Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life. A deft comedy of gentle revenge, it is the story of a housewife who, with the help of a wily nanny, turns the tables on her tyrannical husband. In it, Dreyer combines lightness and humor with his customary meticulous craft and sense of integrity. Master of the House, an enormous box-office success in its day, is a jewel of the silent cinema.
* New 2K digital restoration, with a reconstructed score by composer Gillian B. Anderson, performed by pianist Sara Davis Buechner and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
* New interview with Carl Theodor Dreyer historian Casper Tybjerg
* New visual essay on Dreyer’s innovations by film historian David Bordwell
* New English intertitle translation
* PLUS: An essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu
_New cover by Béatrice Coron_