Starring: Victor Sjostrom, Hilda Borgstrom, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm, Concordia Selander, Lisa Lundholm, Tor Weijden
The last person to die on New Year's Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death's chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives "The Phantom Carriage" (Korkarlen), directed by the father of Swedish cinema, Victor Sjostrom ("The Wind"), about an alcoholic, abusive ne'er-do-well (Sjostrom himself) who is shown the error of his ways and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption. Based on a novel by Nobel Prize(R) winner Selma Lagerlof, this extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.
Two scores, one by Swedish composer Matti Bye and the other by the experimental duo KTL, Audio commentary featuring film historian Casper Tybjerg, Interview with Ingmar Bergman, excerpted from the 1981 documentary Victor Sjstrm: A Portrait, by Gsta Werner, The Bergman Connection , an original visual essay by film historian and Bergman scholar Peter Crowie on the film's influence on Bergman, Footage of the construction of the Rsunda studio where the Phantom Carriage was the inaugural production, Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Mayersberg.
Silent Film with English Subtitles.
|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||09/27/2011|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||106 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Stereo|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.26|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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