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The British Film Institute has just announced the forthcoming release of their DVD/Blu-Ray special edition of Pier Paolo Pasolini's celebrated and controversial film Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom. Among many exclusive special features, the double-disc will include the Coil track "Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)," originally from Horse Rotorvator (1987), "with a newly created video accompaniment, shot especially for this release, by Peter Christopherson." Read on for the complete press release from BFI.


BFI to release Salò on Blu-ray and DVD with stunning special features

The BFI announces that its first Blu-ray title Salò or The 120 Days of Sodom will be released on 29th of September. The film will also be re-issued on DVD. Both formats will contain a wealth of stunning extras.

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s final and most controversial film has been banned, censored and reviled the world over since its first release in 1975. It did not receive UK certification until late 2000, when it was passed uncut.

The film’s content and imagery is extreme and it retains the power to shock, repel and distress. A brutal allegory based on the novel 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade, the film is a cinematic milestone – culturally significant, politically vital and visually stunning.

DISC ONE (DVD & Blu-ray)

DISC TWO (Standard Def PAL DVD Disc, to be included in both DVD & BD editions)

Fully illustrated booklet

Release date: 29 September 2008

RRP BD £24.99, DVD £22.99 / BD cat no: BFIB1001 / DVD cat no: BFIVD791 / cert 18

Italy, France / 1975 / colour
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