The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Baron Prášil)
A Film by Karel Zeman
On Blu-ray & DVD on 26 June 2017
Often described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman’s beloved mix-media classic, The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Baron Prášil), is now set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD for the very first time in the UK courtesy of Second Run.
Still regarded as the finest film adaptation of Gottfried August Bürger’s outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen, 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 mix of live-action, animation and extraordinary matte work, Zeman has crafted a timeless work that continues to astonish.
Special Edition Features:
• Presented from a new 4K restoration from original materials by the Karel Zeman Museum and the Czech National Film Archive
• ‘Film Adventurer Karel Zeman’: feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and others
• New and expansive filmed appreciation by writer and film historian Michael Brooke.
• The Birth of a Film Legend
• Karel Zeman and the World
• Why Zeman Made the Film
• Karel Zeman: The Legend Continues
• Zeman’s Special Effects Techniques
• Booklet featuring a new essay by journalist and critic Graham Williamson • New and improved English subtitle translation
• … AND MORE!