- Number of Discs: 8
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 13 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Koch Lorber Films
- 8-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (Unspecified) - English, French, Italian, Spanish
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Shorts - Documentary "Marco Ferreri: The Director Who Came from the Future"
Disc 1: EL COCHECITO
Disc 2: THE SEED OF MAN
Disc 3: LA GRANDE BOUFFE
Disc 4: DON'T TOUCH THE WHITE WOMAN
Disc 5: BYE BYE MONKEY
Disc 6: SEEKING ASYLUM
Disc 7: TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS
Disc 8: THE HOUSE OF SMILES
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Ben Gazzara &
Francesca De Sapio,
Dominique Laffin &
Film Comment - 09/01/2008
"An unrelenting satirist of the human condition, Ferreri's message is best articulated by a character in BYE BYE MONKEY (78): 'civilizations fade away, but rats remain.'"
One of the great satirists of Italian cinema, controversial filmmaker Marco Ferreri often used shock value to draw conclusions about the excesses of modern life. This collection unites eight of the master's greatest works of artful grotesque, including BYE BYE MONKEY, starring Gerard Depardieu and Marcello Mastroianni, and LE GRAND BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST), the critically-acclaimed story of four men intent on eating themselves to death.
Description by Koch Entertainment:
Marco Ferreri's satirical and often surreal films embody a unique vision of humanity borne of exasperation and nihilism. Through these eight genre-bending black comedies, the controversial director crafted a fiercely contemporary cinematic language of his own, delving deep into the alienation of men, women and children. Includes the films: El Cochecito (1960), The Seed of Man (1969), La Grande Bouffe (1973), Don't Touch the White Woman (1974), Bye Bye Monkey (1978), Seeking Aylum (1979), Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981), The House of Smiles (1988).