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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 Features

  • 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
studio:
Second Run
Run Time:
83 mins approx.
Director:
Karel Zeman
Certificate:
U
Actor:
Milos Kopecký

Rudolf Jelínek

Jana Brejchová

Karel Höger

Eduard Kohout

Jan Werich
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
1962
Main Language:
Czech

English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

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 Features

  • 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
studio:
Second Run
Run Time:
83 mins approx.
Director:
Karel Zeman
Certificate:
U
Actor:
Milos Kopecký

Rudolf Jelínek

Jana Brejchová

Karel Höger

Eduard Kohout

Jan Werich
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
1962
Main Language:
Czech

English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2

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