Senso [videorecording] / Studio Canal presents un film LUX ; sceneggiature di Suso Cecchi D'Amico e Luchino Visconti ; diretto da Luchino Visconti.

Video/Projected medium
  • Italian
  • English
Special ed.
[New York] : Criterion Collection, 2010.
2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)


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Library of Congress genre(s)
Criterion collection ; 556. [More in this series]
Summary note
The story of a nineteenth century Italian countess who, amid the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant.
  • Based on the novelette by Camillo Boito.
  • DVD release of the 1954 motion picture.
  • Includes "The wanton countess", an English-language version of the film.
  • Special features: "The making of Senso", visual essay by film scholar Peter Cowie; "Viva VERDI", a documentary on Visconti, Senso and opera; "Man of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti," a 1966 BBC program exploring Visconti's mastery of cinema, theater, and opera direction.
Creation/​Production credits
Cinematography, G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker, Giuseppe Rotunno ; dialog collaboration, Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowles ; editor, Mario Serandrei.
Target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System details
DVD ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Alida Valli, Farley Granger, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli, Massimo Girotti, Marcella Mariani.
Language note
In Italian with optional subtitles in English.
Disc 1. Digital restoration; The Making of Senso; visual essay by Peter Cowie -- disc 2. The Wanton Countess; Viva Verdi; Man of Three Worlds.
Other title(s)
Wanton countess.
  • 9781604653892
  • 1604653892
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Universal Product Code
  • 715515068215
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