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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:24 pm 
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The Virgin Spring?


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:18 pm 
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Cinephrenic wrote:
The Virgin Spring?


Yes it's on there if that's what you're asking.

Thankfully we've been spared The Serpent's Egg.


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Thankfully we've been spared The Serpent's Egg.


I'm very sorry it wasn't included. It's never been released anamorphically on DVD. Quite a wasted opportunity here.


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:09 pm 
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If Criterion somehow don't have it, I'm certain Kino Lorber will release it


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Cremildo wrote:
Big Ben wrote:
Thankfully we've been spared The Serpent's Egg.


I'm very sorry it wasn't included. It's never been released anamorphically on DVD. Quite a wasted opportunity here.


I meant it more as a joke and it most certainly doesn't come off that way and I'm sorry about that. I don't think any of Bergman's films should languish in obscurity but everyone even remotely familiar with the film knows it's not hailed widely as a masterpiece.

I am however very excited to see what they do with Winter Light, Through a Glass Darkly and The Silence.


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
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It's no masterpiece but I was quite a fan. At least if I recall correctly it had no psychosexual self hatred which I often dislike in Bergman's work (which is why I love Scenes from a Marriage's first two hours but could care less about the last third)


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:18 am 
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I was always more enthralled by the "Everything is awful and God might not exist" stuff. My favorite Bergman story is the one involving someone being so disgusted with The Silence they sent him a piece of used toilet paper.

I'm most interested in Hour of the Wolf though. Can anyone comment on that one?


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:32 am 

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Yeah I like his spiritual and religious films more as well. I still have all his most famous films to go through (Faith trilogy, Virgin Spring) and this seems like a wonderful experience to go through his filmography.
I watched Hour of the Wolf way too young, but I recall being impressed with it (its his closest to a horror movie, and Nykvist's lens in is immaculate as always. I'll be curious to check it out again.
What films are missing aside from Serpent's Egg that are worthwhile?
No Face to Face as well...


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 Post subject: Re: Janus Films
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:32 pm 
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Devils eye is very playful and fun, sort of a religious film filtered through a smiles of a summer night-I'm-not-in-a-depressive-cycle-right-now Bergman. It's one of his most surprising films I thought. Would make a good double feature with haxan or devil and Daniel Webster.


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