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Scenes from a Marriage

Ingmar Bergman

 
Scenes from a Marriage (Criterion DVD)

DVD

3 Discs

SRP: $49.95

Criterion Store price:$39.96

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  • Sweden
  • 1973
  • 169 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #229

Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners. Shot in intense, intimate close-ups by master cinematographer Sven Nykvist and featuring flawless performances, Ingmar Bergman’s emotional x-ray reveals the intense joys and pains of a complex relationship. The Criterion Collection is proud to present both the three-hour U.S. theatrical cut of Scenes from a Marriage and Bergman’s original five-hour, six-part television version.

Credits

DirectorIngmar Bergman
Written and directed byIngmar Bergman
CinematographySven Nykvist
Assistant cameraLars Karlsson
WardrobeInger Pehrsson
MakeupCecilia Drott
EditingSiv Lundgren
Script girlUlla Stattin
SoundOwe Svensson
Production supervisorLars-Owe Carlberg

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION THREE–DISC SET:

  • High-definition digital transfers of both the television and the theatrical version
  • Video interview with Ingmar Bergman from 1986
  • Video interview with stars Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson
  • Video interview with Bergman scholar Peter Cowie comparing the two versions of Scenes from a Marriage
  • PLUS: An essay by author Phillip Lopate

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Scenes from a Marriage

By Phillip Lopate March 15, 2004

When Scenes from a Marriage (1974) was first released theatrically in the U.S., it held the voyeuristic thrill of watching a live couple flailing themselves before our eyes. The nearly . . . Read more »

Dispatches

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Flashback: Bibi Andersson

By Peter Cowie March 26, 2014

The author recalls his encounters with the great Swedish actress. Read more »


One Scene

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One Scene: Scenes from a Marriage

By Patrick Wang December 19, 2012

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Announcements


News

Bergman Goes Hollywood

September 08, 2010

Soon, American Bergman-ophiles will be granted a special peek into the process of one of cinema’s great artists. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host the Los Angeles world . . . Read more »


News

Liv in Brooklyn

November 25, 2009

Liv Ullmann is the belle of the ball this holiday season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Not only is the Swedish acting powerhouse’s staging of A Streetcar Named Desire (which was first . . . Read more »


Clippings

Liv Remembers Ingmar

October 09, 2009

More than two years after Ingmar Bergman’s death, his muse Liv Ullmann is still bursting with stories about the Swedish director. In a poignant and insightful profile by Diane Solway in this . . . Read more »


Dispatches

Salute to Liv Ullmann

By Peter Cowie December 15, 2008

Flash back to September 1968. The Swedish Film Week in Sorrento, Italy, with its alfresco suppers and its excursions to Capri and Pompeii. Ingmar Bergman was expected, and he and Liv Ullmann . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Scenes from a Marriage

By Phillip Lopate March 15, 2004

When Scenes from a Marriage (1974) was first released theatrically in the U.S., it held the voyeuristic thrill of watching a live couple flailing themselves before our eyes. The nearly . . . Read more »