Pier Paolo Pasolini film – THEOREM – issued by the BFI in dual format two dvd set

posted 21 May 2013, 12:38 by Julian Whiting

TheoremTHEOREM (15) 1968  ITALY    PASOLINI, PIER PAULO           £19.99
A handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives at a bourgeois household in Milan and successively seduces each family member, not forgetting the maid. Then, as abruptly and mysteriously as he arrived, he departs, leaving the members of the household to make what sense they can of their lives in the void of his absence.

In this cool, richly complex and provocative political allegory, Pasolini uses his schematic plot to explore family dynamics, the intersection of class and sex, and the nature of different sexualities. After winning a prize at the Venice Film Festival, Theorem was subsequently banned on an obscenity charge, but Pasolini later won an acquittal on the grounds of the film’s ‘high artistic value’.

Theorem is visually ravishing, with superb performance from its international cast and a brilliantly eclectic soundtrack featuring music by composers ranging from Mozart to Morricone.

Dual format two dvd set Dvd/Blu-ray

THEOREM Special features

•Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
•Optional alternative English language soundtrack
•Audio commentary by Italian film expert Robert Gordon
•An Interview with Terence Stamp (2007, 34 mins, DVD only)
•2013 theatrical release trailer
•Fully illustrated booklet with essay by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, review by Philip Strick and biographies of Pasolini and Stamp
•Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
•Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital audio (320kbps)

Production: Italy | colour, and tinted black & white | Italian language | 1.85:1

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd