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A string of masterpieces behind him - including Ossessione, Senso, The Leopard and Death in Venice - the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th-century decadence.

Dominated by Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Bloodstained Butterfly) in the title role, Ludwig nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the Sissi trilogy), Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice), Gert Fröbe (Goldfinger), John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) and Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter) as Richard Wagner.

As opulent as any of Visconti's epics - Piero Tosi's costume design was nominated for an Academy Award - Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director's wishes.

Special Features

  • 2K restoration from the original film negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Two viewing options: the full-length theatrical cut or as five individual parts
  • Original Italian soundtrack with optional English subtitles
  • Original English soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Interview with actor Helmut Berger
  • Interview with producer Dieter Geissler
  • Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, Requiescant) containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others
  • Speaking with Suso Cecchi d'Amico, an interview with the screenwriter
  • Silvana Mangano: The Scent of a Primrose, a half-hour portrait of the actress
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of original poster artwork
studio:
  • Arrow Video
Run Time:
  • 257 mins approx
Director:
  • Luchino Visconti
Certificate:
  • 12
Actor:
  • Helmut Berger
  • Romy Schneider
  • Trevor Howard
Subtitle Languages:
  • English & English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1973
Main Language:
  • Italian
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • B

Ludwig

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

A string of masterpieces behind him - including Ossessione, Senso, The Leopard and Death in Venice - the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th-century decadence.

Dominated by Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Bloodstained Butterfly) in the title role, Ludwig nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the Sissi trilogy), Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice), Gert Fröbe (Goldfinger), John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) and Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter) as Richard Wagner.

As opulent as any of Visconti's epics - Piero Tosi's costume design was nominated for an Academy Award - Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director's wishes.

Special Features

  • 2K restoration from the original film negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Two viewing options: the full-length theatrical cut or as five individual parts
  • Original Italian soundtrack with optional English subtitles
  • Original English soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Interview with actor Helmut Berger
  • Interview with producer Dieter Geissler
  • Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, Requiescant) containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others
  • Speaking with Suso Cecchi d'Amico, an interview with the screenwriter
  • Silvana Mangano: The Scent of a Primrose, a half-hour portrait of the actress
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of original poster artwork
studio:
  • Arrow Video
Run Time:
  • 257 mins approx
Director:
  • Luchino Visconti
Certificate:
  • 12
Actor:
  • Helmut Berger
  • Romy Schneider
  • Trevor Howard
Subtitle Languages:
  • English & English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1973
Main Language:
  • Italian
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • B
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