Director Pier Paolo Pasolini followed his version of 'The Decameron' with this bawdy and scandalous adaptation of Chaucer's tales. Officially declared obscene by the Italian courts, the film is a catalogue of different sexual acts, including flagellation, voyeurism and sleeping with watermelons. It includes elements of eight different Chaucer tales - those of the Merchant, Friar, Cook, Miller, Wife of Bath, Reeve, Pardoner and Summoner - and ends with Pasolini's celebrated vision of hell.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: Italian ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Booklet, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: The second part of Pasolini's trilogy is based on the 14th century stories of Geoffrey Chaucer. Plunging with gusto into some of the blackest and bawdiest of the tales, Pasolini celebrates almost every conceivable form of sexual act with a rich earthy humour. The film's visual magic is complimented by this new high-definition restoration. Tom Baker is included in a largely British cast with the director himself taking on the role of Chaucer. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, ...Canterbury Tales (UK) (1972) ( I Racconti di Canterbury ) (Blu-Ray)