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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • Description

    Often described as the Czech Méliès , visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on whole generations of film artists from Jan vankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Wes Anderson. His ground-breaking innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ranking alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis O Brien and Ray Harryhausen. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Baron Prá il) is perhaps Zeman s most beloved achievement.

    Still regarded as the finest film adaptation of Gottfried August Bürger s outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen (made famous in his 1786 book), Zeman s wildly inventive and outrageously fun take on the incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets. With its mind-bending melding of live-action, animation and extraordinary matte work, Zeman has crafted a timeless work that continues to astonish.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1961) Presented from a new 4K restoration from original materials by the Karel Zeman Museum and the Czech National Film Archive
    • New and exclusive filmed appreciation by writer, editor and film historian Michael Brooke.
    • Karel Zeman and the World featurette
    • The Birth of a Film Legend featurette
    • Why Zeman Made the Film featurette
    • The Cast
    • Zeman's Special Effects Techniques
    • Karel Zeman: The Legend Continues featurette
    • Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by journalist and critic Graham Williamson
    • New and improved English subtitle translation.
    • Original Czech soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    U
    Actor:
    Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger, Eduard Kohout, Jan Werich
    Director:
    Karel Zeman
    Region:
    2
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    Czech, English
    Subtitle Languages:

    English

    Run Time:
    83 mins approx.
    studio:
    Second Run DVD
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1962

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

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  • Description

    Often described as the Czech Méliès , visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on whole generations of film artists from Jan vankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Wes Anderson. His ground-breaking innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ranking alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis O Brien and Ray Harryhausen. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Baron Prá il) is perhaps Zeman s most beloved achievement.

    Still regarded as the finest film adaptation of Gottfried August Bürger s outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen (made famous in his 1786 book), Zeman s wildly inventive and outrageously fun take on the incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets. With its mind-bending melding of live-action, animation and extraordinary matte work, Zeman has crafted a timeless work that continues to astonish.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1961) Presented from a new 4K restoration from original materials by the Karel Zeman Museum and the Czech National Film Archive
    • New and exclusive filmed appreciation by writer, editor and film historian Michael Brooke.
    • Karel Zeman and the World featurette
    • The Birth of a Film Legend featurette
    • Why Zeman Made the Film featurette
    • The Cast
    • Zeman's Special Effects Techniques
    • Karel Zeman: The Legend Continues featurette
    • Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by journalist and critic Graham Williamson
    • New and improved English subtitle translation.
    • Original Czech soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    U
    Actor:
    Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger, Eduard Kohout, Jan Werich
    Director:
    Karel Zeman
    Region:
    2
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    Czech, English
    Subtitle Languages:

    English

    Run Time:
    83 mins approx.
    studio:
    Second Run DVD
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1962
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