Trilogy of Life
($79.95 Blu-Ray, Criterion Collection)
Legendary queer filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini is most notorious for his lurid adaptation of the Marquis de Sade’s Salo: The 120 Days of Sodom. But Criterion chose one of Pasolini’s more upbeat (though still subversive) projects to rework—adaptations of vignettes from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and the folk tales of One Thousand and One Nights, and Boccaccio’s The Decameron. This is classic foreign-film craziness of the highest order, and the gorgeous, digitally restored set includes a trove of extras including four documentaries, deleted scenes from Arabian Nights, interviews, and essays.