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Senso: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 123 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Disc 1:
    The celebrated Film Foundation/Cineteca di Bologna digital restoration, created in consultation with cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno and Martin Scorsese
    The Making Of Senso, a new documentary featuring Rotunno, assistant director Francesco Rosi, costume designer Piero Tosi, and Caterina D'Amico, daughter of screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico and author of Life And Work Of Luchino Visconti
    Visual essay by film scholar Peter Cowie
    New and improved English subtitle translation

    Disc 2:
    The Wanton Countess, a rarely seen English-language version of the film
    Viva Verdi, a new documentary on Visconti, Senso, and opera
    Man Of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti, a 1966 BBC program exploring Visconti's mastery of cinema, theater, and opera direction

    Plus a booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker and author Mark Rappaport and an excerpt from actor Farley Granger's autobiography, Include Me Out
This lush, Technicolor tragic romance from Luchino Visconti stars Alida Valli as a nineteenth-century Italian countess who, amid the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant, played by Farley Granger. Gilded with fearless performances, ornate costumes and sets, and a rich classical soundtrack, Visconti's operatic melodrama is an extraordinary evocation of reckless emotions and deranged lust from one of the cinema's great sensualists.
 
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