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The Emigrants / The New Land (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

The Emigrants / The New Land (1971-1972) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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The Emigrants Blu-ray / The New Land Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1971-1972 | 2 Movies | 393 min | Not rated | Feb 09, 2016

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BDs)
UPC 715515167611

DRAMA
WESTERN

The Emigrants / The New Land (1971-1972) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell (Here Is Your Life) charts, over the course of two films, a poor Swedish farming family’s voyage to America and their efforts to put down roots in this beautiful but forbidding new world. Movie legends Max Von Sydow (The Seventh Seal) and Liv Ullmann (Persona) give remarkably authentic performances as Karl-Oskar and Kristina, a couple who meet with one physical and emotional trial after another on their arduous journey. The precise, minute detail with which Troell depicts the couple’s story—which is also the story of countless other people who sought better lives across the Atlantic—is a wonder to behold. Engrossing every step of the way, the duo of The Emigrants and The New Land makes for perhaps the greatest screen drama about the settling of America.

Director: Jan Troell
Writers: Vilhelm Moberg, Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell
Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt, Allan Edwall, Monica Zetterlund

Special Features:
New high-definition digital restorations of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
New introduction by critic and Swedish-film expert John Simon
New conversation between film scholar Peter Cowie and director Jan Troell
New interview with actor Liv Ullmann
To Paint with Pictures, a 2005 documentary on the making of the films, featuring archival footage as well as interviews with Troell, Ullmann, producer and coscreenwriter Bengt Forslund, and actor Eddie Axberg
Trailers
New English subtitle translations
PLUS: An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty

STREET DATE: FEBRUARY 9.

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