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Title Häxan [videorecording] : ett kulturhistorist föredrag i levande bilder i 7 avdelningar / Janus Films ; Benjamin Christensen framställde denna film i manuskript.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    HAX    DUE 10-14-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color (restored tinting) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded booklet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Series The criterion collection ; 134
Criterion collection ; 134.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.0 surround score.
Language Silent with Swedish intertitles, optional English subtitles.
Cast Benjamin Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winter, Maren Pedersen, Wilhelmine Henriksen, Kate Fabian, Oscar Stribolt, Clara Pontoppidan, Alice O'Fredericks, Johannes Andersen, Tora Teje, Poul Reumert.
Credits Cinematographer, Johan Ankerstjerne ; art director, Richard Louw ; editor, Edla Hansen ; music, Gillian Anderson.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1922 by Svensk filmindustri.
Booklet includes an essay about the film by Chris Fujiwara and an essay about the music by Gillian Anderson.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Contents Häxan (104 min.) -- Witchcraft through the ages (76 min.).
Summary In a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that witches of the middle ages and turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients suffer from the same type of hysteria. Its a witches brew of the scary, the gross and the darkly humorous.
Note Special features: New digital, speed-corrected transfer-tinted restored ; music from the original Danish premiere ; commentary by Danish silent film scholar Casper Tybjerg ; Benjamin Christensen's introduction to the 1941 re-release ; a short selection of outtakes ; "Bibliothèque Diabolique": a photographic exploration of Christensen's historical sources ; stills gallery ; Witchcraft through the ages : 76 minute version of Häxan, narrated by William S. Burroughs, with a soundtrack featuring Jean-Luc Ponty.
Subject Witches -- Drama.
Witchcraft -- Drama.
Mental illness -- Europe -- Public opinion -- Drama.
Genre/Form Horror films.
Silent films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Christensen, Benjamin, 1879-1959.
Svensk filmindustri.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Witch : a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures
Witchcraft through the ages
Häxan, witchcraft through the ages
ISBN 0780024583
Standard No. 037429161722
Music No. HAX010 Criterion Collection

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