A Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman – Criterion Collection Blu-ray review

A Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman – Criterion Collection Blu-ray review

Nicholas Bell reviews A Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman – Criterion Collection Blu-ray review / IONCINEMA.com. Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1962) and The Silence (1963).

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Through a Glass Darkly
Film Rating: ★★★★/☆☆☆☆☆
Disc Rating: ★★★★½/☆☆☆☆☆

Winter Light
Film Rating: ★★★★½/☆☆☆☆☆
Disc Rating: ★★★★½/☆☆☆☆☆

The Silence
Film Rating: ★★★★½/☆☆☆☆☆
Disc Rating: ★★★★½/☆☆☆☆☆

SPECIAL FEATURES
On the DVD: High-definition digital transfers of all three films
On the Blu-ray: New 2K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
Introductions to the films by director Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003 (Blu-ray only)
Interview from 2012 with actor Harriet Andersson (Blu-ray only)
Audio interview from 1962 with actor Gunnar Björnstrand (Blu-ray only)
Illustrated audio interview with cinematographer Sven Nykvist, recorded in 1981 (Blu-ray only)
Observations from 2003 on each film by film scholar Peter Cowie
Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie, a five-part documentary by Vilgot Sjöman made for Swedish television during the production of Winter Light
Poster gallery
Original U.S. theatrical trailers
Alternate English-dubbed soundtracks
With the DVD: Essays by film scholars Peter Matthews, Peter Cowie, and Leo Braudy, plus a statement from director Vilgot Sjöman
With the Blu-ray: An essay by film scholar Catherine Wheatley and an excerpt from Bergman’s 1987 autobiography, The Magic Lantern

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