Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

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Autumn SonataCries & WhispersFanny and AlexanderFanny and AlexanderPersonaSawdust and TinselScenes From a MarriageScenes From a MarriageSmiles of a Summer NightSummer InterludeSummer with MonikaThe Magic FluteThe MagicianThe Seventh SealThe SilenceThe Virgin SpringThrough a Glass DarklyWild StrawberriesWinter LightCrisisPort of CallThirstTo JoyA Ship to IndiaWaiting WomenA Lesson in LoveDreamsBrink of LifeThe Devil's EyeAll These WomenHour of the WolfShameThe RiteThe Passion of AnnaFårö DocumentThe TouchThe Serpent's EggFårö Document 1979From the Life of the MarionettesAfter the RehearsalSaraband
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Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Featuring: Anita Björk, Inga Landre, Elliott Gould, Nine-Christine Jönsson, Josef Kostlinger, Ingrid Bergman, Ulla Jacobsson , Robert Atzorn, Bïörje Ahlstedt, Holger Löwenadler, Eva Henning, Liv Ullmann, Eva Dahlbeck, Maj-Britt Nilsson, Irma Urrila, Pernilla Allwin, Anna Lindhal, David Carradine, Christine Buchegger, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin, Lena Nyman, Hakan Hagegard, Gert Frobe, Stig Olin, Martin Benrath, Yvonne Lombard, Börje Ahlstedt, Ake Grönberg, Margaretha Krook, Mimi Nelson, Marianne Löfgren, Birgit Tengroth, Alf Kjellin, Stig Järrel, Harriet Andersson, Birger Malmsten, Bibi Andersson, Birgitta Valberg , Nils Poppe, Bengt Ekerot, Victor Sjöström, Hasse Ekman, Max von Sydow, Jarl Kulle , Jörgen Lindström, Berta Hall, Dagny Lind, Lars Passgård, Birgitta Pettersson, John Ekman, Ulf Palme, Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss, Julia Dufvenius, Rita Russek, Halvar Björk, Georg Rydeberg, Sheila Reid, Håkan Jahnberg, Ewa Fröling, Margit Carlqvist, Annalisa Ericson, Elisabeth Eriksson, Gunnel Lindblom, Gunnar Björnstrand, Margit Carlquist, Gunnel Fred, Fritz Strassner, Lars Ekborg, Naemi Briese, Brigitta Valberg, Karin Kavli, Ingmar Bergman, Bertil Guve, Allan Bohlin, Mimmi Nelson, Lola Müthel, Jullan Kindahl, Arne Bang-Hansen, Anders Ek, Heinz Bennent, Erland Josephson, Gertrud Fridh, Jan Malmsjö, Walter Schmidinger, Karl-Arne Holmsten, Hjördis Petterson, Wenche Foss, Folke Sundquist, Erik Hell, Inga Gill, Ernst Eklund, Olof Winnerstrand, Hans Alfredson, Marianne Aminoff, Sture Lagerwall, Hans Quest, Annika Tretow, Allan Edwall, Bengt Eklund, Gudrun Brost, Naima Wifstrand, Sigge Fürst, Mona Malm, Ingvar Kjellson, Maud Hansson, Lasse Krantz, Mimi Pollak, Britta Billsten, Signe Wirff, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Björn Bjelvenstam, Gaby Stenberg, Birgitte Reimer, Edith Heerdegen, Anita Wall, Georg Funkquist, Inga Landgré, Henning Moritzen, Georg Løkkeberg, Ruth Olafs, James Whitmore, Aino Taube, Frank Sundström, Jan Molander, John Elfström, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Ulf Johanson, Renée Björling, Kerstin Tidelius, Tovio Pawlo, Gunnel Broström, Glynn Turman, Karl-Heinz Pelser, Torsten Winge, Linn Ullmann, Georg Arlin, Håkan Westergren, Gunnar Sjöberg, Bertil Anderberg, Lena Olin, Dagmar Ebbesen, Sif Ruud, Axel Düberg, Vilgot Sjöman, Gaby Dohm, Åke Fridell, Erik Strandmark, Per Mattson, Heino Hallhuber, Gunnar Olsson, Gösta Prüzelius
In honor of Ingmar Bergman’s one-hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of his films ever released on home video. One of the most revelatory voices to emerge from the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema, Bergman was a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. The struggles of faith and morality, the nature of dreams, and the agonies and ecstasies of human relationships—Bergman explored these subjects in films ranging from comedies whose lightness and complexity belie their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family life.

Arranged as a film festival with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces, this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films—including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each program, as well as by more than thirty hours of supplemental features, Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the master’s unequaled body of work for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.37:1 , 1.66:1 , 1.78:1 , 1.85:1
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , English 1.0 PCM Mono , Swedish 1.0 PCM Mono , Swedish 2.0 DTS-HD MA Surround
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 30 Discs |  BD-50
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Supplements

  • Video introduction to Smiles of a Summer Night by Ingmar Bergman
  • New video conversation between Bergman scholar Peter Cowie and writer Jörn Donner, executive producer of Fanny and Alexander, about Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Original theatrical trailer for Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Audio commentary for Wild Strawberries featuring film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Introduction to Wild Strawberries by director Ingmar Bergman
  • Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work, a ninety-minute documentary by filmmaker and author Jorn Donner
  • Behind-the-scenes footage for Wild Strawberries shot by Bergman
  • Introduction for Summer with Monika by director Ingmar Bergman
  • New interview with actress Harriet Andersson, conducted by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • New interview with film scholar Eric Schaefer about Kroger Babb and his distribution of Monika, the Story of a Bad Girl! as an exploitation film
  • Images from the Playground, a half-hour documentary by Stig Björkman featuring behind-the-scenes footage shot for Summer with Monika by Ingmar Bergman, archival audio interviews with Bergman, and new interviews with actresses Bibi Andersson and Harriet Andersson
  • Trailer for Summer with Monika
  • Introduction for A Lesson in Love by Ingmar Bergman
  • Video interview with Ingmar Bergman from 1986
  • Video interview with Scenes from a Marriage's stars Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson
  • Video interview with Bergman scholar Peter Cowie comparing the two versions of Scenes from a Marriage
  • Interviews with director Ingmar Bergman and a brief excerpt from a press conference for Shame, recorded in 1967 and ’68 for Swedish television
  • New interview with actor Liv Ullmann
  • An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman, a 1968 documentary made during Shame's production, featuring an extensive interview with Bergman
  • Daniel and Karin's Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
  • Introduction for Bergman's Trilogy by director Ingmar Bergman
  • Exploring Bergman's Trilogy: Video discussions with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie
  • Interview from 2012 with actor Harriet Andersson
  • Original theatrical trailer for Through a Glass Darkly
  • Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie, a five-part documentary by Vilgot Sjöman made for Swedish television during the production of Winter Light
  • Original theatrical trailer for Winter Light
  • Poster gallery for the trilogy films
  • Original theatrical trailer for The Silence
  • Audio commentary for The Virgin Spring by Ingmar Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene
  • Video interviews from 2005 with actors Gunnel Lindblom and Birgitta Pettersson
  • Introduction for The Virgin Spring by filmmaker Ang Lee
  • An audio recording of a 1975 American Film Institute seminar by Ingmar Bergman
  • Introduction to The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003
  • Audio commentary for The Seventh Seal by Bergman expert Peter Cowie
  • Afterword for The Seventh Seal by Peter Cowie
  • Bergman Island (2006), an 83-minute documentary on Bergman by Marie Nyrer
  • Archival audio interview with Max von Sydow
  • A 1989 tribute to Bergman by filmmaker Woody Allen
  • Theatrical trailer for The Seventh Seal
  • Bergman 101, a selected video filmography tracing Bergman
  • Audio commentary for Sawdust and Tinsel by Bergman scholar Peter Cowie
  • Video introduction for Sawdust and Tinsel by Ingmar Bergman from 2003
  • Visual essay for The Magician by Peter Cowie
  • Brief 1967 video interview with director Ingmar Bergman about The Magician
  • Rare English-language audio interview with Ingmar Bergman conducted by filmmakers Olivier Assayas and Stig Björkman in 1990
  • Interview with director Ingmar Bergman recorded in 1974 for Swedish television
  • New interview with film scholar Peter Cowie about The Magic Flute
  • Tystnad! Tagning! Trollflöjten! (1975), a feature-length documentary produced for Swedish television about the making of The Magic Flute
  • Ingmar Bergman, a documentary by Stig Björkman shot on location during the making of The Touch in 1970
  • Away from Home, excerpts from a 2004 program on The Serpent's Egg, featuring interviews with actors David Carradine and Liv Ullmann, and film historian Marc Gervais
  • Illustrated audio interview with cinematographer Sven Nykvist, recorded in 1981
  • A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Peter Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others; selections from Ingmar Bergman’s own writing and remarks on his work; and detailed guides to the feature films and supplements included in the set

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Autumn Sonata
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Cries & Whispers
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Fanny and Alexander
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Fanny and Alexander
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Persona
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Scenes From a Marriage
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Scenes From a Marriage
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Smiles of a Summer Night
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Summer Interlude
Summer with Monika
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The Magic Flute
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The Magician
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The Seventh Seal
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The Silence
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The Virgin Spring
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Through a Glass Darkly
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Wild Strawberries
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Winter Light
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Crisis
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Port of Call
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Thirst
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To Joy
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A Ship to India
Waiting Women
A Lesson in Love
Dreams
Brink of Life
The Devil's Eye
All These Women
Hour of the Wolf
Shame
The Rite
The Passion of Anna
Fårö Document
The Touch
The Serpent's Egg
Fårö Document 1979
From the Life of the Marionettes
After the Rehearsal
Saraband
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