Trilogy of Life

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This box set compiles three Pier Paolo Pasolini films from the early 1970s, that challenged audiences to question a variety of cultural attitudes and religious traditions. Included are his adaptations of The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, and Arabian Nights.
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Overview

This box set compiles three Pier Paolo Pasolini films from the early 1970s, that challenged audiences to question a variety of cultural attitudes and religious traditions. Included are his adaptations of The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, and Arabian Nights.
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Special Features

New digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks; 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 Chiese 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: 715515099912
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: A
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 5:52:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 120

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Pier Paolo Pasolini Director
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