Hawks and Sparrows (1966) aka Uccellacci e uccellini

Oedipus Rex (1967) aka Edipo re

Pigsty (1969) aka Porcile

In “Pier Paolo Pasolini volume 2”, Tartan has chosen three significant films by Pasolini, which show his approach to certain themes and motifs, here especially the use of medieval past and contemporary pretence as reflecting and elaborating qualities, and his progressive use of these.

The box contains of three films, each in a slimcase with the films original poster design used as cover, and a reprint of Pasolini’s 1955 novel, The Ragazzi.


 

(aka "Hawks and Sparrows" )

 

directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy 1960

 

In this post neo-realism fable, Pasolini tells the story of an old man and his son, who on their journey meet a crow, who transports them back to the times of St. Francis, where they have to teach Hawks and Sparrows of the love of God. Having succeeded, but failed in making them love each other, they return to their own time, where the crow continues to give them intellectual lectures. In the end, the old man and his son satisfy their own needs by a prostitute and in the end by eating the crow.

"Hawks and Sparrows" is a delightful whimsical fable on Christianity and Marxism, where belief is suggested being nothing more than agreeing with oneself and others of save conviction, and where man, in the end, only does what is in his nature, as we all are hawks and sparrows.

Henrik Sylow

Theatrical Release: May 4, 1966 (Italy)

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DVD Review: Tartan (Pier Paolo Pasolini vol. 2) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

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Distribution

Tartan

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:25:05 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.83:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.73 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital Italian Mono
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.83:1

Edition Details:
• Appunti per un film sull' India (33:00)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (3:16 / 16x9)

DVD Release Date: May 14, 2007
Slimcase boxed

Chapters 16

 

 

Comments While details are sharp and blacks deep, there are minute compression artifacts visible, especially colour banding in the greys. However, during normal play, these artifacts aren't visible, and the presentation is strong and clear.

Sound is original mono. Dialogue is clear and it is free of any noise.

Additional material consists of Pasolini's rare award winning short "Appunti per un film sull'India" from 1968 in OAR 1.33:1.

 - Henrik Sylow

 

 



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(aka "Oedipus Rex" )

 

directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy 1967

 

In “Oedipus Rex”, Pasolini reinvents Oedipus, who still guided by fate, no longer is a man of wits later haunted by hubris, but a primitive man, a coward who cheats to win. He first chickens out facing his father – unknown to him – later killing him like a pig by slitting his throat, and he doesn’t outwit the Sphinx, but thru brute force. In the end, he is transported to modern times, now blind, playing his flute beneath a cathedral and later a factory.

Henrik Sylow

Theatrical Release: September 7, 1967 (Italy)

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DVD Review: Tartan (Pier Paolo Pasolini vol. 2) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

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Distribution

Tartan

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:39:53 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.83:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.38 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital Italian Mono
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.83:1

Edition Details:
• Original Theatrical Trailer (3:28)

DVD Release Date: May 14, 2007
Slimcase boxed

Chapters 16

 

 

Comments While minute compression artifacts are visual during still, there are non during normal play. The presentation is beautiful; strong saturated colours, deep blacks, strong details.

Sound is original mono. Dialogue is clear and it is free of any noise.

 - Henrik Sylow

 

 



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(aka "Pigsty" )

 

directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy 1969

 

Pasolini invites us for a reflecting view on the human capacity of destruction with “Pigsty”. In the first of the two interweaving stories, we follow a young man, in a timeless volcanic land, who joins a band of bandits and turn to rape, murder and cannibalism. The second story takes place in Germany in the early sixties and deals with the German industrialist Herr Klotz’, and how he joins forces with his rival, and Klotz’ son Julian, who prefers to have sex with pigs rather than with his fiancée, and in the end gets eaten by pigs.

Henrik Sylow

Theatrical Release: August 31, 1969 (Venice Film Festival)

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DVD Review: Tartan (Pier Paolo Pasolini vol. 2) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

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Distribution

Tartan

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:34:03 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.44 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital Spanish Mono
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Le Mura di Sana (12:44)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (2:38)

DVD Release Date: May 14, 2007
Slimcase boxed

Chapters 16

 

 

Comments While minute compression artifacts are visual during still, there are non during normal play. The presentation is beautiful; strong saturated colours, deep blacks, strong details.

Sound is original mono. Dialogue is clear and it is free of any noise.

Additional material is another rare Pasolini short, here "Le Mura di Sana" from 1964, made in an attempt to save an old wall in Yemen from being destroyed by industrial progress.

 - Henrik Sylow

 

 



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DVD Box Cover

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Distribution

Tartan

Region 2 - PAL





 

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