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WIN! The Damned on Criterion Collection Blu-ray

 
 
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FilmJuice Competition: To celebrate the release of The Damned on Criterion Collection we've got TWO Blu-ray copies to Give Away!
For your chance to win, simply answer this question (entry details at the bottom of page): Which other film did The Damned director Luchino Visconti make?
Answer A: The Tiger
Answer B: The Leopard
Answer C: The Panther
Competition Deadline: 24th November 2021

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Posted October 25, 2021 by

 
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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 all consuming 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.

GERMANY | 1969 | 157 MINUTES | COLOUR | 1.85:1 | IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna and Institut Lumière, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Alternate Italian-language soundtrack
  • Interview from 1970 with director Luchino Visconti about the file
  • 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. Miller

The Damned is released on Criterion Collection from 25th October 


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