Pasolini 101 9-Film Blu-ray Collection

Pasolini 101 9-Film Blu-ray Collection
Pasolini 101 9-Film Blu-ray Collection Buy on Amazon

Title: Pasolini 101
Format: Blu-ray
Release Date: June 27, 2023
List: $249.95 | Price: $174.99 Amazon

The Criterion Collection has packaged nine films from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini for release on Blu-ray Disc. Seven of the films were restored in 4k and two in 2k with uncompressed monaural soundtracks. The nine-disc collection also includes bonus material and a 100-page book with critic essays and writings and drawings by Pasolini.


  • Nine feature films: AccattoneMamma RomaLove MeetingsThe Gospel According to MatthewThe Hawks and the SparrowsOedipus RexTeoremaPorcile, and Medea
  • New 4K digital restorations of seven films and 2K digital restorations of Teorema and Medea, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Two shorts made by director Pier Paolo Pasolini for anthology films: La ricotta (1963) and The Sequence of the Paper Flower (1969)
  • Two documentaries made by Pasolini during his travels
  • New program on Pasolini’s visual style as told through his personal writing, narrated by actor Tilda Swinton and writer Rachel Kushner
  • Audio commentaries on Accattone and Teorema
  • Documentaries on Pasolini’s life and career featuring archival interviews with the director and his close collaborators
  • Episode from 1966 of the French television program Cinéastes de notre temps
  • Interviews with filmmakers and scholars
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a 100-page book featuring an essay and notes on the films by critic James Quandt, and writings and drawings by Pasolini
Pasolini 101 9-Film Blu-ray Collection
Pasolini 101 9-Film Blu-ray Collection Buy on Amazon

Description: One of the most original and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century, Italian polymath Pier Paolo Pasolini embodied a multitude of often seemingly contradictory ideologies and identities—and he expressed them all in his provocative, lyrical, and indelible films. Relentlessly concerned with society’s downtrodden and marginalized, he elevated pimps, hustlers, sex workers, and vagabonds to the realm of saints, while depicting actual saints with a radical earthiness. Traversing the sacred and the profane, the ancient and the modern, the mythic and the personal, the nine uncompromising, often scandal-inciting features he made in the 1960s still stand—on this, the 101st anniversary of his birth—as a monument to his daring vision of cinema as a form of resistance.