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In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of premodern world literature-Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and The Thousand and One Nights (often known as The Arabian Nights)-and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work, which he titled his TRILOGY OF LIFE. In this brazen and bawdy triptych, the director set out to challenge consumer capitalism and celebrate the uncorrupted human body while commenting on contemporary sexual and religious mores and hypocrisies. His scatological humor and rough-hewn sensuality leave all modern standards of decency behind; these are physical, provocative, and wildly entertaining films, all extraordinarily designed by Dante Ferretti and featuring evocative music by Ennio Morricone. Lots of bonus special features including new visual essays by film scholars Patrick Rumble and Tony Rayns, new interviews with art director Dante Ferretti and composer Ennio Morricone, The Lost Body of Alibech (2005), a forty-five-minute documentary, The Secret Humiliation of Chaucer (2006), a forty-seven-minute documentary, Via Pasolini, a documentary in which Pasolini discusses his views; much more.