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The Virgin Spring

Genres: Foreign, Drama, Medieval Times, Adventure, Criterion Collection, Academy Awards / Oscars, Sweden, Swedish Cinema, Foreign Drama, Period Pieces

Cast: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Synopsis: Winner of the 1961 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring Bergman stalwart and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between the sacred and the profane and one father's longing to avenge the murder of a child.

Language: Swedish

Country of Origin: Sweden

Production Year: 1960


  • "Achieves a tremendous sense of primeval passion and physical power.", The New York Times
  • "A violently beautiful miracle play.", Time
  • "Masterful...Flawless.", Saturday Review
  • "Sven Nykvist's luminous black-and-white photography conspires with the austerity of Bergman's imagery to create an extraordinary metaphysical charge.", Time Out


  • 1961: Nominee, Oscar, Best Costume Design, Academy
  • 1961: Winner, Oscar, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy

 The Virgin Spring

The Virgin Spring - DVD - $39.95

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  • Release Date: Jan 24th, 2006
  • Catalog Number: CC1621DDVD
  • UPC: 0715515017121
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 89
  • Color Format: Black & White
  • Audio: PCM Mono
  • Language: Swedish
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English
  • Special Features:
    • New, Restored High_Definition Digital Transfer

    • Audio Commentary by Ingmar Bergman Scholar Birgitta Steene

    • New Video Interviews With Gunnel Linblom and Birgitta Petersson

    • New Essay by Film Historian and Bergman Scholar Peter Cowie

    • New and Improved English Subtitle Translation

    • More!