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The Damned (Criterion Collection)

The Damned (Criterion Collection)

(2 Pack, Subtitled)
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The most savagely subversive film by the great iconoclast Luchino Visconti portrays Nazism’s power to utterly corrupt.

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 allconsuming 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.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New 2K digital restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna and Institut Lumière, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• Alternate Italian-language soundtrack

• Interview from 1970 with director Luchino Visconti about the film

• 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. Mille

DEETS:

1969

157 MINUTES

COLOR

MONAURAL

IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

1.85:1 ASPECT RATIO

THE CRITERION COLLECTION PRESENTS

THE DAMNED

Description

Title: The Damned (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-Italian
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger, Charlotte Rampling, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem
Director: Luchino Visconti
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 2
Attributes: 2 Pack, Subtitled
Release Date: 9/28/2021
Media Format: DVD
Rated: R
UPC: 715515264518
Original Language: ENG
Subtitles: ENG
Run Time: 157 minutes
Year of Release: 1969
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