Madonna’s pap smear in 1080p HD!!!
I don’t usually get too excited about extras but, the Rossellini, wow!
New digital film restorations of the English- and Italian-language versions of Stromboli and Europe ’51 and the English-language version of Journey to Italy, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions
Archival television introductions by director Roberto Rossellini to all three films
Audio commentary for Journey to Italy featuring scholar Laura Mulvey
Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, a 1992 documentary on the filmmaker’s approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and actor Ingrid Bergman
New visual essays about Rossellini by scholars Tag Gallagher and James Quandt
Rossellini Under the Volcano, a 1998 documentary that returns to the island of Stromboli fifty years after the making of Stromboli
New interview with critic Adriano Aprà about each of the films
New interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini’s niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman
New interview with film historian Elena Degrada about the different versions of Europe ’51
New interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Rossellini and Bergman
Ingrid Bergman Remembered, a 1996 documentary on the actor’s life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom
My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini
The Chicken, a 1952 short film by Roberto Rossellini, starring Bergman
A Short Visit with the Rossellini Family, a six-minute film shot on Capri while the family was there during the production of Journey to Italy
New English subtitle translation for Stromboli and Europe ’51
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Richard Brody, Fred Camper, Dina Iordanova, and Paul Thomas; letters exchanged by Rossellini and Bergman; “Why I Directed Stromboli,” a 1950 article by Rossellini; a 1954 interview with Rossellini conducted by Eric Rohmer and François Truffaut for Cahiers du cinéma; and excerpts from a 1965 interview with Rossellini conducted by Aprà and Maurizio Ponzi for Filmcritica
Laura Mulvey? :-(
Autumn Sonata? damn. Should have released Cries and Whispers instead! that is more popular. it is better too.
trilogy would have been nice
Mike: Where did they find room for the films?
It’s Ingrid Bergman month.
I’m not familiar with Mulvey. Is she an idiot?
Is she the one with phalli on the brain?
Laura Mulvey is a pretty good critic – she wrote that article about the male gaze (“Visual Pleasure and Narrative CInema”) pretty early in her career and became a staple of freshman year film classes almost to the point of self-parody. While she’s never been a favorite of mine (I find the Freudianism kind of tedious to be honest) she’s definitely a more interesting writer than her place in the culture might suggest…
I think I’m thinking of Marian Keane.