Re: [Videolib] The Emigrants on DVD?

Delin, Peter (
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 19:32:49 +0200

Dear Chris,

this title seems to be not yet available in English speaking countries.
In Sweden a 3-disc edition has been published in December last
year(including the sequel and a documentary).
available from here:

But without English subtitles and in PAL, region coded 2. - so probably
not very helpful for you.

Here is some mor info from a forum discussion

kind regards

Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin

Chris McNevins schrieb:
> Happy Monday to you all…
> Does anyone know if/when the following film will be out on DVD?
> **
> *Utvandrarna** =** ** The Emigrants**** (1971)* Max von Sydow, Liv
> Ullmann; directed by Jan Troell; writing credits Bengt Forslund; Vilhelm
> Moberg (novels)
> *Summary:* In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar
> live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get
> married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the
> small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests
> makes it tough. One of their children even starve to death. Thus, they
> decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their
> families planing the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest.
> They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing
> ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New
> World.**
> Thanks!
> Chris McN
> Chris McNevins
> Non-Print Coordinator
> University of Connecticut
> Homer Babbidge Library
> 369 Fairfield Rd. Unit 2005AM
> Storrs, CT 06269-2005
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