Banned, censored and reviled the world over since its release, Pasolini's final and most controversial masterpiece is presented here fully uncut and uncensored in a brand new restoration. The content and imagery of Salo is extreme: it retains the power to shock, repel and distress. But it remains a cinematic milestone: culturally significant, politically vital, visually stunning.
Based on a novel by the Marquis de Sade - and taking as it setting the miniature fascist republic which Mussolini established in 1944 in Italy - this is a film about power, corruption, and the degradation of the human body. It is a devastating, angry cry from one of the most controversial auteurs in cinema history
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Includesd both Italian-language and English-language versions
- 'Ostia-The Death of Pasolini' by Coil - the band's 1986 track with a new video accompaniment
- Original Italian trailer
- 'Open Your Eyes!' (2008, 21 mins), Pasolini at work on the set of Salo
- 'Walking with Pasolini' (2008) Robert Purvis' new documentary exploring the meaning and impact of Pasolinis film, with Neil Bartlett, David Forgacs, Noam Chomsky and Craig Lapper (Chief Examiner, BBFC)
- 'Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die' (1981, 58 mins) the classic documentary on the life and death of Pasolini.
- 'Fade to Black' (2001, 24 mins - a documentary discussing the ongoing relevance and power of Pasolini's masterpiece.
- Ostia (1987, 26 mins) - a short film about Pasolini's last days, starring Derek Jarman
- Illustrated booklet containing a new introduction to Salo by Sam Rohdie, Gideon Bachmann's on-set diaries, reviews and correspondence exploring the film's troubled history, illustrated with stills and on-set photographs.