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The Damned - The Criterion Collection

£17.99

Released: 25th October 2021

Barcode: 5050629216233

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • Certification: TBC
  • Category: World Cinema
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Released: 25th October 2021

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    The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur LUCHINO VISCONTI (The Leopard) employs the mechanics of deliriously stylized melodrama to portray Nazism’s total corruption of the soul. In the wake of Hitler’s ascent to power, the wealthy industrialist von Essenbeck family and their associates - including the scheming social climber Friedrich (The Night Porter’s DIRK BOGARDE), the incestuous matriarch Sophie (Winter Light’s INGRID THULIN), and the perversely cruel heir Martin (The Godfather: Part III’s HELMUT BERGER, memorably donning Dietrich-like drag in his breakthrough role)—descend into a self-destructive spiral of decadence, greed, perversion, and all consuming hatred as they vie for power, over the family business and over one another. The heightened performances and Visconti’s luridly expressionistic use of Technicolor conjure a garish world of decaying opulence in which one family’s downfall comes to stand for the moral rot of a nation.

    BONUS FEATURES SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 2K digital restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna and Institut Lumière, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Alternate Italian-language soundtrack
    • Interview from 1970 with director Luchino Visconti about the file
    • Archival interviews with actors Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, and Charlotte Rampling
    • Visconti: Man of Two Worlds, a 1969 behind-thescenes documentary
    • New interview with scholar Stefano Albertini about the sexual politics of the film
    • New English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by scholar D. A. Miller
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    Directed by Luchino Visconti
    Additional info Language(s): Italian, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Duration 157 mins
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