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MGM bring you the Ingmar Bergman Collection in February

09/02/2004: Important Announcement - Shame, Hour of the Wolf and The Ingmar Bergman DVD Collection will now be released on 20th April 2004.


MGM Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of five Ingmar Bergman classis for 10th February 2004. Available to buy separately ($24.98 each) or as a box set ($112.96) the features on each release are as follows...

Persona - 1966 - Actress Elisabeth Vogler (Liv Ullmann) has stopped speaking and withdrawn completely. Under doctor's orders, she's taken to a remote seaside cottage by a nurse, Alma (Bibi Andersson). Alma chats to fill the silence and gradually begins to lay bare her entire identity until she discovers it is being coolly sucked away from her. As the women battle for control and sanity, the questino becomes not which of them is patient and which is caregiver, but are they two separate women at all?
  • Original, Uncensored Theatrical Version
  • Brand-New Digital Film Transfer Presented in the Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1)
  • Original Swedish Audio (Mono); English Audio (Mono)
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles From the Original Translation
  • Audio Commentary by Bergman Biographer Marc Gervais
  • “A Poem in Images” featurette including vintage interviews with Bergman and new interviews with Ullmann, Anderson and Gervais
  • Additional On-Camera Interviews With Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Shame - 1968 - On a remote island far removed from the raging civil war, Jan and Eva (On Sydow, Ullmann) retreat to their apolitical fortress: a small vegetable farm. But their serene existence is shattered when soldiers violently invade their home. Now caught in the crosshairs of a brutal and inhuman conflict, Jan and Eva become survivors with only one concern to endure.
  • Brand-New Digital Film Transfer Presented in the Original Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
  • Original Swedish Audio (Mono); English Audio (Mono)
  • English, French and Spanish Language Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Bergman Biographer Marc Gervais
  • “The Search for Humanity” featurette with vintage Bergman footage and new interviews with Ullmann and Gervais
  • Additional On-Camera Interview With Liv Ullmann
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
The Passion of Anna - 1969 - On a windswept, barren island, Andreas (Max Von Sydow) lives simply and quietly until he becomes entangled with Anna (Liv Ullmann), a beautiful, mysterious widow, and a neighboring couple (Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson) harboring their own sorrows and illusions. But soon, secrets from Andreas and Anna’s pasts threaten to shatter not only their desperate attempt at love…but their tenuous hold on reality as well.
  • Brand-New Digital Film Transfer Presented in the Original Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
  • Original Swedish Audio (Mono); Spanish Audio (Mono)
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles From the Original Translation
  • Audio Commentary by Ingmar Bergman Biographer Marc Gervais
  • “Disintegration of Passion” featurette including vintage Bergman interviews and new interviews with Gervais, Ullmann, Andersson and Josephson
  • Additional On-Camera Interviews With Ullmann, Josephson and Andersson
  • Original Story Reading by Elliott Gould
  • Photo Gallary
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Hour of the Wolf - 1968 - Haunted by demons past and present, artist Johan Borg (Max Von Sydow) fights a losing battle to retain his sanity and maintain his artistic prowess. His wife Alma (Ullmann), desperate to help him, finds herself starting to share his hallucinations. But as Johan's mind continues to unravel, Alma is forced to choose between her love and her life.
  • Brand-New Digital Film Transfer Presented in the Original Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
  • Original Swedish Audio (Mono)
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles From the Original Translation
  • Audio Commentary by Ingmar Bergman Biographer Marc Gervais
  • “The Search for Sanity” featurette including vintage Bergman interview footage and new interviews with Josephson, Ullmann and Gervais
  • Additional On-Camera Interviews With Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson
  • "Bergman at Work" - animated set photos
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
The Serpent's Egg - 1977 - Out-of-work trapeze artist Abel Rosenberg (David Carradine) finds the only way to navigate the surreal circus that is 1923 Berlin is to stay drunk. But even through his stupor, he can see the thread of a frightening mystery – everyone he knows, even his most distant acquaintances, is dying violently. Can he survive…or will his mind and soul completely unravel?
  • Brand-New Digital Film Transfer Presented in the Original Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
  • Original English Audio (Mono)
  • English, French and Spanish Language Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by David Carradine
  • “Away From Home” featurette including vintage Bergman interviews and new interviews with Gervais, Carradine and Ullmann
  • “German Expressionism” featurette
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
The Ingmar Bergman Collection - This six disc set features all five films plus a bonus sixth disc that offers an additional 90 minutes of bonus features:
  • "Sven Nykvist: With One Eye He Cries" featurette about the longtime Bergman collaborator and celebrated cinematographer
  • "Faro Island Mystique" featurette exploring the principal location of many Bergman films through photographs and interviews with key cast members
  • "Intermezzo 2002" Swedish TV special on which Bergman was a guest
  • 1970 Interview with Ingmar Bergman
  • American Cinematographer Article: "Film-Making in Sweden" reprinted collection of original articles on the works of Bergman
  • Still gallery including never-before-seen, intimate photos from Bergman's personal archives, and a poster montage






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