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 Post subject: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Ingmar Bergman's The Touch coming to BFI Video in a Dual Format Edition on April 23rd 2018. [source]


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:26 pm 
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This is pretty amazing as I think the film is underrated (despite some poor
dubbing in the opening scenes). I'll be curious to know if it's going to be
the all-English version, or the 16mm print that has circulated with both
Swedish and English on the soundtrack.


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:32 pm 
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It would be nice to have both versions. Is there some restoration that's gone on recently?


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:35 pm 
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This is not a good movie, but it's about time someone put it out


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:14 am 

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knives wrote:
It would be nice to have both versions. Is there some restoration that's gone on recently?

The Swedish Film Institute is restoring everything Bergman did for the centenary, according to the listing for The Touch on their list of digitally available titles it looks like it's the dual language version.

Also, it seems that Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) finally got restored, it just got added to the list as well.


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:50 am 
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The Touch (DVD + Blu-ray)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Unavailable for decades, the BFI are proud to present Ingmar Bergman's The Touch for the first time on Blu-ray worldwide.

Karin (Bibi Andersson), a happily married mother of two, surprises herself by responding in-kind to an unforeseen profession of love from David (Elliott Gould), an archaeologist visiting Sweden, whom her doctor husband (Max von Sydow) has befriended. But love, however toxically exhilarating, is seldom simple, and deceit and David's volatile temperament take their toll.

The Touch marked the first time Bergman worked with an established Hollywood star (Gould). Originally released in a fully English language version, this presentation of The Torch is a new 2K restoration by the Swedish Film Institute from the original negatives of Bergman's preferred Swedish/English cut.

Special features

Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
More extras TBC
Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

1971 | colour | 113 minutes | 1 x BD50, Region B | 1 x DVD9, Region 2 | Cert 15


Having only seen the English-language version, I hope the Swedish / English version rectifies
the atrocious dubbing in the opening scene.


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:36 am 
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This is one of only a couple Bergman films I've not seen, so an exciting announcement for me!


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:30 am 
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I wonder if Indicator would be interested in teaming up with BFI to interview Gould, and splitting the interview in two - half for Indicator's Little Murders and the other half for BFI's The Touch? Would be a wise step I reckon, if he's difficult to get hold of (or it may be costly to fly someone out to interview him).

Indicator actually did mention a Gould interview in the specs on the Amazon listing, but have since removed it, so maybe there's some doubt over whether they can actually get to sit down with him or not.


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:17 am 
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Full specs announced:
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The Touch
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Starring Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson and Max von Sydow, with Sheila Reid


Dual Format Edition release on 23 April 2018

The BFI is proud to present Ingmar Bergman’s The Touch for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD worldwide.

Bergman’s first film made with an established Hollywood star was originally an entirely English-language release. This presentation of the film, restored by the Swedish Film Institute from the original negative, is of Bergman’s preferred Swedish-English version. It will be released on 23 April 2018 in a Dual Format Edition, alongside the BFI’s release of Bergman’s The Magic Flute. Extras include new interviews with actors Liv Ullmann and Sheila Reid.

Happily married mother Karin (Bibi Andersson, Persona) surprises herself by responding in kind to a sudden profession of love from David (Elliott Gould, M.A.S.H), an archaeologist visiting Sweden, whom her doctor husband (Max von Sydow) has befriended. But however exhilarating, love is seldom simple and deceit – and David’s volatile temperament – take their toll.

Special features
• Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition;
Ingmar Bergman (1971, 53 mins): on-set documentary on the making of The Touch;
In Conversation with Liv Ullmann (2018, 72 mins): the actress interviewed on stage by Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank;
Sheila Reid: The Touch (2018, 21 mins): the only British actress to appear in a Bergman film recalls working on The Touch in an exclusive interview for this release;
• Illustrated booklet with writing by Geoff Andrew and Vic Pratt, and full film credits.

Product details
RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1300 / Cert 15
Sweden, USA / 1971 / colour / 113 mins / English and Swedish language, with English subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 / BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 1.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit) / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono audio (320kbps)


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:11 am 
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Despite this film's general reputation I'm really excited about this. I've only
been able to see the English language version on an ancient VHS. Plus, I
think this is the only major Bergman theatrical film other than This Can't
Happen Here
which has not seen a proper release.


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:56 pm 

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Has anyone actually seen the Swedish version? What I’m curious to know is whether the scenes between Von Sydow and Andersson were filmed in both English and Swedish: one for the US/UK market and the other for Europe. If so, then the absurd notion of a Swedish married couple speaking in English to each other (which the actors obviously do in the versions I have seen) will be rectified.


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 Post subject: Re: The Touch (1971)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:18 am 

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I saw the Swedish/English version last fall, and yeah, all the scenes involving exclusively Swedish actors were done in Swedish.


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