(New York): The Criterion Collection, 2001. First Printing. DVD. Item #900559
4 DVD special edition box set of Dreyer's sound films - Day of Wrath, Ordet, and Gertud. Each is an intense exloration of the clash between individual desire and social expectations, with Dreyer's famously perfectionist attention to detail shining through. The 4th disc presents the 1995 documentary on Dreyer by Danish filmmaker Torben Skjodt Jense, Carl Th. Dreyer - My Metier. Extensive interviews with collaborators and actors provide fresh insight into the filmmaker's life and work.
Includes: new digital transfers of all the films, supervised by Gertrud cinematographer Henning Bendtsen; interviews iwth cast members from the three films; archival footage of Dreyer during the production of Gertrud; interviews with Dreyer cinematographers Henning Bendtsen and Jergen Roos; a 22-page booklet including a reprint of Dreyer's essay Thoughts on My Metier; an essay by Dreyer scholar Edvin Kau; stills galleries accompaning each film; Gertrud enhanced for 16x9 television.
Previously owned set of four discs in excellent condition in folding DVD cases and original printed cardboard box.