The Cremator (Spalovač mrtvol)
A Film by Juraj Herz
Release Date: 11 December 2017
Second Run has today announced that one of its most enduringly popular titles, Juraj Herz’s ‘The Cremator‘, will be upgraded and re-released in a special World Premiere Blu-ray edition on 11 December, 2017, presented from new HD materials.
Described as a surrealist-inspired horror film, an expressionistic political allegory, a pitch-black comic satire and a dark and disturbing tale of terror, ‘The Cremator‘ is a brilliantly chilling film set in Prague during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.
It tells the story of Karl Kopfrkingl (Rudolf Hrušínský), a professional cremator, for whom the political climate allows free rein to his increasingly perverse and deranged impulses for the ‘salvation of the world’…
• Presented from a new HD transfer from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive
• Filmed introduction by the Quay Brothers
• Audio Commentary by Daughters of Darkness’ editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger
• Juraj Herz’s short film The Junk Shop (Sběrné surovosti, 1965)
• The Projection Booth podcast with Mike White and critic Samm Deighan
• Booklet with an essay on Herz and the film by writer/producer Daniel Bird
• New and improved English subtitle translation
• Region Free