Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection - Criterion Collection (DVD - SONE 1)

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Day Of Wrath

Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer’s Day of Wrath (Vredens dag) is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia. Anna, the young second wife of a well-respected but much older pastor, falls in love with her stepson when he returns to their small 17th-century village. Stepping outside the bounds of the village’s harsh moral code has disastrous results. Exquisitely photographed and passionately acted, Day of Wrath remains an intense, unforgettable experience.


Carl Dreyer’s last film neatly crowns his career: a meditation on tragedy, individual will and the refusal to compromise. A woman leaves her unfulfilling marriage and embarks on a search for ideal love—but neither a passionate affair with a younger man nor the return of an old romance can provide the answer she seeks. Always the stylistic innovator, Dreyer employs long takes and theatrical staging to concentrate on Nina Pens Rode’s sublime portrayal of the proud and courageous Gertrud.


A farmer’s family is torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love—one child believes he’s Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic, and the third falls in love with a fundamentalist’s daughter. Putting the lie to the term “organized religion,” Ordet (The Word) is a challenge to simple facts and dogmatic orthodoxy. Layering multiple stories of faith and rebellion, Dreyer’s adaptation of Kaj Munk’s play quietly builds towards a shattering, miraculous climax.

Carl Th. Dreyer—My Métier

Torben Skjødt Jensen’s elegant documentary is a collage of memories and reflections on one of cinema’s greatest directors. Visually rich and densely layered, Carl Th. Dreyer—My Métier illuminates an artist too little understood and too important to overlook. Through interviews, historical writings, and rare archival footage, a portrait of Dreyer emerges—an austere perfectionist, yes, but also a passionate man possessing a genuine sense of humor.


  • <I>Day Of Wrath</i>
  • Deleted footage of interviews from Torben Skjødt Jensen’s documentary Carl Th. Dreyer—My Metier, with actors Lisbeth Movin and Preben Lerdorff Rye
  • Stills gallery
  • <i>Gertrude</i>
  • Deleted footage of interviews from Torben Skødt Jensen’s documentary Carl Th. Dreyer—My Metier, with actors Baard Owe and Axel Strøbye
  • Archival footage from the time of Gertrud’s production
  • Stills gallery
  • <i>Ordet</i>
  • Deleted footage of an interview from Torben Skjødt Jensen’s documentary Carl Th. Dreyer—My Métier, with actress Birgitte Federspiel
  • Stills gallery
  • <I>My Métier</i> - Documentary
  • Rare interview footage and archival material
  • Extensive biographical essay by Dreyer scholar Edvin Kau
  • A 22-page booklet, including a reprint of Dreyer’s essay “Thoughts on My Métier”
  • An extensive essay by Dreyer scholar Edvin Kau


Produksjonsår 2001 Format DVD
Sone Sone 1 Sjanger Drama
Antall disker 4 Spilletid 5 timer 38 minutter
Aldersgrense 11 Undertekster Engelsk
Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Dansk) Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Widescreen 1.66:1 Anamorphic
Regissør Carl Theodor Dreyer Skuespillere Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Emil Hass Christensen, Henrik Malberg, Lisbeth Movin, Nina Pens Rode, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Sigrid Neiiendam, Thorkild Roose
Bestillingsnummer CRRNDRE090DVD Leverandør Import


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