Death In Venice - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray

Death In Venice - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
Death In Venice - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Death In Venice - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
Based on the classic novella by Thomas Mann, this late-career masterpiece from Luchino Visconti is a meditation on the nature of art, the allure of beauty, and the inescapability of death. A fastidious composer reeling from a disastrous concert, Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde, in an exquisitely nuanced performance) travels to Venice to recover. There, he is struck by a vision of pure beauty in the form of a young boy (Bjorn Andresen), his infatuation developing into an obsession even as rumours of a plague spread through the city. Setting Mann’s story of queer desire and bodily decay against the sublime music of Gustav Mahler, Death in Venice is one of cinema’s most exalted literary adaptations, as sensually rich as it is allegorically resonant.

Special Features
New 4K Digital Restoration, With Uncompressed Monaural Soundtrack, Luchino Visconti: Life As In A Novel, A 2008 Documentary About The Director, Featuring Visconti; Actors Burt Lancaster, Silvana Mangano, And Marcello Mastroianni; Filmmakers Francesco Rosi And Franco Zeffirelli; And Others, Alla Ricerca Di Tadzio, A 1970 Short Film By Visconti About His Efforts To Cast The Role Of Tadzio, New Programme Featuring Literature And Cinema Scholar Stefano Albertini, Interview From 2006 With Costume Designer Piero Tosi, Excerpt From A 1990 Programme About The Music In Visconti's Films, Featuring Bogarde And Actor Marisa Berenson, Interview With Visconti From 1971, Visconti's Venice, A Short 1970 Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Featuring Visconti And Bogarde, Trailer, Plus: An Essay By Critic Dennis Lim
Specifications
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
AudioEnglish
BBFC15
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastDirk Bogarde,Mark Burns,Romolo Valli
ColourColour
DirectorLuchino Visconti
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
IFCONone
LanguageEnglish
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2019-03-18
Run Time131
Year1971

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Tags: 1970s, Criterion, Based On Book