Ingmar Bergman: Four Masterworks - The Criterion Collection [$99.95]

[19 November 2007]

By Bill Gibron

PopMatters Contributing Editor

With his passing this year, it seems appropriate that digital’s preeminent preserver of cinematic art would release this mandatory box set. Featuring Smiles from a Summer Night, The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring and Wild Strawberries, it’s the perfect primer for the Bergman novice, as well as a stunning reminder of the man’s artistry and import. The random dismissals at his death were unfortunate at best. Perhaps this DVD release will change the minds of those unfamiliar with this Swedish master’s cinematic stature. He’s considered timeless for a reason—as these four fabulous films suggest. [Amazon]

The Seventh Seal (1957) - Trailer

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