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The Dogma Collection #1-4

November 17th saw the release in Denmark and Norway of a 10th Anniversary boxset collecting the first four Dogme 95 releases. Produced by Electric Parc, the company behind the definitive editions of Dogville and Lars von Trier's Europe Trilogy, the five-disc The Dogme Collection 1-4 box set contains the first four Dogma films – “The Celebration”, “The Idiots”, “Mifune” and “The King is Alive” – plus a bonus DVD, adding up to over 18 hours of bonus material.



The films were all originally released on DVD while the medium was still in its infancy ("The Celebration" was actually the very first Danish sales DVD ever, released in December 1998). Today it is possible to produce considerably better releases, in terms of quality as well as contents. With this box set every effort has been made to create the ultimate document on what is perhaps the most important initiative in recent Danish film history.

Electric Parc has viewed and selected a large number of the many TV programmes and documentaries about the Dogma movement produced throughout the years. It has also produced some entirely new programmes, which, together with the first four Dogma films, put Dogma 95 into a historical perspective, so you can now get a complete insight into the chain of events from the time Lars von Trier got the idea, via the launch in Cannes in 1998, to the present day.

DISC 1
THE CELEBRATION
FESTEN – 1998 – 106 minutes – Colour – 1.33:1
Special features:
- Commentary by Thomas Vinterberg
- "Rukov – a Portrait of a Scriptwriter" – Danish documentary by Flemming Lyngse, 2004 (58 minutes)
- "The Celebration in retrospect" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (28 minutes)
- "The Disclosure of The Celebration" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (8 minutes)
- 4 deleted scenes – with commentary by Thomas Vinterberg (16 minutes)
- Trailer (2 minutes)

DISC 2
THE IDIOTS
IDIOTERNE – 1998 – 110 minutes – Colour – 1.33:1
Special features:
- Commentary by Lars von Trier and actor Jens Albinus
- Commentary by dogma-experts Peter Schepelern and Stig Björkman
- "The Humiliated" – Danish documentary by Jesper Jargil, 1998 (78 minutes)
- 3 deleted scenes (4 minutes)
- Trailer (2 minutes)

DISC 3
MIFUNE
MIFUNES SIDSTE SANG – 1999 – 98 minutes – Colour – 1.33:1
Special features:
- Commentary by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
- "On the Road with Mifune" – Danish documentary by Helle Retbøll Carl, 1999 (44 minutes)
- "Mifune in retrospect" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (20 minutes)
- "The Making of Mifune" – Danish documentary by Michael Sandager, 1999 (30 minutes)
- 8 deleted scenes – with commentary by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (13 minutes)
- Trailer (2 minutes)

DISC 4
THE KING IS ALIVE
2000 – 98 minutes – Colour – 1.33:1
Special features:
- Commentary by Kristian Levring
- "The Danish Dogmaness" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (65 minutes)
- "The King is Alive in retrospect" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (23 minutes)
- Trailer (2 minutes)

DISC 5
Bonus-disc with special features:
- "FreeDogme" – French documentary by Roger Narbonne, 2000 (53 minutes)
- "Wag the Dogma" – English documentary by Emily James, 2000 (30 minutes)
- "ADM:DOP" – American documentary by Shari Roman, 2003 (10 minutes)
- "Dogma at Cannes and Berlin Film Festival" – Danish documentary by Jesper Jargil, 1999 (12 minutes)
- "The Making of The Celebration" – Danish documentary by Michael Sandager, 1998 (24 minutes)
- 8 deleted scenes from "The Celebration" – with commentary by Thomas Vinterberg (29 minutes)
- "Lars 1-10" – UK/US-documentary by Shari Roman & Sophie Fiennes, 1999 (10 minutes)
- "The Idiots in retrospect" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (30 minutes)
- "Idiotic Colortiming" – Danish documentary by Erik Lennart Petersen, 2005 (7 minutes)
- "A Web-Conversation with Lars von Trier" – Italian Interview, 2000 (20 minutes)
- Music Video with the Idiots All Stars: "You’re a Lady", 1998 (4 minutes)

The Danish set of the Dogme Kollektion #1-4 can be purchased from DVDoo or Laserdisken for about 299kr (about £27). Neither site has English menus, but it is not difficult to work out what to fill in.

Last updated: 02/05/2018 23:39:47

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