Ingmar Bergman collection – INGMAR BERGMAN VOLUME. 2 – out on Blu Ray

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Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2 features eight landmark titles by the iconic filmmaker – presented together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

In Swedish with English subtitles

The films:

Summer Interlude (1951)

Waiting Women (1952)

Summer with Monika (1953)

A Lesson in Love (1954)

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

The Magician (1958)

Extras

Audio commentary on The Seventh Seal by film critic and editor-in-chief of Diabolique magazine, Kat Ellinger

Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by David Jenkins, Ellen Cheshire, Leigh Singer, Kieron McCormack, Philip Kemp, Jessica Kiang, Geoff Andrew and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannister

Danish Crime series – BLINDED: THOSE WHO KILL – released on dvd and Blu Ray

BlindedBLINDED: THOSE WHO KILL (18) 2021 DENMARK DVD – £24.99 BLU RAY – £29.969
Criminal profiler Louise Bergstein looks into a cold case. On her return to her home town Louise is asked by a terminal ill old family friend to open the cold case on her missing son so that she can see justice done before it’s too late.

In Danish with English subtitles

Danish film – WILDLAND – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

WildlandWILDLAND (15) 2020 DENMARK NORDAHL, JEANETTE DVD -£15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Following the death of her mother, teenager Ida is sent to live with her aunt Bodil .

As Ida spends time with her cousins she is exposed to their criminal racketeering, and when she learns that her aunt is part of these enterprises Ida faces a moral dilemma and questions the bonds of kinship.

In Danish with English subtitles

Danish film – ANOTHER ROUND – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Another RoundANOTHER ROUND (12) 2020 DENMARK DVD £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Martin is a bored teacher facing a midlife crisis who turn to the Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skårderud’s suggestion that the human body has an inbuilt alcohol deficiency.

Martin and his friends embark on a reckless experiment of drinking at work, but the experiment’s initial success soon sends the men spiralling towards disaster.

In Danish with English subtitles

Guardian Review

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/04/another-round-review-thomas-vinterberg-mads-mikkelsen-daytime-drinking

Special Features
Interactive Menus
Interviews: Festival de Cannes 2020: Thomas Vinterberg (director), Mads Mikkelsen (actor)

Ingmar Bergman collection – INGMAR BERGMAN VOLUME. 1 – out on Blu Ray

Ingmar Bergman V1INGMAR BERGMAN VOL. 1(15) SWEDEN 5-DISC BLU-RAY £59.99
Available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK , volume one marks the first of a four volumes issued to celebration the auteur’s work .

Presented over 5 discs, the set features 2K restorations of eight early written or directed films by Bergman.

The films are:

Torment (Dir: Alf Sjöberg| Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1944),
Crisis (1946), Eva (Dir: Gustaf Molander| Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1948),
Music in Darkness (1948),
Port of Call  (1948),
Prison (1949),
Three Strange Loves (1949),
To Joy (1950)

Special features:•

5-Blu-ray set featuring 2K restorations of all 8 films

Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by Jan Holmberg (CEO of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation), Philip Kemp, Geoff Andrew, Jessica Kiang, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Kat Ellinger, and Laura Hubner

Ingmar Bergman: The Early Years(2021): a new video essay by writer, filmmaker and film journalist Leigh Singer

Limited edition (5,000 units)

Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannist

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Swedish drama – ARE WE LOST FOREVER – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Are We Lost ForeverARE WE LOST FOREVER (18) 2020 SWEDEN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
When Adrian and Hampus break off their long-term engagement both men struggle to move on with their lives and find themselves drawn back to one another despite the destructive tendencies that come to light when they are together.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Icelandic Film – A WHITE, WHITE DAY – released on dvd

A White, White DayA WHITE, WHITE DAY (15) 2019 ICELAND PALMASON, HLYNUR £15.99
In a remote corner of rural Iceland, widowed police chief Ingimundur begins to suspect his late wife was having an affair, and decides to investigate. Still grieving his loss more than two years on, Ingimundur ventures to violent extremes when he finds the man he believes to be responsible.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Swedish romantic comedy – TOP 3 – now out on dvd

Top 3TOP 3 (18) 2018 SWEDEN EDVARDSSON, SOFIE £12.99
Animated bittersweet romantic comedy about the relationship perpetual list-maker Anton, who has a top-three list for every situation, and his boyfriend David. However as the pair travel set out to travel Anton realizes that his dreams in life might be in direct opposition to David’s.
In Swedish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Some Scandinavian dvd release for 2020

AMUNDSEN (12) 2019 NORWAY SANDBERG, ESPEN £14.99
Biographical drama about the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. In Norwegian with English subtitles

HOLIDAY (18) 2018 DENMARK EKLÖF, ISABELLA BLU RAY ONLY £21.99
A young woman joins her gangster boyfriend Michael in Turkey, where she revels in her new lavish life but must also tolerate a vicious cycle of violence and abuse. In Danish with English subtitles

PHOENIX (15) 2018 NORWAY HENRIKSEN, CAMILLA STRØM £15.99
Neglected by her alcoholic mother, Astrid, 13-year-old Jill is forced to become the family’s primary caregiver and looks after her younger brother Bo. When their estranged father Nils announces he is planning to visit the family with his new girlfriend, Astrid spirals into a deep depression while the children hope his arrival may herald the opportunity to begin a better life. In Norwegian with English subtitles

SONS OF DENMARK (15) DENMARK 2019 SALIM, ULAA BLU-RAY / WITH DVD – DOUBLE PLAY £12.99
Thriller set in the near future in Copenhagen, after a deadly terror attack in the Danish capital. Politician Martin Nordahl uses this as an opportunity to push his anti-immigrant agenda. Meanwhile, teenager Zakaria who lives at home with his mother and young brother, feels demonised within his new society and struggles to figure out what path he wants to take.  In Danish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Swedish fantasy drama – BORDER- out on DVD.

BORDER(15) 2018 SWEDEN ABBASI, ALI £19.99
Based on the short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Customs officer Tina has the unique ability to smell guilt and shame. Recruited by the police to work on solving crime, she meets the mysterious disfigured Vore, who forces Tina
to question her past.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Norwegian disaster movie – THE QUAKE – out on dvd

THE QUAKE (12) 2018 NORWAY ANDERSEN, JOHN ANDREAS £15.99
Geologist Kristian warns that Oslo is about to be hit by an earthquake.
But nobody wants to believe him, so he sets out to save his family as the tremors begin.

Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp reprise their roles in the sequel to 2015 disaster drama ‘The Wave’. When a former colleague is killed due to a collapsed tunnel experienced geologist Kristian investigates the circumstances of his death. His findings make him conclude that Oslo could be set for a deadly earthquake and he tries to warn his family to leave the city.

However, his estranged wife Idun believes that he is still suffering trauma from the tsunami he survived three years earlier.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Recently released Scandinavian dvds

BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE (15) 2018 SWEDEN  MAGNUSSON,  JANE   £19.99
 Documentary that profiles Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman during 1957 when he released two of his most acclaimed films, ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Wild Strawberries’.
BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES TWO (15)  2018  SWEDEN   £19.99
 All eight episodes from the second series of the Scandinavian thriller starring Filip Berg, set prior to events taking place in the first series. In this series, Johan (Berg) attends a two-week rehabilitation programme on the island of Kallskär, however to enable him to close an important business deal he requires to keep his computer and mobile phone, putting him in conflict with the programme instructor, Uno (André Eriksen). However, the tension is only worsened when strange events take place and sudden disappearances occur.
THE GUILTY (15)  2018   DENMARK  MÖLLER, GUSTAV £15.99
 Former police officer reluctantly takes up new duties as an emergency services operator only to end up on the other end of the line to a dangerous abduction situation.
SAWDUST AND TINSEL – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12)  1953 SWEDEN BERGMAN, INGMAR  BLU RAY ONLY – £23.99
   Set in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century circus travelling through the countryside, this  psychological drama is a story of love, jealousy, humiliation and loss.
UTOYA (15)  2018 NORWAY POPPE, ERIK £16.99
   Film based on the massacre of 69 Norwegian Labour Youth League at a summer camp on the island of Utoya by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik.
VIDEOMAN (18) 2018 SWEDEN SODERSTROM, KRISTIAN A £14.99
 Alcoholic video shop owner is offered  10,000 euros for a rare videotape, however when he finds the tape has gone missing  he sets out to reclaim his property.  On the way he meets  Simone,  an alcoholic woman in love with all things 80s. Together, as they hunt for the stolen tape, they find solace in one another as they come to terms with their personal failures.

 

Ingmar Bergman ‘s – SAWDUST AND TINSEL – issued on Blu Ray

sawdust and tinselSAWDUST AND TINSEL – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1953 SWEDEN BERGMAN, INGMAR BLU RAY ONLY – £23.99
Set in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century circus travelling through the countryside, this psychological drama is a story of love, jealousy, humiliation and loss.

In Swedish with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

Audio commentary by Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie

Introduction by Bergman from 2003

PLUS: An essay by critic John Simon

Also recently released Ingmar Bergman dvd/Blu Ray –

Magic FluteTHE MAGIC FLUTE (U) 1975 SWEDEN BERGMAN , INGMAR £19.99
Ingmar Bergman’s televised production of the operatic fairy tale by Mozart in which young Tamino’s life is saved and he sets about rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter, aided by his magic flute.

In Swedish with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Other Documentary: ‘Papageno’ (1935) – Lotte Reniger’s silhouette-animation; ‘In Mozart’s Footsteps’ (1938) – Travelogue by Lady Dunn; ‘On Such a Night’ (1955) – The adventures of an American opera enthusiast as they visit Glyndebourne for the first time

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Finnish drama – A MOMENT IN THE REEDS – out on dvd

A MOMENT IN THE REEDSA MOMENT IN THE REEDS (18) 2017 FINLAND MAKELA, MIKKO £15.99
Leevi returns to his native Finland and meets Syrian refugee Tareq and they both begin work on a house renovation project. Leevi is struggling to meet his father’s expectations and Tareq is grappling with his feelings of isolation as an outsider. This results in the two men finding solace in an romantic relationship.

In Finnish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Mads Matthiesen’s – TEDDY BEAR – released on dvd

teddy-bearTEDDY BEAR (12) 2012 DENMARK MATTHIESEN, MADS £7.99
38 year-old Dennis is a painfully shy bodybuilder living at home with his overbearing mother, who decided to head to Thailand to find a bride. This award-winning film show the contrasting Danish and Thai cultures, as well as the viewers expectations, preconceptions and prejudices as it examines the different aspects of love and the search for happiness.

Based on his own successful 2007 short Dennis, Mads Matthiesen’s Teddy Bear is an intense piece of cinema verite-style realism, showcasing a strong cast comprised of. Contrasting both , this emotional drama plays with

In Danish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd