Rent Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma (1975)

2.9 of 5 from 143 ratings
1h 52min
Rent Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma (aka Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Pasolini's final and most controversial film has been banned censored and reviled the world over since it's first release. The film is based on the Marquis de Sade's novel '120 Days of Sodom', with the setting transposed to Mussolini's miniature Fascist Republic of Salo, Italy in 1944. The film's content and imagery is extreme, and it retains the power to shock, repel and distress a quarter of a century on. 'Salo' remains a cinematic milestone - culturally significant, politically vital and visually stunning.
Actors:
, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, , , , , Sonia Saviange, Sergio Fascetti, , , Claudio Cicchetti, , Umberto Chessari, Lamberto Book, Gaspare Di Jenno, Giuliana Melis, Faridah Malik, Graziella Aniceto,
Directors:
Producers:
Alberto Grimaldi, Antonio Girasante, Alberto De Stefanis
Writers:
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti
Aka:
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2001
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/09/2008
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'Ostia - The Death of Pasolini' by Coil: the band's 1986 track with new video accompaniment
  • Original Italian Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma

Tough Stuff - Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
14/08/2008

One can understand why censors in the 70's cut this film - not so much because of the sex and violence, but for the humiliating and degrading treatment of the characters. The teenage victims are even for today's standard treated harshly, whereas the sex and violence seem more tame than in recent films. Watch it in spite of the more unpleasent scenes as it is based on a classic tale by de Sade.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Repulsive political allegory - Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma review by JO

Spoiler Alert
17/10/2018

During World War II in Mussolini's republic of Salo four fascist libertine governors commit unspeakable depravities against a group of young captives. Pasolini's final film is a bleak allegory of fascism taken to the extreme of sexual degradation. Very hard to watch particularly the last scenes which depict a flagrant orgy of obscenity: a young boy has his tongue cut out, another has his eye gouged out and a woman is seen being scalped. Impossible to justify on any moral grounds, this is utterly repulsive viewing. However, as a work of art, it's impossible to ignore. The film is brilliantly constructed and shot as a series of bleakly formal rituals: there is no eroticism here the purpose is purely to evoke disgust for the fascist desire in the audience.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Strange... - Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
15/03/2005

I watched this and it was very bizarre! I wouldn't say it was shocking, but there are some pretty minging things these young people have to do. It kept me watching and would give it maybe a 6 1/2 - 7 out of ten. It is subtitled, but that didn't bother me. It is mostly about making people eat poo I would say, but at the end people get tourtered, although u don't see the full extent you get the idea, you get to see toungue cut out, eye gauged out and a ladies scalp cut and peeled, hmmm. U will have to watch it to understand..

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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