Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema DVD

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema DVD Release Date: November 20, 2018

Ingmar Bergman, the visionary storyteller who startled generations of art-house moviegoers with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical questions, was born on July 14, 1918. In honor of the legendary Swedish filmmaker’s one hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is launching an array of releases and programming to celebrate this incomparable body of work.

At the heart of this centennial celebration is Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema, a thirty-Blu-ray collector’s edition box set, the most comprehensive collection of Bergman’s work ever released on home video. Organized as a film festival-with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces-this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films, including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each program, as well as by more than thirty hours of supplemental features, Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the films for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Additionally, Criterion will be releasing a series of Blu-ray editions of some of Bergman’s most essential films, beginning with upgrades of The Virgin Spring (now available) and Scenes from a Marriage (available September 4) and continuing with new editions of Shame and The Magic Flute, as well as a Blu-ray upgrade of the box set A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: “Through a Glass Darkly,” “Winter Light,” and “The Silence.”

The box set includes the following:

.Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
.Crisis (1946)
.A Ship to India (1947)
.Wild Strawberries (1957)
.To Joy (1950)
.Summer Interlude (1951)
.Summer with Monika (1953)
.Dreams (1955)
.A Lesson in Love (1954)
.Scenes from a Marriage- Television version (1973) | U.S. theatrical version (1974)
.Saraband (2003)
.From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
.Hour of the Wolf (1968)
.Shame (1968)
.The Passion of Anna (1969)
.Fårö Document (1970)
.Fårö Document 1979 (1979)
.Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
.Winter Light (1963)
.The Silence (1963)
.The Virgin Spring (1960)
.The Seventh Seal (1957)
.The Devil’s Eye (1960)
.All These Women (1964)
.Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
.The Rite (1969)
.The Magician (1958)
.The Magic Flute (1975)
.After the Rehearsal (1984)
.The Touch (1971)
.The Serpent’s Egg (1977)
.Persona (1966)
.Thirst (1949)
.Port of Call (1948)
.Cries and Whispers (1972)
.Waiting Women (1952)
.Brink of Life (1958)
.Autumn Sonata (1978)
.Fanny and Alexander- Television version (1983) | Theatrical version (1982)

Bonus Features

.Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion
.Introductions to eleven of the films by director Ingmar Bergman
.Six audio commentaries featuring film scholars Peter Cowie and Birgitta Steene
.Over five hours of interviews with Bergman
.Interviews with many of Bergman’s key collaborators, including actors Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Bergman, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Liv Ullmann, and Max von Sydow and cinematographer Sven Nykvist
.Daniel and Karin’s Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
.Documentaries about the making of Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, The Magic Flute, The Serpent’s Egg, The Touch, and Winter Light
.Extensive programs about Bergman’s life and work, including Bergman Island, . . . But Film Is My Mistress, Laterna Magica, Liv & Ingmar, and others
.Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, trailers, stills galleries, and more
.A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others; selections from Bergman’s own writing and remarks on his work; and detailed guides to the feature films and supplements included in the set

 

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Studio: The Criterion Collection