The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (DVD)

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (DVD)
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Often described as the Czech M ,li ,s , 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 Pr , il) is perhaps Zeman s most beloved achievement. Still regarded as the finest film adaptation of Gottfried August Brger 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 Cinema 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 AND MORE Review Karel Zeman and Ray Harryhausen were the two big inspirations for me... what Zeman did was amazing --Tim BurtonHe did what I'm still trying to do, which is to try and combine live action with animation. His Dor ,-esque backgrounds were wonderful. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen captured the real spirit of the character --Terry GilliamZeman's films are unique glimpses into forgotten World Cinemas of myth, invention and exploration. One almost needs a telescope to view them --Peter Strickland

Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)

Release Date: 24/07/2017


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