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The Virgin Spring

Street Date:
June 26th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
1960
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
89 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Plot Synopsis:

Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. With austere simplicity, the director tells the story of the rape and murder of the virgin Karin, and her father Töre’s ruthless pursuit of vengeance, set in motion after the killers visit the family’s farmhouse. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.33:1

Audio Formats

  • Swedish LPCM Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • Audio commentary from 2005 by Ingmar Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene
  • New video interviews from 2005 with actors Gunnel Lindblom and Birgitta Pettersson
  • Introduction by filmmaker Ang Lee from 2005
  • An audio recording of a 1975 American Film Institute seminar by director Ingmar Bergman
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film scholar Peter Cowie and screenwriter Ulla Isaksson and the medieval ballad on which the film is based