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Senso

Spine #556



Release:
Feb 22, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Italian PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Senso

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Directed By: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Alida Valli, Farley Granger
Licensor: Cristaldi Films

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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.

Supplements
  • 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
  • Viva VERDI, a new documentary on Visconti, Senso, and opera featuring Italian film scholar Peter Brunette, Italian historian Stefano Albertini, and author Wayne Koestenbaum
  • The Wanton Countess, the rarely seen English-language version of the film
  • Visual essay by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Man of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti, a 1966 BBC special exploring Visconti's parallel masteries of cinema, theater, and opera direction

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