Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Big (Blu-ray)
$7.99
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Blu-ray)
$6.98
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Hugo (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Slap Shot (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Uncle Buck (Blu-ray)
$6.96
8-Film Action Collection (Blu-ray)
$7.99
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Seven (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Grease (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
$26.99
Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
$10.49
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
High School of the Dead OVA: Drifters of the Dead (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Far and Away (Blu-ray)
$10.49
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Here Comes the Devil (Blu-ray)
$14.96
Psycho-Pass: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$98.54


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (31628)
 Adventure (24162)
 Animation (7348)
 Anime (3648)
 Biography (3282)
 Comedy (23925)
 Comic book (4201)
 Coming of age (1482)
 Crime (16863)
 Dark humor (3208)
 Documentary (4450)
 Drama (38147)
 Epic (4583)
 Erotic (875)
 Family (10535)
 Fantasy (13641)
 Film-Noir (1048)
 Foreign (5161)
 Heist (1487)
 History (4986)
 Holiday (1094)
 Horror (11717)
 Imaginary (801)
 Martial arts (2791)
 Melodrama (2049)
 Music (7599)
 Musical (3297)
 Mystery (9633)
 Nature (1700)
 Other (657)
 Period (5872)
 Psychological thriller (2730)
 Romance (13859)
 Sci-Fi (15189)
 Short (323)
 Sport (2474)
 Supernatural (3480)
 Surreal (1171)
 Teen (2812)
 Thriller (28591)
 War (4938)
 Western (2076)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray

United States
DigiPack / Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1975 | 117 min | Not rated | Oct 04, 2011

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Italian: LPCM Mono
English: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English

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

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing
DigiPack

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history
Amazon: $25.47 (Save 36%)
New from: $21.74 (Save 46%)
Fulfilled by Amazon

Buy Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.4
86
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 5.0 of 55.0
Extras 4.7 of 54.7
Based on 5 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign60%
Erotic13%
War11%
Thriller-

65%
popularity
804
collections
24
fans




Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

 (1975)

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this must-own Blu-ray release

Pier Paolo Pasolini was a celebrated poet, writer, and all-around intellectual, but it was his maverick, controversial filmmaking that distinguished him as an influential artistic force. The director's last film, '120 Days Of Sodom', an adaptation of the Marquis de Sade's 18th century novel, remains his most notorious (and most censored) due to its scenes of graphic rape and torture of adolescents. Pasolini relocates the novel's horrific abuses from France to the final days of Mussolini's reign, effectively rendering a grim portrait of the degradation of the human body and spirit beneath Fascist and Nazi rule.

For more about Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom and the Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray release, see Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Hélène Surgère, Caterina Boratto, Aldo Valletti, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

» See full cast & crew


Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salo arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"This high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit 2K Datacine from a 35mm interpositive. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, scratches, splices, warps, jitter, and flicker were manually removed using MTI's DRS system and Pixel Farm's PFClean system, while Digital Vision's DVNR system was used for small dirt, grain, and noise reduction.

Telecine supervisor: Maria Palazzola.
Telecine colorist: Gregg Garvin/Modern Videofilm, Los Angeles."

Criterion's presentation of this most controversial film is without a doubt a lot more pleasing than BFI's. However, I believe that it is important to point out that BFI's Blu-ray release arrived in 2008, it was their first, and at the time represented a substantial improvement in terms of quality over the R1 SDVD release Criterion had produced. I remain convinced that in 2008 it was well worth obtaining it.

The most notable improvement here is the almost complete elimination of the light machine noise that is present on the BFI release. In 2008, I was not particularly bothered by it as it was rather easy to tolerate in motion, but as encodes matured and the studios greatly improved their compression efforts, it is obvious that quality standards also evolved, including mine.

It is also more than obvious now that the existing Italian master which the BFI and, I assume, Criterion have worked with has various limitations that can be weakened but not convincingly addressed. In other words, I believe that it isn't right to judge how Salo looks in absolutely terms. This is strictly my opinion but for the time being I am convinced it makes the most sense, particularly because we have economic conditions under which best presentation and best possible presentation I must speculate mean the same to virtually all distributors releasing films on Blu-ray.

Detail and especially clarity are obviously better on Criterion's release. Contrast levels are also a lot more pleasing, particularly during the darker sequences from the final third of the film. Brightness has been effectively toned down and then plenty of the machine noise mentioned earlier carefully removed. But it isn't completely eliminated, and during selected close-ups (see screencapture #2) it is easy to see small traces of it. All things considered, however, I believe that this is the best Criterion could do to weaken it.

Some traces of mild sharpening remain (see screencapture #8). The majority of them, however, are easy to tolerate when the film is viewed in motion. Additionally, grain is present, but it is not always well resolved and occasionally it is mixed with various doses of light noise.

Criterion's release also has a different color-scheme, which follows a trend to favor stronger and warmer reds over colder greens and blues (see also Criterion's releases of Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge and Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert). I am not particularly bothered by it as it is well balanced, but I expect different viewers to have different reactions to it. Finally, aside from a few minor flecks popping up here and there, there are no large cuts, warps, and damage marks. There are no serious stability issues to report in this review either. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: Italian LPCM 1.0 and English Dolby Digital 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

The Italian LPCM 1.0 is excellent. When compared to the lossy track from the SDVD release, the sound clearly has more depth and fluidity. This is fairly obvious when during the various solos (strings and woodwinds). There are no balance issues with Ennio Morricone's soundtrack. I also did not detect any problematic distortions in the high-frequencies to report in this review. The English translation is very good. However, it is not identical to the English translation from the BFI release.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »


Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray, News and Updates



Criterion's October Blu-ray Line-Up: Korda, Shindo, Antonioni, Ke... - July 15, 2011

Criterion has announced a new batch of titles that will debut in October. They include Kaneto Shindo's Kuroneko, Zoltán Korda's The Four Feathers, Michelangelo Antonioni's Identification of a Woman and Erie C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls. Past titles getting ...


Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
2 days to VENDETTA! 169 May 19, 2008
28 Days Later - PQ 148 Oct 14, 2011



Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Blu-ray


$39.95 $25.47


Buy Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sorcerer
2. The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Com...
3. Get Carter
4. Kindergarten Cop
5. Mallrats
6. Frozen
7. Conspiracy Theory
8. Bring It On
9. Big
10. The Wolf of Wall Street
11. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
12. Rollerball
13. Big Bad Wolves
14. Gravity 3D
15. Seven

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Transcendence
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Thor: The Dark World
7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
8. Frozen
9. Noah
10. The LEGO Movie
11. RoboCop
12. Under the Skin
13. American Hustle
14. The Raid 2
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Frozen Planet
4.  Sorcerer
5.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
7.  The Wolf of Wall Street
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
9.  The Pirate Fairy
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Lone Survivor
2.  The Lego Movie
3.  RoboCop
4.  The Lego Movie
5.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
6.  Son of Batman
7.  The Monuments Men
8.  Kindergarten Cop
9.  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
10.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen Planet
$14.99, Save 73%
2.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$19.96, Save 50%
4.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  Seven
$4.99, Save 50%
6.  The Princess Bride
$5.99, Save 70%
7.  Iron Man 3
$19.96, Save 50%
8.  Big
$7.99, Save 60%
9.  Life
$24.99, Save 64%
10.  Gatchaman: Complete Collection + OVAs
$78.12, Save 48%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Big

 United States


$19.99 $7.99





My Big Fat Greek Wedding

 United States


$14.97 $6.98





Frozen Planet

 United States


$54.98 $14.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices