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Posted October 1, 2010
Criterion is releasing a CUT version of THE SILENCE
Despite having built their reputation on ''director approved'' versions of classic films, it seems as if Criterion's new transfer of ''The Silence'' (the final film in this trilogy) will be of the old, cut version of the film (in their running times they list their release as being 95 minutes long; that's the short version). The director's cut, availible on DVD in the UK and elsewhere, has little-known but important differences from this shorter version. If you really care about having the version of this film Ingmar Bergman wanted audiences to see, import the UK version and get yourself a code-free DVD player and a video monitor that can show the PAL format. In the meantime, ask Criterion why on earth they would release this classic film in a version cut down for 1963 US sexual mores.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.