A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

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A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]
Through a Glass Darkly / Winter Light / The Silence / Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie
4 Full DVD Images (.ISO) = 25.35 GB | Complete Scans (300 dpi): 200 MB | 200 Mb RARs
Art-House/Classics | Black and White | Swedish/English Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 410 min

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 A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.


MOVIES:
DIRECTOR: Ingmar Bergman
COUNTRY: Sweden
YEAR: 1961 - 63



A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
1961 - 91 minutes - Black and White - 1.33:1 (#209)

While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin’s harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, Through a Glass Darkly presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence.

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]






A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

WINTER LIGHT
1962 - 80 minutes - Black and White - 1.33:1 (#210)

“God, why did you desert me?” With Winter Light, master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. When he is asked to assist with a troubled parishioner’s (Max von Sydow) debilitating fear of nuclear annihilation, Tomas is terrified to find that he can provide nothing but his own uncertainty. Beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist, Winter Light is an unsettling look at the human craving for personal validation in a world seemingly abandoned by God.

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]






A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

THE SILENCE
1963 - 95 minutes - Black and White - 1.33:1 (#211)


Two sisters—the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)—travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]






A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

INGMAR BERGMAN MAKES A MOVIE
Vilgot Sjöman, 1962 - 145 minutes - Black and White - 1.33:1 (#212)


The year is 1961 and Ingmar Bergman is making a movie. While planted on the scene as apprentice to Bergman, Vilgot Sjöman (director, I Am Curious–Yellow, 1967), suggests to Swedish Television that they take the opportunity to record with the acclaimed director. In August, Sjöman and the television crew begin to capture what would become a comprehensive five-part documentary on the making of Winter Light, offering views of script development, set construction and lighting, rehearsals and editing, as well as intimate conversations with Bergman and members of his cast and crew. Footage from the film’s Swedish premiere delivers immediate audience reactions and the critics’ reviews the following day. Originally recorded on 16mm film, the television series Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie is presented here in its entirety for the first time outside of Sweden.



DVD:
DVD RELEASE: August 19, 2003
STUDIO: Criterion
CATALOG: 208
SYSTEM: NTSC
SCREEN: 1.33:1
COLOR: Black & White
AUDIO: Swedish/English Dolby Digital Mono
SUBTITLES: English
RUNTIME (MOVIEs): 410 minutes

EXTRACTION:
ENGINE: MacTheRipper 3.0 (R14m)/DVD Decrypter
DVD: 4 Full DVDs
FILE EXTENSION: .ISO (Image)
FILE SIZE: 6.25 GBs / 4.25 GBs / 7.20 GBs / 7.06 GBs
SCANS FILE SIZE: 200 MBs
TOTAL SIZE: 25.35 GB

Disc Features:

• New high-definition digital transfers of the trilogy films
• Exploring the film: New video discussions with Bergman biographer Peter Cowie (Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography) focusing on the trilogy, the director’s inspiration, actors, cinematic style, and religious confrontations
• Essays by film scholars Peter Matthews, Peter Cowie, and Leo Braudy, plus a new statement from director Vilgot Sjöman
• Poster gallery for the films of the trilogy
• Original theatrical trailers
• Optional English-dubbed soundtracks
• New English subtitle translations
• Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer editions



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