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The Seventh Seal (50th Anniversary Remastered Edition) DVD

Ingmar Bergman, 1957

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Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Produced in 1957

Main Language - Swedish with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film, Scandinavian Film

MovieMail's Review

The Seventh Seal is Bergman’s legendary film of a medieval knight’s game of chess with Death on his return from the Crusades, and addresses its audience with questions of what values humanity can live by in a time of apocalyptic threat.
From the early entrance of white faced Death, through to Jof’s vision of the silhouetted dance of death on the horizon, it is shot through with
iconic images and really is one of the ‘must-see’ titles of world cinema.
And now it looks even better. This 50th anniversary special edition, available on both DVD and Blu-Ray, has been newly remastered from the restored camera negative for High Definition, and also has rare behind-the scenes clips of location shooting,as well as on-set rehearsals with Max von Sydow and Bibi Andersson.
Also included on the disc is the short film Karin’s Face, Bergman’s touch-
ing tribute to his mother.

on 5th November 2007
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Film Description

Bergman's allegory of Man's search for meaning in which a knight (Max von Sydow), after returning home from the Crusades, plays a game of chess with Death while the plague ravages medieval Europe. Containing some of the most iconic images ever filmed, this is the epitome of 1950s European art cinema.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: PALIS

Length: 92 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 3rd December 2007

Cat No: TVD3787

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • On-set Footage with commentary from film historian Ian Christie
  • Short film by Bergman: Karin's Face (1984)
  • Optional original English-dubbed soundtrack.

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by Anon on 21st March 2000

Hard to believe but this film contains some genuinely funny stuff. One scene in the latter half of the film is similar to the "Tauting Frenchman" from Monty Python an... Read on

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