Rent Day of Wrath / Ordet (1955)

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Day of Wrath (1943)
A priest tortures a confession out of an old woman accused of witchcraft; meanwhile his young wife (whose own mother has been suspected of being a witch) meets and falls in love with the priest's son by a former marriage.
The Word (1955)
A tale of miraculous resurrection brought about by human love, Ordet is an extraordinary expression of spiritual optimism without being either sentimental or pious. Religious intolerance and family tensions lie at the heart of the film, which explores the clash between orthodox religions and true faith. Dreyer achieves its powerful effects in deceptively simple ways, and has produced, in its closing moments, one of the most extraordinary scenes in all cinema.
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Tage Nielsen, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Erik Nielsen
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Poul Knudsen, Paul La Cour, Mogens Skot-Hansen, Hans Wiers-Jenssen, Kaj Munk
Vredens Dag / Ordet
Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Denmark, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
97 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
97 minutes
Danish LPCM Mono
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Master of the House Restoration Demonstration (2010, 4 mins): split-screen comparison
  • Alternative presentation of 'Day of Wrath' with English opening and closing sequences
  • 'Day of Wrath' audio commentary with Dreyer expert Casper Tybjerg
  • The Cross (Tag Gallagher, 2009, 20 mins): video essay on 'Day of Wrath'
  • Ordet Og Lyset (Helga Theilgaard, 2001, 35 mins): interview with cinematographer Henning Bendtsen
  • Carl Th. Dreyer und Gertrud (Christiane Habich, Reinhard Wulf, 1994, 29 mins): documentary featurette
  • Carl Th. Dreyer Interviewed by Julian Jebb (1965, 8 mins): rare BBC archive film of Dreyer
  • Carl Th. Dreyer - My Metier (Torben Skjodt Jensen, 1995, 93 mins): acclaimed feature-length documentary
  • My Metier interview outtakes (1995, 80 mins): in-depth interviews with Dreyer collaborators
  • Jorgen Roos archive (1949-65, 8 mins): a selection of Dreyer-related archival film material
  • DR Danish television archive (1965-68, 13 mins): rare Dreyer footage and interviews with collaborators
  • An Introduction to the Films of Carl Th. Dreyer by Henning Camre (2003, 10 mins, audio only)
  • An Interview with Ove Brusendorjf of the Danish Film Museum (date unknown, 16 mins, audio only)

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