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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Crisis" )


directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden 1946

Eighteen-year-old Nelly lives a quiet life in a small town with her foster mother. There, she makes a living giving piano lessons and letting a room to Ulf, who is in love with her.
Despite her financial problems, Nelly’s foster mother manages to save enough money to buy Nelly a new dress to wear at a charity ball. However, when Nelly’s real mother, Jenny, also buys a dress, Nelly wears this instead. Attracted by the glamorous garment and the promise of a more exciting life, Nelly leaves the small town to join her mother in Stockholm. Once there, she soon discovers that there is a darker side to human nature that she never knew existed when she lived in a small town.

Excerpt taken from the Tartan DVD covernotes

Theatrical Release: February 25th 1946

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DVD Review: Tartan Video (Bergman Collection) - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Mikkel Svendstrup of DVDsnak for the Review!

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Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1.28.48

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5,18m mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Audio Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles English (removable)
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Star and Director Filmographies
• 4-page booklet with Philip Strick Notes
• Scene Selection
• Original US Persona trailer
• Original Autumn Sonata trailer

DVD Release Date: March 29th 2004
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Comments Bergman’s flawed debut feature is well presented by Tartan video on this disc. If you’ve seen some of the other Bergman Collection discs from Tartan, you know what to expect. It’s not Criterion quality, but it’s absolutely acceptable. For a fairly low-budget 1946 feature, it doesn’t get much better. Theirs is no extras worth mentioning. So if you wan’t to have a look into the young Bergman’s efforts, this is no bad place to start.

I give the Tartan disc 4/5 for a good presentation of the feature.

 - Mikkel Svendstrup of DVDsnak


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