Senso (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

Starring: Alida Valli Director: Luchino Visconti
The Wanton Countess
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Senso (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The Wanton Countess, a rarely seen English-language version of the film
    • 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
    • Visual Essay by Film Scholar Peter Cowie
    • "Man of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti," a 1966 BBC Program exploring Visconti's mastery of cinema, theater, and Opera Direction
    • Plus: a Booklet featuring an essay by Filmmaker and Author Mark Rappaport and an excerpt from actor Farley Granger's Autobiography, Include Me Out
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Italian
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 06/09/1989
"...SENSO is a photographic dream....A contender for the most beautiful color film ever..."
Total Film - 07/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "Gorgeously upholstered by flashing, decadent passions and over-the-top operatics....[A] full colour, full-tilt spectacle..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2007
"[W]ith Visconti turning to music and voiceover to crank up the emotions. He also makes highly inventive use of the Venetian settings."
A.V. Club - 03/09/2011
"An operatic fusion of romance and history....SENSO was the first Italian film shot in three-strip Technicolor, and the images' texture -- vibrantly colored, yet soft and almost smudgy -- complements the movie's delirious passions."
Film Comment - 03/01/2011
"Visconti observes it all in coolly elegant long takes....Theatrically dressed boudoirs highlight the deceptive lover's penchant for performance..."

Product Description:

An extravagantly romantic story about the tempestuous affair between an Italian countess and a dashing Austrian officer. When war and revolution break out, the contessa becomes torn between her fervent patriotic commitment and her obsessive love for one of the enemy.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Period Piece | Romance | Theatrical Release | War

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  • UPC: 715515068116
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