The Phantom Carriage (1921) + Extras [The Criterion Collection]

The Phantom Carriage (1921) + Extras [The Criterion Collection]

The Phantom Carriage (1921) + Extras
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 47mn | 2,41 Gb + 755 Mb
Score AC3 3.0/2.0 @ 256/192 Kbps + Commentary track | Svenska intertitles with English subs
Genre: Fantasy, Horror | Director: Victor Sjöström

The last person to die on New Year’s Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death’s chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen), directed by the father of Swedish cinema, Victor Sjöström. The story, based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, concerns an alcoholic, abusive ne’er-do-well (Sjöström himself) who is shown the error of his ways, and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption. This extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

The Phantom Carriage (1921) + Extras [The Criterion Collection]

Audio commentary featuring film historian Casper Tybjerg

- Interview with Ingmar Bergman, excerpted from the 1981 documentary Victor Sjöström: A Portrait, by Gösta Werner (15:19)
- The Bergman Connection, an original visual essay by film historian and Bergman scholar Peter Cowie on the film’s influence on Bergman (18:12)
- Footage of the construction of the Räsunda studio where The Phantom Carriage was the inaugural production (4:44)