Bergman Island Criterion

Bergman Island: Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö - by Marie Nyreröd (2004)

Bergman Island: Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö - by Marie Nyreröd (2004)
DVD9(cust.) | Swedish + Russian | 720x480 | mpeg2, ~7518 kbps | AC3, 192 kbps | 6.64 GB
Subs: English | Documentary

All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the Baltic Sea.
A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]
Through a Glass Darkly / Winter Light / The Silence / Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie
4 Full DVD Images (.ISO) = 25.35 GB | Complete Scans (300 dpi): 200 MB | 200 Mb RARs
Art-House/Classics | Black and White | Swedish/English Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 410 min

At the beginning of the 1960s, renowned film director Ingmar Bergman began work on what were to become some of his most powerful and representative works—the Trilogy. Already a figure of tremendous international acclaim for such masterworks as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, Bergman turned his back on the abundant symbolism and exotic imagery of his ‘50s work to focus on a series of impacted, emotionally explosive chamber dramas examining faith and alienation in the modern age. Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Each film employs minimal dialogue, eerily isolated settings, and searing performances from such Bergman regulars as Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnel Lindblom in their evocation of a desperate world confronted with God’s desertion. Drawing on Bergman’s own severely religious upbringing and ensuing spiritual crisis, the films in the Trilogy are deeply personal, challenging, and enriching works that exhibit the filmmaker’s peerless formal mastery and fierce intelligence. The Criterion Collection is proud to present A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.
3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman [2013] [The Criterion Collection ##672-675]

3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman [2013]
Stromboli (1950) / Europe '51 (1952) / Journey to Italy (1954)
5xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 305 minutes | 15,40 Gb + 15,50 Gb + 7,74 Gb
Audio: English or Italian - AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps (see below) | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Classics | The Criterion Collection #672

In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so stirred by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. Stromboli, Europe ’51, and Journey to Italy are intensely moving portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actress at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition.
THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957) - (The Criterion Collection - #11) [2 DVD9] [2009]

THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957) - (The Criterion Collection - #11) [2 DVD9] [2009]
A Film By Ingmar Bergman
2 Full Original Dual-Layer DVD Images (.ISO) Disc 1: 6.66 GB, Disc 2: 6.46 GB | Complete Scans: 12.4 MB | RS
100 Mb RARs | Classic/Art House | 1.33:1 | Black and White | Swedish Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 96 min

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.
Jean Renoir's Stage & Spectacle (The Criterion Collection) [3 DVD9s]

Jean Renoir's Stage & Spectacle (The Criterion Collection) [3 DVD9s]
Classics | 1.33:1 | Colour | French Dolby Digital | English Subtitles
3 Full Original DVD Image3 (.ISO) + 400dpi Scans = 22.07GBs | 400MB RARs | FSo/FSe/NL
" A Lesson in Love / (Lektion i karlek, En)" by Ingmar Bergman (1954)

" A Lesson in Love / (Lektion i karlek, En)" by Ingmar Bergman (1954)
DVDRip | AVI | Audiotrecks : Swedish + Russian | Subs: English | 1.36 GB
video: XviD | 720x544 | ~1764 kbps avg
Russian: Audio: 48 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, ~128 kbps avg
Swedish: Audio: 48 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, ~128 kbps avg
Art-House, Komedy, black&white film

"Lesson in Love" - a wonderful film about infidelity and its consequences. Just like in "The Secret of Women" Gunnar Björnstrand and Eva Dalbek play a married couple experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. Björnstrand - Dr. David Erneman, gynecologist, strikes up a romance with a young patient, to avoid the daily routine. His wife, Marianne, on learning of her husband's betrayal, betraying him with his best friend. Unexpected meeting in the train allows the couple to reconsider their relations, to understand emotions, and possibly correct what happened …

Bonus - a Bergman's conversation with Marie Nirered, a longtime close friend of the Master, the creator of "Bergman Island", the famous Swedish director of documentary films. Recorded this conversation, I realized in 2003 for Swedish television. Within 4 minutes with a small Bergman and Marie Nirered great pleasure to discuss the film "A Lesson in Love". Alas, in their native language! .. And we have no translation to their conversation, no subtitles. Can only appeal to the generosity of Swedish-speaking audience and ask them to write the subtitles.

The Seventh Seal (1957) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 1, 2017
The Seventh Seal (1957) [Criterion Collection]

The Seventh Seal (1957)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 37mn | 1,64 Gb
Audio: Swedish AAC 1.0 @ 158 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Fantasy | A film by Ingmar Bergman

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 21, 2017
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Criterion Collection]

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 49mn | 2,08 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Director: Ingmar Bergman

After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]  Video

Posted by Sartre at March 9, 2017
L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]

L'avventura (1960) Criterion Collection [with Extras]
BDRip | 143min | MKV | 1920x1040 | HEVC -> 4000kbps | E-AC3 1.0 256kbps
Drama-Mystery | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 4.32GB+528MB

This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent. The plot concerns a yachting trip by a small group of jaded socialites, including Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), an aging architect who sold out for easy money long ago, his mistress Anna (Lea Massari), and her friend Claudia (Monica Vitti), who doesn't fit in with the wealthy jet-setters' dissolute ethics. When Anna disappears during a tour of a volcanic island, Claudia initially blames Sandro's emotionally barren behavior toward her. As they search the island, however, Claudia and Sandro grow closer and – when it is apparent that Anna is gone forever – become lovers.

Summer with Monika (1953) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Dec. 8, 2016
Summer with Monika (1953) [The Criterion Collection]

Summer with Monika (1953)
A Film by Ingmar Bergman
BDRip 720p | MKV | 992x720 | x264 @ 5831 Kbps | 98 min | 4,58 Gb
Audio: Swedish FLAC 1.0 @ 539 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded+idx/sub)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Romance

Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. A girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars Ekborg) from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach, far from parents and responsibilities. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair are forced to return to reality. The version initially released in the U.S. was reedited by its distributor into something more salacious, but the original Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika), presented here, is a work of stunning maturity and one of Bergman’s most important films.