• Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie A Tyden Divu) (Blu-ray)

    Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie A Tyden Divu) (Blu-ray)

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    With its stunning visuals and transcendent score by the great Luboš Fišer, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a potent mix of fairy tale, horror and surrealism, drawing the audience into the fantastical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood. Haunting and poetic, Jaromil Jireš’ audacious film casts a powerful spell. Recognised as one of the most enduring and influential fantasies ever made, it has become a cult classic.

    This edition also includes three acclaimed short films by Jaromil Jireš: – Uncle (Strejda, 1959); the complete 21-minute version of Footprints (Stopy, 1960) – previously only available in a truncated form; and The Hall of Lost Footsteps (Sál ztracených kroků, 1960) with original colour sequences missing from previous releases – plus a 24-page booklet featuring writing on the film by Peter Hames and Joseph A Gervasi.

    All Region Blu-ray : Australian compatible

    With its stunning visuals and transcendent score by the great Luboš Fišer, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a potent mix of fairy tale, horror and surrealism, drawing the audience into the fantastical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood.

    Caught between waking and dreaming, Valerie’s enchanted realm is inhabited by vampires and phantasmagorical creatures evoked in a marvellous kaleidoscope of intoxicating imagery. Haunting and poetic, Jaromil Jireš' audacious film casts a powerful spell. Recognised as one of the most enduring and influential fantasies ever made, it has become a cult classic.

    Our region-free Blu-ray Special Edition features two expert audio commentaries (an all-new discussion of the film from The Projection Booth and featuring Mike White, Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan; the other with Peter Hames and Daniel Bird), a filmed introduction by Michael Brooke, and an interview with 'Valerie' herself, Jaroslava Schallerová. Our edition also includes three acclaimed short films by Jaromil Jireš: - Uncle (Strejda, 1959); the complete 21-minute version of Footprints (Stopy, 1960) – previously only available in a truncated form; and The Hall of Lost Footsteps (Sál ztracených kroků, 1960) with original colour sequences missing from previous releases - plus a 24-page booklet featuring writing on the film by Peter Hames and Joseph A Gervasi.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Presented from a brand new HD transfer of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
    • Audio commentary with Peter Hames and Daniel Bird.
    • All-new Projection Booth audio commentary with Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.
    • Filmed introduction by Michael Brooke.
    • Interview with actor Jaroslava Schallerová (Valerie).
    • Three acclaimed short films by Jaromil Jireš:
    • Uncle (Strejda, 1959 / 6 mins)
    • Footprints (Stopy, 1960 / 21 mins) – full length uncut version.
    • The Hall of Lost Footsteps (Sál ztracených kroků, 1960 / 12 mins) – with original colour sequences.
    • 24-page booklet featuring writing by Peter Hames and Joseph A. Gervasi.
    • New and improved English subtitle translation.
    • All Region Blu-ray : Australian compatible