Blu-ray The Stolen Airship
In this artistically elaborate adaptation of Jules Verne's novel Two Years' Vacation, Karel Zeman took inspiration from Art Nouveau advertisements and newspaper collages. The five boys’ suspenseful airship flight is intertwined with a humorous tale of espionage, the aim of which is to obtain the invention of non-flammable gas.
The rapidly escalating pace of the story sits well with the increasingly hectic world of the late 19th century. The charm of Zeman's style lies not only in his faithful depiction of a child's world, but also in the poetics of his varied inventions. Airships, unruly vehicles, grotesque horse-legged conveyances, benevolent submarines - all seem to have lives of their own. Zeman uses the widescreen format for the first time here, which helps him to show his visually rich world even more perfectly, with many purely cinematic gags.
Steampunk, flying, agents, a mysterious island, an investigation, suspense, adventure and two incompatible worlds - the strict world of adults and the unbridled world of children, full of imagination and adventure - all this lies at the heart of Karel Zeman’s Stolen Airship.
- Short documentary about Karel Zeman
- Karel Zeman Museum
- Audio: CZE DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
- Subtitles: Czech, English, French
- Runtime: 89 mins
- Screen format: 1080p; 16:9 (letterbox); 1.85:1
- Region: A, B, C
A - The Americas and their dependencies, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia
B - Africa, Middle East, Western Asia, most of Europe, Ukraine, Oceania, and their dependencies
C - Central Asia, Mainland China, Mongolia, South Asia, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and their dependencies