Rent The Seventh Seal (1957)

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Synopsis:
As the Black Death continues to wipe out the population of Europe, knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns from the Crusades, disillusioned and worn. When suddenly Death (Bengt Ekerot) appears before him, he asks for the chance to live, proposing a game of chess to decide his fate. The knight takes his squire, a troupe of traveling players and a deaf and dumb girl under his protection as the game is played out. One by one Death exacts his toll, and it is up to Block to stall his opponent for as long as possible if he is to help save the lives of those he is trying to protect.
All the while, the villages and towns about them fall further into ruin and religion takes a stranglehold on those desperate for a means of survival.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Allan Ekelund
Writers:
Ingmar Bergman
Aka:
Det sjunde inseglet
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Countries:
Sweden
Awards:

1957 Cannes Jury Special Prize Ex-aequo

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/09/2001
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Star and Director Filmographies
  • The Bergman Collection Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/07/2007
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/11/2021
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
Silent, Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary on 'The Seventh Seal' by film critic and editor-in-chief of Diabolique magazine Kat Ellinger (2021)
  • Karin's Face (1984, 15 mins): Ingmar Bergman's short film based on pictures from his personal photo album, particularly those of his mother, Karin
  • Behind the scenes footage from 'The Seventh Seal' (1956, 15 mins): rare silent footage with optional audio commentary by film scholar Ian Christie
  • Original trailer

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