Product DetailsDisillusioned 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.
Store Comments* New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition) * Introduction by Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003 * Audio commentary by Bergman expert Peter Cowie, with a new afterword * Bergman Island (2006), an 83-minute documentary on Bergman by Marie Nyreröd, featuring in-depth and revealing interviews with the director * Archival audio interview with Max von Sydow * A 1989 tribute to Bergman by filmmaker Woody Allen * Theatrical trailer * Bergman 101, a selected video filmography tracing Bergman’s career, narrated by Cowie * Optional English-dubbed soundtrack * New and improved English subtitle translation * PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins
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