The Parson's Widow : Three Films by Carl Theodor Dreyer
The Parson's Widow : Three Films by Carl Theodor Dreyer by DREYER,CARL THEODOR at Chocolate Movie. MPN: 014381021622. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. One of the world's greatest directors, Carl-Theodor Dreyer has long been hailed for such masterpieces as The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr, Day of
One of the world's greatest directors, Carl-Theodor Dreyer has long been hailed for such masterpieces as The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr, Day of Wrath and Ordet. Now we meet a different Dreyer who engages with broad humor, then gradually guides to a wise, bittersweet resolution. Aspiring parson Sofren is engaged to Mari, but her father won't allow them to marry until Sofren gets a ministry. He's hired by a small rural congregation only to discover that according to local custom, the widow of the deceased pastor may marry his successor. An aged woman who has already buried three earlier husbands, Dame Margarete asserts her right in order to keep her home, but Sofren also brings Mari to the parish claiming that she is his sister. The two plan to wait for the elderly woman to die. When it appears she might be eternal, Sofren begins a series of silly pranks to hasten the old lady's end, but before her death her wisdom, dignity and selflessness teach the young couple a great deal about fundamental humanity. Called "the first real Dreyer film," The Parson's Widow (aka The Witch Woman) prefigures key themes in his later work. Beautifully photographed in the 17th-century museum village of Lillehammer, Norway, the film's original luminous quality is captured in this digitally mastered edition from a 35mm camera-negative print. Plus two rare Dreyer shorts! They Caught the Ferry (1948, 12 mins.) adapts the technique of Dreyer's horror/fantasy Vampyr to a chilling and unforgettable miniature on driver safety. Thorvaldsen (1949, 11 mins.) uses the long lenses and confrontational style of The Passion of Joan of Arc to illuminate the search for truth in the work of the greatest Danish sculptor, which turns out to have a surprising affinity with Dreyer's own cinema. All three films digitally mastered from 35mm archive prints. The Parson's Widow is speed-corrected and tinted, with new music compiled by Neal Kurz from the works of Edvard Grieg.
|Item Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.42 x 0.58 x 0.58 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by DREYER,CARL THEODOR, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Anchor Bay Entertainment
mpn: ANBBR25553, ean: 0013132555393,
Lovin sons always do what their mothers tell them to…even if it's to KILL!!! The Troma Team is proud to bring you Charles Kaufman's Mother's Day, the independent horror classic which redefines the term ''family values.'' This stylish, horrific and ...
By Universal Studios
ean: 9780783280134, isbn: 0783280130,
By Lions Gate
This tv movie starts out very well, staging some frightening bee attacks that are genuinely uncomfortable and scary. Director Rockne O'Bannon leads Robert Hays, Nancy Stafford, Ryan Phillippe and Dennis Christopher through some sharp moments. Howev...
By Weston Woods
ean: 9786303534251, isbn: 6303534252,
By Arrow Video
mpn: 42926889, ean: 0760137948285,
In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow s tongue out of an actress mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film ...
mpn: 013131594492, ean: 0013131594492,
Titles Included:Halloween Restored original 1978 filmHalloween Extended Edition Halloween 4 The Return Of Michael Myers Halloween 5 The Revenge of Michael Myers Halloween 25 Years Of Terror SPECIAL BONUS DISC Halloween release...
By Lions Gate
mpn: 29649, ean: 0031398131700,
My Best Friend is a Vampire:A young student finds himself being transformed into a vampire after a night with an attractive female vampire. Repossessed:The Devil's back. But he's never dealt with an exorcist like this! This spoof on The Exorcist is n...
By 20th Century Fox
These Tales of Terror have been collected by writers HIROKATSU Kihara and ichiro nakayama from accounts told to them as true from all over Japan. This full length feature draws 8 of the creepiest tales together featuring The night Watchmen Wisps of S...
THE BOY NEXT DOOR: Claire (Jennifer Lopez) is a high-school teacher recently separated from her husband. When a handsome and charismatic 19-year-old boy Noah (Ryan Guzman), moves-in next door, Claire, in a moment of weakness, surrenders to Noah advan...