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Three new DVD covers of upcoming Bergman releases from Criterion!

 
Old 06-03-03, 01:01 PM
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Three new DVD covers of upcoming Bergman releases from Criterion!

These dvd covers can be found at dvdbeaver:

http://207.136.67.23/film/dvdcovers.htm#c

Bergman's "religious trilogy" is finally released by Criterion! I am so happy that these films are finally being released on dvd. I found this information out through a similar thread over at home theater forum. Once again, Criterion proves that they rule the face of the earth! I cannot wait to see the specs of these discs. So far, dvdbeaver is the only place where I can find information on these releases. I sure hope this is the real deal.
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Awesome news! Check these out:


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nice!!!!

been waiting for Through a Glass Darkly..haven't seen the other two, but any box set from Criterion is reason to celebrate!

does anyone know how these films make a Trilogy? just similar themes?
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I was hoping for Virgin Spring,but these are very welcome indeed.
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Those covers look fake, except for The Silence those are probably the worst screen caps they could have picked. If they were going to put a frame as a cover for Winter Light there is no way they wouldn't do that famous shot of Gunnar looking up at the Crucifix
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Old 06-03-03, 01:31 PM
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Specs for The Ingmar Bergman (Faith) Trilogy

From the [link=www.homevision.com/film.php?id=BER130 newwindow]HVE website[/link]:

Price: $79.95. Only available as a box set.

• New high-definition digital transfers
• Exploring the film: Video discussions of each film with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie
• Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
• Original theatrical trailers
• Promotional poster gallery
• New English subtitle translations for all films
• More!

At the beginning of the 1960s, renowned film director Ingmar Bergman began work on what were to become some of his most powerful and representative works—the Trilogy. Already a figure of tremendous international acclaim for such masterworks as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, Bergman turned his back on the abundant symbolism and exotic imagery of his ‘50s work to focus on a series of impacted, emotionally explosive chamber dramas examining faith and alienation in the modern age. Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Each film employs minimal dialogue, eerily isolated settings, and searing performances from such Bergman regulars as Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Gunnel Lindblom in their evocation of a desperate world confronted with God’s desertion. Drawing on Bergman’s own severely religious upbringing and ensuing spiritual crisis, the films in the Trilogy are deeply personal, challenging, and enriching works that exhibit the filmmaker’s peerless formal mastery and fierce intelligence. The Criterion Collection is proud to present The Ingmar Bergman Trilogy: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.
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I almost bought a multiregion player solely for the purpose of getting those R2 Tartan Bergman DVDs... glad I waited! There's still plenty of top-notch Bergman yet unreleased in R1, but we're getting there... thanks only to Criterion, of course.*

*But then, I wouldn't want any other company handling these films.
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Originally posted by Richard Malloy
thanks only to Criterion, of course.
Don't forget about MGM's Bergman releases slated (unofficially) for November 18th:
  • Persona (1966)
  • Hour of the Wolf (1968/The Island Trilogy)
  • Shame (1968/The Island Trilogy)
  • The Passion of Anna (1970/The Island Trilogy)
  • The Serpent's Egg (1978)

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Originally posted by bdots48
I was hoping for Virgin Spring,but these are very welcome indeed.
Ditto.

Criterion does have the rights to Virgin Spring, so we must be patient.
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Niiiiiiice!

I was just thinking last night that it's been a while since a Bergman release from Criterion. WildStrawberries was way over 18 months ago.

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count me in for a set....and those released in november also!!!!
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Very nice and classy covers. Even though they are actor shots, they for once don't look photoshopped.
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Criterion+Bergman=quality

I came out of the womb screaming for an R1 release of "Persona." Well, okay, that is an exaggeration...but only slightly. Moreover, I cannot wait for this box set from Criterion, as well the Bergman titles coming in November from MGM. However, I do wish someone would release Bergman's "Face to Face." As far as I know, this film is not available anywhere on any format. I am dying to see this film.

P.S. Someone mentioned that Criterion has the rights to "The Virgin Spring." I just wanted to add that they also have the rights to "Scenes from a Marriage." Looks like we have plenty of Bergman titles to look forward to...
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I don't like the covers and hope they change them. They're good with greatly artistic covers (Fear and Loathing, Throne of Blood) - I hope they mirror that talent for these.
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I love the covers, especially through a glass darkly. Nice job criterion.
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