Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ingrid Bergman out of print on DVD

I'm looking at TCM's schedule for August 28 in Summer Under the Stars, honoring Ingrid Bergman. Bergman made several films with director-husband Roberto Rossellini, thanks to the controversial nature of their relationship making Hollywood not want to deal with her for a while. (She'd have a triumphant return with Anastasia, not on tomorrow's schedule.) It looks like none of the Rossellini films that TCM has selected to air tomorrow are currently available from the TCM Shop:

First up at 10:00 AM is Stromboli, which has Bergman playing a refugee from World War II who gets picked up by an Italian man who lives on a small isolated island. The two marry and move to his village, where she finds that life isn't all it's cracked up to be. I saw this one several years ago and recall being less than impressed by it. But that was just my opinion.

Journey to Italy at 11:45 AM has Bergman and George Sanders playing a married couple who, realizing that their marriage is on the rocks, try out a separation in the Naples area. Nice place to try it, I suppose.

I don't think I'd heard of Fear (1:15 PM) until now. This one has Bergman married to a scientist but having an adulterous affair ang getting blackmailed for it, at least according to the TCM blurb.

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