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    Added on: 28/2/2016 17:17
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    Hawks and Sparrows / Pigsty

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    aka Uccellacci e uccellini / Porcile
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 187 mins
    Retail Price: £17.95
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    Content Type: Movie

    From its sung opening credits, Hawks and Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini) is a wonderfully free-form picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion and the state of modern Italy, as the beloved comic actor Totò, Pasolini regular Ninetto Davoli and a talking crow wander the landscape through a gauntlet of unexpected encounters.

    Pigsty (Porcile) is one of his most controversial works, interspersing the mute wanderings of cannibalistic savages against a barren, volcanic earth with the tale of Julian (played by Nouvelle Vague icon Jean-Pierre Léaud), his radically politicised fiancée Ida (Anne Wiazemsky, Au Hasard Balthazar), and the financial machinations of his father Herr Klotz in contemporary industrialised Germany.

    Both films demonstrate a restless, pioneering artist’s exploration of the natural world contrasted with the societal structures that govern human life. Visually inspired and playing by no-one’s rules other than his own, these two brilliant works by Pasolini are presented on Blu-ray for the first time in a new limited edition.

    Special Features:
    High-definition transfers of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks

    · Optional English subtitles
    · Theatrical trailers
    · PLUS: A booklet featuring essays on both films by Pasquale Iannone, a 1969 interview by Oswald Stack with the director about Hawks and Sparrows; an English translation by Iannone of a 1974 interview with Pasolini discussing Totó; a 1969 note on Pigsty by Pasolini circulated at the Venice première; an extract from a 1969 interview by Gian Piero Brunetta with Pasolini; and rare archival imagery

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 Black and White / Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Italian Mono

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    Directed By:
    Piere Paolo Pasolini

    Ninetto Davoli
    Jean-Pierre Léaud
    Anne Wiazemsky
    Au Hasard Balthazar

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