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The Resource Häxan : a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, (DVD)

Häxan : a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, (DVD)

Label
Häxan : a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures
Title
Häxan
Title remainder
a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Benjamin Christensen
Title variation
  • Witch
  • Witchcraft through the ages
  • Häxan, witchcraft through the ages
Title variation remainder
a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Johan Ankerstjerne ; art director, Richard Louw ; editor, Edla Hansen ; music, Gillian Anderson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
Silent with Swedish intertitles, English subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.H6
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • H3 2001
  • .H39 2001
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1879-1959
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Christensen, Benjamin
  • Svensk filmindustri
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
104
Series statement
The criterion collection
Series volume
134
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witches
  • Witchcraft
  • Mental illness
  • Silent films
  • Horror films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Häxan : a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, (DVD)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1922 by Svensk filmindustri
  • 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
  • Booklet includes an essay about the film by Chris Fujiwara and an essay about the music by Gillian Anderson
Accompanying material
1 folded booklet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Häxan (104 min.) -- Witchcraft through the ages (76 min.)
Control code
ocm48264634
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Isbn
9780780024588
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429161722
Other physical details
sound, color (restored tinting)
Publisher number
HAX010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48264634
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Häxan : a presentation from a cultural and historical point of view in 7 chapters of moving pictures, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, (DVD)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1922 by Svensk filmindustri
  • 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
  • Booklet includes an essay about the film by Chris Fujiwara and an essay about the music by Gillian Anderson
Accompanying material
1 folded booklet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Häxan (104 min.) -- Witchcraft through the ages (76 min.)
Control code
ocm48264634
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (104 min.)
Isbn
9780780024588
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429161722
Other physical details
sound, color (restored tinting)
Publisher number
HAX010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48264634
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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