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Ingmar Bergman films
Topic by: vanjac
Posted: December 17, 2004 - 4:25 AM PST
Last Reply: September 30, 2005 - 1:11 PM PDT

author topic: Ingmar Bergman films
vanjac
post #1  on December 17, 2004 - 4:25 AM PST  
Are there no Berman fans here?

I clicked on Dennis Potter and Singing Detective and Pennies from Heaven and some other stuff all came up together.

I joined because I though surely they would have all the
Bergman films that are on DVD, but they seem scattered, and
you have to search by title. This can be done, but all these
should be in one place (I mean you should be able to
get all Bergman films Greencine has on a list).

There was a problem with the transfer, but that has been fixed.

Van

From DVDbeaver;

" Further on the recall of the Ingmar Bergman Collection DVD boxset, we can confirm that MGM (USA) are currently shipping the revised version. Hour of the Wolf and Shame now appear in their correct 1.37:1 aspect ratio. As you will recall, these were mistakenly cropped to 1.66:1 in the first MGM release, resulting in odd compositions like this and interesting discussions as seen halfway down on this page. "
hamano
post #2  on December 17, 2004 - 6:53 AM PST  
This is what comes up after a little digging... I'm sure GC could add more, but they might only be available as Region 2 or 3 or something. Currently GC only carries discs that are Region 1 or All Regions.

Which titles did you want to see that's not on this list?
hamano
post #3  on December 17, 2004 - 7:13 AM PST  
Oh, I see your problem, now... When you do a "search" for "Bergman" there are more than two pages of "Bergman"s, including Ingmar and Ingrid... the first search results page only shows the top 5, all actors, I think. Click on the "view all results" (above by the right side of the page) and you get all the "character" pages for the other "Bergman"s, including Ingmar who is 18th... I wonder how they prioritize names on this? It's not alphabetical, but if it's "most popular" I'm sure Ingmar and Ingrid will be the first 2 names... Hmmm...

Oh, if you do a search for "Ingmar Bergman" you only get one match under "People" for Ingmar Bergman... clicking on that shows you a page of all his films in the GC catalog, with a "rent all" button at the bottom.

The four "Title Matches" you get... well, Autumn Sonata doesn't make any sense, but the other 3 have "Ingmar Bergman" in the actual title, so that's why they come up. But Autumn Sonata? You've got me there...

Oh, weird... if you do a search for "bergman\" it eliminates Autumn Sonata and just gives you the 3 films with "Bergman" in the title.
underdog
post #4  on December 17, 2004 - 9:52 AM PST  
Hi there,

We currently have about 19 Bergman titles on DVD I believe. I don't think there's really any more than that of his films out on DVD at the moment, in Region 1 anyway.

The great news was that Fanny and Alexander, one of my favorites, finally came out on DVD last month. It's wonderful. See it!

Meanwhile, when you do a search for Ingmar Bergman, his name comes up at the top of the page. That's the link you should click to get a list of all the films we have here at GC.

Ingmar Bergman.

What are some of you favorites?

I remember seeing Persona in film school and being bored silly, except for a few transcendent parts... and yet it stayed with me and I saw it again and saw it differently.

Through a Glass Darkly is also stunning, if, again, pretty bleak.

C
vanjac
post #5  on December 18, 2004 - 12:50 AM PST  
> On December 17, 2004 - 9:52 AM PST underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hi there,
>
> We currently have about 19 Bergman titles on DVD I believe. I don't think there's really any more than that of his films out on DVD at the moment, in Region 1 anyway.

Thanks for all the replies. I was not using advanced search,
but GC sent me an email and told me to do the obvious:
hit adv. search and put in Ingmar Bergman for dir.
The only one I missed that I wanted to see again is
Faithless, since Liv U. directed it.

I recently rented (at the only video store that I have
to drive quite a ways to get to) Shame, Hour of the Wolf,
DVDs with commentary by the priest who wrote a book about
Bergman films.
It was sort of like a lecture. I would watch the
film---they call this period 65-70 bleak, but I like it--
and then watch with commentary, and I enjoyed it.

Through a Glass Darkly is truly something.
"We were all waiting for god to come thru the door.
This horrible spider came and tried to enter me,
then crawled over my face" (or something like that).
I will never forget those lines.

I also enjoy European, esp. French films.
Hollywood puts out some good films too, but
I like to see different and unexpected things, which is
why this is my 1st try at renting online.
I have seen BB, Netflix. I haven't really looked.
Someone told me to look here, and I did, looked
better than others to me, so I have yet to get
my 1st film (I signed up yesterday).

The happy ending gets tiresome.
Someone --Roger Ebert I think--said that films
are mainly made now to have big 1st weekends in
multiplexs, and are made for teenagers. I'm no
longer a teenager (56--can hardly believe it). Of course there are many
good filmakers doing interesting things, and
Sundance festival.

Van
vanjac
post #6  on December 18, 2004 - 12:54 AM PST  
I just realized this is feedback, and further discussion
should probably go to the Foreign section. Right?
Van
underdog
post #7  on January 5, 2005 - 5:07 PM PST  
> On December 18, 2004 - 12:54 AM PST vanjac wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I just realized this is feedback, and further discussion
> should probably go to the Foreign section. Right?
> Van
> ---------------------------------

Ja, so I moved this to Foreign and out of Feedback. All done!

Now you can discuss Bergman in peace. :-D
Eoliano
post #8  on January 6, 2005 - 12:13 PM PST  
> Are there no Berman fans here?

You mean Shelley Berman?

> The great news was that Fanny and Alexander, one of my favorites, finally came out on DVD last month. It's wonderful. See it!

I bought the (erroneously priced ^_^) box set of Fanny and Alexander at Best Buy the other day without giving it a second thought and have only seen the supplemental material and have sampled some of the theatrical and TV versions, both of which look astounding. I plan to watch the theatrical version tonight, followed at some point by the TV version. Fanny and Alexander, along with The Leopard are easily two of the finest DVD releases of 2004.

> I remember seeing Persona in film school and being bored silly, except for a few transcendent parts... and yet it stayed with me and I saw it again and saw it differently.

> Through a Glass Darkly is also stunning, if, again, pretty bleak.

Let's face it, most of Bergman's early films were bleak, dark, desolate, and, to paraphrase Woody Allen, full of allegorical didacticism, although they are nonetheless emotionally rich, satisfying experiences. I think that the late sixties marked something of an artistic turning point in both style and content, and what followed was and extraordinary series of remarkably perceptive and compassionate films.

In the sixties a new release of a Bergman film was cause for celebration as were most films by the great off-shore art house directors, i.e. Antonioni, Bresson, Fellini, Godard, Kurosawa, et al.

Happy viewing!
Eoliano
post #9  on September 30, 2005 - 1:11 PM PDT  
For anyone interested in his films, the official Ingmar Bergman website is finally online, albeit in Swedish, though the English version is expected to launch January 2006.

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