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Carl Th. Dreyer

Spine #124

Aug 21, 2001

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Stereo
  • Danish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Carl Th. Dreyer

Directed By: Carl Th. Dreyer, Torben Skjødt Jensen

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Following the release of Carl Th. Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, the Criterion Collection renews its commitment to this major director with a special-edition box set of his sound films, Day of Wrath, Ordet, and Gertrud. Each is an intense exploration of the clash between individual desire and social expectations, with Dreyer's famously perfectionist attention to detail shining throughout. With brand new digital transfers supervised by Gertrud director of photography Henning Bendtsen, the Criterion Collection is proud to present these Dreyer masterpieces on DVD for the first time. The fourth disc in the set presents the masterful 1995 documentary on Dreyer by Danish filmmaker Torben Skødt Jensen, Carl Th. Dreyer-My Métier. Extensive interviews with collaborators and actors provide fresh insight into the life and work of one of cinema's great masters.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

Day of Wrath
Spine #125
Spine #126
Spine #127
Carl Th. Dreyer - My Metier
Spine #128

    Interview footage with cast members from Day of Wrath, Ordet, and Gertrud
  • Archival footage of Dreyer during the production of Gertrud
  • Interviews with Dreyer cinematographers Henning Bendtsen and Jørgen Roos
  • A 22-page booklet, including a reprint of Dreyer's essay "Thoughts on My Métier"
  • An extensive essay by Dreyer scholar Edvin Kau
  • Stills galleries accompanying each film


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