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Death in Venice (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)(Pre-order / Feb 19)

Death in Venice (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)(Pre-order / Feb 19)
 
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Death in Venice Blu-ray
Morte a Venezia
Criterion | 1971 | 131 min | Not rated | Feb 19, 2019

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515226516


Death in Venice (The Criterion Collection)(1971) Blu-ray

A fastidious composer reeling from a disastrous concert, Gustav von Aschenbach travels to Venice to recover. There, he is struck by a vision of pure beauty in the form of a young boy, his infatuation developing into an obsession even as rumors of a plague spread through the city.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Marisa Berenson, Silvana Mangano, Franco Fabrizi


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Romance, a 2008 documentary about Visconti, featuring actors Burt Lancaster, Silvana Mangano, and Marcello Mastroianni; filmmakers Francesco Rosi and Franco Zeffirelli; and others
- Alla ricerca di Tadzio, a 1970 program on Visconti's efforts to cast the role of Tadzio
- New program featuring literature and cinema scholar Stefano Albertini
- Interview from 2006 with costume designer Piero Tosi
- Excerpt from a 1990 program about the music in Visconti's films, featuring Bogarde and actor Marisa Berenson
- Television broadcast from 1971 in which Visconti discusses the film
- Visconti's Venice, a short 1970 behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Visconti and Bogarde
- Trailer
- PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim

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