaucer (2006), a documentary by Chiesi about The Canterbury Tales; Via Pasolini (2005), a documentary featuring archival footage of Pasolini discussing his views on language, film and modern society; Pasolini and the Form of the City (1974), a documentary by Pasolini and Paolo Brunatto about the Italian cities of Orte and Sabaudia; Deleted scenes from Arabian Nights; Pasolini-approved English-dubbed track for The Canterbury Tales; Trailers; New English subtitle translations; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by critic Colin MacCabe; Pasolini's 1975 statement "Trilogy of Life Rejected"; excerpts from Pasolini's Berlin Film Festival press conference for The Canterbury Tales; and a report fron the set of Arabian Nights by critic Gideon Bachmann
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • UPC: 715515100311
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 5:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,778

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Decameron
1. Ciappelletto, the Murderer [4:03]
2. Andreuccio's Sister [11:24]
3. Grave Robbers [8:08]
4. Ciappelletto, the Thief [1:25]
5. A Miracle! [13:03]
6. Peronella's Jar [5:26]
7. Ciappelletto, the Saint [13:31]
8. Giotto's Best Pupil [4:32]
9. Caterina and Riccardo [10:08]
10. Inspiration [2:01]
11. Lorenzo's Head [14:41]
12. Don Gianni's Trick [10:45]
13. Sin and Redemption [11:53]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #2 -- The Canterbury Tales
1. Prologue [7:58]
2. "The Merchant's Tale" [18:33]
3. "The Friar's Tale" [14:32]
4. "The Cook's Tale" [11:59]
5. "The Miller's Tale" [15:42]
6. "The Wife of Bath's Tale" [11:39]
7. "The Reeve's Tale" [12:43]
8. "The Pardoner's Tale" [13:13]
9. "The Summoner's Tale" [4:01]
10. Epilogue [:48]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #3 -- Arabian Nights
1. Lady of Moons [10:40]
2. Zumurrud's Story [4:22]
3. The Plain and the Beautiful [7:43]
4. Nur Ed Din's Search [6:22]
5. Forty Thieves [2:42]
6. Crowded King [10:07]
7. Dream [4:28]
8. Wedding Day [6:28]
9. Signs of Love [6:54]
10. "Love is My Master" [7:58]
11. "Weep as You Made Her Weep" [3:44]
12. Cockerel [6:10]
13. Princess Dunya's Garden [5:08]
14. The Painter's Story [6:11]
15. Demon's Revenge [6:55]
16. Transformation [4:33]
17. Copper Knight [7:35]
18. Premonition Fulfilled [7:46]
19. Dream Revealed [3:55]
20. Nur Ed Din and Numurrud [10:33]
1. Color Bars [:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Decameron
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   On The Decameron
      Play
   The Lost Body of Alibech
      Play
   Trailers
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- The Canterbury Tales
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Sam Rohdie Interview
      Play
   Pasolini and the Secret Humiliation of Chaucer
      Play
   English-Language Inserts
   Trailers
   Setup
      Languages
         Italian
         English
      Subtitles
         Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Arabian Nights
   Pier Paolo Pasolini Introduction
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   On Arabian Nights
      Play
   Deleted Scenes
      Play
   Trailers
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Supplements
   Dante Ferretti
      Play
   Ennio Morricone
      Play
   Via Pasolini
      Play
   Pasolini and the Form of the City
      Play
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
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