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Second Run - A Jester's Tale

Second Run - A Jester's Tale
Product Code: SRDVD089
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Release Date: 15th September 2014
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Starring Petr Kostka, Emilia Vasaryova, Miroslav Holub

Directed by Karel Zeman

 

Synopsis:

Visionary Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman is recognised as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema for his innovative combination of live-action and animation, along with the use of ingenious special effects. Often described as the 'Czech Méliès', his work has been a profound influence on generations of filmmakers from Jan Švankmajer to Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam to the Quay Brothers and Wes Anderson.

A Jester's Tale is one of Zeman's most celebrated achievements. Described by Zeman as a 'pseudo-historical' film, it is a bold anti-war black comedy following the adventures of a ploughboy and a mercenary, press-ganged into service on the battlefields of the devastating Thirty Years' War of 1618 - 1648.

 

Co-scripted by Pavel Jurácek (Ikarie XB 1, Daisies, Josef Kilián), this startlingly inventive film emerges as a sharp satire on war, human nature and of the way we perceive history itself.

 

 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

 

• Presented from a new anamorphic digital transfer with restored picture and sound.

 

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

 

• 12-page booklet featuring a new essay by writer and book editor Ian Haydn Smith.

 

• Released for the first time ever in the English-speaking world.

 

 

 

DVD DETAILS:


Region: 0

 

Rating: U

 

DVD Cat No: SRDVD 089

 

Barcode: 55060114150843

 

Duration: 81 minutes 

 

Language: Czech 

 

Subtitles: English

 

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 

 

Video: PAL / DVD9 

 

Audio: Mono

 

Discs: 1

Black and white