The Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection

Carl Theodor Dreyer is one of world cinema’s most enduringly praised filmmakers. His visually arresting, intensely austere style has been a major influence on Lars von Trier and Carlos Reygadas, amongst others.

This strictly limited edition Blu-ray box set presents a number of his most revered films alongside some of his lesser-known fiction and documentary shorts, as well as an extensive selection of extra features.

The eleven films included in this set are:

Master of the House (1925) / Good Mothers (1942) / Day of Wrath (1943) /
The Fight Against Cancer (1947) / The Village Church (1947) /
They Caught the Ferry (1948) / Thorsvaldsen (1949) / Storstrøm Bridge (1950) /
A Castle Within a Castle (1955) / Ordet (1955) / Gertrud (1964)

Special features

  • Newly remastered High Definition presentations of all Dreyer films
  • Alternative English and Danish intertitled versions of Master of the House
  • 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 Métier (Torben Skjødt Jensen, 1995, 93 mins): acclaimed feature-length documentary
  • My Métier interview outtakes (1995, 80 mins): in-depth interviews with Dreyer collaborators
  • Jørgen 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 Brusendorff of the Danish Film Museum (date unknown, 16 mins, audio only)
  • Booklet essays by Casper Tybjerg, Philip Kemp, Ilona Halberstadt, Philip Horne, Tom Milne and Nick Wrigley

Product information

    • Certificate


    • Colour


    • Sound

      Sound and Silent

    • Running time


    • Languages


    • Subtitles

      Optional English subtitles

    • Original aspect ratio

      Original aspect ratios 1.33:1 + 1.66:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number


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