Criterion to Release Mammoth 30-disc “Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema” Boxed Blu-ray Tribute on November 20

Visionary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) will be honored in celebration of his 100th birthday with Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema (Blu-ray: 30 discs, $299.95), which will debut from the Criterion Collection on November 20. At the heart of this centennial celebration is the most comprehensive collection of Bergman’s work ever released on home video. Organized as a film festival—with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces—this selection spans six decades and 39 films, including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander, alongside previously unavailable works including Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each film, as well as by more than 30 hours of supplemental features, the project traces themes and images across Bergman’s career. Additionally, Criterion will be releasing a series of Blu-ray editions of some of Bergman’s most essential films, beginning with upgrades of The Virgin Spring (available now) and Scenes from a Marriage (available September 4), and continuing with new editions of Shame and The Magic Flute, as well as a Blu-ray upgrade of the boxed set A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman, which includes Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.