Criterion Collection: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Criterion Collection: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

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• Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion
• Digital restorations, including a new 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal and new 2K restorations of Shame, The Touch, Waiting Women, and The Serpent’s Egg, among many others, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
• Introductions to eleven of the films by director Ingmar Bergman
• Six audio commentaries featuring film scholars Peter Cowie and Birgitta Steene
• Over five hours of interviews with Bergman
• Interviews with many of Bergman’s key collaborators, including actors Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Bergman, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Liv Ullmann, and Max von Sydow and cinematographer Sven Nykvist
• Daniel and Karin’s Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
• Documentaries about the making of Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, The Magic Flute, The Serpent’s Egg, The Touch, and Winter Light
• Extensive programs about Bergman’s life and work, including Bergman Island, . . . But Film Is My Mistress, Laterna Magica, Liv & Ingmar, and others
• Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, trailers, stills galleries, and more
• PLUS: A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others; selections from Bergman’s own writing and remarks on his work; and detailed guides to the feature films and supplements included in the set

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2018
UPC: 0715515221917
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Time: 74:37:00
Sales rank: 5,066

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Criterion Collection: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Ken-in-Arlington More than 1 year ago
I have to post this - the other reviews on line haven't received the product. And - to be fair - I'm "only" on Disc 6 (!) of 30 - but I'm really enjoying binging on Bergman. Criterion has a suggested viewing order that programs the films in a very enjoyable order. While there are some early films on the first few discs, it isn't necessarily chronological. The first grouping contains a lot of Bergman's early more humanist films ("Smiles of a Summer Night", "Wild Strawberries", "Summer with Monica", "Summer Interlude") but in addition to the well-known titles there are more obscure titles that offer a lot. It isn't until the first "centerpiece" that you get to the more heavy Bergman - and that's the TV version of "Scenes from a Marriage." I'm probably skip the U.S. theatrical version having seen the entire mini-series (one episode to go) and move on to the next film in the set, "Saraband" - his last I believe. This is a major release for cinephiles - not to be missed. I was a bit leery due to the fact I already owned DVD versions of se3veral of the titles, but the BluRay upgrade, restoration, supplements, and packaging make it worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KUDOS TO CRITERION!! KUDOS TO B&N! . . . I was fortunate to stop in at my favorite Barnes & Noble store in Fairlawn, Ohio (a block away from LeBron's mansion) near Akron and reserve a copy of Ingmar Bergman's Cinema about a week before it was released; all the copies they were scheduled to receive on the release date - except one - had already been reserved. On the day of release, I made a detour to the Fairlawn store shortly after it opened on the way to pick up my son from university near Dayton for his Thanksgiving holiday - after an exhaustive search, the great crew at B&N found their shipment of the set right where it should have been in their movie and music was there with my name on it - and with the Criterion B&N sale plus my B&N membership I was able to get this incredible set for around $135! I had traded all my existing Criterion blu-rays DVDs and Warner sets of Bergman films at Half-Price Books a week earlier for around $100 so I practically got the set for the price of a single Criterion Blu-ray! I have religiously been making my way through the set ever since following the Criterion programming - I'm now about to start on the TV Version of Scenes From a Marriage - and wow, I'd only seen two of the first batch of films before - Smiles of a Summer Night and Wild Strawberries - and little did I realize just how rich Bergman's early material was - from Summer With Monika to A Lesson in Love (hilarious Bermgan? yes!) and the roller coaster and fun house rides in Dreams; I couldn't believe it. Sound and picture standards as usual are up to Criterion's always amazing standards. The package, of course, is also stunning, albeit daunting in size and weight - my only wish is that the incredible book that comes with it was hard rather than soft-cover but never mind! THIS IS AS MUST-BUY FOR ANY MOVIE LOVER and Criterion and Barnes * Noble have really done us justice bringing it to us who planned in advance. Not surprised to hear it's sold out!
Anonymous 19 days ago
Came badly smashed/damaged on the box and inside the booklet as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a large, heavy package and was shipped with zero padding. As a result my copy arrived damaged. I had to pay for shipping to return it, and now it's out of stock for months. Thanks for the lousy service, Barnes & Noble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven’t yet received this set — out of stock until February — but as Barnes & Noble sent me an email asking me to write a review, I figured, “Why not?” Review: the $165.83 charge that was put on my card two months before shipping looks good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I haven't received my order yet as well (in reference to the previous anonymous review). It's due in February/March. But as I haven't had any issues with Barnes and Noble in the years past, I am trusting there's a good reason behind the lag . For whoever is considering ordering this BluRay Set, it's possible that currently everyone is out of stock including Criterion Collection themselves. I've seen there that this is quite a new release (November) and it's no longer available at their website, only can be added as a wishlist item. If I were you and the long wait after payment is too much, I'd just keep an eye out for it to be in stock again, or just order early and trust that it'll arrive when it arrives. It does require a bit of patience! I look forward to temporarily forgetting about it and receiving a surprise in the mail come spring :)