Persona: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

Criterion   (1966) / Region A
Persona: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

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Persona: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

By the mid-sixties, Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal) had already conjured many of the cinema's most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann (Scenes from a Marriage) plays an actress who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson (Wild Strawberries) is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema's most influential ideas. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark shadows and soft light by the great Sven Nykvist (Cries and Whispers), Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 17 2013
  • Production Year 1966
  • Empire SKU 1683350
  • UPC Code 715515113410
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New 2k Digital Restoration, With Uncompressed Monaural Soundtrack On The Blu-Ray
New Visual Essay On The Filim's Prologue By Ingmar Bergman Scholar Peter Cowie
New Interviews With Actor Liv Ullmann And Filmmaker Paul Schrader
Excerpted Archival Interviews With Bergman, Ullmann, And Actor Bibi Andersson
On-Set Footage, With Audio Commentary By Bergman Historian Birgitta Steene
Liv & Ingmar, A 2012 Feature Documentary Directed By Dheeraj Akolkar
New English Subtitle Translation
One Blu-ray And Two DVDs, With All Content Available In Both Formats
PLUS: A Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Scholar Thomas Elsaesser, An Excerpt From The 1970 Book "Bergman On Bergman", And An Excerpted 1977 Interview With Andersson


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.37:1 Color

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