For more than 50 years, Ingmar Bergman produced ground-breaking works of cinema that established him as one of the world’s most acclaimed, enduring and influential filmmakers.
In the 1950s he firmly established himself at the vanguard of world cinema. Following his breakthrough success Summer with Monika (1953), Bergman continued with a series of ground-breaking productions. Many of which are still considered some of the greatest films ever made.
Presented over five discs,Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2 features eight landmark titles by the iconic filmmaker – presented together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. These include the Palme d’Or-nominated comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), the introspective meditation on old age and human existence, Wild Strawberries (1957) and the iconic exploration of faith and death, The Seventh Seal (1957)
Summer Interlude (1951), Waiting Women (1952), Summer with Monika (1953), A Lesson in Love (1954), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Magician (1958)
Five-Blu-ray set featuring 2K restorations of seven films and a 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal
Audio commentary on The Seventh Seal by film critic and editor-in-chief of Diabolique magazine, Kat Ellinger
Karin’s Face (1984, 15 mins): Ingmar Bergman’s short film based on pictures from his personal photo album, particularly those of his mother, Karin
Behind the scenes footage from the Seventh Seal (1956, 15 mins): rare silent footage with optional audio commentary by film scholar Ian Christie
The Women and Bergman (2007, 29mins): Eva Beling’s documentary featuring Bibi Anderson, Gunnel Lindblom, Pernilla August and Elin Klinga
Original trailers (Summer With Monika and The Seventh Seal)
100-page Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by David Jenkins, Ellen Cheshire, Leigh Singer, Kieron McCormack, Philip Kemp, Jessica Kiang, Geoff Andrew and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannister