2 more from Tartan's Bergman Collection in July
Tartan Video have announced a further two releases in their Bergman Collection range of titles on 13th August 2007. Priced at £19.99 each are…
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Albert, an ageing circus owner has become involved with Anna, a young trapeze artist. On returning to his home town , he wants to revisit his wife and family but Anna is jealous. She's offered to a young actor but neither she nor Albert find contentment and are forced back into each other's arms and the mutually destructive relationship.
In Bergman's hands, the circus becomes the ideal metaphor for the way people perform in order to fulfill dreams and desires. Anna is played by Harriet Anderson, who made her acting debut in the director's Summer With Monika, has also appeared in Through A Glass Darkly, and Fanny And Alexander.
The Devil’s Eye (1960)
Bergman's passion for theatre surfaces in this distinctive interpretation of Don Juan. The greatest seducer is sent back to Earth by Satan who wants him to seduce a young virgin so that his eye infection is cured. . Told in episodic form, he's shown to have a shallow view of love and people. An exploration of his inner turmoil reaches a climax when he descends back to Hell.
A touch of Fellini and even Mozart. A stylised comedy with a pessimistic tone. Starring Bergman favourite, Bibi Andersson.
DVD extras include: trailer. Both are presented in their original academy aspect ratios.