Blu-ray The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
In this unique treatment of the famous book by Gottfried August Bürger, Zeman was inspired by engravings used in the original edition from the hand of one of the most important illustrators of the 19th century, Gustave Doré. Filming the action in black and white, the director then used heavy tinting and different colors as symbols of the changing moods and surprising plot twists of the story. This fantastical adventure - interspersed with unique effects and funny gags - won many international prizes, among other festivals in Cannes and Locarno.
• Screenplay: Karel Zeman, Josef Kainar (based on the book by Gottfried August Bürger)
• Camera: Jiří Tarantík
• Music: Zdeněk Liška
• Starring: Miloš Kopecký, Jana Brejchová, Rudolf Jelínek, Karel Höger, Jan Werich, Rudolf Hrušínský, Eduard Kohout and others
• Showreel - Restoring a World of Fantasy
• Karel Zeman and the World
• The Fabulous Baron Munchausen – trailer
• Film Adventurer Karel Zeman – trailer
• Karel Zeman Museum - spot
• The Making of Baron Munchausen
In 2017 it was voted by the British renowned magazine Home Cinema Choice as the best digitaly restored film of the year. Awarded by many world film critics. Sam Wigley, editor for BFI, Sight & Sound, The Guardian and Total Film, said about the newly released digitally restored version, "My jaw was on the floor throughout The Fabulous Baron Munchausen. It felt like being washed ashore on a new cinematic continent."
Technical specifications of BD
BD 1 disc
Audio: Czech 2.0
Subtitles: Czech, Czech HOH, English
Runtime: 83 min.
Screen Format: 4:3 / 16:9 pillarbox / 1.37:1
Released by BONTONFILM, a.s.
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