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Ingmar Bergman Collection delay

MGM Home Entertainment have issued an official statement regarding tomorrow’s planned release of Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf and Shame, both of which were discovered to utilise transfers in the wrong aspect ratio when numerous DVD websites received their review copies in the past couple of weeks. As a result these two films and The Ingmar Bergman DVD Collection have been recalled and will now be released with transfers in the correct aspect ratio on 20th April 2004.

The official statement reads:

It has come to our attention that the transfers utilized for the release of Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf Special Edition DVD and Shame Special Edition DVD are not representative of the intended theatrical presentation. In order to provide customers with the best quality product available, we are recalling the product at retail and will be releasing both films in a 1:37:1 aspect ratio on April 20, 2004. The Ingmar Bergman DVD Collection will also be available on that date.

You can find our original news announcement here, while we plan to bring you reviews of the three other titles (that will still be released tomorrow) over the coming weeks.

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