Shame, just like Hour of The Wolf, that's going to be released on DVD in Europe on August 2, are Ingmar Bergman classics that should not be missed by anyone who has enjoyed others of his films. Shame, or "The Shame" as the Swedish title suggests, was filmed in the fall of 1967, featuring Bergman's long time partisans Liv Ullmann (her third Bergman film,) Max Von Sydow, and Gunnar Björnstrand. Shame tells the story of two artists - Eva (LU) and Jan (MVS) - a married couple who lives in fear on an island during War. The movie is unforgettable, incomparable, and should be very accessible to any admirer of director Bergman, cinematographer Nykvist, or actors Ullmann, Von Sydow, and Björnstrand. For those familiar with the cast and crew from before this movie will be a great treat, UNLESS...unless the movie, just like MGM's American DVD edition of the film, will be presented in the wrong aspect ratio; MGM's region 1 releases of Shame, Hour of the Wolf, and Persona were all released on DVD in AR 1.33:1, NOT 1:37:1, which are the correct AR's for these movies. This technical mumbo jumbo means that, on the region 1 releases, 11.5 percentage of the image is missing throughout the film (a slap in the face especially for Sven Nykvist, one would imagine.) Keep your fingers crossed for the European releases of Shame and Hour of the Wolf, just like Persona, to be presented in 1.37:1.