Criterion Announces 'Seventh Seal' for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Mar 18, 2009 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Seventh Seal

Criterion has announced its latest classic for high-def, setting a mid-June Blu-ray bow for the Ingmar Bergman masterpiece 'The Seventh Seal.'

Regarded as one of the master's finest works, and featuring one of Max Von Sydow's greatest performances, 'The Seventh Seal' will receive its Blu-ray premiere on June 16, day-and-date with a new standard DVD re-issue.

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer presentation with remastered 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video (1.37:1) and a restored Swedish PCM 1.0 Mono soundtrack.

Extras include a 2003 introduction by Bergman, audio commentary by Bergman expert Peter Cowie (with new afterword), the "Bergman Island" 83-minute documentary, a Woody Allen tribute to Bergman, filmography, collectible booklet, and the theatrical trailer.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.95.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Seventh Seal' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 16.

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